Written by Ben Ellison on Dec 31, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Dec 18, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Our sister publication, Anglers Journal has earned widespread acclaim for the way it addresses the question, “Why do we fish?” From the dimly lit living rooms of past angling legends to the hole-in-the-wall bars with characters like Jim Harrison, Anglers Journal chases one-of-a-kind profiles and destination pieces.
Iain Lawrie, Bradford Marine; www.bradford-marine.com
“I think that people who actually are looking for a classic Carolina sportfishing boat will find the Buddy Davis to be a more affordable choice than other boats out there. They’re fiberglass and they made a lot of them, and they were all powered mainly with the 8V92 Detroit Diesels so they become very affordable to people who are looking to restore them and bring them back to their former glory.
The Boat Builder tells the story of an old salt named Abner (played by Christopher Lloyd, known best for his role as Jim from Taxi) who lives in Maine and is a curmudgeon in every sense of the word; the only thing that really brings him joy is building and tinkering with a sailboat in his yard (hey, it’s not a stereotype if it’s true).
Written by Ben Ellison on Dec 11, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Dec 8, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Dec 3, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Leaving the idyllic village of Stonington, Maine, in our rearview mirror, driving down West Main Street past Allen Cove, my wife, Lindsay, spotted Billings Diesel and Marine beyond the driver’s side window. In an instant, I was like a dog with two tails. I had never visited Billings, but knew of the yard’s reputation for being a salty, serious working yard. Now I could see the huge, shingled shed stretching across the cove beyond the morning fog. For me, a surprise discovery like this is akin to a four-year-old’s virgin sighting of the Magic Kingdom.