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Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,129
Posted By chocophile

About 10 years ago we had both our kayaks stolen from the side of our house, and our neighbors lost theirs also. So now we put them in the basement during the winter, and when they are outside I...
Forum: Boating 09-17-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By chocophile
Mooring vs Slip

We have a house with a seasonal dock that is not secure enough for our larger boat, so it stays out on the mooring. In our case it's a necessity, but it does make it harder to use the boat. I...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-06-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,068
Posted By chocophile
Rubbing Alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol rubbing alcohol dissolves the sap. I use two paper towels (or rags): one loaded with rubbing alcohol to dissolve and the another with alcohol to remove the smear left after...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 03-02-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,466
Posted By chocophile
Some Ideas...

Our dock is also wood (cedar, lighter than pressure-treated) and we switched from galvanized steel pipes to heavy aluminum pipes (from RDS dock hardware in Franklin). The aluminum pipes are much...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-13-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,427
Posted By chocophile
My seasonal rate came from my online account......

My seasonal rate came from my online account... maybe the online price is less than the price quoted by a rep...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-12-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,427
Posted By chocophile
Internet Only

We have internet-only in Tuftonboro, and the seasonal charge is $4.99.
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,826
Posted By chocophile
Playstation Vue Streaming Service

Sony has a TV streaming service called Playstation Vue. It carries MLB plus other sports channels (NESN, etc.). You do need a device to stream it: computer, Amazon Fire TV, Sony Playstation, and a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-26-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,240
Posted By chocophile
Check with Code Enforcement Officer

Have you talked with your town's Code Enforcement Officer? If not, I suggest that you go in-person and ask for his/her suggestions about the overall process. I think they like to be included early,...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 05-17-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 37,362
Posted By chocophile
Lone Wolfe Brewing Co

I enjoy Lone Wolfe Brewing Co in Wolfeboro. It's a very small brewery and taproom, with about 8 varied styles on tap. Graham is the brewer, and he sometimes works the counter. Flights, pints,...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-11-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 35,344
Posted By chocophile
Not Happy with On-Demand

We have an on-demand Rennai heater in our year-round home. I am not too happy with it and would not buy another.

It is installed in our basement, which is about 50 degrees. The water sitting in...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-11-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 45,251
Posted By chocophile

I love my Ecobee, which allows remote control via mobile app.

Ecobee has remote sensors that allow you to control what room(s) determine the temperature. You can set up a schedule. For example,...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-01-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,764
Posted By chocophile
Dilute Bleach Solution

A dilute bleach solution and a stiff brush on a handle will take off mold. It will brighten the color of the wood. It would be best to try it on an unobtrusive area before doing the whole deck.
Forum: Boating 09-23-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,755
Posted By chocophile
Remove Chain and Hardware

Our mooring is in shallow water, so we remove all the hardware down to the eye-bolt in the rock. I think this might reduce corrosion of the galvanized parts. I have heard of people who then coat...
Forum: Area WebCAMs 06-01-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,500
Posted By chocophile
Dynamic DNS

To deal with the changing local IP address issue, you need to configure Dynamic DNS (DDNS) on the camera. I have one and got it to work.

I searched "Foscam DDNS" and found a post with some...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-29-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,237
Posted By chocophile
Filter Tank with Garnet

We also draw water from the lake, but instead of a cartridge filter we have a resin tank filled with garnet. It automatically backwashes once a week to the outside. We don't do much to maintain the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-29-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,777
Posted By chocophile
Code Enforcement Officer

We are in a similar situation, and my advice is to talk to your town's code enforcement officer first (if you haven't already). Bring a plot plan of your property and a simple sketch of what you're...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 01-12-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,608
Posted By chocophile
Parts on the Internet

You can probably find the part you need online. I think the internet has been a huge challenge for local parts suppliers (and retailers in general).
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-07-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,529
Posted By chocophile
Septic Pump On or Off?

This might be controversial: do you leave your septic pump on or off?
Forum: Lost & Found 08-22-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,756
Posted By chocophile
Sent PM

I just sent you a Private Message. Thanks.
Forum: Boating 08-20-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,874
Posted By chocophile

I find that maneuvers that are easy on a calm day can be very tricky on a windy day. For example, trying to stay in line at the gas dock, docking in a tight area. Be sure to go out on a windy day...
Forum: Boating 08-09-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,299
Posted By chocophile
Small Metal Mooring Ball - Near 20-Mile Bay

There is a small metal mooring ball in the water between 20-Mile Bay and Melvin Bay, about 200' away from the Eastern shore. It's been there over a week. Last week when I went by, there was a long...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-02-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,072
Posted By chocophile
Works Great, Some Extra Steps

We've had a UV system for over 10 years, and we're very happy with it. We also use a point-of-use carbon filter at the kitchen sink to eliminate that lakey taste in the spring.

There are some...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,336
Posted By chocophile
Boat Design

The design of the hull makes a lot of difference in handling rough water. Our previous boat was a 1994 21' Four Winns Horizon, and it handled rough water very well. I didn't worry too much about...
Forum: Boating 03-24-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,537
Posted By chocophile
Boat Registration for Mooring

When we renew our mooring permit each year we are required to send in a boat registration. But I don't think that's the ONLY boat that could be on the mooring. I think they want to be sure the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 03-07-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,933
Posted By chocophile
On-Demand Has Some Drawbacks

We have an on-demand hot water heater (natural gas) and I'm not thrilled with it.

There is a delay after the water begins to flow, and it takes a while to heat up the exchanger before the water...
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