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Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

6 Responses

  1. Lee Simpson says:

    How about a category “Onboard monitoring and control”. NEMA 2000, Maretron, Krill etc.
    Lee Simpson

  2. JonnyBoats says:

    I would like to see a categories for free & open source marine software (might be a single category). There are some really nice free pieces of software out there (Seaclear at http://www.sping.com/seaclear/ foe example), and needless to say they do not have big booths at the boat shows or full page glossy ads in the magazines 😉
    This could be a great place to help people find this stuff as well as learn what works and what doesn’t.
    John Tarbox

  3. yachtvalhalla says:

    Let’s have AIS!

  4. Richard C says:

    I’m sure many would want to comment on topics for the following:
    NMEA 0183
    NMEA 2000

  5. Sandy says:

    I’m quite comfortable with the customary blog heirarchy, and can give you an example of a cataloging system that is way to complicated: see http://www.mulithulls4us.com !
    Perhaps a simple self referencing system would help us search for entries we didn’t catch when they were current. I suggest a grid rather than asking someone to list key words would minimize confusion arrising from spelling or the shear over-abundance of synonyms. We are pretty focused on Marine Electronics already, and would probably look elsewhere for discussions of engines or sails or destinations. Sooo….. Pick a classification:
    ——————–data——protocol—-hardwre
    Navigation———-a———-b———-c
    Communication—–e———-f———-g
    Vessel or Voyage—h———-i———-j
    Management
    I’ve been thinking about this for a couple hours and am fairly sure this covers a lot of what we like to talk about. For example, a radar would be covered in c, Navigation Hardware, Weather would be discussed at h but a weather receiver, whether Navtex or XM is J.
    It would be far better to make this selection graphically, like checking a multiple choice item. That might be simple to do in Visual Basic, but its a little too hard to do in I square (idiot irishman)

  6. Russ says:

    Congratulations! A new era begins at Panbo.

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