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Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 10-13-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By DickR
And before that it was Porky's, also a small...

And before that it was Porky's, also a small restaurant.
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,220
Posted By DickR
I would think that having circulator ON time...

I would think that having circulator ON time controlled solely by air temperature would at times lead to too much use. Once a circulator has opened up a small area around the dock, there is no point...
Forum: Lost & Found 09-30-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By DickR
If a light craft isn't completely out of the...

If a light craft isn't completely out of the water or tied to something fixed, then any wave action, however slight, that can make the hull move even slightly will result in the hull slipping lower...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-30-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By DickR
If you've been running a dehumidifier in your...

If you've been running a dehumidifier in your basement, save a bucket or two of the condensate in empty jugs. That condensate is essentially distilled water, just water vapor (humidity) condensed out...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-28-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,573
Posted By DickR
That is not really so. Addition of a salt or...

That is not really so. Addition of a salt or solvent to water depresses the freezing point of the mixture, and more stuff added depresses the freezing point further. Similarly, adding some water to...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-28-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By DickR
The other nice thing about having your own...

The other nice thing about having your own sharpening capability is that you can touch up the chain in little time and be off cutting. If you take the chain somewhere, you've got travel time for two...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-27-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By DickR
Mark Richter Small Engine Repair does these (or...

Mark Richter Small Engine Repair does these (or at least did in the past. He's on Rte 25 in Moultonborough, easily found via Google.

Depending on how often you need a chain job, it might over time...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-18-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By DickR
It's not a flap on top; that's the top cover,...

It's not a flap on top; that's the top cover, lifted up for display purposes. I suppose snow could sit on the cover until the next use of the dryer. Then the heat from the air coming out would melt...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-18-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By DickR
Definitely run the vent out to the side. Use...

Definitely run the vent out to the side. Use solid wall pipe, not flex, as that would tend to collect lint over time. Insulating the pipe is worthwhile, as blowing moist air through a cold pipe will...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-12-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By DickR
What happens on mine more typically is that the...

What happens on mine more typically is that the back corner rides up and down on the edge of the dock in boat wakes as people are getting aboard, dislodging the rubber insert from the aluminum base....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-11-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,033
Posted By DickR
Maybe four years back I finally put in the Kohler...

Maybe four years back I finally put in the Kohler 14KW standby unit. When the house was built back in 2010, I had the electrician provide wiring for eventual installation of the generator, so setup...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By DickR
If the 9-10 year olds are normal, active kids,...

If the 9-10 year olds are normal, active kids, they should have no problem with hikes of 2 miles or so. I'd worry more about the adults if they are not reasonably active. To view the lakes, you're...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,065
Posted By DickR
That's "I could have been an English major if it...

That's "I could have been an English major if it were not for spelling and grammar."

https://www.grammar-monster.com/glossary/subjunctive_mood.htm

[One nerdy thread-drift post begets...
Forum: Boating 07-23-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By DickR
Among the whips I've replaced, damage has...

Among the whips I've replaced, damage has occurred in two places. One is right above the lower end where there are two fiberglass tubes, one longer than the other, telescoped over the central shaft...
Forum: Boating 07-23-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By DickR
Repairing dock whip

For some years, I've used a pair of 8 ft DockEdge whips to keep our boat off the dock, and I'm satisfied with how well they have worked where we are. One thing I've noticed is that over time the...
Forum: Lost & Found 07-19-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By DickR
Contact Marine Patrol in Glendale. People finding...

Contact Marine Patrol in Glendale. People finding stuff like that often report it to MP and perhaps also the local police. If it has a serial number on it and you registered it when purchased, you...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-14-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By DickR
Maybe try using "Sue Doe-Nym" & company. For...

Maybe try using "Sue Doe-Nym" & company. For instant qualification in this, take a look at this 3-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg5irf-XXq0

The valve assembly is available for $20...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,259
Posted By DickR
Shorely Temple

Shorely Temple
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,851
Posted By DickR
We hardly needed another rock station. I would...

We hardly needed another rock station. I would have preferred an all classical music station that I can get over the car radio when out and about, sort of like the Boston area station at 99.5 FM...
Forum: Boating 06-21-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By DickR
The launch spot at the Long Island beach is at...

The launch spot at the Long Island beach is at the end of the beach farthest from the bridge, just as the road turns uphill, and faces SE. During the summer, there is a dock to help with loading...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,660
Posted By DickR
So did I, but only after the first read! I...

So did I, but only after the first read! I couldn't resist.:laugh:
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,660
Posted By DickR
Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 05-23-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,376
Posted By DickR
While times of peak usage will see annoyingly...

While times of peak usage will see annoyingly long backups of vehicles waiting to unload, only four at a time are allowed up at the unload zone, spaced well apart. At any particular time, half of...
Forum: Boating 05-14-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,120
Posted By DickR
Any language evolves with sustained and...

Any language evolves with sustained and widespread use of what's nonstandard. What now is unacceptable later becomes acceptable. Some of the changes come by way of insistence on "political...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 04-28-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,651
Posted By DickR
I got a letter from the treasury today, saying we...

I got a letter from the treasury today, saying we are getting the $2400 by direct deposit, and we didn't have to do anything at all beforehand. We are retired and on SS. I filed my return back in...
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