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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-12-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,518
Posted By brk-lnt
Electric is really only practical for very low...

Electric is really only practical for very low flow applications.

LP > NG >>> Electric in terms of how many degrees of heat rise you are going to get for a given flow rate.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-10-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By brk-lnt
Sorry, what I was trying to convey is that the...

Sorry, what I was trying to convey is that the cost to the homeowner is not representative of the actual cost, due to the government incentive. Thus if you want to calculate the "savings" of...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-09-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By brk-lnt
I have solar panels as well, in one of the best...

I have solar panels as well, in one of the best spots for solar in the US. I anticipate my system will "pay for itself" in 8 years, which means the ~$24K we spent post tax credits will have been...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-08-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,518
Posted By brk-lnt
By what measurement? If he replaced a perfectly...

By what measurement? If he replaced a perfectly good gas water heater with a tankless one, he probably spent $1500+ on parts and install, and he may not ever save enough to break even on that.

If...
Forum: Boating 06-02-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,946
Posted By brk-lnt
It's pretty well documented. Brunswick tried to...

It's pretty well documented. Brunswick tried to sell the Sea Ray division, but couldn't find a buyer for it. Their 2019 overall sales were down.

You are not being an a-hole at all, but you bought...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-02-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By brk-lnt
Sounds like a throttle/shift cable issue. Could...

Sounds like a throttle/shift cable issue. Could be rusty inside, kinked, or loose at the clamp near the engine.
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,592
Posted By brk-lnt
While there are certainly young people hanging...

While there are certainly young people hanging out there, last time we were in BB (admittedly 4 years ago), the average age of the boat owners appeared to be about 50.
Forum: Boating 06-02-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,946
Posted By brk-lnt
All of SeaRay is having financial troubles. What...

All of SeaRay is having financial troubles. What is really concerning about this is that they got out of the "big boat" business, and have stopped building anything over 40ft to concentrate more on...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-14-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By brk-lnt
No, that is not normal or correct. The meter is...

No, that is not normal or correct. The meter is supposed to measure actual time the motor has been running.

BTW, the ECM of the boat could be polled with the correct diag software to get actual...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 80,730
Posted By brk-lnt
No, they use the easement granted for access.

No, they use the easement granted for access.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-21-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,301
Posted By brk-lnt
Check with your local PD and ask them about...

Check with your local PD and ask them about average response times and how they handled "unverified" alarms (those that do not have a video clip to confirm it is not a false alarm). Many PDs will not...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-09-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,301
Posted By brk-lnt
EzViz is the consumer line of Hikvision, the...

EzViz is the consumer line of Hikvision, the Chinese-government owned surveillance camera entity. Use that at your own risk...

The Arlo/Nest/Blink stuff is generally fine for consumer-ish...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,745
Posted By brk-lnt
That would be almost as bad as baseless gossip in...

That would be almost as bad as baseless gossip in an online forum!
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,097
Posted By brk-lnt
We owned a place in Golf Village for 10 years....

We owned a place in Golf Village for 10 years. Overall the units are very well built, would rarely hear much from the neighbors, even when we knew they were there. For as long as we were there, the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 32,316
Posted By brk-lnt
I disagree. The McMansion term is not unique to...

I disagree. The McMansion term is not unique to the lakes region, and is generally used to describe a large house that is relatively non-unique and built according to predesigned plans, usually in...
Forum: Boating 10-22-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,894
Posted By brk-lnt
The lake is "treated" by virtue of massive...

The lake is "treated" by virtue of massive dilution effect, and thousands of gallons of new water entering almost daily.

Anyone who is worried about urine at a sandbar, but not about fish and duck...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 10-18-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,795
Posted By brk-lnt
The part that appears to be padded is going to be...

The part that appears to be padded is going to be a bit difficult. Might be able to strip it down and wrap it with a marine vinyl, would have to see the part in person to say for sure.

The...
Forum: Boating 10-15-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,056
Posted By brk-lnt
It is a very tough question to answer, as you...

It is a very tough question to answer, as you will rarely find the exact same boat for comparison purposes. I mean beyond the same engine/hull combo, but other things like saltwater boats are likely...
Forum: Boating 10-15-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,924
Posted By brk-lnt
Captain forgot the keys at home.

Captain forgot the keys at home.
Forum: Automotive 10-15-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,351
Posted By brk-lnt
You probably don't :) But, if you are...

You probably don't :)

But, if you are serious, there are a lot of fuel monitoring options for marine engines, particularly if your engine is newer than ~2000 or so. Most engines have at a minimum...
Forum: Boating 10-11-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,430
Posted By brk-lnt
I don't know him well enough to give specific...

I don't know him well enough to give specific examples. From his post, he potentially could have handled it better by being more educated about the basics of his boat, and seemingly doing a sea...
Forum: Boating 10-11-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,430
Posted By brk-lnt
Here, I'll try to phrase it more directly for...

Here, I'll try to phrase it more directly for you:

Old boats tend to be a lot of work and can have a lot of hidden costs and problems.

Marine/marina mechanics don't have all the answers, and...
Forum: Boating 10-10-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,430
Posted By brk-lnt
Welcome to boat ownership, particularly with an...

Welcome to boat ownership, particularly with an older boat.

Nothing about your story is really all that amazing :)

Learn your boat, learn its systems, learn to do basic maintenance on your own...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-27-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,599
Posted By brk-lnt
What quote did you get from UHaul? That should be...

What quote did you get from UHaul? That should be a $20/day van + mileage. Can't be more than $50 or so. You claim the UHaul rate is "too expensive", but want someone to drive 2 hours one way (let's...
Forum: Boating 09-27-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,087
Posted By brk-lnt
A second hand-held air horn is also a good...

A second hand-held air horn is also a good accessory. It can be more directional than your fixed horns, and also act as a good backup.

If I were to get another boat on Winnipesaukee, it would...
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