Friday, April 7, 2017

Van Voorhis Kayak/Canoe Launch re-install - Monday, April 10

On Monday morning, April 10, the Van Voorhis Landing Kayak/Canoe Launch is being put back together for another great season of paddling.  We need some strong people to help out Dave and Adam and others with moving the heavy gangplanks into place and the wheeled entry pieces.

The sections are supposed to be delivered to the site by 10:00 a.m.  I'd like to have everyone ready to go by then, so getting there by 9:45 would be good.  It would also help if you had access to waders, for a few lifters may need to enter the water's edge. 

There are 3 main parts to the re-install:
1.  The EZ Dock Company will be attaching the upper gangplank to the cement pad. 
2.  Then the lower gangplank attaches to the upper one very simply, once positioned (one long bar slips in). 
3.  Finally, the wheeled entry will be put in place (easy), and the railings re-attached (this will likely take the longest time-wise).

I would plan on at least a couple hours, but maybe longer to finish with Part 3.  Most helpers will only be needed for positioning the heavy gangplanks; however, it would be great if two more people could stay and help Adam and Dave put the railings on.

Bring your boats if you have time, for the day promises to be a beauty - high 79, no rain (or snow!), but a bit windy.

Please let me know if you are able to help us out Monday.  Thanks!
Mary Wimmer
Organizer, Morgantown Area Paddlers
361 Laurel St.
Morgantown, WV  26505
Cell phone:  304-685-5270

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