Ben Ellison

Intellian D4 #2, the sat tv wars
I finally got the Intellian D4 HD sat TV system I've been testing to misbehave.  During Saturday's heavy rains -- when I was trying a lot of ...
M/V Brilliant, loving AIS
I am a wee bit jealous.  That's my brother-in-law Richard Itkin driving his Grand Banks 42 Brilliant down Chesapeake Bay this morning, having left New York Harbor yesterday ...
Cable ties, Cobra & Velcro
Does too much fantasizing about the electronics future make you too want to jump back to the practical?  Well, how about cable ties!  I've used several hundred ...
Trends in marine electronics, your thoughts please!
I'm working on a January Yachting feature about trends in marine electronics, and I'd appreciate your feedback.  One thing I'm fairly sure of is that multifunction displays ...
Tim Thurston, map maker extraordinaire
Tim Thurston earned that grin.  We were out on Lake Megunticook randomly comparing the digital map I helped Navionics make last fall with the survey work ...
New Interphase FLS, high end & economy
Even though the EchoPilot Foward Looking Sonar (FLS) I tried back in 2002 couldn't see very far and wasn't reliable (kelp seemed able to hide even steep Maine ...
Lowrance StructureScan, hands on #1
On Monday I spent a few hours cruising around the Harbor and Bay with Lowrance's StructureScan module attached to an HDS-10.  Impressive!  This upstart seemed to image ...
18" radomes #6, MARPA & True Wakes edition
Though it's been a while since I wrote about the radome testing, I still feel overwhelmed with what I've learned to date, and not done yet.  ...
Cruising with Dan in Annapolis
Guest Entry by Dan Corcoran My family and I took a road trip to the Annapolis Boat show this weekend, where I took up a challenge from Ben to write on some products ...
AIS, raves & rants
The iPhone AIS app Ship Finder got updated a few weeks back, and darned if it didn't add a large Eastern Seaboard feed that even includes the ...