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Forum: Boating 02-16-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By PeterG
Picking up where Mike left off in #6--after...

Picking up where Mike left off in #6--after Melvin Village as you approach the Twin Islands, the Moultonboro side of the bay is much easier to navigate than the Tuftonboro side. In other words, keep...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,640
Posted By PeterG
I do not know his motive, but I think there's a...

I do not know his motive, but I think there's a good chance that a for-profit conference center is his primary goal. Nothing wrong with that at all, but it's not charity.

Also, when you say "the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,640
Posted By PeterG
The more posts I read on this, the less I believe...

The more posts I read on this, the less I believe the real objective is a small Summer camp and that Mr Everett "only wants to give something back".

$2MM upfront, then a civil suit which will...
Forum: General Issues 02-10-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,242
Posted By PeterG
As is often the case with "simple fact", this is...

As is often the case with "simple fact", this is misleading at best. Very few if any believe the Bush and Reagan cuts paid for themselves.

But we can all agree on the short term impact (even...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-10-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,850
Posted By PeterG
Pretty sure the global warming debate was...

Pretty sure the global warming debate was initiated by Major, not one of the heat pump advocates. With the later only pointing out that virtually every scientist in the world is in agreement on...
Forum: Boating 02-10-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,135
Posted By PeterG
Dave, tis is right--I'm ROFL. Your plan is for...

Dave, tis is right--I'm ROFL. Your plan is for the most expensive town on the lake to offer a weekend overnight on the water for $100? To people who do not live in Wolfeboro? Who would be taking...
Forum: General Issues 02-09-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,242
Posted By PeterG
Predictions are difficult, especially about the...

Predictions are difficult, especially about the future. But there's almost no question that a high stock market will increase the value of second homes, and that volatility and high interest rates...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-08-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,850
Posted By PeterG
Major--Good News! Heat pump inverters, solar...

Major--Good News! Heat pump inverters, solar panels, and insulation will save money regardless of your politics. At least hundreds of dollars a month versus tradition systems.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-07-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,850
Posted By PeterG
I agree that the incentives will probably be less...

I agree that the incentives will probably be less in the future. But they are still GREAT now! This is much more money in a homeowner's pocket than the property tax stuff we typically debate.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-07-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,850
Posted By PeterG
I disagree that Cobalt's analysis is fair. As he...

I disagree that Cobalt's analysis is fair. As he notes, he has not included all the incentives from the government and utilities.

In Massachusetts, solar systems typically have a payback period...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-06-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,850
Posted By PeterG
I have Mitsubishi electric ductless mini-splits,...

I have Mitsubishi electric ductless mini-splits, and I am about to add solar. These are not either/or things. Both will save plenty of money and help the environment.

The mini splits have been...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By PeterG
Pat's right--my bills have fallen by twice as...

Pat's right--my bills have fallen by twice as much as one would expect with equal conditions. (I also left out some usage details which makes the savings even more.)

Every home is different, but...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By PeterG
True, but it's also true that we could get much...

True, but it's also true that we could get much more energy security by reducing consumption. Our recent move has really opened my eyes on this front.

In Mass, we just went from a 30 year old...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,131
Posted By PeterG
Just to save you from puking--seems really...

Just to save you from puking--seems really unlikely that it's "politicians"--there are plenty of private bus companies with service to MHT from plenty of locations.

More likely is economics--not...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By PeterG
The fundamental problem with grid "improvements"...

The fundamental problem with grid "improvements" is that the utility gets paid just for making them, even if they are not necessary today or in the near future. So Eversource's profit motive is to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By PeterG
Not quite. You need a battery, but you do not...

Not quite. You need a battery, but you do not need to be off the grid. Install solar and battery. The Sun charges your battery then sends energy to the grid. When the grid goes down, your battery...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 01-21-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By PeterG
Thanks, Brownstone. Google Maps and Street View...

Thanks, Brownstone. Google Maps and Street View pointed me to Mise. I look forward to dining at both!
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 01-20-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By PeterG
No more Mise en Place? C'est la guerre :(

No more Mise en Place? C'est la guerre :(
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,640
Posted By PeterG
Very interesting, especially if we consider that...

Very interesting, especially if we consider that the most obvious way for the owner to recoup his investment is overnight guests in May, June, September and October.

So in addition to the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 01-13-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By PeterG
Really? You need to help me with this--aren't...

Really? You need to help me with this--aren't local taxes spent primarily on schools, roads, police, fire? Given the need to use the boat, response time may be a bit slow, but I don't understand...
Forum: Snowmobiling 01-08-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,575
Posted By PeterG
Um...I'm not sure you do disagree. I did not...

Um...I'm not sure you do disagree. I did not mention speed in my post. I referred to disregard for others.

The issue is not the specific offense, but the absence of sensitivity, manners and...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 01-08-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By PeterG
I'm with Rattlesnake Girl. My son's fiancee has...

I'm with Rattlesnake Girl. My son's fiancee has a severe nut allergy. One of the things she's taught us to do is evaluate the server's knowledge, expertise, and sensitivity with respect to handling...
Forum: Snowmobiling 01-07-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,575
Posted By PeterG
Not "totally unrelated" at all. Trails are...

Not "totally unrelated" at all. Trails are closing because a small number of sledders have no regard for their neighbors' wishes.

On the lake in the summer, there are a minority of boaters with...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,492
Posted By PeterG
It's still clear that what he did was over the...

It's still clear that what he did was over the top compared to the way the rest of us are asked to respect the lake. We need for the state to enforce the rules
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,947
Posted By PeterG
A super idea. Just a drop of advice as a...

A super idea. Just a drop of advice as a waterfront owner--most private waterfront owners do not need incentive or help to clean up their shorelines. So before offering the dockside debris pickup...
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