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Forum: Boating Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By Descant
Anytime you're in doubt, heading to the nearest...

Anytime you're in doubt, heading to the nearest dock is always a good choice. It at least gives you a safe break to reset plans, as you did.
Prevailing winds are from the NW, so I'd guess it was...
Forum: Boating Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,159
Posted By Descant
I think if I were in the NWZ and somebody fired...

I think if I were in the NWZ and somebody fired at me, I'd be inclined to speed up and leave as fast as I could go, not slow down. Amusing that the driver said he had previously increased his speed...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Descant
Don't know if it is still true, but I recall...

Don't know if it is still true, but I recall hearing of programs that set a max price and if the price went down, you got the lowr price. I'd chec k out "Our Town Energy Alliance". 8000 members,...
Forum: Boating 07-04-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
Posted By Descant
Agreed. I'd guess a lot of this is home equity...

Agreed. I'd guess a lot of this is home equity loans on the huge increases in real estate values. And, "Better buy it now before the price goes WAY up."
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Descant
Can't imagine ANY marina or other summer focused...

Can't imagine ANY marina or other summer focused business that would be closed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Forum: Boating 07-01-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,457
Posted By Descant
Re: donations from the Marine Trades Association....

Re: donations from the Marine Trades Association.
FLL, what is the source of the $250 donations yo cite?
I have good friends who serve on the Transportation Committee and the Resources Committee...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-30-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By Descant
Hosta and annuals are major delicacies for deer. ...

Hosta and annuals are major delicacies for deer. Your garden center probably sells coyote urine that purports to keep deer and others away. Some say you can just DIY, but you have to repeat every...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,613
Posted By Descant
I miss the traditional Town/School meeting which...

I miss the traditional Town/School meeting which was as much social as business. Our biggest was about 4500 people in three gyms/cafeteria with big screens and electronic interconnections. Now, with...
Forum: Boating 06-30-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Descant
Miles Marine, without a doubt. They've done two...

Miles Marine, without a doubt. They've done two boats for me, one from Gloucester and one from Great Bay.
They coordinated with marinas on both ends, permits, state police. lead and chase cars,...
Forum: Automotive 06-29-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,533
Posted By Descant
I always carry a pressurized can with goo to fix...

I always carry a pressurized can with goo to fix leaks. Inflation is easy. In the last several decades, I've seen many more battery failures than need for a spare tire. Jump box and cables are...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,131
Posted By Descant
Thanks to the OP for posting residence (Gilford)...

Thanks to the OP for posting residence (Gilford) in hos profile. If others did that, it would be easier to give good recommendations. I use "Supercuts". Shops all over the state. They do...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By Descant
I'd go west, then north along the CT River, stop...

I'd go west, then north along the CT River, stop at the Fort at #4 reenactment. Here's the route, which includes 9 covered bridges. ...
Forum: Boating 06-27-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,159
Posted By Descant
Sure, but Dan and John caught the error for free.

Sure, but Dan and John caught the error for free.
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,133
Posted By Descant
As I read the thread, it isn't Randy Owen's home....

As I read the thread, it isn't Randy Owen's home. Regardless, the judge can do what he feels is appropriate for safety.
Forum: Boating 06-27-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,159
Posted By Descant
Yes. My post should have said "had" instead of...

Yes. My post should have said "had" instead of "has". The S and D are too close together on my keyboard and spell check doesn't pick up that sort of typo.
Forum: Boating 06-27-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Descant
Glendale has a load/unload only section as well...

Glendale has a load/unload only section as well as a handicap docking area with a (I think) lift assist apparatus, close to the handicap spots in the parking lot.
Last time I was there, Wolfeboro...
Forum: Boating 06-27-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,159
Posted By Descant
Enforcement

I used to interact frequently with MP when Dave Barrett was Director of Safety Services. The plan then was always to educate when there was a new rule before handing out tickets. I believe Capt....
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,133
Posted By Descant
Timi Hi, Belknappers. Enjoy the summer boys. ...

Timi Hi, Belknappers. Enjoy the summer boys. One of my fellow campers now has a grandson who started his first year as a camp counselor this week.
Forum: Boating 06-26-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,159
Posted By Descant
That doesn't count anybody who got the...

That doesn't count anybody who got the certification from some other state, does it? Look at how many disregard the 150' boat to boat safe passage.
Recall that, while we want safety, we don't want...
Forum: Boating 06-23-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By Descant
I have been there to look at boats for sale. I...

I have been there to look at boats for sale. I don't think they are a new boat dealer. As with much else, any business relationship to the seller was unknown to me. I looked at the boat and left...
Forum: Boating 06-22-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By Descant
Welcome to the Forum. Management at West Alton...

Welcome to the Forum. Management at West Alton Marina seems to be in a sort of state of flux. Other pontoon dealers all seem stable.
Forum: Automotive 06-21-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By Descant
There are self storage facilities throughout the...

There are self storage facilities throughout the region, usually safer than a random barn as far as fire, snow collapse, etc. Most insurance carriers will allow the owner to drop liability, Towing,...
Forum: Boating 06-20-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By Descant
Suspicious price

Congrats on the new boat. Pictures please.
Re Ceramic coat/$1700. This is for a 12 foot boat, right? LOL. Lower price on a new boat may be because they don't have to do much wet sanding to get...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-19-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By Descant
Bleach?

No bleach? Makes sense, but my septic/leach field is 47 years old. We use bleach in the clothes washer. That's about it. So, IMHO, small amounts of bleach relative to total water flow probably...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,110
Posted By Descant
windy?

Being fully enclosed we don't care so much about the wind, but we really don't like putting all the canvas up and down.
We were out today, remarking that there were no sailboats. No pontoons...
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