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Forum: Boating 10-13-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,039
Posted By ursa minor
Anyone with kids in school likely has a full...

Anyone with kids in school likely has a full calendar of weekend sports. That wasnít as big a thing ďback in the dayĒ. We rarely missed a weekend from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By ursa minor
Dude....wow, just wow. :D Thanks, this time...

Dude....wow, just wow. :D

Thanks, this time of year our location doesnít get direct views of sunset. We enjoyed the colored sky though. Sigh, last night that on the island until sometime next...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-12-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By ursa minor
To reply to the OP: Thereís been a big movement...

To reply to the OP: Thereís been a big movement in the last 10-15 years in the HVAC industry to add more technology to the equipment. I suspect thatís in response to consumer demand as well as an...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-12-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By ursa minor
Dude, I know stream heat. Trust me by 1947 they...

Dude, I know stream heat. Trust me by 1947 they were installing forced hot water or hot air systems, try 1927. :D. One pipe residential steam systems have vents that let air out of the radiator to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By ursa minor
No connection to the project/ current owner...:D....

No connection to the project/ current owner...:D. Iím guessing from what Iíve seen going by is some one is in the process of converting the barn into a residence with a garage under. That barn...
Forum: Boating 09-28-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,994
Posted By ursa minor
Head on a swivel constantly checking for...

Head on a swivel constantly checking for ďtargetsĒ. Thatís how I was taught and how all my young helmspersons are too.

That Witches incident sounds a lot like the guy in the ďopen letter to...
Forum: Boating 09-28-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,484
Posted By ursa minor
Does the Formula use a stepped hull? A friend...

Does the Formula use a stepped hull? A friend has a Monterey with a stepped hull and it wonít tolerate more than a very small amount of trim. Single prop Mercruiser.
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,031
Posted By ursa minor
Thanks. From my perspective, Iíve seen mostly...

Thanks. From my perspective, Iíve seen mostly thoughtful discussion from a number of forum members that live in the area of Farm Island. Again, in my opinion, itís Mr. Owen that just dumped a can...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,031
Posted By ursa minor
Youíre aware that Randy Owen is in negotiations...

Youíre aware that Randy Owen is in negotiations to purchase Farm Island from its long time owners correct? And that the YMCA camp already owns a portion of the island?
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,031
Posted By ursa minor
Not quoting the post as several have already done...

Not quoting the post as several have already done so....should be some interesting reading coming up on this thread.

The bar for debate going forward has certainly been moved. Im not sure that...
Forum: Boating 08-29-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,400
Posted By ursa minor
Besides the obvious as discussed above, I have...

Besides the obvious as discussed above, I have another possibility for consideration.

That Chris Craft has its all around light on top of the windshield and the canvas is up. I forget what the...
Forum: Boating 08-21-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,047
Posted By ursa minor
Yeah maybe we should. When their boat is 1/4 mile...

Yeah maybe we should. When their boat is 1/4 mile away from us and their music is louder than ours when Iím in the house it might be a problem...

Honestly, I think itís great that kids are out...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,031
Posted By ursa minor
Iíve heard that the property may be in ďcurrent...

Iíve heard that the property may be in ďcurrent useĒ tax status. From my understanding that would mean either the seller or the potential buyer would need to come up with the difference between the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-27-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,518
Posted By ursa minor
Propane has fewer BTUs per gallon than fuel oil...

Propane has fewer BTUs per gallon than fuel oil (92,000 BTU / gal for propane vs 140,000 BTUs /gal for #2 oil or roughly 50% less energy content per gallon for propane). If you were using 5 to 6...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 129,594
Posted By ursa minor
Thatís a timely article. It sure sounds like...

Thatís a timely article. It sure sounds like cavitation is a major issue in reading that. Their idea of getting custom propellers made may be the way to go, I believe the propellers for the G2...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 129,594
Posted By ursa minor
My bad, I just went back to page 1, you are...

My bad, I just went back to page 1, you are correct. Twin 250's as seen in the pictures. The point of my long winded post above is still the same though; whether 500 HP (as is), 600 HP(as I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 129,594
Posted By ursa minor
This isn't a situation where the Dive is...

This isn't a situation where the Dive is "underpowered" so much as how the power gets to the water and some basic principles of naval architecture. Also, note that even with double the power (it has...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,089
Posted By ursa minor
The venturi in the "injector" ( technical term...

The venturi in the "injector" ( technical term would be an "eductor")uses a portion of the pump discharge to increase the suction head or "lift" of the pump.

On the cut away view below, the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,881
Posted By ursa minor
On B-29's, as far as I am aware there are only...

On B-29's, as far as I am aware there are only two airworthy B-29's left; "Fifi" and "Doc". They recently flew together at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin. If you're a fan of round engine...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,881
Posted By ursa minor
It's very unlikely you saw a B-29, more than...

It's very unlikely you saw a B-29, more than likely it was one of the three bombers that the Collings Foundation is bringing around on it's latest Wings of Freedom tour as has been mentioned above. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,931
Posted By ursa minor
Funny, I saw a gray squirrel swimming towards the...

Funny, I saw a gray squirrel swimming towards the island last Friday while I was cleaning the boat. It's easily a quarter mile swim, he looked pretty tired. We never saw anything but red squirrels...
Forum: Boating 09-07-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,820
Posted By ursa minor
Ummm, APS... my headway speed trip was at NIGHT. ...

Ummm, APS... my headway speed trip was at NIGHT. As in in the DARK in October with very few lights on the shore, air temp in the 50's with light rain and fog on the water. Not fun. Not quite the...
Forum: Boating 09-04-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,820
Posted By ursa minor
I generally love it too, I'd better because...

I generally love it too, I'd better because "islander" so really not an option for us.

There's only been a few times over the years when I've been concerned. Obviously this most recent incident...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 09-03-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,185
Posted By ursa minor
We really started noticing them just south of...

We really started noticing them just south of Hooksett on 293. Hundreds and hundreds of them! Glad we weren't the only ones thinking "what's up with that?" :eek:
Forum: Boating 09-01-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,820
Posted By ursa minor
Navigation Lights!

In the interest of adding to several recent threads on boating safety, I thought I'd share this experience from a few minutes ago. We were returning from dinner with friends on a nearby island on...
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