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Forum: Boating Today, 02:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,846
Posted By BroadHopper
Modern 2 strokes vs 4 strokes

https://www.uti.edu/blog/marine/outboard-motors-guide-2020

According to this article, it is pretty much a wash. It's all about personal preference and dealer support. Personally, I love the 2...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By BroadHopper
They already have! Not a spec of real estate is...

They already have! Not a spec of real estate is available at Ellacoya and Wellington State Parks. I was told it is becoming too expensive to maintain the beaches due to daily trash pickups. A lot of...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Today, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By BroadHopper
Composite decking.

As mentioned above they are hot in the sun! Also slippery when wet! So I would recommend boat shoes for your safety.
Forum: Automotive Today, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By BroadHopper
ceramic coating

As TiltonBB says if done right they are terrific. I hear a lot of bad things but it's all in the preparation. I have 5 years and still beading! 7-year guarantee!

My detailer did not recommend...
Forum: Fish Tales 06-22-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By BroadHopper
Catch and Release

Hopefully, this does not include rock bass, it should be catch and kill.
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By BroadHopper
Credit Union

I just bring the papers to my credit union and they will shred for free!
Can't understand how the big banks survived. Got rid of them looong ago!
Forum: Boating 06-21-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,444
Posted By BroadHopper
MP presence

I notice a bit more presence, but unfortunately not enough.
I cherish the old days when I can boat 24/7 with ease. I avoid Friday evening to Sunday evening during mayhem season on the big lake....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-21-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By BroadHopper
Rowell

Had a very bad experience with Rowell after Don Morin retired. Still looking for an HVAC company for my Rinnai condensing boiler and hot water combo.
Forum: Automotive 06-09-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
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: 1,430
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: 557
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: 2,535
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: 1,475
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: 4,316
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: 749
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: 3,660
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: 2,453
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: 1,565
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: 1,565
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: 1,565
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: 1,565
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: 6,402
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: 1,029
Posted By BroadHopper
ServiceLink

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: 2,916
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: 1,212
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.
Lemon...
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