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Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,159
Posted By Bear Islander
This morning the BearCam showed ice in front of...

This morning the BearCam showed ice in front of my place. However it only went out few hundred feet.

www.bearchow.com
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-18-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,073
Posted By Bear Islander
Sorry... but you are wrong. You are describing...

Sorry... but you are wrong. You are describing wiring for installations. Such as 12/2 w/ground where the third conductor is bare for ground.

To connect a portable generator you must be using...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-17-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,073
Posted By Bear Islander
The basic answer is use 12/3 for 20 amp (2400...

The basic answer is use 12/3 for 20 amp (2400 watt) and 14/3 for 15 amp (1800 watt). However the temperature rating of the wire is the important thing. If you use high temp cord rated at 90 degrees C...
Forum: Boating 11-17-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,337
Posted By Bear Islander
Prices start at $24,000 !

Prices start at $24,000 !
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bear Islander
When the island association (BICA) purchased the...

When the island association (BICA) purchased the center of the island decades ago they divided up land behind each shore property so that residents could by a back lot. Mostly this would be used for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bear Islander
Sorry there are 192 homes on Bear and I don't...

Sorry there are 192 homes on Bear and I don't know half of them, let alone keeping track of their Zillow postings.

I do know that many years ago the town took possession of a back lot for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bear Islander
What does that have to do with tonight's...

What does that have to do with tonight's fireworks?

I am assuming this is all a rather stupid inside joke.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bear Islander
Is this a joke? If it is I don't think it is...

Is this a joke?

If it is I don't think it is funny.
Forum: Boating 07-10-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,830
Posted By Bear Islander
Twice in the last couple of weeks I have had a...

Twice in the last couple of weeks I have had a huge wave come in and wash over my dock and pop out dock sections. I have lived in this spot for more than 25 years and I have never seen wake this big....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-27-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,576
Posted By Bear Islander
A few years ago we did a survey of where Bear...

A few years ago we did a survey of where Bear Island residents got their insurance. Some carriers will keep you on if you are grandfathered. Some will take you if you bundle with other insurance....
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,170
Posted By Bear Islander
The confusion here is the often repeated, but...

The confusion here is the often repeated, but false claim, that NH has no income tax.

There is 5% tax on dividends and interest income over $2,400 ($4,800 for a couple).
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 04-20-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 55,340
Posted By Bear Islander
When I see people not wearing a mask I wonder......

When I see people not wearing a mask I wonder... Do they not have a doctor? Do they ignore their doctor?

During a recent check up I asked my doctor what I should do about Covid. His answer "wear a...
Forum: Area WebCAMs 04-19-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By Bear Islander
Absolutely intentional !

Absolutely intentional !
Forum: Area WebCAMs 04-18-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By Bear Islander
Atlantic Broadband, in their infant wisdom,...

Atlantic Broadband, in their infant wisdom, decided to change my static IP address. Apparently they had a block of numbers taken away from them. I had to wait until I could get to the island and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,215
Posted By Bear Islander
Starting March 4, Atlantic Broadband is migrating...

Starting March 4, Atlantic Broadband is migrating to new IP addresses. According to them my static IP will change sometime in the next week.

So I guess it's not really static, is it.

I don't...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,333
Posted By Bear Islander
A few years ago I watched two men add a new pole...

A few years ago I watched two men add a new pole near the Mail Dock.

They pulled the pole over behind their boat. Dug a hole with hand tools. Erected the pole with wood pikes and a rope. Leveled...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,333
Posted By Bear Islander
Island Services has an air boat, and they have...

Island Services has an air boat, and they have assisted the utilities many times over the years. Obviously they will want to be paid for that assistance.

We should all call NHEC and suggest they...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,333
Posted By Bear Islander
The NHEC should realize it is 2021. There are...

The NHEC should realize it is 2021. There are several air boats available, two of them at Shep's, that can transport them to the islands in any ice conditions.
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,333
Posted By Bear Islander
Power out on Bear, possibly Pine and others

Power went out on Bear Island at 10:47 AM Tuesday. From the outage map it looks like Pine and the islands near the south end of Bear are out as well.

NHEC has posted the following.

"Due to NHEC...
Forum: Boating 02-08-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,388
Posted By Bear Islander
Less ... Is that just your opinion, or do...

Less ...

Is that just your opinion, or do you have something to back it up.

"Riparian right, in property law, doctrine pertaining to properties adjacent to a waterway that (a) governs the use...
Forum: Boating 02-08-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,388
Posted By Bear Islander
Sorry, but you are wrong. Waterfront...

Sorry, but you are wrong.

Waterfront property owners have Riparian Rights and common law rights to the waters adjacent to their property. This is a complex legal subject. The often claimed idea...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-17-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,774
Posted By Bear Islander
The little red button is a thermal circuit...

The little red button is a thermal circuit breaker. It "pops" when there is to much current going to the motor or when the breaker itself is bad. Either the motor is bad, something is jamming the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-08-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,442
Posted By Bear Islander
Not only the impeller can get worn down but also...

Not only the impeller can get worn down but also the jet nozzle. After about twenty years of service my plastic nozzle was seriously worn. A rebuilt kit comes with impeller, nozzle, gaskets and seals.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-07-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,442
Posted By Bear Islander
My pump was increasing unable to get to full...

My pump was increasing unable to get to full pressure causing me to adjust the turn off pressure downward. Also running longer. I purchased the pump rebuild kit for my model for a fraction of the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,725
Posted By Bear Islander
If you read the RSA carefully you will see it...

If you read the RSA carefully you will see it only applies if the neighbor is unable to access the ice.

Causing open water in one part of your property is not a violation if you can access the ice...
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