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Forum: Boating 09-13-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,032
Posted By DickR
Maybe check the town dump for something small and...

Maybe check the town dump for something small and repairable. Four years or so ago I took an old trailer that wasn't worth fixing (to me) to the dump, and they had me park it next to a few others in...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-10-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,037
Posted By DickR
A house built in 1977 certainly is a good...

A house built in 1977 certainly is a good candidate for a thorough air-sealing and insulation upgrade job. Selection of fuel for heating the house is only part of your task. Reducing the heat load...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-06-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By DickR
I assume that "keeping up" means the ability of...

I assume that "keeping up" means the ability of the propane tank to deliver propane to the heater at a rate that matches firing demand. Liquid propane in the tank must vaporize at a certain rate, and...
Forum: Boating 08-27-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,923
Posted By DickR
It's amazing how slick algae-covered rocks let a...

It's amazing how slick algae-covered rocks let a boat slide so easily up onto them while put-putting at headway speed so close to shore.:rolleye2:
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,981
Posted By DickR
Scanning that report, I don't see any obvious...

Scanning that report, I don't see any obvious upward trend in sale price vs assessed value for shorefront properties. Some went higher, others went lower.
Forum: Boating 08-18-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,152
Posted By DickR
My biggest concern would be the similarity to...

My biggest concern would be the similarity to texting while driving a car. When a skier/wake boarder is focused on his own movements over the water and waves, how much attention is he actually (not...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,471
Posted By DickR
I've timed that alternate route in the reverse...

I've timed that alternate route in the reverse direction, 25B out of Center Harbor to 3/25 to Waukewan Rd to Winona Rd to rte 104. It's about five minutes longer than when there is little/no traffic...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,471
Posted By DickR
I thought the purpose of the whole project was to...

I thought the purpose of the whole project was to improve traffic flow at critical high-volume times. Has there been any improvement at all? If there hasn't been, due to how the crossing area signals...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,763
Posted By DickR
Can we get Marine Patrol to weight in on this...

Can we get Marine Patrol to weight in on this issue, to see what they are inclined to do for the OP?
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By DickR
The area bordered by Dow Island, Pleasant Island,...

The area bordered by Dow Island, Pleasant Island, Long Island, and Morrison Cove at the end of M'boro Neck is good for tubing, but keep to the west of the two red markers between Dow and Morrison...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-26-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By DickR
Besides degradation of the insulation due to...

Besides degradation of the insulation due to having the vapor barrier on the cold side (in winter), resulting in condensation of interior moisture diffusing through the insulation to the cold...
Forum: Lost & Found 07-21-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By DickR
Make a new post on the "Lost and Found" subforum...

Make a new post on the "Lost and Found" subforum on this forum.
Forum: Lost & Found 07-17-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By DickR
See thread: " Lost & found on lake" by...

See thread: " Lost & found on lake" by "islandboater" (Moultonborough) in the Boating subforum. Yours?
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By DickR
What is missing in the wording of what was...

What is missing in the wording of what was passed? The two statements quoted above seem to be at odds. The first seems to allow working multiple days after 8pm (or before 6am), as long as no shift in...
Forum: Lost & Found 06-29-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By DickR
Found: paddle

This afternoon we found a paddle in the vicinity of Long Island.
Forum: General Issues 06-20-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By DickR
Many would agree with the notion that if you have...

Many would agree with the notion that if you have a physical presence in a town and pay taxes to the town then you ought to have some say in the running of that town. However, even if you own...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,217
Posted By DickR
With motorcycling, that thinking is called...

With motorcycling, that thinking is called "wishful," and perhaps a "no-brainer." When a skier falls, he's more apt to slide to a stop over something slippery. When a cyclist falls, he's going to...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-27-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By DickR
I think that might depend on whether the deck...

I think that might depend on whether the deck sections are buoyant. Waves could lift and dislodge wood sections.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-16-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,988
Posted By DickR
The bow hunters group doing most of the archery...

The bow hunters group doing most of the archery in the fall on Long Island don't even call it "hunting." It is a "deer reduction" effort. Their group uses tree stands, shoots down at the deer at...
Forum: Lost & Found 05-03-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By DickR
It was a small craft, no motor, adrift to the...

It was a small craft, no motor, adrift to the northeast of Long Island.
Forum: Lost & Found 05-02-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By DickR
Watercraft found afloat on Winni

Yesterday (5/1/2019) I found an unoccupied watercraft floating on the lake. I retrieved it and made it secure. It has been reported to Marine Patrol.
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,949
Posted By DickR
I'm curious as to how a fireboat holds position...

I'm curious as to how a fireboat holds position when a water cannon is throwing a massive stream of water a hundred feet or more onto a fire. That's a rather large force trying to move the boat...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 37,163
Posted By DickR
Further to this, ice does indeed sublime, even if...

Further to this, ice does indeed sublime, even if well below the melting point, because it, too, exerts vapor pressure into the space above it. Visible proof if this is when driving in cold weather;...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 37,163
Posted By DickR
It's both. The fog forms close to the ice because...

It's both. The fog forms close to the ice because the layer of air there is cooled below the dew point of the bulk air mass over us, which (for Moultonborough at 6:19pm) is 60 F. But the moisture in...
Forum: Marketplace 04-07-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By DickR
I have some PT 1x6 dock deck sections, four feet...

I have some PT 1x6 dock deck sections, four feet wide, no longer in use, that you can have. The come apart easily enough. How many total steps do you need? You'd need a pair of 1x6 per step. PM me if...
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