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Forum: Boating Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By Garcia
I regularly jumped off the Long Island and...

I regularly jumped off the Long Island and Blackcat bridges. Like Major said, Iím not excited for my kids to do the same.
Forum: Boating 08-14-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By Garcia
Use?

I think it depends on use. If you are keeping a boat at home, my bet is smaller is better. If you are valet or keeping it a slip, bigger is better. My rationale is if the place to ďhang outĒ is a...
Forum: Boating 08-14-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By Garcia
Iíve been at Sheps (Goodhue) for decades, through...

Iíve been at Sheps (Goodhue) for decades, through multiple owners. I had one really negative experience with the last owner just before it was sold to Goodhue. Since Goodhue bought Sheps there have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By Garcia
If you donít mind my asking what is your price...

If you donít mind my asking what is your price range? Every once in a while things come up but donít hit the market
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-05-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,470
Posted By Garcia
Thanks for this. I have a 20 year old propane hot...

Thanks for this. I have a 20 year old propane hot water heater (tank) on the island that I know is at the end of it's life. I go back and forth about replacing it with something like this - leaning...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-02-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Garcia
I hope so as I regularly turn off the gas hot...

I hope so as I regularly turn off the gas hot water heater on the island if I am away for long stretches (generally during the "shoulder seasons"). When I get to camp, I light the pilot, heat the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-01-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,123
Posted By Garcia
This sandy area is the same place I have been...

This sandy area is the same place I have been swimming my whole life, which is why I am wondering if others are seeing more algae growth this year than in the past.

There is also a good amount of...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-31-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,123
Posted By Garcia
Water quality - algae and weeds

This year the weeds and algae seem worse than usual. Green algae collects on the mooring ropes, and what historically has been a sandy bottom is slowly developing batches of mucky growth. Do others...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-27-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,428
Posted By Garcia
Worth noting the Prager University is not a...

Worth noting the Prager University is not a University but instead is an advocacy organization with significant funding coming from oil billionaires. So good point to think about where information...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 32,352
Posted By Garcia
I work in an elementary school and what I find...

I work in an elementary school and what I find much more problematic than the presence of psychologists is the need some students have for mental health (and other) services coupled with the lack of...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-23-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,245
Posted By Garcia
Thanks! That is the one that is sitting in my...

Thanks! That is the one that is sitting in my Amazon cart; all signs say it's time to pull the trigger and order it.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-22-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,245
Posted By Garcia
I am looking for a DeWalt cordless chainsaw; I...

I am looking for a DeWalt cordless chainsaw; I have an oscillating tool snd drill/driver with two chargers and three batteries between them so really only "need" the saw.

Curious as to...
Forum: Boating 07-18-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,748
Posted By Garcia
Millennials...

It's interesting to hear criticism of the millennials (disclaimer - I am Generation X and my kids are Gen Z) without the same criticism of either the Boomers or in fewer cases Generation X - the...
Forum: Boating 07-12-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By Garcia
Thanks for the suggestions. I am looking at used....

Thanks for the suggestions. I am looking at used. I tend to buy most big ticket items used.
Forum: Boating 07-12-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By Garcia
Used jet ski questions

I am toying with the idea of buying one or two used, dependable jetskis to add to the flotilla. I know very little about jetskis but am quite familiar with boats and the lake.

The idea behind...
Forum: Boating 07-07-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,219
Posted By Garcia
I was going through the NWZ between Bear and Pine...

I was going through the NWZ between Bear and Pine the other day and saw a jet ski go though without even slowing down. I told my daughter I was going to flag them down and ask them if they knew it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By Garcia
Being in MA in the winter I don’t have advise on...

Being in MA in the winter I don’t have advise on what to do here. For me, I am pretty sure this will be year of paying market price at time of fill up. I think prices will head down and pre but will...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,307
Posted By Garcia
I always enjoy the Center Harbor show. We went by...

I always enjoy the Center Harbor show. We went by boat and getting in and out was pretty uneventful - but one always has to be on the lookout for the entitled people who need to cut others off,...
Forum: Boating 06-28-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By Garcia
I don't disagree with the idea of good intentions...

I don't disagree with the idea of good intentions but flawed implementation notion.

My common sense idea (at least common sense for me) is to designate a space or two at public docks for loading...
Forum: Boating 06-28-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By Garcia
Thanks for the reminder. I go there infrequently...

Thanks for the reminder. I go there infrequently and forgot all about that!
Forum: Boating 06-27-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By Garcia
Basically looking for a dock that can easily...

Basically looking for a dock that can easily accommodate a wheelchair and/or a walker. A lift or any special accommodations are not needed, but being close to land is helpful as opposed to a gas dock...
Forum: Boating 06-27-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By Garcia
handicap dock space or loading/unloading area

Greetings all,

More and more I am bringing a friend and/or relative with serious mobility issues to and from the island. Every once in a while it is super hard to find a dock space that works to...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-23-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By Garcia
This deck is at my home in MA. No permit, or...

This deck is at my home in MA. No permit, or railing, required because it is not attached to the house and is less than 30" high.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-21-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By Garcia
A floating deck is not attached to the house. It...

A floating deck is not attached to the house. It does not have posts sunk down below the frost line and instead is able to ďfloatĒ when the ground freezes and thaws.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-21-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By Garcia
Iím putting a patio on the other side of the...

Iím putting a patio on the other side of the house. The deck works well with a front door that currently never gets used; the deck will tie together the front door, lawn and a brick patio off a...
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