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Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By Descant
Agree

I certainly agree that too many lights are a negative. In commercial site plan reviews, most planning boards will not allow a light spillover. Unfortunately, these rules do not apply to residential...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By Descant
Land shpes

Former posters are absolutely right. We used to b e able to navigate by land shapes because islands had no lights and mainland had few. Totally different now, and most of the lights we see are a...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,594
Posted By Descant
Closures

Quote "Over the years, examples of expansion-and-bankruptcy in the region include Tenney, Crotched, Temple, Ragged, and King Ridge. Other areas in the state have remained popular and viable without...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,594
Posted By Descant
Drive past ?

I was skiing at Crotched Mountain shortly after it reopened. The happy parking lot attendant asked where people were from. Then ha said "Thanks for driving past X and Y to come here today." A new...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Descant
Group rate

Just had an email from MVYC saying that ABB is dropping the group rate and that fewer and fewer people each year are using a cable TV subscription. Don't know about internet and streaming.
Forum: Boating 12-05-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By Descant
cost/benefit ?

Sounds like Alton has done the cost/benefit analysis for their constituency. They have a reputation for frugality, where other lakeside towns are definitely big spenders.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-05-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Descant
shelter

Years ago, I put an addition on the house in mid winter. A different concrete mix for the foundation. Everything else , they just worked along. Stain instead of paint. They pre-heated caulk and...
Forum: Boating 12-04-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By Descant
The $5 is an "agent's fee", Town clerk, boat...

The $5 is an "agent's fee", Town clerk, boat yard, whoever. No fee at the state. You can go to DMV or MP HQ. Because of NH Constitution Article 28-a (unfunded mandates) The Town Clerk/Tax...
Forum: Boating 12-03-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 63,273
Posted By Descant
Tastes change as we age. Correct that. As we...

Tastes change as we age. Correct that. As we mature. Too many carbs so I hardly ever drink beer anymore. And I can barely remember Annie Boone Farm fruity wine.. Someday, I'll get a bigger boat...
Forum: Boating 12-03-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 63,273
Posted By Descant
Box?

There are a coupled of brands of Scotch that come in heavy plastic bottles that won't break no matter how long they roll around in the bilge. Even in a box, (I'm told) wine will go bad over time.
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Forum: Boating 11-28-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By Descant
Speed vs ???

Actually, the speed limit issue is posting a number of the same issues that were posted before when it first came up a decade ago. The Big Big Big benefit is it brings the Forum back to lake and...
Forum: Boating 11-28-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By Descant
Legislative services

Reps (and Senators) can get such info researched by Legislative Services. New reps are less likely to do this in advance, but after they have filed their request for a bill to be drafted. The bill...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-27-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,720
Posted By Descant
Quality lasts

Been in this house since new in 1977. First dishwasher was Hobart (Kitchen Aid). Replaced two years ago with whatever was quietest, can't recall the brand but not Bosch. It will likely outlast us....
Forum: Boating 11-27-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By Descant
Facetious

My original post, #3 was facetious, hence the LOL. I hope this new thread on speed limits will not duplicate the mess of the original issue.
Forum: Boating 11-27-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By Descant
Leave the speed limit alone and get rid of the...

Leave the speed limit alone and get rid of the boat to boat safe passage rule. That works in 49 other states and is rarely enforced/enforceable in NH. LOL
Forum: Boating 11-27-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By Descant
Bigger wakes?

Yes, there is a bill filed in the legislature to eliminate the 45 mph speed limit. Some really fast boats e.g. Bass Boats make almost no wake at all at speed. Some slower boats e.g. wake or ballast...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,100
Posted By Descant
I knoiw

You can tell your friend "we all know."
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 55,838
Posted By Descant
Seasonal?

Is this the usual end of summer in NH tourist jobs?

(BTW, I was always taught that 'M' is the Roman numeral for 1,000, so 4M means 4,000. 4 Million would be 4MM. )
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,937
Posted By Descant
Myth

I try to mostly ignore these threads that get all bothered by new assessments without understanding the relationship described above. In any event, the explanation by ITD is one of the clearest I've...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,404
Posted By Descant
Post War

Just after the war here was a lot of development around the lake up to maybe 1955. Around 1980, a lot of those motels went condo as original owners wanted to retire. Sandy Point is one of the last...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,107
Posted By Descant
Adventure

Thanks for all your posts. Islanders live in an adventure world all thew time, but November and April are an adventure no matter how much you've prepared.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,082
Posted By Descant
Generation gap

I used to call my 30 something son with such questions. Now, he says call my nephew (my grandson). He's 11 and knows everything. I'm impressed that Upthesaukee (my contemporary) did it all. C'mon...
Forum: Boating 11-18-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By Descant
In the 60's we used to water ski in Smith's Cove...

In the 60's we used to water ski in Smith's Cove because it was protected on windy days, That was before all the marina development, moorings, etc.
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By Descant
This whole thread casts doubt on FLL's...

This whole thread casts doubt on FLL's credibility as the guy who finds the best/cheapest deals.
Forum: Winni Pets 11-18-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 47,861
Posted By Descant
Really? My cat can see in the dark. I jut can't...

Really? My cat can see in the dark. I jut can't see her.
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