In the early 2000s I found myself delivering quite a few boats along the Northern Gulf Coast; Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida to and from South Florida.
If you’ve got a good dog and you’re on the water, that’s a hell of a start to having a perfect day. (Cold beer, good friends, and a decent stereo help too.) But some dog breeds are better suited to the pleasures of boating than others. These are my top dogs for the life aquatic.
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association announced this fall that starting in April 2014 they will no longer print traditional lithographic paper navigational charts.
Written by Ben Ellison on Dec 4, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Here’s hoping that, this year, Christmas will be as wonderful as Thanksgiving’s just turned out to be for my wife BJ and myself.
Written by Ben Ellison on Dec 3, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
We tracked down the inside scoop on what boatbuilders are up to next.
This time of year carries with it the reminder to help those less fortunate. So it was kind of a strange kickoff to the year’s last quarter to have the federal government shut down for a couple of weeks, essentially showing us all how not to behave. Nothing has the potential to derail a good economic recovery like the background noise and uncertainty of a legislative snafu.
Written by Ben Ellison on Nov 30, 2013 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub