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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-06-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By Bear Islander
I use Black and Decker 20 volt Lithium weed...

I use Black and Decker 20 volt Lithium weed whacker, leaf blower and cordless drill. All use the same batteries. I will never go back to gas powered.
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,312
Posted By Bear Islander
A boat cast adrift is clearly a hazard to...

A boat cast adrift is clearly a hazard to navigation. If you untied it you would be responsible. If someone was injured you could be prosecuted.

A boat adrift could cause damage to another boat or...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-20-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Bear Islander
If the damage is not to bad a marina can send out...

If the damage is not to bad a marina can send out a prop for repair. The cost is roughly 1/2 the cost of a new prop.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-17-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Bear Islander
If you check everything and don't find a problem...

If you check everything and don't find a problem you might consider a higher horsepower pump. Many homes have a 1/2 HP shallow well pump. You can upgrade to a 1 HP or even a 1.5 HP. The 1.5 would...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-14-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Bear Islander
Strictly speaking you are not allowed to add any...

Strictly speaking you are not allowed to add any chemicals to the lake. I don't know if vinegar counts but that recipe includes soap and salt, and you may not "legally" introduce them into the lake....
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,194
Posted By Bear Islander
Swim Diapers is the answer One loaded swim...

Swim Diapers is the answer

One loaded swim diaper can contaminate an entire beach.
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bear Islander
I have DSL on Bear as a backup and they tell me...

I have DSL on Bear as a backup and they tell me 3Mbps is the maximum I can get. Perhaps Mark has better DSL like Gfast. I really don't know. But 25Mbps surprises me.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bear Islander
Consolidated Communications does not have cable...

Consolidated Communications does not have cable on Bear Island. They have DSL internet service that comes to your home over copper telephone cables. Because it is not cable it is 3Mbps at maximum...
Forum: Boating 06-25-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,716
Posted By Bear Islander
I don't see how getting caught breaking the law...

I don't see how getting caught breaking the law on camera violates your civil liberties. You don't have a constitutional right to violate the law. How about this idea - don't violate the law! Or if...
Forum: Boating 06-23-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,716
Posted By Bear Islander
I would be happy if boats going through the NWZ...

I would be happy if boats going through the NWZ in front of my house would just come off plane. I estimate 50 boats a day go through on plane.

It gets worse every year, and now its like the NWZ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,305
Posted By Bear Islander
We use an "Ice Eater Model P750" it has been...

We use an "Ice Eater Model P750" it has been working for twenty years now. I recommend using a thermostat, it will save you money in the long run.

https://thepowerhouseinc.com/iceeaterdocks/
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,596
Posted By Bear Islander
Does it matter if the Tick is dead, alive or in...

Does it matter if the Tick is dead, alive or in pieces?

I get several each summer.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-27-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By Bear Islander
Based on the lake level graph in the link you can...

Based on the lake level graph in the link you can expect the lake to be about 12 inches lower by mid September. I would put in a dock about 6 inches higher than current level.
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 40,818
Posted By Bear Islander
So... the Pilgrims had something to do with the...

So... the Pilgrims had something to do with the "cycle of ice"?
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 40,818
Posted By Bear Islander
You post a quote of my post but you edit my quote...

You post a quote of my post but you edit my quote to change my meaning! Totally unfair.
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 40,818
Posted By Bear Islander
Good work! That graph is very telling. It...

Good work!

That graph is very telling. It especially shows the change in the last 40 years. My anecdotal perceptions were wrong.

Looks to me like an indication of Climate Change.
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 40,818
Posted By Bear Islander
Are you suggesting that global warming has no...

Are you suggesting that global warming has no connection with ice conditions on the lake?

I disagree. It seems to me that ice out is getting later over time. However that observation is anecdotal...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 40,818
Posted By Bear Islander
It's incredible how people can get sucked into...

It's incredible how people can get sucked into internet fakes. That "Petition" has been circulated for more that twenty years. Snopes declare it to be false. Included as signatories are the Spice...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 40,818
Posted By Bear Islander
Did you start with your own beliefs then look for...

Did you start with your own beliefs then look for data or articles that support your ideas? That's hardly "scientific".

Perhaps that article was written to support a political position. Perhaps it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 40,818
Posted By Bear Islander
A Climate Change denier.

A Climate Change denier.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 40,818
Posted By Bear Islander
Science is based on facts that are not open to...

Science is based on facts that are not open to opinion. Admittedly there are scientific questions that have yet to be answered. Like how to measure quantum mechanics? Do parallel universes exist?...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 40,818
Posted By Bear Islander
Contrary to what many believe... Lake ice does...

Contrary to what many believe... Lake ice does not sink.
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,247
Posted By Bear Islander
This shows the names, heights and distances for...

This shows the names, heights and distances for mountains you can see from the north part of Bear Island.
Forum: Boating 01-29-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,283
Posted By Bear Islander
Ask if you can see the slip rental agreement for...

Ask if you can see the slip rental agreement for a marina you are interested in. Agreements will vary but you might find some of the following ...

You must buy your boat from the marina
You can...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,134
Posted By Bear Islander
If you go to this website you can enter your...

If you go to this website you can enter your location and get real information about how various antennas will receive
TV stations in your area.

https://nocable.org/

For Winni it is basically...
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