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Forum: Boating Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Descant
Scary

So you give, say, $100,000 to a stranger and ask for $105,000 back, if it doesn't blow overboard. Your insurance says,"No nO No. We don't do that." His insurance says, "You don't have "insurable...
Forum: Boating Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,763
Posted By Descant
Aah! A photographer's picture, not just one of...

Aah! A photographer's picture, not just one of those sunset/sunrise things.
Bravo Zulu.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,052
Posted By Descant
Need an app

All the valves, flow rates etc at our local wastewater treatment faculty are controlled electronically. The main control room looks like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. At night and on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,760
Posted By Descant
Right. Please send a picture of the tractor.

Right. Please send a picture of the tractor.
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,052
Posted By Descant
I think you're mostly right. It's NH DES, (not US...

I think you're mostly right. It's NH DES, (not US EPA) Dam Bureau that is responsible for controlling, inspecting, maintaining, permitting hundreds of dams both privately owned and state owned. The...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 10-17-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By Descant
It's not just the servers. The overhead is the...

It's not just the servers. The overhead is the same if you are at 100" capacity or six tables outside, if it isn't raining. Holidays are coming. Buy some gift certificates and give them to clients...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,052
Posted By Descant
Timing

I'm OK with a 2 foot band of full and low water BUT
It ought to be full on August 1 and low in December. I understand the difficulties, but major SNAFU in 2016 and again in 2020 is too frequent. ...
Forum: Boating 10-15-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Descant
Direct donation

As a convenience, My marina (MVYC) saves my receipts and mails them to me at the end o the year. I can file for a refund, or designate the refund to go to the Navigation Safety Fund (Marine Patrol)...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,013
Posted By Descant
Oops.

It appears ANY law enforcement agency can enforced this law

Section 270:33
270:33 Heating, Agitating, or Other Devices in Public Waters; Safety Hazard. No person shall put, place, operate,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,052
Posted By Descant
File for an abatement because your dock doesn't...

File for an abatement because your dock doesn't reach the lake.
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By Descant
Winnipesaukee Times

I remember Winnipesaukee Times from the 50's. It was mostly press releases from Chris Craft and Evinrude with a few local articles. Distributed for free. Perhaps somebody grabbed it and added some...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-12-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By Descant
When we built our barn (24 x 32) our contractor...

When we built our barn (24 x 32) our contractor was a civil engineer. No posts or support walls, one lally column in the basement, and no supports in the loft, all cathedral ceilings, he did a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-12-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Descant
Reduce flow

I guess you can limp along by reducing flow--take laundry to the mainland for example. My friend in Maine has a sign that says
"In this land of funand sun, we don't flush for number one.
If you...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,273
Posted By Descant
Too late

Unfortunately, we closed early this year. I expect an electrician to be working
this week, but he probably thinks Monday is a holiday, too. Maybe a turkey sandwich later on for him? See you in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By Descant
Kindly collecting trash, perhaps?

Kindly collecting trash, perhaps?
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,626
Posted By Descant
Have the owners taken over the association? It...

Have the owners taken over the association? It is not unknown or as developer to run the association keeping the fees low until sales are nearly completed.
Forum: History 10-11-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Descant
Presumably, the German Embassy paid rent to...

Presumably, the German Embassy paid rent to Laconia, or at least property taxes, which owned Governor's Island, or at least it was within Laconia boundaries. At some point Laconia transferred it to...
Forum: History 10-11-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By Descant
what boat?

What is the name of the boat in the next to last picture? It looks like 100 passengers and single lifeboat, capacity 10. On the other hand, it appears the Mount has no lifeboat in the last picture....
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,890
Posted By Descant
Thanks for that info. Probalbly clsoer to...

Thanks for that info. Probalbly clsoer to accurate than my guesstimate. From my perspective, I am so much better off this year than I was in 2015, facts are hard to accept.
Apologies, but...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Descant
Power out on Welch Island

Just opened this email from Eversource:
Dear Eversource Customer,

Here's an update to the power outage in the area of 5 WELCH IS. Changing conditions are causing additional damage to our electric...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,890
Posted By Descant
Maybe

It's a slow process. If we did not ave the Covid interruption, I think the analysis would be more what was expected when the cuts were implemented. Any further comment would border on political, so...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,273
Posted By Descant
Canadian

Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend (Monday). Just a thought. We've done successful Canadian Thanksgivings on Welch with the host doing a turkey or two, and guests bringing every thing else.
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,890
Posted By Descant
stimulus intent

The intent of stimulus money is to help people buy things in a consumer economy. If Congress is giving stimulus to the wrong people, we need new people in Congress.
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,890
Posted By Descant
Agree with Joey

I agree with Joey, more from an overview than personal experience. BUT, personal experience, the increased standard deduction was a better deal by several thousand dollars than collecting all those...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,013
Posted By Descant
Des

DES runs the permitting for these machines. Write to them--they should have contact info on the permit application. If you write now based on past years' experience, they can give you guidance for...
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