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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By FlyingScot
Ummm...maybe the young woman who can't quite...

Ummm...maybe the young woman who can't quite figure out why this weird old guy keeps staring at her and making dad jokes (granddad jokes)?
Forum: Marketplace 01-18-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By FlyingScot
Nice work Joey and Gary!

Nice work Joey and Gary!
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 43,774
Posted By FlyingScot
But the "majority" do not rent out their homes. ...

But the "majority" do not rent out their homes. Therefore it is incumbent on the minority to be really careful in messing with the majority's tranquility. Alas, they have not been careful enough
Forum: Automotive 01-13-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,796
Posted By FlyingScot
My sense is that your neighbor thought he was...

My sense is that your neighbor thought he was going to outsmart the several establishments by mixing and matching price schemes so that none of the sellers was going to get a fair profit. If he's...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,657
Posted By FlyingScot
Fair point--but one other difference from the 60s...

Fair point--but one other difference from the 60s is that skyrocketing waterfront values make it more difficult for most families who aren't local to enjoy the lake. Belknap is making it possible...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By FlyingScot
Virtually all of the Dentists in Mass are in the...

Virtually all of the Dentists in Mass are in the Delta network. You can probably check this on their website--search for your own, then every other dentist you can think of
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By FlyingScot
I went through this in Mass just a few years ago....

I went through this in Mass just a few years ago. Due to almost unbelievable price discrimination, Delta Dental is an absolute must. Missing from the comments against dental insurance is that Delta...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,657
Posted By FlyingScot
The YMCA is not a business, it's a nonprofit...

The YMCA is not a business, it's a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids/communities. They're lucky if they can just break even each year.

We regularly debate ethical, right vs wrong issues as well...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,657
Posted By FlyingScot
So you're no longer interested in a 10-unit...

So you're no longer interested in a 10-unit development? Or is it your kids who are interested in the 10-unit development? If neither you nor your kids wants to develop beyond what you've...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,631
Posted By FlyingScot
Hi RBG--having bought on the mainland waterfront...

Hi RBG--having bought on the mainland waterfront just a few years ago, I am virtually certain that island waterfront is significantly less expensive than mainland waterfront on an apples to apples...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,631
Posted By FlyingScot
With all due respect--my first post was not...

With all due respect--my first post was not serious. I was teasing you. As others have pointed out more directly--you should drop this silly idea
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,657
Posted By FlyingScot
I watched Mr Owens's video, and I have a new...

I watched Mr Owens's video, and I have a new level of understanding. Dozens of children laughing, paddling, sailing. Oh the horror of it all!
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,631
Posted By FlyingScot
After this bill roars to enactment, let's help...

After this bill roars to enactment, let's help the poor oppressed waterfront owners who never use public beaches, yet are forced to pay for their upkeep.
Forum: Boating 01-01-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,572
Posted By FlyingScot
I posted against this before Think's excellent...

I posted against this before Think's excellent detective work. But I am in favor of those using public launches chipping in 10 or 20 bucks per year to help the lake.

Actually, at the risk of...
Forum: Boating 12-29-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,572
Posted By FlyingScot
Agreed. If they're short on cash, I'd have no...

Agreed. If they're short on cash, I'd have no problem with an increased registration on my sailboat. But a kayak fee of $10 is just ridiculous--they have virtually zero environmental or...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-11-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By FlyingScot
Thanks all for the tips. I especially like the...

Thanks all for the tips. I especially like the two pumps in one pit approach, but that probably will not work in my particular pit, so I'll go with a combination of the other ideas. Stay dry!
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 43,774
Posted By FlyingScot
Paradoxically, a huge number of lakefront owners...

Paradoxically, a huge number of lakefront owners do not benefit from increased property values. Increased values are great when a person sells, but if your property is going to be in the family for...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-10-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By FlyingScot
Sump pump life

A question for those more experienced in plumbing, drainage, etc:

Let's say I have a sump pump in my basement that activates in heavy rain or periods of snow melt. It works beautifully. But if I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,657
Posted By FlyingScot
Thanks, FLL--I sent in my donation. Regardless...

Thanks, FLL--I sent in my donation. Regardless of how one feels about Farm Island, Belknap enables hundreds of kids each year to enjoy the lake in a low-impact way. We should all help them
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,657
Posted By FlyingScot
I'm sure this would reduce frivolous lawsuits,...

I'm sure this would reduce frivolous lawsuits, but it would also reduce appropriate lawsuits--it would make it impossible for an individual or small corporation to ever sue a large corporation. The...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 12-08-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,155
Posted By FlyingScot
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-16-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,956
Posted By FlyingScot
The economics of solar are identical (and...

The economics of solar are identical (and excellent) whether you use inefficient baseboards or efficient mini-splits. Just think about using the panels to reduce your electric bill--you could reduce...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-16-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,956
Posted By FlyingScot
Solar can still be extremely helpful (and a great...

Solar can still be extremely helpful (and a great financial return!). I am all electric in Mass, with mini-splits for heat. I have a solar system on the roof that provides about 2/3's of my power...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,631
Posted By FlyingScot
I agree, and I'm a Democrat. Deval Patrick...

I agree, and I'm a Democrat. Deval Patrick played a central role in Massachusetts casinos. Both parties have been too supportive of gambling.
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,631
Posted By FlyingScot
I got your point, which has already been already...

I got your point, which has already been already refuted by others. But while you were assuring us we did not have to worry about some problems, you were reminding us that there was another problem...
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