A beautiful new helm, in Maine

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.

4 Responses

  1. Russ Cooper says:

    Ben,
    When I built my house, I intentionally built all my cabinetry into the floor/walls. If you make things flexible, you’ll constantly look for ways to exercise that flexibility.
    I’m a firm believer in; “make it as good as it can be, and if you figure out why it sucks, time to buy new.”
    I also believe that if you buy something that has flash bios and is software upgradeable, then it should satisfy my needs until the processor can’t handle the volume. I don’t know what processor the Garmin gear has, but I certainly hope its enough to handle the screens its giving us.
    Finally, if we had an MFD that could display all that you’d like, it would be so large you’d have to look around it to see the swell that’s going to sink you…;-] Where, for example, would your friend put a 3rd Garmin display to replace those smaller gauges? (well, ok, i could see one on both side of the two that are there.)
    BTW, what is the one on the left? Looks like the left-over from an upgrade…;-]
    Cheers,
    Russ

  2. Sandy says:

    Make that a two-in-one future; I think every helm position should have a magnetic compass if there is the remotest possibility of the vessel still being maneuverable after a dramatic failure.
    But when you think about it, electrically or hydraulically controlled jet drives for steering means one less basket for all your eggs. I can see there was a delimma trying to find a place for one between the magnetic fields from the wiper motors and the cute little latches for the Garmin SD card covers!

  3. Sandy says:

    Make that a two-in-one future; I think every helm position should have a magnetic compass if there is the remotest possibility of the vessel still being maneuverable after a dramatic failure.
    But when you think about it, electrically or hydraulically controlled jet drives for steering means one less basket for all your eggs. I can see there was a dilemma trying to find a place for one between the magnetic fields from the wiper motors and the cute little magnetic latches for the Garmin SD card covers!

  4. Jill Nadine Clements says:

    a Hello to Mr. John Neyland! very smart man 🙂 best wishes, from Kaua’i & Jill Nadine

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