Ben Ellison

FLIR First Mate, thermal in your hand
A significant product introduction at the NMEA Conference was the FLIR First Mate, a hand held thermal camera that's truly designed for marine use and will ...
VOJ to NZ, with OpenPort, FB150, & more
Anyone with an interest in cutting edge satellite communications should get excited about this photo.  You're seeing the 62' sloop Visions of Johanna (VOJ) almost all set to compare Iridium OpenPort and ...
Airmar CS4500 Part I (Reliable Boat Speed)
Guest Entry by Dan Corcoran --- Following up my earlier evaluation of the Airmar Ultrasonic Weather station here on Panbo (actually there is more to come), ...
Garmin HomePort, finally the planner
Being a natural born optimist, the longer Garmin took to solve its route planning problem, the cooler I hoped the solution would be.  We won't know for sure until the ...
MaxSea buys Nobeltec, now what?
Heads are still being scratched. Why would SigNet S.A. -- the French holding company that owns MaxSea and MapMedia, and is itself 48% owned by Furuno ...
Intellian D4 HD TV system, first impressions
One way to know that you're really getting high definition TV is to stumble onto a closeup of Muammar Gadhafi's face. Holy crap, what has this guy ...
OceanLED & Lumitec, better spreader lights
Temporarily mounted on Gizmo's scruffy masthead are two pretty neat LED flood lights. At right, facing aft, is a Lumitec Caprera, which purports to replace a 55 ...
EFOY fuel cell, a winner?
It's easy to understand why the Newport Boat Show judges chose the EFOY fuel cell as Best New Product (even given an interesting group of ...
FLIR M-Series testing #1, neat dets
I first saw a working FLIR M-626L thermal camera in Miami last winter, and am keen to try it on my own boat in familiar territory.  Obviously ...
18" radomes #5, the 3nm no-one-best-of edition
Sorry I've been such a tease about the radar testing. Since entry #4, the wet edition, there's only been a mention of dome changes and a ...