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Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,808
Posted By WeirsGuard
Summer of Jaws

Was life-guarding at the Weirs the summer "Jaws" came out. One day a couple of teens swimming in the deeper water began yelling "Shark! Shark!"....You guessed it; people began running out of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,725
Posted By WeirsGuard
Water Testing in 60's and 70's

I lived on Pitchwood Island the summer of '77 while Life guarding at the Weirs. I would give a sample of the water we pulled from just off the island to the State guys testing the Weirs Beach water....
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,742
Posted By WeirsGuard
Breaking Sound barrier over the Lake

Woodsy is right. Any pilot that exceeded the sound barrier over the CONUS would almost certainly lose his / her wings. Depending on conditions, a fast mover kicking in afterburner can generate a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,649
Posted By WeirsGuard
Annoying? "Jet noise - the sound of...

Annoying?

"Jet noise - the sound of Freedom!"

C-130's too!
Forum: History 01-02-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,594
Posted By WeirsGuard
(Does anyone remember the head shop?)

Blues Boy.

I remember the head shop well. As I young lad I walked in with ten dollars to buy some new music and asked the hippie-ish clerk to change my life. I walked out with Jethro Tull's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,706
Posted By WeirsGuard
Navy Planes

It's been a few years, but I believe if they are under VFR they can go as low as they like over water. Over land the rules are different depending on terrain and population. We used to fly our...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 05-13-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,563
Posted By WeirsGuard
Ground Hog Disposal Airgun

Donnamatrix / nightrider,

Sorry I couldn't post before you did your research. These airguns have a muzzle velocity equivelant to a .22 firearm but with a much shorter range. The projectile is an...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 05-09-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,563
Posted By WeirsGuard
Woodchuck Removal

DonnaMatrix,

I live in a residential neighborhood and have had yearly problems with these little guys. I used Have-A-Heart traps and have caught 8 over the past couple of years but they kept...
Forum: Winni Pets 01-24-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 44,870
Posted By WeirsGuard
Operation Revenge

My "Herd" of six; Callie (Male-19yrs.), K.C (Male-17yrs.), Pemigewasset (Male-9yrs.), Midnight (Male-5yrs.), Chocorua (Male-2yrs.) and Merrimack (Female-2yrs.) have their claws sharpened and ready...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,509
Posted By WeirsGuard
A-10's

Maybe some of you pilots out there can correct a former KC-135 Nav on this, but as I wrote in reply to the post on the C-130's, under VFR rules I remember being able to go down to 500' over...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,615
Posted By WeirsGuard
C-130 Low Level

Regarding Air Space / Altitiudes. Anything above 10,000 Feet is controlled by FAA Centers such as Boston Center. Below that you can still be under Center Control as long as you maintain Instrument...
Forum: History 01-13-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,872
Posted By WeirsGuard
I Remember

I used to stop by there and fire off a few rounds all the time growing up in the Weirs in the 60's - 70's. I credit Henry's establishment with providing me the experience needed to shoot Expert when...
Forum: History 11-06-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,435
Posted By WeirsGuard
Question, Boardwalk Blues Boy

From childhood through my college years my family spent the summer at the New Hampshire Veteran's Association. We lived in the Sharpshooter's Building each year. Many friends and relatives rented...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,245
Posted By WeirsGuard
Weirs Washout

Does anyone else recall the washout of the railroad tracks and the old walkway to the beach? Believe it occured in the early or mid sixties. Very similar damage and in about the same place. I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,949
Posted By WeirsGuard
A-10's over Ctr Harbor

Back in the day I flew with a guy who was a program director for the A-10. Seems they had a problem where the left engine would stall when firing the cannon as a result of the exhaust gasses...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,949
Posted By WeirsGuard
Warthogs Over Ctr. Harbor

There are a few Military Operating Areas (MOA's) over NH. Those A-10's were probably out of Barnes. Though not technically a Fighter, they do have a limited air to air capability. (An A-10 shot...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,411
Posted By WeirsGuard
Boardwalk Washout

It's been a long time, but I remember the same area washed out in the mid to late sixties. At that time the asphalt walkway to the beach washed away and the tracks were left hanging in midair. The...
Forum: History 01-28-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,375
Posted By WeirsGuard
Annals of Three Mile Island

We used to visit the AMC campers on the island back in the mid seventies. We found that a keg of beer does not float while trying to deliver it via the swim platform. Getting it off the bottom, in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By WeirsGuard
railroad car

Vrroom is right. The restaraunt was called the Station and the car was right next to the main building. I recall that it opened around '77. Good steaks and I knew the bartender. Made for some...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,487
Posted By WeirsGuard
Duck Problem

Joann,

Maybe a little late with duck advice but here goes. We had the same problem with a pair of ducks during late spring / early summer last year. Short of killing or catching and removing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,242
Posted By WeirsGuard
Snorkeling

Try the train wreck in Meredith Bay. It is just below what used to be the Brickyard Mountain property inside a little cove with the railroad tracks on the embankment above. Not sure if it is marked...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,163
Posted By WeirsGuard
Cool Forum Names

Got mine as a result of spending five summers ('73 - '77) as a Lifeguard at Weirs Beach. Our family used to spend the summer at the NH Veterans Association cottages. Alot of history in those...
Forum: History 01-08-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,511
Posted By WeirsGuard
Sandy Weirs Beach

Car Guy,

One of the big reasons for the changing shape of the beach has to do with the removal, in the mid-1970's, of three iron, wood encased, breakwaters. These prevented the sand from being...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 09-06-2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,415
Posted By WeirsGuard
Christmas Island

My wife and I have "re-discoverd" the Christmas Island Steak House over the past two years. Never had a bad meal there. The Prime Rib is fantastic and the prices cannot be beat. Try their Chicken...
Forum: Boating 09-06-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,090
Posted By WeirsGuard
Low Flying Jets

Ossipeeboater is right about the VTANG operating out of Pease. So chances are you will see more F-16's buzzing around the Lake. There are several MOA's (Military Operating Areas) and Low Level...
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