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Hoovey

Oak Runners For Fish Shack

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Does anyone know where I can get a pair of oak runners for my fish house? I was looking for two runners 4"x6"x18'. I am in the metro area, but will be installing them up at Mille Lacs. Thanks.

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Yikes! They'll be expensive!

Several years ago I has some 5 inch square by 16 foot long skids made by a small local sawmill. It cost me 35 bucks for the pair. I lag bolted them to the house with angle iron, and they worked very well.

Put some UHMW plastic sheet material on the bottom of them, and they will slide great on snow and ice, and the skids should last forever.

Maybe there are some small local sawmills up there that can help you out.

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Try the lumber yard in Jordan,MN. I had the same size made 10 years ago made of white oak. Sold the shack since then, but the runners are like brand new. I think I paid less than 100 clams for the pair.

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Hoovey,

There are several sawmills in the Mille Lacs
area, do a yellow pages search, you'll find a bunch. I think there is one just outside Isle. 18'is gonna cost ya plenty

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You might save some money using tamarack. Nearly as hard and wears like iron. There's a sawmill just south of Baudette that usually has some runners.

Craig

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There is a small Lumber Yard right across the street from Johnson's Portside on the East side of the lake. They have skids there cut in different lengths. Not sure how much they cost.

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