Friday, November 9, 2018

Deck the Docks Holiday Cruise

It's that time of year again! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now's a great time to start planning your holiday activities - it'll be here before you know it! The Deck the Docks cruise is a popular event for many around the Lake of the Ozarks. As many lake homeowners decorate their docks - the cruise will get a festive glimpse of many dock owners lit displays. Enjoy a spectacular view of decorated homes on the water while aboard the Celebrate Cruise. Check out the details to this festive holiday event at the Lake of the Ozarks below!


About Deck the Docks:

Deck the Docks is an annual fundraiser for Dogwood Animal Shelter at the Lake of the Ozarks. The event encourages local lake residents to light up their docks and lakefront homes while bringing awareness to homeless pets. Proceeds from all the cruises over the holiday season are donated to Dogwood Animal Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter serving the Lake of the Ozarks area.

2018 Cruise Details:

8th Annual DECK THE DOCKS Festival of Lights to benefit Dogwood Animal Shelter!

Starting November 23rd, the beautiful Celebration Yacht will embark on a cruise each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to tour sparkly docks and lakefront homes decorated for the holidays! Tickets are $35 each adult / $25 each child ages 3–10.

All Passengers must book reservations in advance. Tickets may be reserved through Celebration Cruises by calling 573-480-3212 or on the website at www.cruiselakeoftheozarks.com.

Now that you know more details about the 2018 Deck the Docks Cruise, you're ready to get into the spirit and enjoy this festive event.

About Dogwood Animal Shelter:

Volunteers have been the driving force behind Dogwood animal shelter since its beginning.  Through auctions and sales, a handful of dedicated people raised enough money to build a small facility and in 1976, the badly needed shelter was established as a 501(c)3.  It was filled beyond capacity almost immediately.  From the start, Dogwood offered low cost spays and neuters, and since 1997, when the board of directors declared Dogwood a no-kill facility, it has steadily expanded that program.   When the long awaited new shelter facility, located near Osage Beach was built in 2005, a spay/neuter clinic was included so that the surgeries could be done on site.

As the cool weather makes it's way to our area, now's the time to make sure your dock and boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks are protected from the harsh weather that is right around the corner. A dock de-icer at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great solution to help protect your dock, lift, and boat from ice. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality products - lifts and de-icers - to help better protect your investments! Enjoy the beautiful and festive holiday season!



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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Reasons to Buy a De-Icer for Your Dock

As we near the freezing temperatures of late fall and early winter, it's time to prepare for ice around your dock. Especially if your dock is located in shallow waters of a cove, you may experience damage due to the water icing over. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered. Not only do we build quality lifts to help protect your boat during the winter months, we also have de-icers to help prevent ice from forming and causing damage to your investments. Learn more about our de-icer below!


Less Worry

If you have a de-icer you don't have to worry about the water freezing by your dock. The de-icer will keep the water moving, therefore, preventing the ice from becoming solid. This can also help prevent you from having to go down to your dock in the freezing temperatures and checking on your dock all the time. When it's that cold outside you should be able to stay in the warmth of your home.

Reduce Chance of Damage

Ice can cause dock, lift, and/or boat damage in a number of ways. If your dock has ice all around it, it is unable to move like it naturally does. This can actually cause your dock lines to snap due to excessive tension. Your dock floats can also be damaged from ice forming against or hitting the tubs. Ice can cause your boat lift to malfunction and in some cases leave your boat to fall into the water.

Protect Your Investments

You spend a lot of money on your water toys - protect what you've worked so hard for with a de-icer. This can help protect your dock, boat, and lift by lowering the chance of ice to form and causing damage to your property.

How Our De-Icer Works

Kasco De-Icers are known throughout the world for their quality, durability, and effectiveness. The Kasco D-Series De-Icer became a staple of the industry by tackling some fiercely challenging applications. The de-icer works by moving large volumes of warm, bottom water to the surface. This eliminates and prevents ice formation around boats, docks, pilings, bulk heads or any other property you need to be protected from damaging ice formation. The water flow eliminates damaging ice expansion and ice jacking, as well as provides excellent aeration for winter months. The unique design of this product provides superior flow and excellent energy efficiency to solve your de-icing needs in a cost effective manner. By using a Kasco De-Icer, you are ensuring your property is protected from the harsh winter conditions.

Now that you know why you should invest in a de-icer and how our Kasco de-icers work, you're ready to make your purchase! Contact the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks to get yours today. Not only do we provide quality lifts, Summerset Boat Lifts provides a number of products to help protect your boat and dock. We want to help keep your investment protected this winter so you can easily hit the water come spring!
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Tips for Boat Owners to Prepare for Winter

The boating season is coming to a close. As many boat owners at the Lake of the Ozarks start to line up their winterizations, it's time to think about your dock and lift, as well. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we know how important it is to ensure your lift is in prime working condition before the harsh winter weather hits. The freezing temperatures is NOT a time for your lift to break and let you (and your boat) down. Take a look below to learn a few different ways boat owners can prepare for the upcoming season!


