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yogi59weedr
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03/10/2021 09:42AM  
Awhile back I posted about these hand rails. Our local chapter of infisherman raised money for these and installed them on public docks. They called them handicap rails but I think the general public would benefit also.
As you can see not much money to have these made.
So my question is, who could I contact to see about having something like this installed on Minnesota ramps?
The poles they currently use to hold the dock in place are large diameter.
Hard to grip even with my big hands.
 
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03/10/2021 12:23PM  
bumping to the top
 
thegildedgopher
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03/10/2021 12:33PM  
I would contact Nancy Stewart at the Minnesota DNR. She works on projects that involve funding for public water access sites.


Nancy Stewart
Public Water Access and Fishing Pier Program Coordinator
nancy.stewart@state.mn.us)
651-259-5616

And let us know what you hear. My dad's had both his knees replaced, bad back, just doesn't bend the way he used to. We really have to pick and choose our launch spots when he's along. Sometimes we have to steady the boat next to the dock and he literally has to just sit down on the dock, swing his legs over the gunnels and crawl into the boat. Getting back outta the boat and onto the dock is a whole different rodeo.
 
yogi59weedr
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03/10/2021 01:57PM  
Thank you. These make it easier to get in and out of the boat for me. Took a dip at the moose lake landing last August.. Didn't get hurt just embarrassed. A buddy from infisherman is getting me the details on cost so I can pass the along also...
 
03/10/2021 03:19PM  
You would be surprised how much it would cost the government to do something like that!
Maybe they could just put in 1 or 2 on certain docks to reduce costs.
 
yogi59weedr
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03/10/2021 03:41PM  
I do know how government works. I retired from state of Illinois. They spent $18,000 on a electronic score board so the inmates could keep track of the score of their softball games....
I told the warden. Give me a sheet of plywood and 20 bucks and I could build a scoreboard...
Whos that was close to a flash back.
 
03/11/2021 07:18AM  
yogi59weedr: "I do know how government works. I retired from state of Illinois. They spent $18,000 on a electronic score board so the inmates could keep track of the score of their softball games....
I told the warden. Give me a sheet of plywood and 20 bucks and I could build a scoreboard...
Whos that was close to a flash back."

LOL
Reminds me of the prison barber who made 6 figures.
 
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