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Forum: Automotive 09-15-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 41,489
Posted By BroadHopper
Regular washing of a vehicle is just about all...

Regular washing of a vehicle is just about all one can do. Today's cars are must less rust-prone than cars decades ago.

I talk to reliable auto body techs and they say the same, regular washes....
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 09-13-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By BroadHopper
Not a restaurant but the best lobster rolls at a...

Not a restaurant but the best lobster rolls at a reasonable price. Vista Foods downtown Laconia.
Forum: Boating 09-12-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,096
Posted By BroadHopper
Size matters?

The 454 Magnum puts out 350 HP. But with a lot of weight!
The 2.0 TDI Audi 4 cylinder at stage 1 is also 350HP. With much less weight!
I'm assuming the HP to weight ratio put the smaller engine...
Forum: Boating 09-12-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By BroadHopper
Radar on Winni

Been on the lake for 60 years. If you have your chart, a good compass, and know how to read them, you should be good. Even when foggy! Lately, the GPS and Google Maps do a great job on the cell...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-12-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By BroadHopper
A deck within 50'

A customer would like to add a deck to undeveloped property. Fortunately, the owner had a great site developer. He recommends adding a porous paver deck to the landscape and that works! DES and town...
Forum: Area WebCAMs 09-12-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By BroadHopper
The Weirs Channel

I can add Paugus Bay, Meredith Bay, and the area inside Timber, Governors, Stonedam, Bear Islands as the worst possible area on the lake on weekends!

Weirs Channel is a ***** show in season. Many...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,579
Posted By BroadHopper
The new 'Mini Miami' condos increase dockings...

The new 'Mini Miami' condos increase dockings from the grandfathered Barton's motel slips. Seems like the state okay the idea since the Cemetary next door doesn't need docks they add the shore...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 81,943
Posted By BroadHopper
Good Luck Lakegirl

If the new boathouse or shed is on the same footprint, then it is legal. They can even build up to a town restricted height and block your view. It happens mega times on the Walmart side of the lake....
Forum: Automotive 09-12-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By BroadHopper
Tire Warehouse

I agree it's a great no-frill tire retailer and installer. They will even get and install tires that you don't find in their showroom such as Nokian and Vredestein, top-rated European tires.

Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By BroadHopper
High Octane (Broken Spoke)

Had an impressive 9/11 display yesterday. I was visibly shaken by it. The Combat Vets MC club was there hosting a really nice car and bike show at the time I was there.

That afternoon I attend the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By BroadHopper
ATV, snowmobiling use on Private property.

John is correct. That is why there are snowmobile clubs. The clubs negotiate a deal with private owners in the use of the lands. Clubs also have rules regarding the use of the land, trails to satisfy...
Forum: Boating 09-09-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By BroadHopper
Not just September

October and November are fantastic months! If weather permits December as well! I can remember a time when Christmas was warm and inviting!
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By BroadHopper
Laws protecting landowners from trespassers

Laws are written so that trespassers are at their own risks! So it has not been a problem in NH. Some a$$hat tried to sue the farm because a family member tripped on an animal hole and tried to sue...
Forum: Automotive 09-08-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,311
Posted By BroadHopper
Trailer Hitches

I normally get hitches online, Amazon, eBay, other outlets and have Steven auto body in Belmont install them, easy peasy. UHaul normally do a messy job, does not add coating on bare metal, etc.

Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 09-08-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,814
Posted By BroadHopper
Not a problem

Live here and avoid Fridays thru Sunday. Enjoy cooking for a crowd and its a favorite among guests. Lobsters are a favorite and Belmont Shaws had cooked chix lobsters at 9.99 a pound! I'd rather burn...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-08-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By BroadHopper
I use the same concept. It works like a charm if...

I use the same concept. It works like a charm if you trailer the boat. In fact some marinas suggest the same to boat owners.
It's a bit tricky getting to the oil plug with the engine in the boat but...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,979
Posted By BroadHopper
Wildwood Shores

2 decades ago, I had to sell the family lakeside property on 'pesaukee because of property tax. My accountant/realtor suggests Wildwood Village on 'squam. Very smart decision! I had to get used to...
Forum: Boating 08-28-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By BroadHopper
There are a number of pontoon boats on Winni...

There are a number of pontoon boats on Winni (both) that are capable of 60+ and at the sandbars and beach bars, they love to brag. Poor me the LEOs picked on the Formula types and ignore the sleepers.
Forum: Boating 08-27-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By BroadHopper
Sea Doo Switch

Can't decide on pontoon configuration? Try this!...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-23-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,477
Posted By BroadHopper
Lately, I've been steering folks to Benson Wood...

Lately, I've been steering folks to Benson Wood in Walpole. Those who have them build are extremely satisfied, even after 10 years! Top local materials and the way they build my gosh, put the...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 08-22-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,272
Posted By BroadHopper
Owl's Nest

Owl's Nest is another gem! Not in the Lakes Region but a beautiful part of NH nevertheless. https://www.owlsnestresort.com/panorama_six82/
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-20-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By BroadHopper
skin rash

Some people have allergic reaction. My gf has a reaction. Antihistamin appears to work.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 08-16-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,383
Posted By BroadHopper
Got plenty of attention with a Peter Makris...

Got plenty of attention with a Peter Makris memorial T.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 08-12-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,874
Posted By BroadHopper
Can't agree with you more!

Can't agree with you more!
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 08-12-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By BroadHopper
Old school.

I fitted a rubber hose to the drain plug on the oil pan. The rubber is long enough to attach to the transom. If the boat is out of the water, I would run the hose through the drain in the transom and...
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