Ben Ellison

Low power PCs #1, & Farallon Electronics
I've been trying to search out a low-power 12v PC for Gizmo, though I might give up for this season -- I'm so behind project-wise -- and it may not be such an issue once I install a decent solar ...
Gizmo fixed, thanks to a crack mechanic/technician
That big fella scrunched alongside Gizmo's Volvo Penta diesel is the new love of my life!  It's hard to imagine a better engine guy experience than what I got last week from Pat Ricci, proprietor of Thomaston Boat and Engine ...
SailorPC, a true PC/MFD hybrid?
Bless the Google (and the whole ever-improving info Web)!  Minutes after I stumbled on this intriguing SailorPC tucked away on Avia Sail's purchase page, I'd found the manufacturer's product site with the high res promo photo above and download...
NDCS See Cannon, ultra low lux boat cam
The name "See Cannon" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but the concept is interesting.  Encase a new generation ultra low lux camera in a small aluminum housing sealed to IP66 standards, offer a variety of 12v/video cable and marine ...
Tracking every which way, & Gizmo blows a gasket
Yeah, yeah, yeah; the new iPhone 4 was announced and it looks pretty cool.  And if its GPS and background apps processing are good enough, maybe it can track as well as my Droid Incredible ;-).  That track above ...
iNavX on the iPad, a Beta tester’s enthusiasm
Navigation on iPad is a hot subject, as discussed here recently (and, mind you, Navionics has now joined the fray).  So I'm pleased to publish the following excerpt from a review by Tom MacNeil, a long time beta tester for ...
Panbo moving & changing; cross your fingers, please
Starting tonight, Panbo is getting moved from one hosting service's server farm to another's, which means that commenting will be shut down for an indefinite period so that the databases stay in sync until the transfer is complete, and also ...
Furuno NAVpilot 700 Series, w/ CANbus (N2K?)
Just as with the nifty-looking new RD- and GP-33 color 4.3-inch displays, Furuno Japan is ahead of FurunoUSA in announcing the new NAVpilot 700 ...
Furuno NAVpilot 700 Series, w/ CANbus
Just as with the nifty-looking new RD- and GP-33 color 4.3-inch displays, Furuno Japan is ahead of FurunoUSA in announcing the new NAVpilot 700 series.  (Sorry, Klamath, but if it's on the Web somewhere, some Panbot is apt to find ...
M/Y Adastra, a win for Palladium
Regardless of anchoring acrobatics -- and just how the heck do you tie this wild 146 foot trimaran alongside a dock, with a line throwing gun? -- M/Y Alastra joins the short list of exotic vessels I'd love to cruise ...

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