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Forum: Automotive 06-09-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By BroadHopper
In the back of the Tractor Supply mall in...

In the back of the Tractor Supply mall in Gilford, there was a truck refrigerant shop that was awesome! I had an Itasca that no one could solve and he fix it in one day! Can't recall the name but I'm...
Forum: Getting Here 06-09-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By BroadHopper
From Logan or Portland

I rent a car and drop it off at Laconia airport and vice versa. Normally cheaper than a bus.
Lately, it is cheaper to rent a truck from U-Haul and drop it off. If your a truck fan!
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By BroadHopper
Car rental

I have enterprise emerald club membership. Always guarantee and upgrade and the first dib on availability. Love renting various cars and SUVs and see if I like to purchase. I find it cheaper to rent...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,453
Posted By BroadHopper
Boater Friendly

It's possible to moor overnight on Lake Champlain. There are very little rules and regulations. Excellent launch ramps and people are very friendly. Does not get densely populated as Winni, so...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 06-09-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By BroadHopper
Spring launch

It's a habit of mine to check the batteries in the spring. I always find the batteries need water and a full charge. I use distilled water and fill to the rings, then charge the battery to full on a...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 06-04-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,198
Posted By BroadHopper
Miles Smith Farm

on 106 in Belmont is the best place to buy meat in the area.
I miss Laconia Provision (they move to Portsmouth), far better meat and prices than the wining butcher.
Those who come up 28 from 93 can...
Forum: Automotive 06-02-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By BroadHopper
UniRoyal Laredo

Been having extremely good luck with these tires on all my fleet trucks and SUVs. 50,000 plus miles is the norm as compared to 30K on the big name brands.
Forum: Boating 05-27-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,608
Posted By BroadHopper
Marine supplies

Almost all the marinas have basic supplies. When I bought my boat at Lakeport Landing and another at Irwin, the added all the accessories I needed to go boating at no cost. A sweet deal!
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-27-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,420
Posted By BroadHopper
Real lazy route

At the local auto store find NU-FINISH sealant. It's a quick and easy way to get a decent shine that will last the season.

You can apply by hand, but better off using an orbital buffer. Harbor...
Forum: Automotive 05-21-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By BroadHopper
Must have been luck! My 2005 MB wagon at 165K has...

Must have been luck! My 2005 MB wagon at 165K has no rust! Mechanics are amazed!
Forum: Automotive 05-18-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By BroadHopper
15 years for a VDUB is fantastic! Clutch is a...

15 years for a VDUB is fantastic! Clutch is a regular maintenance item. Love a girl who can drive a stick!

The miss just got rid of her 2011 Highlander for the 2005 MB. It was a major headache...
Forum: Automotive 05-18-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By BroadHopper
Been having extremely good luck with German cars...

Been having extremely good luck with German cars in the recent decade.
Skip King in Gilford is highly knowledgeable on the market. German Motorsport next door is competent in German and Norwegian...
Forum: Automotive 05-17-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By BroadHopper
The Market

I'm always looking for a used wagon. Being an accountant I learn never to buy new. I buy low mileage used cars. They are out there, you just have to find them. You need patience and spend a little...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,325
Posted By BroadHopper
For you 'Donkeys'

There are three sides to this story, the store owner(s), the slip association, and the legal document providing easements. Almost always the legal document prevails. Why I say almost, it is subject...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By BroadHopper

Call Servicelink. They can tell you the procedure to claim SSDI. Normally the hospital staff can tell you, but Servicelink will help you.
Signing up is not complicated but the process SSA goes...
Forum: Boating 05-10-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By BroadHopper
Any public ramp

can be very entertaining! Better than YouTube!

You don't know how many times I had to pull big honking duallies out of the muck with my little Dakota!

BTW, I had a few free racks just to do a...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 05-10-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By BroadHopper
Chinese around Laconia

Is not good. Many locals travel to Tilton to the Green Ginger across from the outlet mall or Green Dragon in Loudon. Never tried Seabird. Not keen on the two buffet places in Laconia/Belmont.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 05-08-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By BroadHopper
Second this. Since Jack left, it has gone way...

Second this. Since Jack left, it has gone way downhill. I have to admit the way overpriced Gifford ice cream is good. It can be had elsewhere for less.
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By BroadHopper

The municipal parking lot between the post office and Belknap Mill where the city hall is should provide plenty of parking. A short walk from the Colonial door! And it is free!
I believe the parking...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-07-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By BroadHopper
Hydronic baseboard heat

I converted my old gas boiler and separate hot water heater to a condensing on-demand combination boiler. Gas usage was cut almost in half! Of course there are rebates on condensing boilers if it is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By BroadHopper
Railroad Right of Way

Gilford residence learned early on the state never left the right of way. In fact the Winnipesaukee Basin uses the right of way for the sewage pipe. They ran out of money before Ames Farm. There are...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-05-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,384
Posted By BroadHopper

Varies from year to year. A decade ago they were lucrative, about $1500 from NHSaves and $1500 from energy.gov. There was a spending cap so you need to apply early in the govt. fiscal year.
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,476
Posted By BroadHopper
I agree with Baygo

I actually had a conversation with a man who for decades will only work long enough to collect unemployment. Because of his color, it would be difficult to fire him for his laziness, so it is more...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By BroadHopper
Parents and neighbors use to fill old...

Parents and neighbors use to fill old refrigerators with rocks and use them for mooring! And they are not far from shore!
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By BroadHopper
Wiping clean old computers

You can use the restore disk to wipe the disks clean.

The Eagle Scouts in Nashua 'clean' old computers and if it can be or is Windows 10, they will redistribute to nonprofits, students, etc.

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