Prepare your BOAT for Winter

It's important to winterize your boat and PWC before it gets too cold. During the winterization process, the fluids will be drained from your vessel. This can help prevent the liquid from freezing, expanding, and cracking an important component of your boat. This time of year is also a great opportunity to make any mechanical or cosmetic repairs. From buffing your paint to repairing a chip to breaking down the engine - winter is the best time to have these type of repairs completed. Your boat isn't being used anyway!

Prepare your DOCK for Winter

Your dock goes through a lot as the temperatures drop. The floatation devices can be damaged by the lower lake levels of winter if your dock sits on dry land. The sharp rocks and tree branches in the lake can puncture these flotation devices, as well. If the water around your dock freezes, it can damage these tubs, as well. Your dock being frozen in one place can be rough on the structure, especially on the catwalk and connection lines. If you have water lines ran to your dock, consider winterizing it, as well. Another way to prepare your dock for winter is to ensure all the bracing and structure is sound and ready for the potential weight of ice and snow.

Prepare your LIFT for Winter

Your lift works hard during the off season. Not only does it hold your boat out of the water, but it also protects it from the harsh winter weather. Up on a lift is a safe place for your boat - as long as your lift is in good working order. That's where we come into play! This time of year is a great opportunity to ensure your lift fittings and bracing are all in place and tight. This is an important step as you get your lift ready for winter - especially if your boat is being stored up on a lift. The last thing you want is to find your boat in the water when checking on your dock this winter!

Now that you know some of these tips for boat owners at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to focus on protecting your vessel all winter long. From winterizing your boat to ensuring your lift is solid to keeping your dock afloat, there are a number of ways to protect your property this winter. If you'd like us to check out your lift, contact the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks today! Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we'll have our trained and experienced staff on your dock and inspecting your lift in no time!


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lifting Your Dreams... No Matter The Size

No matter what size, Summerset Boat Lifts can help protect your boat this coming winter. While traditionally people used to remove their boats from the lake over the winter, it's becoming more and more common (and much easier) to leave your boat up on a lift. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we can help prepare your lift for the long winter ahead - no matter what size boat you own! Take a look below to learn about the various boat sizes we can lift!

PWC Lifts 

Our personal watercraft lifts come in 3 styles: side-mount, single front-mount and double front-mount. The side mount PWC lift is ideal for those looking to save space, as the footprint on the dock is only 5 1/2 feet instead of 11 feet. The flagship of our PWC line, the poly tank front-mount unit is quite capable of withstanding any water conditions. The single-tank by design will hold your watercraft higher out of the water than a double-tank would. The double is an extension of our popular single tank design.

4,000 & 6,000 LB Lifts 

The 6,500 lb lift is an ideal capacity for almost every tritoon on the Lake of the Ozarks. the mechanism and structure of the lift are well-suited for the rough waters that our lake has to offer during the busy summer months. From a 24 foot deck boat to a 27 foot tritoon with a 300 hp outboard, this is the boat lift for your needs.

8,000 & 10,000 LB Lifts 

Our 8,000 lb boat lifts are unique to the industry in that the structure has c-channel on the bottom of the tanks, which allows the weight of the boat to be distributed across many more points than the competition. The 10,000 lb lift utilizes the same structure and mechanism, giving you the opportunity to grow into a bigger boat utilizing the same lift later on.

12,000 - 17,000 LB Lifts

Our 12,000 lb lift is a heavy-duty 6-arm mechanism designed for the rough waters of the Lake of the Ozarks. Our 14,000 lb lift is our first 3-tank system and builds on the foundation of our 12,000 lb lift. The 17,000 lb lift caps off the trio of 6-arm mechanisms available. It is perfectly capable of lifting many of the 34 to 35 foot day cruisers.

20,000 LB & Bigger Lifts 

Suited for many 37-41 foot day cruisers, the 20,000 lb lift is an 8-arm mechanism that features four structures that create a rigid box to dissipate the weight of the boat over many points on the lift and dock. The 24,000 lb lift is available in an 8-arm or 10-arm mechanism. The four tank system offers a superb weight to width ratio, offering great stability for your boat. Larger lifts can be custom built just for you! Your exquisite taste in big boats demands the best in boat lifts.

The wrong size boat lift can be detrimental to your vessel. If your lift isn't able to properly lift your boat out of the water it may break and allow your boat to sink down into the water. Protect your boat and lift your dreams with our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company! If you are unsure your lift is the right size for your boat, give us a call today. We look forward to lifting your dreams!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR - Fall Harbor Hop

As the fall season rolls around, all the boating enthusiasts at the Lake of the Ozarks know what that means - 2018 Fall Harbor Hop. Whether you plan to attend every spring and fall or it's your first time participating, we encourage all of our friends to get out and take advantage of this great "excuse" to hit the water! Fall is one of the most beautiful times to boat. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know all about the fun boating events. Now's the time to get your last few runs in for the season. Take a look below to learn about the 33rd Annual Fall Harbor Hop!


About the Fall Harbor Hop:

The Lake of the Ozarks Harbor Hop is held twice a year. The Spring Harbor Hop is held the first Saturday in May, the Fall Harbor Hop is held the second Saturday in October.

