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Forum: Boating 11-11-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,136
Posted By Orion
rack vs dock

There are racks available at Harilla Landing, depending on the size of your boat. We are summer islanders and find that the rack is better than a dock since the boat doesn't sit in water and get beat...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 10-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,537
Posted By Orion
Jo Jo's #10

JoJo's #10 on crusty bread, loaded. The best Italian I've ever had and I've tried many. We try to make it a staple once every week we're up there. Be prepared to get sloppy. They are definitely...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,242
Posted By Orion
If your lake house is seasonal....

If you have a "winter" home somewhere else that has good local broadcast over-the-air antenna reception, you can do what I did.

I have a winter home that gets 26 channels on a large, old,...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 09-07-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,325
Posted By Orion
perspectives?

My overall sense of this whole thread is that most of it is overreaction to a senseless act against nature. Yes, cruel, but there are far worse crimes against nature (humanity) that are legal and...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 09-02-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,787
Posted By Orion
I guess I'm a new age old timer

I rarely use cash. Maybe 6 times a year, if that. Everything I buy, I use a credit card or phone/watch (ApplePay) to pay. The main reasons are two. It's a lot quicker and I get cash back (2% to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,418
Posted By Orion
multiple lanes

Actually, multiple lanes to get through a light with a later merge do, in fact, increase flow through the light since too many people are too slow to get moving when a light turns green. The merge...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,418
Posted By Orion
cheap fix

Maybe there should be a yellow line set back a bit from the road and a sign for pedestrians to "Stand behind Yellow Line and wait for crossing light".
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,376
Posted By Orion
missed the point

The point was that if the suicides didn't have a gun, those deaths would likely have been done by some other means.

But we've gone way off topic.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,418
Posted By Orion
....... or have a green light when you shouldn't...

....... or have a green light when you shouldn't stop. The light being dark (when not red) just looks like it's broken, requiring drivers to stop for a normal non-light-controlled crosswalk.
Forum: Boating 08-07-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,619
Posted By Orion
Not too old

Yah, I would feel real old cruising in this with 500 HP hanging on back......
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,376
Posted By Orion
Let's not lump all together

Data shows that nearly 2/3 of gun deaths in the US are suicides. Of the remaining 1/3, many of those are defensive and/or police actions. So for anyone trying to sell 40,000 gun deaths as the key...
Forum: Winni Pets 07-30-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,960
Posted By Orion
big

.....over 500 acres and 2 miles long with 8 miles of shoreline. Not too small.
Forum: Weather 07-01-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,972
Posted By Orion
74

74 degrees 4' down at Cow Island early this morning.
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,528
Posted By Orion
iHeart Radio

I use iHeart Radio on my iPhone for most long drives, Bluetooth connected to my car radio. I can listen to the same local station all the way, uninterrupted, from central MA to the Lake. Free. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By Orion
better views

Nice shot. It's actually better to photograph the moon at any point other than full since there is no crater detail (shadows) at full. The best shot would be near sliver of a moon where the rest of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,241
Posted By Orion
Tablo DVR streaming

I've tried most of the solutions over the years and have finally found my ideal solution for streaming my local OTA channels (28 channels in central MA) to my island house which has DSL.

I have...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,002
Posted By Orion
Agreed

Agreed. This is one of the best forums I visit on the web. Well run, and full of great "entertainment" and information. We are truly fortunate for the efforts of our Webmaster.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,937
Posted By Orion
Noooo!

Nope, back then you actually had to EARN a trophy! What a concept.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,937
Posted By Orion
Yes!

We must be close in age because I did the same things! And I used to hitchhike to the local slot car track.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,575
Posted By Orion
Love Lowes

Not only does Lowe’s give me the no-fuss veteran discount (I have my Mil status applied to my Lowe’s account), my local Lowe’s has three Veteran-Only reserved parking spaces close to store!
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,256
Posted By Orion
Depends on town

Generally certainly true, but it really depends on which towns in NH and MA you own property in. They vary very significantly town to town. I pay more for property tax in MA than I do in NH and the...
Forum: Boating 03-10-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,704
Posted By Orion
I've owned both

I bought a 25' Bennington 2575RL tritoon with a 130hp Honda in 2001. It was a fantastic boat and would buy another Bennington. I did have a problem with one of the welds on the log which appeared...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,668
Posted By Orion
On the upside

If we could get appealing women to participate, and occupy the part of the beach near the Weirs Channel, we could solve the no-wake problem. :D
Forum: Polls 01-19-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 73,623
Posted By Orion
Changed bracket!

Oops. Can we re-vote? I've changed brackets since this poll came out. :laugh:
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,486
Posted By Orion
Tablo DVR

If you do manage to get local channels you can use a Tablo DVR to stream those channels to any TV that has a streaming receiver attached or internal. I used to use DirecTV on the island. I now have...
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