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Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,216
Posted By upthesaukee
SB 2, not SB 12

Some years ago a bill was filed in the legislature as Senate Bill 2, SB 2, which in the simplest of forms allowed towns to change the manner of voting on the annual Town business meeting from Town...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 03-15-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,274
Posted By upthesaukee
Absolutely

Sorry McDude. It is closed and cleaned out. Sudden decision, reportedly due to family issues.

Dave
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 03-14-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,274
Posted By upthesaukee
Unknown

Dockside Restaurant was sold at auction a few weeks ago. I haven't heard anything about the new owner's plan for the property.

The Alton Bay Busy Corner store has been closed. The owner of the...
Forum: Boating 03-14-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,152
Posted By upthesaukee
Boat garage is a continuing expense

Of course, with a boat garage, there are annual continuing expenses such as taxes and maintenance :rolleye1: .

Dave
Forum: Boating 03-10-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,152
Posted By upthesaukee
Lubricate the snaps

Lubricate the snaps. You can use a little Vaseline, Chap Stick, or spend the big bucks and get Snap Lubricant at your local marine store.

Any one of the three makes a ton of difference in...
Forum: Outdoor Recreation 03-10-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By upthesaukee
Easy, its the law.

Easy, what does the law say? More than two makes a raft. :D

Dave
Forum: Outdoor Recreation 03-10-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By upthesaukee
Make your own

Make your own. Buy 3 regular $4.95 foam noodles and a $5 pack of zip ties. Zip tie the noodles together and voila; your own super-noodle for under $20. Woo hoo and whack-a-doo... maybe even start...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,596
Posted By upthesaukee
Too bad but a pretty season.

Too bad they have to close, but given the bad weather tomorrow and then the warmer temperatures forecasted for the coming week, it makes sense. They cannot stay open later than March 15 anyway.
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Forum: Boating 03-06-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By upthesaukee
Oh the concerns

Multiple concerns: 150 ft rule, excessive noise, damaging wakes (there goes the shoreline), reckless operation, just to mention a few.
No sign of noodles being used as life preservers, though....
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,132
Posted By upthesaukee
Take walk in the woods

If you take a walk in the woods and find stone walls that would seem to have no purpose in their location, think back to that time when there were very few trees. The land was farmed and the stone...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By upthesaukee
Or the Nenana Ice Classic in Alaska

Certainly the Car Plunge is a neat idea, and our own Ice Out Contest is certainly an item of interest. Whenever I think ice out, I am reminded of my time spent stationed at an Air Force base outside...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,841
Posted By upthesaukee
Not positive but...

Not positive, but that looks like a photo that Dave Roberts, long time member and poster who passed away a while back, may have taken. Dave was an avid hiker who documented mountain views and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By upthesaukee
Mentioned in the subject line

Broadhopper did mention it is a 55÷ program in the subject area. Unfortunately, you didn't see that on your Tapatalk app. That app doesn't show the subject of each post. :(

For that reason, I...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-21-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,231
Posted By upthesaukee
Fyi

FYI, a year or so ago, we replaced our oil tank located outside, kerosene. We were able to offload the oil in the old tank into the new tank. The guy who replaced the tank took it away. We...
Forum: Weather 02-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,047
Posted By upthesaukee
Alton Bay

A half mile NW is Sandy Point and about a half mile of the lake, just under 2 in with a trace of ice on top.

Dave
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,596
Posted By upthesaukee
A record for planes

From the Alton Bay Seaplane Base and Ice Runway FB page:

Was a fantastic Day today in Alton BayWinter Carnival was awesome. And the airport could not have been better. I believe we had a record...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,300
Posted By upthesaukee
Don't have to

Click on the link and when the first page comes up,
Click on the pull down menu icon in the upper right hand corner of the page,
The click on pages,
Then left scroll the pages at the bottom...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,596
Posted By upthesaukee
Yes

Besides a windsock and a flag on the "floating bandstand ", the are some other flags in and around the bay.

No unicom, however a check on Laconia (LCI) weather or Rochester (Skyhaven) weather...
Forum: Snowmobiling 02-11-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By upthesaukee
West or south side of road

If coming down the hill heading toward Alton, around the curve at the bottom of the hill opposite the Ellacoya State Park entrance, the is a gate that looks like an aluminum pasture gate. Don't...
Forum: Boating 02-11-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,054
Posted By upthesaukee
You just needed to do a little research

FLL, you just needed to do a little research and the name of the new Gilford Fire Boat would be abundantly clear.

The term Jake is affectionate New England slang for a Firefighter. This word was...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,596
Posted By upthesaukee
Not the cause

The Piper aircraft landed on runway 19 with a tailwind, and was unable to slow down and ran out of runway. Went through a snow bank at the end of the runway which tore off the nose gear, which...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 02-08-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By upthesaukee
Not closed for a long long time

Cider Press has not been closed for a long long time. They have closed for the winter over the past several years, usually Nov to May, giving Bob and Denise a well deserved rest.. After Bob passed...
Forum: Boating 02-06-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By upthesaukee
Back in the day...

Back in the day, around '76 - '87, besides coming up virtually every weekend from Reading MA to Gilford (later Alton Bay), they would get out of work around 4, and drive up to the lake for a boat...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,120
Posted By upthesaukee
Troybuilt

Troybuilt 3 stage. Love it. It has electric start, but pulls so easily and always starts 1st pull.
Only thing I don't like about it is that the chute is controlled by a joystick. I would rather...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,120
Posted By upthesaukee
Follows what I went through

I went to Home Depot to look at a snowblower about two years ago. Found one I liked for right around $1,000. I had my DD214 with me and asked about a veteran's discount. I was told that my status...
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