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Forum: Boating 11-29-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,030
Posted By BroadHopper
USCG Rule #6

Instead of reinventing the wheel like most legislative bodies tend to do and avoid history, why not adopt the tried and true rule #6?

I actually feel safer on the intercoastal and where coastal...
Forum: Automotive 11-24-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By BroadHopper
Subbies

My experience with them. Notorious tire eaters.

I seem to have the best luck with Uniroyal Laredo tires. Last forever!

If you're going to stick with the Assurance series, I prefer the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,758
Posted By BroadHopper
Landline has its advantage

Some medical equipment requires a landline to work properly.

911 works very well over a landline, as location service over voip or cellular is limited.

Those that are on probation, by law...
Forum: Winter Sports 11-22-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,780
Posted By BroadHopper
Gunstock Cannon

Just for clarification, Cannon NH resident senior pass is M-F only for $39. Gunstock senior pass is any day in the season for $49. This year the BFF pass is excluded.

With the Cannon pass, I was...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-21-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,911
Posted By BroadHopper
Nest

I have the second and third-generation Nest in my home. They 'talk' to each other to determine best practices. One is in the family room and one is in the master BR. I set them in the eco mode. The...
Forum: Automotive 11-18-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By BroadHopper
Triton V-10

Excellent motor! Except for when they came out the first two years. Most of the problems are in the transmission.

I have an '88 Itasca with only 80K on the clock. Bulletproof 454 and hydramatic...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,774
Posted By BroadHopper
Alberg

The old Alberg Inn site across from Gunstock has quite the history.
https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news/local/arlberg-closing/article_8c813aa2-b99e-59ce-b29e-72e9dac3e089.html

There was a rope...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,774
Posted By BroadHopper
Gunstock

There is private money think Rusty Mclear. He is on the commission. So I'm not surprised.

Gary Kiedash (spelling) has an impressive resume regarding the ski industry. He even take credit at HEAD...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,569
Posted By BroadHopper
Hooksett

While working in Nashua, I did a lot of research and found Hooksett NH, as a great 'commuter' town to live in. Commuting back an forth to Nashua, frequent trips to Boston and surrounding is great!...
Forum: Boating 10-28-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,386
Posted By BroadHopper
Florida Intercoastal

Back in the 2000's, I rented cruisers out of West Palm Beach and travel down the intercoastal to Key West. It was like I went to heaven! The camaraderie among boaters was fantastic! Would love to do...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-28-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,002
Posted By BroadHopper
Varies from town to town

For instance, the town of Gilmanton only allows 2 500 gallons tanks per residential lot. And they cannot be buried. This was in 2010. In Tuftonboro, one is allowed one 1000 gallons tank and it can be...
Forum: Boating 10-26-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,386
Posted By BroadHopper
Lake Hours

66 hours here and counting! The boat usually in shortly after ice-out. Normally out of the water in late Nov. early Dec.

Restomod the '88 454 at 1282 hrs last winter. A long time for a motor. More...
Forum: Automotive 10-26-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By BroadHopper
Depends. Some tires are asymmetric and require...

Depends. Some tires are asymmetric and require left or right directional rotation. Some tires have 'outside' stamped on the sidewall. they are symmetric tires with a different tread pattern across...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-22-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,002
Posted By BroadHopper
NIMBY's

Don't forget the NIMBYs play into this. No gas lines in their backyards. Lots of gas at the wellheads but no distribution channels. Also, grassroots organizations are against using natural gas. I'd...
Forum: Automotive 10-20-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By BroadHopper
One of the garage owners on Court Street is a...

One of the garage owners on Court Street is a heavy smoker. Cigarettes. You can smell it when you get your vehicle back.
Forum: Automotive 10-19-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By BroadHopper
Honest Garages

There are a number of honest garages. I've been shopping around. I go to Laconia Garage, Neil Trinidad for my non-german vehicles. Germanmotorsports for my European autos.

Never been to KLM. Is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,993
Posted By BroadHopper
View tax

So the state now deems that property with a view as a location plus so the state deems that that property should be taxed at its so called selling price.

At the time of the new appraisal that shot...
Forum: Automotive 10-17-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,090
Posted By BroadHopper
Sounds like the battery

Any battery fully charged should show 12+ volts, almost 13 volts. After a full charge, it should not be 10 volts, the battery is dead. You can check the fluid level if the fluids are below the plates...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,993
Posted By BroadHopper
Partly right. The family estate on the lake was...

Partly right. The family estate on the lake was 'taxed out' in the late '90s when the state took over evaluations using the 'view' tax. Neither the state or town had options back then other than...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,393
Posted By BroadHopper
My grandparents, VT farmers, use to tell me to...

My grandparents, VT farmers, use to tell me to eat a lot of garlic when venturing out in the fields. Wards of bugs! Never thought of ticks!
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-15-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By BroadHopper
Sign of the time!

Over-optimistic is a polite term to use for the current contractors.

I use Piper Roofing. As stated elsewhere, offseason and have their own transportation. They do all kinds of roofs!
Forum: Automotive 10-15-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By BroadHopper
Actually, you have 2 bullets. Not 3. But I assume...

Actually, you have 2 bullets. Not 3. But I assume your 2 questions are in 2.

1. As stated if there is an arrow or 'outside' on the sidewall, yes they are directional. Installing the tires wrong...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-15-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,282
Posted By BroadHopper
Siding

Make sure you are knowledgeable about sidings, especially the installation process and maintenance. I've seen far too many bad installs and improper maintenance.

The worst installs were vinyl...
Forum: Automotive 10-15-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By BroadHopper
Directional tires

Been around for decades. They either have 'Outside' written on the sidewall or arrows indicating the direction of rotation. Quality tire installers pay attention to the mounting of tires, like...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,993
Posted By BroadHopper
Bingo! Why the Walmart side of the lake will...

Bingo! Why the Walmart side of the lake will become another 'Miami'.
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