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Forum: Boating Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By Descant
Jumping

I too recall kids jumping off the Weirs Bridge as well as the trestle in Lakeport. In the 50's-60's, the danger was not boats, but frequent trains. Also remember kids jumping off the top deck of...
Forum: Boating 08-15-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,544
Posted By Descant
First things first: Reduce your guest list. 12...

First things first:
Reduce your guest list. 12 people (6 adults and 6 kids?) trying to tube/ski etc with an inexperienced captain is just plain foolish as well as unpleasant. Hang around the public...
Forum: History 08-15-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By Descant
Glendale

There is a landing made of cut granite just yards east of the Lincoln Cottage on Belknap Point. The house at that site used to be a small RR station. Remodeling many tines makes it no longer look...
Forum: Boating 08-10-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 116,968
Posted By Descant
Winni Driver

You'll love it. Best job ever was a couple of summers as a Miss Winnipesaukee driver.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-09-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,115
Posted By Descant
Rsa 483-b:9

The question was about Best Management Practices for protecting the waters.
The intention is to have a 50' buffer at the shore. That's part of controlling runoff. In the SWQPA, you get points...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-09-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,115
Posted By Descant
BMP's

DES, LWA and NHLAKES.org all have info on best management practices. Plant blueberry sod instead of grass. No maintenance, and mostly green all year.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,340
Posted By Descant
The hardware store in Wolfeboro is excellent. It...

The hardware store in Wolfeboro is excellent. It is a shorter walk from the docks to the store than it is from one end of Lowes to the other when you find yourself in the wrong department. And is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,111
Posted By Descant
I think, mostly, the PD needs a few complaints if...

I think, mostly, the PD needs a few complaints if talking to the neighbor doesn't work. Then they can go listen for themselves and act accordingly. They can't do much without peroneal observation...
Forum: Boating 08-08-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By Descant
Genius! Glad for that successful idea. Maybe...

Genius! Glad for that successful idea. Maybe hang some foil (Mylar") from a string tied between posts so it isn't torn off from the boat by wave action?
Forum: Boating 08-07-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By Descant
At our marina, ducks seem to like some swim...

At our marina, ducks seem to like some swim platforms more than others. Apparently due to height above water. All the boats are backed in. My platform is fairly high, never had a problem. Have to...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-07-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Descant
Thirty years a ago I got a 30 ton house jack at...

Thirty years a ago I got a 30 ton house jack at Zyla's and jacked the cabin up 16" and added two cement blocks. Always promised myself we'd "get it done right" the next season. HA!. Still level. ...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-06-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,747
Posted By Descant
None of you ever heard of a clothesline to dry...

None of you ever heard of a clothesline to dry wash loads? Kids get one towel for the weekend and when they're not using it. it goes on the porch rail or the clothes line. We always had a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 23,429
Posted By Descant
Right! Maybe lease is the wrong word? I'm sure...

Right! Maybe lease is the wrong word? I'm sure if there were an RFP issued, two parties could come up with an imaginative agreement/arrangement. It just takes willing participants. With all due...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 23,429
Posted By Descant
JeffK makes some good points. You may be right...

JeffK makes some good points. You may be right on different scales, BUT in NH there are examples of government run businesses that are successful. Obvious to most is the state liquor outlets. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 23,429
Posted By Descant
Right. In this thread there are varied...

Right. In this thread there are varied references to the ":Commission" and it is not always clear if the post refers to Gunstock Area Commission, appointed by the delegation (State Reps) or the ...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-02-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Descant
I got the same letter. They want to manage my...

I got the same letter. They want to manage my boat slip for me. Giggle. How many of these random letters went out at what cost? At what level of positive response? I will say, I read the letter. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,698
Posted By Descant
You're not worth the time it takes to post...

You're not worth the time it takes to post something offensive. You jerk.

OK?LOL.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 07-31-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,773
Posted By Descant
Another variation that continues to grow:...

Another variation that continues to grow: Retiremnt communities. As noted by Seaplane Pilot: Initiation fee, annual dues and minimum food and beverage spending. Yes, tghey have other amenities, but...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 07-30-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By Descant
It's OK. She's catch and release.

It's OK. She's catch and release.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 07-30-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,773
Posted By Descant
It appears that Bald Peak offerings are similar...

It appears that Bald Peak offerings are similar to the One Hundred Club. Golf is an option, not a prerequisite. You don't normally hear much about private clubs because...they are private.
Check...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,698
Posted By Descant
It's not clear which Shaw's we're talking about,...

It's not clear which Shaw's we're talking about, but their (high) pricing seems to be common to all locations. I generally go to Shaw's because I like their deli salads better than Hannaford's and...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 07-29-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,773
Posted By Descant
slow ? or leisurely?

I'm not sure what makes service "slow" unless we know it took 30 minutes to take an order and an hour to serve it. Otherwise, one person's slow is just leisurely to the party at the next table. Of...
Forum: Boating 07-28-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 116,968
Posted By Descant
"Insieme" ?

I think you're thinking of the other old boat "Insieme" (Did I spell it right?) 1935 Richardson Cruisabout.
Pix here: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=steven%20dami

Also some pix or the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-27-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,747
Posted By Descant
I agree with the energy audit as it should give...

I agree with the energy audit as it should give an indication of most bang for the buck on various options, and which items you can do yourself.

How do you heat water? Electric? Get a timer. ...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-27-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Descant
Perhaps the new increased rates will make solar a...

Perhaps the new increased rates will make solar a better buy? What's the cost of solar installation compared to, say, five years ago?
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