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Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,158
Posted By John A. Birdsall
fll

Who got the shot of FLL looks like a good shot at that.:laugh:
Forum: Boating 10-24-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,653
Posted By John A. Birdsall
In this case I would have suggested to unbuckle...

In this case I would have suggested to unbuckle the boat before driving in.
Forum: Boating 09-30-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,653
Posted By John A. Birdsall
boat trailing

I have seen this talked about in many places but I never thought people were really that stupid. I sold my pontoon boat and trailer this summer and the guy that bought it took it too a pond in CT. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,235
Posted By John A. Birdsall
We have gotten some of thoss pictures and since...

We have gotten some of thoss pictures and since we have gotten rid of the summer cottage we have them on the wall of my living room, Now I can look at them quite a bit.
Forum: Boating 07-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By John A. Birdsall
Pontoon Boats

My dad had a 24 foot pontoon boat which I now possess. It seems to me that when it came to the lake (new) it was 1984 and there were not all that many of them on the lake. So my question is how...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,004
Posted By John A. Birdsall
date

Exciuse me, but if my calendar is correct that is a Monday, not a sunday as normal. I am hoping for a sunday as I am opening the cottage that weekend.
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,801
Posted By John A. Birdsall
Ice Out

For most of 91 years my father was looking for Ice Out on his birthday, today would have been 92, and Ice Out has never happened on 9 April, before yup, after yup, but not on the 9th I surely hope...
Forum: Boating 07-17-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,926
Posted By John A. Birdsall
glass

My grandfather wanted to look at the bottom of the lake and he made this box with a glass bottom to it, and hanged it over the stern of the rowboat. We found an outboard motor on the bottom of the...
Forum: Boating 07-09-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By John A. Birdsall
debris

I along with many others have seen over the past week lots of debree floating about the lake. We realize that the lake is high, and that the trees will be in the water (branches) However what...
Forum: Boating 05-20-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,548
Posted By John A. Birdsall
safetycheck

I would recommend that at the start of the season you take your life preservers, and all such equipment on the boat and test them, Back in the early 60's we used to use life cushions we sat on them,...
Forum: Fish Tales 05-20-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,088
Posted By John A. Birdsall
question

last weekend just north of Echo Point I saw a boat fishing and I think they had two outriggers. about 20' from each side of the boat they were towing what I thought were life preservers (orange) and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,788
Posted By John A. Birdsall
block

common the water is a little cool, I was in last weekend for over an hour, and I had to go under to retrieve some tools. nicelooking raft.:laugh:

Oh, have some wiskey heated up for when you get...
Forum: Boating 05-08-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,810
Posted By John A. Birdsall
No Problem

Named by my father when he retired in 1984, the Pontoon boat was his retirement gift to himself, and he retired from the boat in 2010 when I got it.
Forum: Boating 02-20-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,633
Posted By John A. Birdsall
drive

If you drove you could have gone by RMHS and see what a factory looks like. Has changed tremendously over the last 40 years.
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,679
Posted By John A. Birdsall
bobhouse

If they called it a Johnhouse, there would be other things in the pristine waters of NH. :eek:
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,194
Posted By John A. Birdsall
Fl

Well 2011 took my parents back to Florida and they have stayed there. All I can say is thank heaven for air conditioning. They have no intentions of coming back to NH my mom loves the weather...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,786
Posted By John A. Birdsall
cookies

My granddaughter sells them there cookies, last year she sold over 600 boxes and it helped pay her way to a week of camping last year. I thought my daughter said that the troop gets 50% of each box...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 161,730
Posted By John A. Birdsall
sky diver

I think that my wife should take up sky diving, the higher she goes the faster she would come down. I'd even be willing to pack her parachute or duffle bag which ever would be lightger!
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,045
Posted By John A. Birdsall
m-16

When in Vietnam, we used the M-16 for fishing. but they sort of tore up them fish when the automatic was used.

Rifles, guns, do not kill people, bullets assist people in there quest to do wrong. ...
Forum: Boating 01-18-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,804
Posted By John A. Birdsall
stickers

I got my registration and stickers this week and they are ugly, black, yuk:emb:
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,171
Posted By John A. Birdsall
ICE Out

I am ready for Ice Out, but sadly my boat is not. Have removed all the seats and they won't be back till spring.
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,944
Posted By John A. Birdsall
hawaii

In 1969 when stationed on the USS BOYD DD544, we were headed for a Westpac tour and the day prior to entering pearl harbor was the day my enlistment was over, however I extended my enlistment for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By John A. Birdsall
fresh turkeys

Look in Walmart there are turkeys up and down the aisles looking for stuffing:laugh:
Forum: Diving Winnipesaukee 11-15-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,818
Posted By John A. Birdsall
rings

A few years ago our next door neighbors daughter and her husband was up and she lost her diamond ring. Everybody was looking in the area where it went but no luck. I'm not sure just how but Dad...
Forum: Boating 11-15-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,539
Posted By John A. Birdsall
new boat

I can recall my first new boat, I was 12 years old, my dad built me a 6' boat because I was too small to operate the 11' boat and they thought that was a dangerous problem with me. The 6 foot boat...
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