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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-27-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By ursa minor
Propane has fewer BTUs per gallon than fuel oil...

Propane has fewer BTUs per gallon than fuel oil (92,000 BTU / gal for propane vs 140,000 BTUs /gal for #2 oil or roughly 50% less energy content per gallon for propane). If you were using 5 to 6...
Forum: Boating 10-16-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 91,368
Posted By ursa minor
Thatís a timely article. It sure sounds like...

Thatís a timely article. It sure sounds like cavitation is a major issue in reading that. Their idea of getting custom propellers made may be the way to go, I believe the propellers for the G2...
Forum: Boating 10-16-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 91,368
Posted By ursa minor
My bad, I just went back to page 1, you are...

My bad, I just went back to page 1, you are correct. Twin 250's as seen in the pictures. The point of my long winded post above is still the same though; whether 500 HP (as is), 600 HP(as I...
Forum: Boating 10-15-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 91,368
Posted By ursa minor
This isn't a situation where the Dive is...

This isn't a situation where the Dive is "underpowered" so much as how the power gets to the water and some basic principles of naval architecture. Also, note that even with double the power (it has...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,278
Posted By ursa minor
The venturi in the "injector" ( technical term...

The venturi in the "injector" ( technical term would be an "eductor")uses a portion of the pump discharge to increase the suction head or "lift" of the pump.

On the cut away view below, the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,296
Posted By ursa minor
On B-29's, as far as I am aware there are only...

On B-29's, as far as I am aware there are only two airworthy B-29's left; "Fifi" and "Doc". They recently flew together at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin. If you're a fan of round engine...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,296
Posted By ursa minor
It's very unlikely you saw a B-29, more than...

It's very unlikely you saw a B-29, more than likely it was one of the three bombers that the Collings Foundation is bringing around on it's latest Wings of Freedom tour as has been mentioned above. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,555
Posted By ursa minor
Funny, I saw a gray squirrel swimming towards the...

Funny, I saw a gray squirrel swimming towards the island last Friday while I was cleaning the boat. It's easily a quarter mile swim, he looked pretty tired. We never saw anything but red squirrels...
Forum: Boating 09-07-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,491
Posted By ursa minor
Ummm, APS... my headway speed trip was at NIGHT. ...

Ummm, APS... my headway speed trip was at NIGHT. As in in the DARK in October with very few lights on the shore, air temp in the 50's with light rain and fog on the water. Not fun. Not quite the...
Forum: Boating 09-04-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,491
Posted By ursa minor
I generally love it too, I'd better because...

I generally love it too, I'd better because "islander" so really not an option for us.

There's only been a few times over the years when I've been concerned. Obviously this most recent incident...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 09-03-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,821
Posted By ursa minor
We really started noticing them just south of...

We really started noticing them just south of Hooksett on 293. Hundreds and hundreds of them! Glad we weren't the only ones thinking "what's up with that?" :eek:
Forum: Boating 09-01-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,491
Posted By ursa minor
Navigation Lights!

In the interest of adding to several recent threads on boating safety, I thought I'd share this experience from a few minutes ago. We were returning from dinner with friends on a nearby island on...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 08-18-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,353
Posted By ursa minor
My experience is that most island properties are...

My experience is that most island properties are "private social clubs". Especially with a view like that!
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,299
Posted By ursa minor
Am I missing something? Are you implying that...

Am I missing something? Are you implying that island property owners are not paying property taxes? I can assure you that's not the case. What islanders pay in taxes for seasonal use properties...
Forum: Boating 08-05-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 91,368
Posted By ursa minor
The movie line "lighten up Francis" just popped...

The movie line "lighten up Francis" just popped into my head for some reason. :rolleye2:
Forum: Boating 07-24-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,686
Posted By ursa minor
I'm going to agree with Little Bear. I've seen...

I'm going to agree with Little Bear. I've seen one pontoon in particular making the run up the Six Pack and heading in the direction of Harilla Landing (and then coming back) many times. They're...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,848
Posted By ursa minor
In fairness, KPW's reference point is the same as...

In fairness, KPW's reference point is the same as mine; Cow Island on the northern side of the lake. It was and is very clean. I worry about the long term affects of all the lawns that surround us...
Forum: Boating 07-08-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By ursa minor
Tony, welcome to the forum. If your float is big...

Tony, welcome to the forum. If your float is big enough, I'd consider pulling the sunfish up onto it. That way the boat won't be banging against the float.
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,831
Posted By ursa minor
What you did there, I see it... :D

What you did there, I see it... :D
Forum: Boating 07-02-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,470
Posted By ursa minor
The key point I was trying to make in my post...

The key point I was trying to make in my post above is that stainless allows for more advanced blade design. Things like the rake of the blades, skew in the blade that allows more effective control...
Forum: Boating 07-01-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,470
Posted By ursa minor
In reality the difference between the "impact...

In reality the difference between the "impact damage" from hitting something with an aluminum propeller and a stainless propeller is minimal. If you hit something at speed you can wipe out the lower...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-23-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,084
Posted By ursa minor
The bumper crop of pine cones last year is having...

The bumper crop of pine cones last year is having its effect in a corresponding bumper crop of chipmunks, squirrels and mice. It goes in cycles, they're everywhere and then either the food...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,775
Posted By ursa minor
From my experience, eastern white pine and...

From my experience, eastern white pine and hemlock are the dominant tree species on the islands. There are a few maple and oak trees along with birch and beech. Remember that most of the islands are...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,775
Posted By ursa minor
We refer to this as the island fitness program or...

We refer to this as the island fitness program or alternatively earning ones cocktail(s). :D. It's definitely worth the effort.

To the OP's question, we cut up, split and stacked the hardwood...
Forum: Boating 06-21-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By ursa minor
I believe the area you're referring to was called...

I believe the area you're referring to was called "the wiggles" by the old timers (steamboat days) because of the twists and turns needed. It gets my full undivided attention as well, you're in...
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