Blog :: 10-2015

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Time to Take Your Dock Out of the Lake - Maintenance Tips

 Time for you to take your docks out of the water

Fall is here and your boat dock needs your attention before the ice sets in.  Most docks are seasonal and require you to remove them at the end of the summer.  If you are fortunate to own an aluminum dock your job is a bit easier that those with a wooden dock.  You can hire a local company to get your dock in and out of the water each year and save yourself from those freezing fall or spring water temperatures and the hassle of getting a crew of people together to lift the dock onto shore.  If you are going for it on your own you might want to invest in some chest waders to keep you warm when the lake is hovering around 50 degrees.

Dock Maintenance

The best time to do maintenance and repair work on the dock is in the fall when you are closing up for the year. The weather is cooler and you won't be as busy trying to open up your home for the summer season.

Wooden Docks

  • Might be a great time to replace nails with screws.
  • Replace rotting or damaged boards.
  • Refit the dock with rubber bumpers for the up coming season.
  • Inspect connection points for loose nuts and bolts.
  • Sand, prime and paint rusting spots or areas that might splinter.
  • Pile the dock neatly on shore away from any ice that may come in off the lake.

Aluminum Docks

  • Follow the same steps as above except you will only need to check for loose connections and inspect boat bumpers
Permanent Docks
 
  • Check the entire dock for any loose boards and fittings
  • Refit the dock with rubber bumpers for the up coming season.
  • Have an electrician bring power to the dock and drop the recommended bubblier in to keep the ice from freezing around the dock.
  • Don't forget to put up warning signs for thin ice.
 
Building A Dock

Installing a new dock at the cottage is a big investment and should be planned well.

  • Prior to investing in time and materials hire a specialty company to help you out.
  • Consider water levels, wind, currents, and boat traffic.
  • Dock materials are numerous. Wood, steel frame and wood, galvanized steel and wood, aluminum and wood, all aluminum, and a number of options using composite wood (wood/plastic mix).
  • Your best option might be a raise a dock, simply you crank it out of the water in the fall and lower it in the spring.
  • Talk to an expert before you proceed, they can tell you what size dock you can put in for the lake you are on.

 

 

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Permanent Dock Will Require a Circulator

 

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Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

 

Lake Winnipesaukee Home and Cottages on 6 acres

Lake Winnipesaukee Home and Cottage on 6 acres

Winnipesaukee 6 acre Compound located in a dream location on Smith Point in Alton. Staggering open water views to the Ossipee and Sandwich Mountain ranges. Picturesque sunsets, sandy swimming, deep water docking including a 2 Bay Boathouse. Camp Fisher was established in 1912, the main house with nostalgic porch has been tastefully updated keeping the theme of classic lake house we all long for. With a total of 6 acres and 700 feet of shoreline you have the ultimate private setting. Camp Fisher also includes 4 seasonal cottages and a year round home nestled in a natural setting. You have many options for this historic property you will want to explore when your visit. It is a peaceful, quiet setting but minutes to Gunstock Ski Resort, NH Motor Speedway, golf courses, shopping, attractions, Wolfeboro or Meredith. Major airports are less than 1 hour drive or you can fly into Laconia..

 

Boat House - 6 Acres - 700 feet of shoreline - $3.9 mil

Boat House - 6 Acres - 700 feet of shoreline - $3.9 mil

 

For additional information on this estate call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty

 

New Home Construction Continues at Squam River Landing

New Home Construction Continues at Squam River Landing

The views are stunning.  The quality of construction award winning. If you are looking for a professionally managed high end community thoughtfully planned to take advantage of the natural undisturbed beauty of the Squam Lake area this is the spot for you. Several homes already sold or under construction. Come take a look at this magical setting with a Marina on-site giving you access to the Squam Lakes. The Shepard offers 2600 square feet on three levels of living with 2 car garage, the foundation is in an ready for you to add your custom finishes. All homes will be sustainable green and will have the Old Squam Vintage Look but will be built with modern energy efficient building practices. Turn-key year round living where recreational activities abound. The Development abuts hundreds of acres of conservation land and has walking trails and many vistas offering lake and mountain Views.

 

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Mountain and Lake Views from Lot 15.

 

Squam River Landing uses Sustainable or "Green Building" design and construction, they uses resources more efficiently, while creating healthier and more energy-efficient homes that also take into account the social aspects of the community.  Riveredge Property Management Concierge Services Available.

For additional information on lake homes call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

 

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Lot 15, the Foundation is in and Available for $1.24 Million -

 

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Meredith Home Available in Prestigious Grouse Point Community

As close to  waterfront as you can get in Grouse Point on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. This front row home has a lovely open layout with tons of natural light and a large deck to enjoy your waterfront privacy. Look out across Meredith Bay and south towards Governor's Island and the Belknap Mountain Range from the large deck set just off the main living area. The well appointed and updated kitchen with 250 bottle wine cellar flows nicely for entertaining guests. The grand master suite sits upstairs with tons of closet space with two separate spaces great for an office, den or craft room. The finished lower level has two additional bedrooms, a full bath, tv room and covered porch great for all seasons. Grouse Point boasts the most beautiful sugar sand beaches, marina, and the recently renovated clubhouse with entertaining space, fitness center and indoor pool. This gated community is just minutes to downtown Meredith or the Weirs Beach attractions.  Golf - Skiing - Hiking - Snowmobiling - Shopping - Attractions are all close by.  One Hour to Manchester Airport or less than 2 hours to Boston Logan.   Listed by Ashley Davis of Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty.  

 

Lake Winnipesaukee Grouse Point

Gated Community front row priced at $895,000

 

For additional information on lake homes call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Learn More About what Green Building Practices Can do for your Business.

Another Lot Just Went Under Agreement Yesterday at Squam River Landing. Learn More About what Green Building Practices Can do for your Business.

Join us Wednesday October 7th from 12-2 for a Wonderful Opportunity to learn about Sustainable Green Building Practices.

Increase your knowledge of this growing market segment and have an opportunity for Q&A with the Builder.