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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By upthesaukee
Alton Bay

Ice is out about 30-40 yards from the route11 bridge, perhaps even further. Only about 5 1/2 miles to go for the Bay to be clear! :laugh:

Dave
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By upthesaukee
Not daily

Not daily. You put it out. When you are pulling the bob house to go elsewhere or call it a season, clean up the site and take your garbage with you; 2x4 blocks etc. I live in Alton Bay and know...
Forum: Marketplace Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By upthesaukee
Go to Tractor Supply

Go to Tractor Supply and look for imperfections on the trailers. I was at the one on 9/202/4 in Chichester. I was looking at a 4x6, no ramp, black. Paint was peeling on both fenders. We went back...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By upthesaukee
Pretty simple

It's pretty simple: if you go backpacking, what you carry in, you pack out.

When you bring a bob house out on the ice, you pack everything back in when you leave.

If you see someone not...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,242
Posted By upthesaukee
SB 2, not SB 12

Some years ago a bill was filed in the legislature as Senate Bill 2, SB 2, which in the simplest of forms allowed towns to change the manner of voting on the annual Town business meeting from Town...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 03-15-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,611
Posted By upthesaukee
Absolutely

Sorry McDude. It is closed and cleaned out. Sudden decision, reportedly due to family issues.

Dave
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 03-14-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,611
Posted By upthesaukee
Unknown

Dockside Restaurant was sold at auction a few weeks ago. I haven't heard anything about the new owner's plan for the property.

The Alton Bay Busy Corner store has been closed. The owner of the...
Forum: Boating 03-14-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,166
Posted By upthesaukee
Boat garage is a continuing expense

Of course, with a boat garage, there are annual continuing expenses such as taxes and maintenance :rolleye1: .

Dave
Forum: Boating 03-10-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,166
Posted By upthesaukee
Lubricate the snaps

Lubricate the snaps. You can use a little Vaseline, Chap Stick, or spend the big bucks and get Snap Lubricant at your local marine store.

Any one of the three makes a ton of difference in...
Forum: Outdoor Recreation 03-10-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By upthesaukee
Easy, its the law.

Easy, what does the law say? More than two makes a raft. :D

Dave
Forum: Outdoor Recreation 03-10-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By upthesaukee
Make your own

Make your own. Buy 3 regular $4.95 foam noodles and a $5 pack of zip ties. Zip tie the noodles together and voila; your own super-noodle for under $20. Woo hoo and whack-a-doo... maybe even start...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,614
Posted By upthesaukee
Too bad but a pretty season.

Too bad they have to close, but given the bad weather tomorrow and then the warmer temperatures forecasted for the coming week, it makes sense. They cannot stay open later than March 15 anyway.
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Forum: Boating 03-06-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By upthesaukee
Oh the concerns

Multiple concerns: 150 ft rule, excessive noise, damaging wakes (there goes the shoreline), reckless operation, just to mention a few.
No sign of noodles being used as life preservers, though....
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,166
Posted By upthesaukee
Take walk in the woods

If you take a walk in the woods and find stone walls that would seem to have no purpose in their location, think back to that time when there were very few trees. The land was farmed and the stone...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By upthesaukee
Or the Nenana Ice Classic in Alaska

Certainly the Car Plunge is a neat idea, and our own Ice Out Contest is certainly an item of interest. Whenever I think ice out, I am reminded of my time spent stationed at an Air Force base outside...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,848
Posted By upthesaukee
Not positive but...

Not positive, but that looks like a photo that Dave Roberts, long time member and poster who passed away a while back, may have taken. Dave was an avid hiker who documented mountain views and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,261
Posted By upthesaukee
Mentioned in the subject line

Broadhopper did mention it is a 55÷ program in the subject area. Unfortunately, you didn't see that on your Tapatalk app. That app doesn't show the subject of each post. :(

For that reason, I...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-21-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,243
Posted By upthesaukee
Fyi

FYI, a year or so ago, we replaced our oil tank located outside, kerosene. We were able to offload the oil in the old tank into the new tank. The guy who replaced the tank took it away. We...
Forum: Weather 02-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,071
Posted By upthesaukee
Alton Bay

A half mile NW is Sandy Point and about a half mile of the lake, just under 2 in with a trace of ice on top.

Dave
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,614
Posted By upthesaukee
A record for planes

From the Alton Bay Seaplane Base and Ice Runway FB page:

Was a fantastic Day today in Alton BayWinter Carnival was awesome. And the airport could not have been better. I believe we had a record...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,315
Posted By upthesaukee
Don't have to

Click on the link and when the first page comes up,
Click on the pull down menu icon in the upper right hand corner of the page,
The click on pages,
Then left scroll the pages at the bottom...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,614
Posted By upthesaukee
Yes

Besides a windsock and a flag on the "floating bandstand ", the are some other flags in and around the bay.

No unicom, however a check on Laconia (LCI) weather or Rochester (Skyhaven) weather...
Forum: Snowmobiling 02-11-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By upthesaukee
West or south side of road

If coming down the hill heading toward Alton, around the curve at the bottom of the hill opposite the Ellacoya State Park entrance, the is a gate that looks like an aluminum pasture gate. Don't...
Forum: Boating 02-11-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,061
Posted By upthesaukee
You just needed to do a little research

FLL, you just needed to do a little research and the name of the new Gilford Fire Boat would be abundantly clear.

The term Jake is affectionate New England slang for a Firefighter. This word was...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,614
Posted By upthesaukee
Not the cause

The Piper aircraft landed on runway 19 with a tailwind, and was unable to slow down and ran out of runway. Went through a snow bank at the end of the runway which tore off the nose gear, which...
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