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Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 82,507
Posted By DickR
The house is still there, but I don't know for...

The house is still there, but I don't know for how long. When the boathouse was rebuilt, and "enhanced" to provide living space, my first thought was that it would allow the property to be used for...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-05-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By DickR
Never hesitate to ask for thoughts on such...

Never hesitate to ask for thoughts on such matters. So many of us here love having some way to contribute to solving problems. It lets us feel still useful now and then! It's also far more satisfying...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-03-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By DickR
Another vote for Shoreline Marine in Meredith....

Another vote for Shoreline Marine in Meredith. Talk to Ashley Keenan. She recovered our boat seats a few years back, and they came out looking like new. Others have spoken well of the work done there.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-02-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By DickR
From the picture, my first thought is that the...

From the picture, my first thought is that the panels on the hinged side were a bit too wide and set too deeply into the groove on the edge board. With swelling from humidity, they may have pushed...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-30-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,980
Posted By DickR
That window looks just like two of those in our...

That window looks just like two of those in our cottage, and they are quite old. I think they are Andersons. Anyway, IIRC, with one side opened onto the inner track, you lift the window frame upward...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,248
Posted By DickR
I hope this forum and the media in general will...

I hope this forum and the media in general will be very careful not to delve too deeply into this, and will be super sensitive to the privacy of the victims. Let the court deal with the perpetrator,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By DickR
The Royers at "Angelic Farm" on the neck road...

The Royers at "Angelic Farm" on the neck road have had their PYO sign out for some time, was still out when I went by Tuesday. But their web site currently states "Demand has exceeded supply." I sent...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,179
Posted By DickR
Well, the fog is due primarily to the very high...

Well, the fog is due primarily to the very high humidity in the present air mass. As I write this, Accuweather reports the Moultonborough dew point as being 75 F, which is considered "oppressively...
Forum: Boating 08-07-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By DickR
My boat is smaller (17'), so I have just 8'...

My boat is smaller (17'), so I have just 8' whips. I tie the dock ropes on the cleats so as to have the side of the stern one large step from the dock. Then I adjust the ropes from the whips for...
Forum: Boating 07-24-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 539
Posted By DickR
Missing marker by FL64

Boaters going by the NE shore of Long Island should be aware that the black navigation marker next to FL 64 is missing. I have reported this to Marine Patrol via email.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-24-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,698
Posted By DickR
Ice dams typically do not form on porch roofs...

Ice dams typically do not form on porch roofs over unconditioned (or open) space. They occur when there is too much heat leakage from below, such as by direct thermal conduction through framing,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,753
Posted By DickR
Trailer parking at M'boro fire station

I got a rather quick reply to my email to someone connected to the fire department. This was the reply:

"Any requests to park at the fire station must be approved by the selectboard. I would...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,753
Posted By DickR
The town website does say that a sticker...

The town website does say that a sticker (available to resident or taxpayer only) is required to park a car at the beach. It also says trailers must be left at that fire station below JoJo's, but it...
Forum: Boating 07-10-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,242
Posted By DickR
Tight donuts can create huge waves as the various...

Tight donuts can create huge waves as the various pieces of the wake converge toward the center of the circle and reinforce each other. But the waves pass through each other and spread out, making...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-05-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By DickR
Synthetic oil processes have been around for some...

Synthetic oil processes have been around for some time. A base oil material derived from crude oil is subjected to a process that breaks down and reforms those hydrocarbon compounds into more uniform...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-15-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By DickR
Can you give some examples of just what sort of...

Can you give some examples of just what sort of "repair" and "maintenance" work hits the threshold of something that would require a permit of any sort? I would think that, for example, if a plank on...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-04-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By DickR
Mortar contains portland cement, and thus is...

Mortar contains portland cement, and thus is alkaline, not acidic. So it does make sense that an acidic solution would react with it. Muriatic (hydrochloric) acid might do it, but even vinegar, a...
Forum: Boating 05-23-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,331
Posted By DickR
I wrote a registration check May 11, mailed it to...

I wrote a registration check May 11, mailed it to Concord that day or next. May 21 or 22 I got the registration in the mail. That seems quite reasonable.
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By DickR
In walking over there with the dog this past...

In walking over there with the dog this past winter and into spring, I've noticed that there is now a bigger area right by the launch spot that allows turning a vehicle around with a boat in tow. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,850
Posted By DickR
So, with "all that water, right there in front,"...

So, with "all that water, right there in front," what might access to it look like when the engine can't drive close to it? I imagine there are creative minds here and among those with fire fighting...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,850
Posted By DickR
There is something very wrong about a situation...

There is something very wrong about a situation involving limited water to fight a fire in a lakeside home (read: next to a huge water source). If the only present option is to back a pumper to...
Forum: Boating 04-12-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,748
Posted By DickR
My own boat does that when the throttle lever is...

My own boat does that when the throttle lever is barely in gear. A quick search just now tells me this is called "low speed wander." From this reference:...
Forum: Boating 04-11-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,120
Posted By DickR
I've always thought that the ideal lake house is...

I've always thought that the ideal lake house is one with a great view of the lake but can't be seen from the lake. The same can be said of a mountainside home. This is impossible to achieve totally,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,827
Posted By DickR
The progress of vaccinations in NH can be tracked...

The progress of vaccinations in NH can be tracked here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/dashboard/vaccination.htm

As of Thursday's data, the % of the state's total population (~1.35 million) who had...
Forum: Boating 03-29-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,918
Posted By DickR
Size isn't a problem. It's being built by the...

Size isn't a problem. It's being built by the factories that do modular homes. A fleet of trucks brings the sections to the dock, or, ummm, to some "suitable" location on the lake, and a large crane...
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