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Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,236
Posted By cowislander
PagePlus

I've been on the Verizon tower system for years, good coverage all around the lake, IMO. Check out PagePlus. They are a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that rents "space" on Verizon's tower...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 08-31-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By cowislander
Merganser fishing expedition

Heard some splashing around this AM, went out to take a look. 35 Red Merganser ducks! Apparently found some fish as many were looking down into the water and then diving under.

Never seen this...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,060
Posted By cowislander
Thanks

Thanks everyone, I'll try these two guys.
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,060
Posted By cowislander
Tree work on the islands

Hi, I have a large pine that came down in a squall back in May. Much of it is in the water. Does anyone have experience or a good recommendation on someone to cut it up and dispose of it? I'm...
Forum: Lost & Found 07-05-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,882
Posted By cowislander
Lost backpack at Alton circle

Monday night I lost a backpack at or near the Alton circle gas station. If found please call me. Alex 978-887-one zero zero three. Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,828
Posted By cowislander
some pictures from Friday 1/2

Center Harbor bay, Harilla Landing, the Weirs and Alton Bay.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,010
Posted By cowislander
Clearing near Mt Major

What is going on in the Mt Major/ West Alton area? A large area has been clear cut. Does anyone know?
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 156,128
Posted By cowislander
Petah - open water from Harillas to Idlewild?

Hi Petah, great shot of the first swim of the year! Is the channel between
Cow and Ragged open?......thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,386
Posted By cowislander
sensor cleaning

Sensor dirt/dust is especially obvious in images that are shot with the lens fully stopped down, i.e., f22 or thereabouts. The D20 has an built in ultrasonic cleaning utility. Get your manual out...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,884
Posted By cowislander
Verizon MiFi

I'd recommend buying a used Verizon 3G MiFi (about $75) on eBay and then opening a prepaid acct with Verizon. They have several plans for prepaid, its on the expensive side per use, but its much...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,348
Posted By cowislander
Thanks for the replies. I'm getting whacked...

Thanks for the replies. I'm getting whacked since I have several abutting lots. Strongly considering rolling it all into a single parcel. It would reduce the assessment significantly. I'll give...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,348
Posted By cowislander
Tax Abatement Advice

I recently requested, and was subsequently denied, an abatement of real-estate tax for my summer cottage. IMO Tuftonboro has valued the place at about twice what it's worth and compared to similar...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,578
Posted By cowislander
buy a used card

I picked one up on ebay last summer for $60. You can call Verizon and have them activate it with a pay as you go service. Its a bit more per Megabite, but no contract. On an annual basis a big...
Forum: Boating 06-03-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,870
Posted By cowislander
try this....

I used this product on my 72 Chris Craft. You may not believe the claims on the web site, but they are true. As long as the gelcoat isnt gouged or scratched this stuf makes a faded or chalky...
Forum: Boating 05-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 33,881
Posted By cowislander
No more ethanol free gas on the lake

I just asked the folks at Anchor Marine about ethanol.....they say that as of 2009 its law that all marinas on the lake sell the 10% mixed fuel. No more ethanol free fuel.....bummer!
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,820
Posted By cowislander
Both

Thanks Froggy - I appreciate the info!
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,820
Posted By cowislander
Curt's Caterers

Thanks very much for the info.....I'll contact them!
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,820
Posted By cowislander
catering advice for a wedding reception

I am helping a friend who is getting married this August at their family house on Alton Bay find a caterer for their wedding. They'd like to have traditional barbecue or smokehouse fare, but nicely...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,452
Posted By cowislander
California style

I have a friend who lives near San Fran, apparently their RE tax is set by the original purchase price, its only reset when the property sells. She bought in the early seventies, and is sitting...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By cowislander
Loon population increasing?

Yesterday while sitting out on our deck I was able to count 11 loons in view. We're in the Cow/Ragged area. That's many more than I can remember in recent years. I also noticed many loons around...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,799
Posted By cowislander
Google does it again..... ...

Google does it again.....

http://www.tinntreasures.com/history_Barnstar.htm
Forum: Boating 07-14-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,474
Posted By cowislander
Thats why I went with the Garmin several years...

Thats why I went with the Garmin several years ago, I use mine for hiking, ocean nav, in the car. Glad to have it be loaded with the Bizer map now. The Bizer site does say they plan to continue to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,680
Posted By cowislander
Think twice before you take little kids

I took the cog about 15 years ago with my son when he was 3. It was a mistake. It takes many hours to make the round trip.....he got very bored and unruly. It is however a real novelty, much like...
Forum: Boating 07-14-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,474
Posted By cowislander
Garmin and Bizer

I was wondering if anyone had tried Bizer's new map for Garmin GPS? I recently bought it and am thrilled with finally being able to see shoreline detail and all the bouy's and rocks. It really works...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,629
Posted By cowislander
Balancing the books

Seems to me its a national problem.....we keep electing officials hell bent on slashing income taxes. Sounds good, but the net effect is a reduction in federal cash flow to the states, where the...
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