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Forum: Boating Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Descant
cost/benefit ?

Sounds like Alton has done the cost/benefit analysis for their constituency. They have a reputation for frugality, where other lakeside towns are definitely big spenders.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Descant
shelter

Years ago, I put an addition on the house in mid winter. A different concrete mix for the foundation. Everything else , they just worked along. Stain instead of paint. They pre-heated caulk and...
Forum: Boating 12-04-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Descant
The $5 is an "agent's fee", Town clerk, boat...

The $5 is an "agent's fee", Town clerk, boat yard, whoever. No fee at the state. You can go to DMV or MP HQ. Because of NH Constitution Article 28-a (unfunded mandates) The Town Clerk/Tax...
Forum: Boating 12-03-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 62,706
Posted By Descant
Tastes change as we age. Correct that. As we...

Tastes change as we age. Correct that. As we mature. Too many carbs so I hardly ever drink beer anymore. And I can barely remember Annie Boone Farm fruity wine.. Someday, I'll get a bigger boat...
Forum: Boating 12-03-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 62,706
Posted By Descant
Box?

There are a coupled of brands of Scotch that come in heavy plastic bottles that won't break no matter how long they roll around in the bilge. Even in a box, (I'm told) wine will go bad over time.
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Forum: Boating 11-28-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By Descant
Speed vs ???

Actually, the speed limit issue is posting a number of the same issues that were posted before when it first came up a decade ago. The Big Big Big benefit is it brings the Forum back to lake and...
Forum: Boating 11-28-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By Descant
Legislative services

Reps (and Senators) can get such info researched by Legislative Services. New reps are less likely to do this in advance, but after they have filed their request for a bill to be drafted. The bill...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-27-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,658
Posted By Descant
Quality lasts

Been in this house since new in 1977. First dishwasher was Hobart (Kitchen Aid). Replaced two years ago with whatever was quietest, can't recall the brand but not Bosch. It will likely outlast us....
Forum: Boating 11-27-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By Descant
Facetious

My original post, #3 was facetious, hence the LOL. I hope this new thread on speed limits will not duplicate the mess of the original issue.
Forum: Boating 11-27-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By Descant
Leave the speed limit alone and get rid of the...

Leave the speed limit alone and get rid of the boat to boat safe passage rule. That works in 49 other states and is rarely enforced/enforceable in NH. LOL
Forum: Boating 11-27-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By Descant
Bigger wakes?

Yes, there is a bill filed in the legislature to eliminate the 45 mph speed limit. Some really fast boats e.g. Bass Boats make almost no wake at all at speed. Some slower boats e.g. wake or ballast...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,936
Posted By Descant
I knoiw

You can tell your friend "we all know."
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 55,332
Posted By Descant
Seasonal?

Is this the usual end of summer in NH tourist jobs?

(BTW, I was always taught that 'M' is the Roman numeral for 1,000, so 4M means 4,000. 4 Million would be 4MM. )
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,504
Posted By Descant
Myth

I try to mostly ignore these threads that get all bothered by new assessments without understanding the relationship described above. In any event, the explanation by ITD is one of the clearest I've...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,256
Posted By Descant
Post War

Just after the war here was a lot of development around the lake up to maybe 1955. Around 1980, a lot of those motels went condo as original owners wanted to retire. Sandy Point is one of the last...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,050
Posted By Descant
Adventure

Thanks for all your posts. Islanders live in an adventure world all thew time, but November and April are an adventure no matter how much you've prepared.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,992
Posted By Descant
Generation gap

I used to call my 30 something son with such questions. Now, he says call my nephew (my grandson). He's 11 and knows everything. I'm impressed that Upthesaukee (my contemporary) did it all. C'mon...
Forum: Boating 11-18-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By Descant
In the 60's we used to water ski in Smith's Cove...

In the 60's we used to water ski in Smith's Cove because it was protected on windy days, That was before all the marina development, moorings, etc.
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,834
Posted By Descant
This whole thread casts doubt on FLL's...

This whole thread casts doubt on FLL's credibility as the guy who finds the best/cheapest deals.
Forum: Winni Pets 11-18-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 47,546
Posted By Descant
Really? My cat can see in the dark. I jut can't...

Really? My cat can see in the dark. I jut can't see her.
Forum: Boating 11-17-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By Descant
New NWZ

A petition for a new NWZ between Pig Island and Lockes Island has been granted. The decision was signed November 16, following a public hearing in September.
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,205
Posted By Descant
Borrowing to invest?

I think nobody brought it up because it generally has a lot of pitfalls as noted by JeffK.

I think HE for a leveraged investment such as income generating real estate can work.

If you have $xxx...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,496
Posted By Descant
Superb

The students and faculty advisors do a great job on these reports. They work hard to keep politics and personal bias out of the reports. Past reports are available at...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-14-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By Descant
Freeze and discard the first batches of ice. Bet...

Freeze and discard the first batches of ice. Bet it says all you need to know in the owner's manual, but yes, if you had water to a previous fridge it should be easy as you describe.
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,272
Posted By Descant
The only hills in FL are overpasses.

The only hills in FL are overpasses.
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