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Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,313
Posted By skprbob
what's in a name??

Mine comes from years as the skipper of the Sophie C since 1994 - cruising my favorite lake, using someone else's fuel, and getting paid for it. It's been a great run. Passengers frequently amazed...
Forum: History 07-23-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,372
Posted By skprbob
center harbor memory

In 1962, I started off as a "July Boy" camper at Camp Idlewild, eventually spending 14 summers there. Around now is when mid-season, July boys, would leave and August boys would arrive. In my case,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,242
Posted By skprbob
Mighty Mo (Bill Whall)

During my years on the Marine Patrol, I grew to appreciate Mighty Mo's many talents. He knew the lake better than most and there were many times where he guided me to a boat in distress and saved...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,554
Posted By skprbob

Sorry. Just looked up the Fair. It is not happening this year. Too bad. It's usually lots of fun.

I sympathize with your problem. I have a collection of such books left over from my past life as a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,554
Posted By skprbob

Try donating them to the Huggins Hospital Street Fair in Wolfeboro. Their book tent is huge and popular. I don't know if the fair is running this year due to Covid, but try googling for it. If it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By skprbob
eyes have it!

Wolfeboro Eye Associates
36 Center Street

569 - 8500
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 83,509
Posted By skprbob

Pier 19 is open, market and gas dock. They're not 100% ready, but enough to open. Hours are 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM every day. Let's keep them busy!
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 04-28-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,302
Posted By skprbob

The Pine Cone Pub in Melvin Village is also doing take-out.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,993
Posted By skprbob
coming in hot

She has a friendly wind on the dock and should also have some port rudder and thrust astern. Until she makes contact withe the dock and gets a spring line to the dock. Then switch her thrust to slow...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 83,509
Posted By skprbob

Friday, had a nice meeting and chat with the new owner. Apparently, the old owners left a lot of the equipment in pretty sad shape and a lot of it will need to be replaced - display racks and some of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 83,509
Posted By skprbob

This afternoon, Waste Management placed a large dumpster at the rear loading dock. Looks like work is starting.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 83,509
Posted By skprbob
planning board

Planning board has approved the plan. There are still some relatively minor items involving the state, but they are evidently not an issue. The town seems very happy.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 83,509
Posted By skprbob
meeting confirmed

Phone call to the Tuftonboro town clerk - confirms the meeting has indeed been moved to 2 January, 7:00 PM. The town's web site was incorrect and will be updated ASAP.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 83,509
Posted By skprbob

The Tuftonboro town web site says that the PB meeting is still this Thursday, 19 Dec. Anyone know for sure?
Forum: Boating 12-16-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 102,402
Posted By skprbob

All of our cherished freedoms come with the responsibility to use it wisely and I observe that freedom of speech is perhaps the most abused.

We also need to remember Sherlock Holmes' First Rule:...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 08-25-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,632
Posted By skprbob
go local

Welcome to Tuftonboro, indeed! I work out of Weirs and often tell folks that I work on the noisy side of the lake and live on the quiet side. Support the real local economy and visit the Pine Cone...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,262
Posted By skprbob

The power transformers for the store are on a pole at the corner of my driveway. This morning, there was a Co-op bucket truck there, closing the pole circuit breakers to power up the store. Something...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,261
Posted By skprbob
great place for steam heads

If you're into steam, check out the New England Steam and Wireless Museum in East Greenwich, RI. They are best visited at an annual event called the Yankee Steam-Up, a couple of weeks after Labor...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,560
Posted By skprbob
one more

Don't forget Worcester Island!
Forum: Diving Winnipesaukee 11-10-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,712
Posted By skprbob
what is it?

It is a gas refrigerator. Gas mechanism at the bottom wit an ice tray rack at the top. The frame at 2:09 shows the manufacturer's name as "SERVEL" - a very popular brand of gas fridges in its time....
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,340
Posted By skprbob

Back in the late 60s-early 70s, my years as a counsellor at Camp Idlewild, I did not like being in camp on opening or closing day. The result was myself and two other staff members did "conducting"...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,978
Posted By skprbob

Sounds like a particularly large (>20 m) meteor called a "bolide". These produce a very bright contrail which can be seen during the day. They also occasionally explode in a very bright fireball...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,743
Posted By skprbob
Bear Island mail

The US Mail Boat Sophie C stops at Bear Island - at the mail dock on the north end and at east bear. The most convenient stop for handling packages is the mail dock, Monday thru Saturday at around...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,543
Posted By skprbob
plane info

The plane shows nose damage - missing a piece of cowling, missing prop hub cone, and has a bent prop. Searching for its tail number reveals other info: It's last recorded landing was at Kill Devil...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 60,506
Posted By skprbob
interesting tow

Way back when I was a counsellor at Camp Idlewild, a friend and I had a small outboard skiff and we spent a day off putting around the lake. We forgot only one thing - refilling the fuel tank! We ran...
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