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Forum: Weather Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Bear Guy
Predicting autumn morning fog

Weather folks: I'm wondering if there's a way to predict if and where portions of the lake will be fogged-in on a fall morning.
The problem - I'm considering commuting to work a few mornings in...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-03-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Bear Guy
Just visited Lowes near me: the flooring...

Just visited Lowes near me: the flooring department has a tile saw for in-store cutting service. Sign says employees can do straight cut, up to 20 inches long, on in-stock tile, for $0.25 a cut.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-22-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Bear Guy
I should clarify; neither the Lowes nor Home...

I should clarify; neither the Lowes nor Home Depot near me (central Florida) will cut pressure treated wood. Both still offer lumber cutting service.
A quick online search indicates policies are...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-21-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Bear Guy
Years ago I just took the one tile piece I needed...

Years ago I just took the one tile piece I needed cut back to the big-box store I bought it from, and the guy in the Flooring department cut it for me.
I know they still offer cutting services on...
Forum: Area WebCAMs 06-07-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By Bear Guy
At the bottom right on the web-view, you can...

At the bottom right on the web-view, you can control "fps" or frames-per-second. Setting to 1 is far less twitchy.
Forum: Area WebCAMs 06-05-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By Bear Guy
Testing 1, 2, 3

"It works" captured 6/5
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-07-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By Bear Guy
A good set of chest waders gets our dock...

A good set of chest waders gets our dock installed. That, and a strong magnet on a string to retrieve dropped items.
We also use a third temporary support pole when adding another section. This is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,949
Posted By Bear Guy
Some geek's efforts

Here's a graphical view of this year's guesses.

Fine print: guesses using year 2009 or 2018 are corrected to 2019; guess for August 2019 is not shown.
Forum: Boating 09-12-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By Bear Guy
Boats with sleeping quarters ("houseboats") are...

Boats with sleeping quarters ("houseboats") are certainly allowed on Winni. Perhaps you are thinking of restrictions on overnighting. From the NH DoS website...
Forum: Boating 09-04-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,553
Posted By Bear Guy
Splash

These two news sources are clear the forklift fell into the water, in the process crushing the boat.
https://www.concordmonitor.com/Police-say-forklift-took-a-plunge-at-Laconia-Marina-19897896...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 08-20-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bear Guy
Cormorant

Looks like the Double-crested Cormorant:
https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/double-crested-cormorant...
Forum: History 08-14-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Bear Guy
Article in the paper regarding the book: ...

Article in the paper regarding the book:
https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news/local/bear-island-s-history-explored-in-new-book/article_c1bbdea0-974f-11e8-a760-4bd969420bf0.html
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,731
Posted By Bear Guy
Sophie was built specifically for the lake in...

Sophie was built specifically for the lake in 1969 in South Boston (source NHPR 2017).

Last summer, the we met the Doris one day she substituted for the Sophie. Though no freezer, the crew did...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 05-25-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,357
Posted By Bear Guy
semantics

Without getting lost in the details, I wish OP success.

To dwell in the details, a common definition for locavores is a 100 mile radius to be considered 'local.' As the Vermont border is less...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,479
Posted By Bear Guy
Bizer (http://bizer.com/winislan.htm) lists these...

Bizer (http://bizer.com/winislan.htm) lists these islands in that area:

Little Pine #1 NE of four islands, S of Jerry Pt, Bear I
Rock #1 NW of four islands, S of Jerry Pt, Bear I
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 101,229
Posted By Bear Guy
Emerson Aviation is posting images on Facebook....

Emerson Aviation is posting images on Facebook. As of 3:00p Apr26, Wolfeboro Bay has cleared, but still one ice patch south of Tuftonboro Neck "in the route." "maybe later today"
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,476
Posted By Bear Guy
http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/40/4088c3c6baae4f1bd80...

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/40/4088c3c6baae4f1bd80da68ff4abf3c0d67231c242812fc6a974633428c80425.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,410
Posted By Bear Guy
Lens flare

The effect you see is lens flare (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_flare). Light from the sun is reflected in the camera lens(es), creating these artifacts. If you watch the time lapse, you'll see...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By Bear Guy
My annotations. View is pretty close to due...

My annotations. View is pretty close to due north.
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,724
Posted By Bear Guy
Three rain events (Oct 25th, 26th, 30th) have...

Three rain events (Oct 25th, 26th, 30th) have pushed lake level up about a foot.
https://www4.des.state.nh.us/Rti_home/station_information_display.asp?WID=winni&ID=WEIN3
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,372
Posted By Bear Guy
You might check out this thread, and several...

You might check out this thread, and several others that are linked from it:

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18206
Forum: Boating 10-10-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,897
Posted By Bear Guy
For early October, it looks to me like lake level...

For early October, it looks to me like lake level is fairly normal:
http://bizer.com/lakelog.png (Credit bizer.com)
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,970
Posted By Bear Guy
I recommend having a look at the guide on the...

I recommend having a look at the guide on the left side of the link (https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=New_Hampshire&city=Meredith#.WdYUpluPJJ8) below. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,970
Posted By Bear Guy
Post Could be ISS

If I may suggest your time is a little off, this could certainly be the International Space Station. The link below lists sighting opportunities from Meredith, all visible with the naked eye. I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,417
Posted By Bear Guy
water tower

That's a water tower disguised as a lighthouse:
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=8321
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=8320
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