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Forum: Boating 12-06-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,479
Posted By FlyingScot
Actually, these are two separate problems. Both...

Actually, these are two separate problems. Both cause erosion, independently of each other. And of course when combined, it's even worse.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,716
Posted By FlyingScot
If you are on the lake, the value of the place IS...

If you are on the lake, the value of the place IS the frontage and the view. If you disagree, and you are on the lake, I recommend selling your current place, moving to a nicer house just a few...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By FlyingScot
Any CVS photo counter

Any CVS photo counter
Forum: Boating 11-14-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By FlyingScot
Where would you tie the second line? If it is to...

Where would you tie the second line? If it is to an anchor, then your anchor could be seen as a mooring, which would require a permit
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,284
Posted By FlyingScot
With all due respect--you sound like a guy who's...

With all due respect--you sound like a guy who's just angry about a price increase. But I appreciate the reminder to check out the 2019 calendar.

Steely Dan and Counting Crows were both terrific...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,109
Posted By FlyingScot
I think your teacher example argues against your...

I think your teacher example argues against your earlier point that the public sector pays more than the private sector, even after adjusting for Summer break, etc. When I compare good teachers I...
Forum: Boating 11-07-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,742
Posted By FlyingScot
Completely illogical and nihilistic--you say that...

Completely illogical and nihilistic--you say that the problem is number of people (lake is "overused"), so there's nothing that can be done. But if everyone cut their "footprint" in half in terms of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,109
Posted By FlyingScot
nightrider/Major--it's all good sport for you to...

nightrider/Major--it's all good sport for you to blame "wealthy people from Massachusetts" for increasing your tax bill. But let's remember that wealthy people from Massachusetts are subsidizing the...
Forum: Boating 10-07-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,124
Posted By FlyingScot
From the LDS article, it seems likely that this...

From the LDS article, it seems likely that this was not as much as stolen boat as a vandalized boat. They went to remarkable lengths to sink it--what was the motive?

Jason--you might ask who...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,780
Posted By FlyingScot
I don't think you should assume she is a...

I don't think you should assume she is a waterfront property owner (or for that matter, elite or from out of state). Actually, she appears not to be a waterfront owner--her boat is at a marina
Forum: Boating 10-03-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 80,224
Posted By FlyingScot
And just what taxes would the Dive be paying to...

And just what taxes would the Dive be paying to Alton?
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,716
Posted By FlyingScot
Normally that would be true. But let's say you...

Normally that would be true. But let's say you have a house that is already so expensive that it can only be sold at a fraction of its cost. The market value is capped way below replacement value...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,716
Posted By FlyingScot
Yes, that's exactly my point. If the owner has...

Yes, that's exactly my point. If the owner has "over-improved" the property to the point where it is not marketable, or additional improvements are not longer increasing market value, isn't that his...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,716
Posted By FlyingScot
This is an very interesting point with respect to...

This is an very interesting point with respect to this home. Typically, the market value of the property would reflect the value of the land plus the building cost plugged into some reasonable...
Forum: Boating 09-11-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 80,224
Posted By FlyingScot
Agreed. Come to our town, take up dock space and...

Agreed. Come to our town, take up dock space and parking, then motor people away from our tax-paying restaurants and bars to spend their money--no thanks.
Forum: Boating 09-05-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,006
Posted By FlyingScot
Lots of good points implied here. If you follow...

Lots of good points implied here. If you follow the reasoning, the conclusion would be to increase the fees on boats that currently require registration (this would include my own boat). First,...
Forum: Boating 08-28-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,098
Posted By FlyingScot
This is not accurate, fair or constructive. We...

This is not accurate, fair or constructive. We regularly receive follow ups on lake tragedies. If memory serves, the most recent ones were the sledders who went through the ice, the drunk guy and...
Forum: Boating 08-26-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,098
Posted By FlyingScot
Same here, I think about this one multiple times...

Same here, I think about this one multiple times a day, and also regularly recall other less recent tragedies.

To your point about being a safety fanatic--twice this Summer inexperienced...
Forum: Boating 08-21-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,120
Posted By FlyingScot
I like Woodsy's suggestion. If that doesn't...

I like Woodsy's suggestion. If that doesn't work, rent a uhaul.
Forum: Boating 08-20-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,377
Posted By FlyingScot
As someone who expressed discomfort with the...

As someone who expressed discomfort with the privacy issue here, I don't think you should assume that all of us on this side of the issue are paranoid and unsophisticated. I share plenty of info when...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 08-18-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,812
Posted By FlyingScot
Like assistance to the poor, some government...

Like assistance to the poor, some government assistance to corporations makes sense, and some we might all agree is "corporate welfare" Some examples:

It probably made sense for the feds to bail...
Forum: Boating 08-17-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By FlyingScot
The two I referenced would both be great--it...

The two I referenced would both be great--it depends on preferences and budget.

The Sunfish is classic--super easy to sail, store, etc; and lots of fun. Probably too small for 3 people. I would...
Forum: Boating 08-17-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By FlyingScot
Be brave! As long as your boat has a retractable...

Be brave! As long as your boat has a retractable center board (rather than a fixed keel) underwater hazards are not very hazardous for you or the boat. WAY less risky than an outboard. Just for...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,532
Posted By FlyingScot
We disagree on wakeboarders, but agree on most...

We disagree on wakeboarders, but agree on most other things in your post.

Like you, I have lost very little shoreline myself, largely because my shoreline is rock and then a heavy buffer of...
Forum: Boating 08-16-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By FlyingScot
Perfect!:)

Perfect!:)
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