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Forum: Boating 06-22-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,239
Posted By Bizer
O.P. here. I was merely reporting what was...

O.P. here. I was merely reporting what was reported to me. The person who wrote me was the primary instigator of this change and wanted to make sure that Bizer updated its chart ASAP.

Last fall,...
Forum: Boating 06-21-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,239
Posted By Bizer
Headway Speed

I received the following today from a Governors Island resident. He only wrote me because he wanted to make sure Bizer updated its chart
Forum: Boating 04-28-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,017
Posted By Bizer
Bizer sells its data which will work in virtually...

Bizer sells its data which will work in virtually all Garmin units manufactured between 2002 and 2014. I believe that unit was made during this period. The best indicator is the copyright date of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,485
Posted By Bizer
I went around the lake (by car) on Thursday ...

Alton: Water out to the band stand.

Wolfeboro, Libby Museum, Pier 19, Trexlers, Meredith: Water out about 50-300 feet, probably due to de-icing equipment on piers.

Twenty Mile Bay was ice...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,201
Posted By Bizer
About 20 years ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a...

About 20 years ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about this contest. IIRC, at the time, it was the only form of legal gambling in the state.
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,966
Posted By Bizer
Has anyone heard anything about Pier 19 lately. ...

Has anyone heard anything about Pier 19 lately. Bizer is printing a new edition this year. Unless I hear differently, I'm removing Pier 19 from the list of services accessible to boaters.
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,297
Posted By Bizer
My recommendation is a 4-bay bowtie antenna like...

My recommendation is a 4-bay bowtie antenna like the Channel Master 4221.

From my cottage on Cape Cod, I have no trouble receiving Boston / Providence stations up to 52 miles away. Keep in mind,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By Bizer
I'm not talking about a specific restriction. Any...

I'm not talking about a specific restriction. Any restriction reduces the value of property. How much less would you pay if for a property that forbid windows on the first floor or forbid lawn mowing...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By Bizer
The education tax rate taxes for each town is...

The education tax rate taxes for each town is based on the fair market value of property, not the assessed value. Otherwise, Laconia could assess property at 20% of market value and the residence...
Forum: Boating 12-05-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,774
Posted By Bizer
That is the precise purpose of this law. The...

That is the precise purpose of this law. The bill is being pushed by a Governors Island resident who wants exactly that. This has NIMBY written all over it.

Consider the following. A boat in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,534
Posted By Bizer
Personally, I think they should put a daymark...

Personally, I think they should put a daymark at/near the northernmost and southernmost rock of the Witches. Use a telephone pole (to handle the winter ice) and put solar-powered lights on top. I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,534
Posted By Bizer
A lighthouse on the Witches?

Bizer receives all sorts of inquiries. We try and answer them all. My favorite was a phone call I received about 10 years ago, "I'm driving north on I-93 and I'm calling you from my cell phone. ...
Forum: Boating 11-26-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,562
Posted By Bizer
That's the same Stooges film ("No Census, No...

That's the same Stooges film ("No Census, No Feeling") in which both Curly and Larry declare that they were born at Lake Winnipesaukee.
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,723
Posted By Bizer
It's far less. From Thurston's Marina to Roller...

It's far less. From Thurston's Marina to Roller Coaster Road to the Lakeport Dam and then to the traffic circle just across from Thurston's is 13 miles.

From Meredith directly to Sawyers (Routes...
Forum: Boating 11-10-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,821
Posted By Bizer
Today's height of 4.60 (as of 6am) is the 2nd...

Today's height of 4.60 (as of 6am) is the 2nd highest for November 10th since they started keeping daily records in 1982. The highest was 4.70 in 2005. Last year, BTW, was the 3rd highest. Here...
Forum: Boating 10-08-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,890
Posted By Bizer
I visited this area on September 23rd and found...

I visited this area on September 23rd and found no additional buoys. I guess we'll never know their purpose.
Forum: Boating 09-26-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,189
Posted By Bizer
Because that's what the law would dictate if your...

Because that's what the law would dictate if your boat could maintain steerage way at one mile per hour, then that is your maximum speed.

No. As written, the law is purely a function of the...
Forum: Boating 09-25-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,206
Posted By Bizer
I haven't been between Chase and Farm Island for...

I haven't been between Chase and Farm Island for at least five years. According to my notes, there are two black-and-white buoys (BW) between Chase and Farm Islands. The buoys are closer to Chase,...
Forum: Boating 09-24-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,189
Posted By Bizer
New Legislation

Bizer just received an eMail that said, What that means is, for example, if a boat can maintain steerage way at one mile-per-hour, it will take him/her about 25 minutes to pass the 0.4 miles from the...
Forum: Boating 09-22-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,206
Posted By Bizer
Bizer's annual survey of Winnipesaukee

For what should Bizer be looking?

As many of you know, Bizer spends a few of days in September surveying the lake. The lake level is low and the weather is usually dry. This is the best time of...
Forum: Boating 09-10-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,422
Posted By Bizer
Eight digits after the decimal point is about the...

Eight digits after the decimal point is about the thickness of a dime.
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,134
Posted By Bizer
Liliuokalani's ice cream is not a barge, but they...

Liliuokalani's ice cream is not a barge, but they have docking just for customers at the northern end of Paugus Bay. They are on the east side of Paugus Bay about 400m (1/4 mile) SW of Naswa.
Forum: Boating 07-24-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,890
Posted By Bizer
Northwest of Worcester Island in Wolfeboro,...

Northwest of Worcester Island in Wolfeboro, Bizer's chart shows four buoys in a quadrangle. These buoys mark a fields of rocks. Some of these rocks are less than three feet below the surface. In...
Forum: Boating 07-08-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,614
Posted By Bizer
Back in Coast Guard O.C.S., which, I'm ashamed to...

Back in Coast Guard O.C.S., which, I'm ashamed to say, was fifty years ago, we were taught several unwritten rules-of-the-road which I still heed to this day.

You don't want the right of way...
Forum: Boating 07-08-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bizer
There was a phase-in period depending on age, but...

There was a phase-in period depending on age, but everyone has been required to have a safe-boating certificate since 01-Jan-2008.
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