Draw cards at more than 40 locations around the Lake of the Ozarks to make a winning poker hand in the Harbor Hop.  Enter at any of the Harbor Hop locations and enjoy the stops around the Lake before turning in your hand by 7 p.m.

Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the checkpoints listed below. A player may enter more than once. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased, 6 additional cards are obtained by “hopping” to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn.The completed hand is turned in at the checkpoint where the 7th card is drawn. To qualify, a hand must be turned in by 7:00 p.m. the day of Harbor Hop. Complete rules are posted at the bottom of this page.

Harbor Hop Stops:

Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I
Cabana Jones Lakeside Bar - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Westport Yacht Club @ Mermaid Cove - 5 MM Gravois - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Gas Hole at Beauty View Resort - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Millstone Marina - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II 
Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Big Thunder Marine - 8 MM (Buck Creek Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis - 13 MM (Chimney Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III
Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #2 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM (Woodland Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV
Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Popeyez Restaurant & Bar - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Now that you know a little more about the Fall Harbor Hop at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to make plans to come out for a day full of boating fun! Once you're out on the water, you may start thinking about the safety of your boat this offseason. While it's important to winterize your boat, it's also important to protect it in the offseason. A new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great way to care for your investment. If you're interested in Summerset Boat Lifts, contact us today. We'll be happy to tell you about our company and get plans made up for your boat lift!


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Thursday, October 4, 2018

🎣REEL IN THE BIG ONE🎣 - Big Bass Bash 2018

Have you heard? The Lake of the Ozarks Big Bass Bash is this weekend - October 6th - 7th. This fishing tournament is geared toward amateurs and a BLAST! With a TON of prizes available, your chance to win some sort of payout is high. As your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company, we look forward to sharing all about this highly anticipated event. Learn more about how to register, your chances, and event details below.



Catch the bass of a lifetime and make new memories along the way. This unique fishing tournament is open to amateur fishers. With a variety of classes and multiple prizes per class, your odds of winning are high! The Big Bass Bash is a bass tournament designed for amateurs only. Its unique format allows the weekend angler a chance to win big money like the professionals. Unlike most fishing tournaments which have a team arrangement where prizes are based on total weight, the Big Bass Bash format is distinctive in that it only takes one fisherman and just one big bass to win.

Anglers can launch from anywhere on Lake of the Ozarks. The Big Bass Bash will have four weigh-in stations to accommodate the anglers: PB2 (Grand Glaize State Park), Red Oak Resort, Alhonna Resort, & Point Randall Resort.

Register in person on Friday (10/5) at the Grand Glaize State Park (PB2) from 12:00 pm through 8:00 pm. A number of vendors will be available at registration. Be sure to check them out while you're there!

Starting at 6:00am, participants can register at any of the weigh-in locations - PB2 (Grand Glaize State Park), Red Oak Resort, Alhonna Resort, & Point Randall Resort.

Big Bass Bash Prizes:
There are over $250,000 in payouts!
Top 4 weights win $100,000, $20,000,  $10,000, & $5,000 respectively. The lady who catches the biggest fish gets a $1,000 bonus! There are a TON of payouts and you can rack up the prizes!

For more information about this event, visit www.midwestfishtournaments.com!

What are you waiting for? Make plans to attend one of the Lake's most anticipated fishing tournaments - the Big Bass Bash. While you're out casting a line and finding the perfect fishing spot, you may be worried about the condition of your fishing boat. If you're noticing slime build up or want to help protect your boat from the harsh winter, a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks can help. Protect your investment when you choose a boat lift from Summerset. We pride ourselves on offering superb product and service for all of our customers!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

All About Our Boat Lift Service

Your boat lift saw a lot of action this summer. From running it up and down as you get out on the lake to catching some crazy waves, your lift has been through a lot. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is here to help. We can make sure your lift is tightened and ready for the upcoming winter. After all, the offseason is no time for a lift failure. Ensure your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is ready for the harsh winter weather. Take a look below to learn more about our boat lift service.



We pride ourselves in service, and it’s what sets us apart from everyone else. As a dealer for Galva-Hoist, Summerset Boat Lifts employs personnel for all aspects of the boat lift business -- sales, shipping, assembly, installation, and service are all provided by our own employees. We control our schedule to meet the needs of our customers. We want our customers to relax knowing their boat lift needs are being handled by professionals. Summerset’s record of service after the sale is unparallel in the boat lift industry. We don’t just sell you a lift, we sell you our service. Don’t worry that you’ve never operated a lift before! Our team will be on the dock with you as necessary for an orientation for the first time you bring the boat to your dock. We train you how to operate the lift, but more importantly, teach you how to use it comfortably.

Our new lift sales are complemented by pre-owned sales and servicing of many different brands of lifts. Have a problem with a lift? Call Summerset Boat Lifts! Be surprised at how soon you may see a representative of Summerset Boat Lifts on your dock. We want to earn your trust and your business!  Our professional service team will be working on your lift before you know it!


Now that you know more about our boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to call and schedule your maintenance with us. Contact us at 573-348-5073 to schedule your maintenance check-up. We look forward to getting your boat lift ready for the winter season!


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