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Forum: Boating 08-11-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Bear Islander
Are Hydrofoils legal?

I would like to get one but how can this be legal. I have seen them on the lake several times without registration.

A few years ago I put a small electric motor on a pedal-boat and was told I must...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 08-11-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Bear Islander
The video was taken from in front of my place at...

The video was taken from in front of my place at the northern end of Bear. The island in the background is Pine Island.
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,084
Posted By Bear Islander
I can hear that dog all the way on Bear Island....

I can hear that dog all the way on Bear Island. He barks for hours and doesn't take a break. It is my understanding that the owners are well aware. It doesn't annoy me much being so far away but I...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-01-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,458
Posted By Bear Islander
I think a water heater blanket would be a better...

I think a water heater blanket would be a better idea. They are cheap and will reduce heat loss to a negligible amount.

If you also insulate your pipes then the standby loss will be low, and you...
Forum: Boating 06-01-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,917
Posted By Bear Islander
I am an island resident using Sheps and Y-Landing...

I am an island resident using Sheps and Y-Landing and I tip $5 every time.

It surprises me some people don't tip!
Forum: History 04-07-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 27,482
Posted By Bear Islander
One day when the Sophie ran aground my 21'...

One day when the Sophie ran aground my 21' bowrider "Faster Daddy" delivered the mail.

However, I image that doesn't count.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 04-01-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By Bear Islander
We have used Azek decking on our deck and dock....

We have used Azek decking on our deck and dock. We are very happy with it.

Unlike some decking, the color goes all the way through, so it can be cut, ripped or rounded, like you would using real...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,091
Posted By Bear Islander
I was on the Boston Marathon Race Committee for...

I was on the Boston Marathon Race Committee for 36 years, so the day after Patriots Day was our opening.

The day after the third Monday.
Forum: Boating 03-10-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 26,687
Posted By Bear Islander
I think the word is WACK-A-DOODLE. I'd look it up...

I think the word is WACK-A-DOODLE. I'd look it up but my dictionary does not speak Jive.
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,750
Posted By Bear Islander
In Texas v. White, the Supreme Court ruled...

In Texas v. White, the Supreme Court ruled unilateral secession unconstitutional, while commenting consent of the states could lead to a successful secession.
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,750
Posted By Bear Islander
Will the Federal Government allow states to...

Will the Federal Government allow states to secede from the union?

Has any state or group of states tried to do that? How did it turn out?

Would the Federal Government go to war to prevent a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,920
Posted By Bear Islander
This morning the BearCam showed ice in front of...

This morning the BearCam showed ice in front of my place. However it only went out few hundred feet.

www.bearchow.com
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-18-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,815
Posted By Bear Islander
Sorry... but you are wrong. You are describing...

Sorry... but you are wrong. You are describing wiring for installations. Such as 12/2 w/ground where the third conductor is bare for ground.

To connect a portable generator you must be using...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-18-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,815
Posted By Bear Islander
The basic answer is use 12/3 for 20 amp (2400...

The basic answer is use 12/3 for 20 amp (2400 watt) and 14/3 for 15 amp (1800 watt). However the temperature rating of the wire is the important thing. If you use high temp cord rated at 90 degrees C...
Forum: Boating 11-17-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,028
Posted By Bear Islander
Prices start at $24,000 !

Prices start at $24,000 !
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,181
Posted By Bear Islander
When the island association (BICA) purchased the...

When the island association (BICA) purchased the center of the island decades ago they divided up land behind each shore property so that residents could by a back lot. Mostly this would be used for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,181
Posted By Bear Islander
Sorry there are 192 homes on Bear and I don't...

Sorry there are 192 homes on Bear and I don't know half of them, let alone keeping track of their Zillow postings.

I do know that many years ago the town took possession of a back lot for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,181
Posted By Bear Islander
What does that have to do with tonight's...

What does that have to do with tonight's fireworks?

I am assuming this is all a rather stupid inside joke.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,181
Posted By Bear Islander
Is this a joke? If it is I don't think it is...

Is this a joke?

If it is I don't think it is funny.
Forum: Boating 07-10-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,562
Posted By Bear Islander
Twice in the last couple of weeks I have had a...

Twice in the last couple of weeks I have had a huge wave come in and wash over my dock and pop out dock sections. I have lived in this spot for more than 25 years and I have never seen wake this big....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-27-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,118
Posted By Bear Islander
A few years ago we did a survey of where Bear...

A few years ago we did a survey of where Bear Island residents got their insurance. Some carriers will keep you on if you are grandfathered. Some will take you if you bundle with other insurance....
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,316
Posted By Bear Islander
The confusion here is the often repeated, but...

The confusion here is the often repeated, but false claim, that NH has no income tax.

There is 5% tax on dividends and interest income over $2,400 ($4,800 for a couple).
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 04-20-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 86,937
Posted By Bear Islander
When I see people not wearing a mask I wonder......

When I see people not wearing a mask I wonder... Do they not have a doctor? Do they ignore their doctor?

During a recent check up I asked my doctor what I should do about Covid. His answer "wear a...
Forum: Area WebCAMs 04-19-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,620
Posted By Bear Islander
Absolutely intentional !

Absolutely intentional !
Forum: Area WebCAMs 04-18-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,620
Posted By Bear Islander
Atlantic Broadband, in their infant wisdom,...

Atlantic Broadband, in their infant wisdom, decided to change my static IP address. Apparently they had a block of numbers taken away from them. I had to wait until I could get to the island and...
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