Friday, January 18, 2019

Protect Your Boat From the Threat of Ice Damage

Were you worried about the water around your dock freezing up last weekend? The temps are going to plummet throughout the winter. It's best to stay ahead of the game and protect your dock, lift, and boat with a de-icer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we want to help keep your dock safe from ice damage this winter. Take a look below to learn how a de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts can help protect your property!


About Kasco De-Icers:

Kasco Marine is a leader in the design and production of pond aerators and circulators, floating decorative fountains, beneficial bacteria, pond and lake dye, and de-icing equipment. It all started in 1968 when an inventive marina operator in Minnesota introduced the world's first de-icer. The revolutionary equipment protected marina equipment from the harsh winter conditions and even allowed for in-water boat storage. Kasco was formed to bring this new product to markets across the country. The company grew quickly and by the 1980s, Kasco dominated the de-icing market.

De-Icer Features and Benefits:

Kasco is the preferred De-Icer of Summerset Boat Lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Their De-Icers are your best choice for ice prevention and property protection  The rugged and efficient design of the Kasco De-Icer delivers powerful performance with simplicity of use and operation.
Features and benefits of the Kasco De-Icers include:


  • Efficient / Low Power Use: Highest efficiency design for low power consumption versus competing units. Reduces operating costs over the entire life of the unit.
  • Rugged Motor: Environmentally friendly design with a hard-face internal mechanical seal and external debris flinger for protection against leaks. Long-life top and bottom ball bearings. Flood oil lubricated for excellent heat dissipation.
  • Corrosion Resistant: Superior dependability in salt-water or other corrosive environments. All external metal motor, float, and hardware components are stainless steel.
  • Low Maintenance: Clean the motor housing once or twice per year and replacing the sacrificial zinc anode when visibly corroded.
  • Safety Tested: ETL listed to stringent UL and CSA standards.
  • Ships Easily: Via UPS in 1 or 2 cartons (depends on cord length).
  • Dependable: Backed by a two-year warranty
  • Choice of Cord Lengths: SJTOW underwater rated power cord in 25′, 50′ or 100′.  Includes two 20′ braided nylon suspension ropes.
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Now that you know a little bit more about our Kasco de-icers, you are ready to start protecting your dock from the potential of ice damage! If you're interested in learning more or purchasing a de-icer of your own, contact the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks today!


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Friday, January 11, 2019

Quick Tips for Attending a Boat Show

It's officially boat show season and you know what means - a ton of boating and lake-related vendors, all in one place! A boat show is a fun place to browse the latest and greatest in the boating industry. Summerset Boat Lifts will be attending the upcoming boat shows and we look forward to showing off some of our quality boat lifts and products. If you've got your eye on a new boat or PWC, you'll likely want to get a new Lake of the Ozarks boat lift to protect your new purchase. As you plan your trip to the next boat show, take a look below for some quick tips for shopping at a boat show.


Tips for Attending Boat Shows:


  • Do Your Homework - Before stepping foot into the boat show, do some research. You want to have some idea of what you're looking for or you can get easily overwhelmed. Make a list of questions that you want to ask the dealers. Be sure to have a budget in mind before you start your search as well. 

  • Think About Financing - If you're serious about buying a boat, it's important that you have an idea of how you will pay for it. While some people may have the cash to buy a boat, most will need to get financing secured. You might want to consider getting a pre-approval before you attend any boat shows. By doing so, you'll better be able to set a budget for how much you can afford - and you won't be tempted to fall in love with a boat out of your price range. 

  • Check Out the Show Guide - Many boat shows will have a list of all their exhibitors and vendors available prior to the show. Take a look at those and make a list of who's booths you want to be sure to stop by. With so much going on at these events, you can easily get distracted and miss something you wanted to check out. 

  • Talk with the Dealers - Rather than just checking out the exhibits yourself, be sure to talk with the dealers. Ask the list of questions you prepared ahead of time. Not only are you looking for the best values in boating, you want to make sure you're working with a reputable and knowledgeable dealer. Customer service is very important when it comes to such a big investment as a boat.


Upcoming Boat Shows:

Kansas City Boat & Sportshow
January 10th, 2019 - January 13th, 2019

LOMDA Overland Park Boat Show
Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow
February 7th, 2019 - February 10th, 2019

LOMDA St. Charles Boat Show
Mar 07, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019

Now that you know some tips for shopping at a boat show, you're ready to put these tips into action at the upcoming shows. Whether you plan to come out to one or all four, we look forward to visiting with you about your needs for a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks!


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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Can't Miss Events in January

If you're starting to go stir crazy after the holidays, it's the perfect time to make plans to get out of the house! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company knows many people get cabin fever this time of year. Since it's too cold to be boating (for the most part), it's a great time to explore off-the-water entertainment options in the area. Take a look below for some ideas of upcoming events you and your family can enjoy!


Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days

Jan 05, 2019 - Jan 06, 2019
Multiple Locations in Lake Ozark
Event Venues: Osage National Golf Club, Willmore Lodge, School of the Osage Heritage Elementary and the Bagnell Dam Access Conservation Area.

Get out your coats, hats and gloves for one of the most popular winter events at the Lake of the Ozarks. View eagles and other birds of prey in the wild and as a part of the World Bird Sanctuary and Dickerson Park Zoo presentations. The first live eagle program held in 1999 attracted 651 participants. Last year, over 3,700 people attended to make it one of the most successful Eagle Days in years past.

Highlights of the event include live eagles from the World Bird Sanctuary with naturalists on hand to answer questions at Osage National Golf Resort. Programs will begin on the hour each day of the event. Visitors are urged to bring binoculars and cameras for optimal viewing and photo opportunities of wild eagles at Willmore Lodge and below Bagnell Dam on the Osage River. Activities are also at School of the Osage Heritage Elementary and at the Osage River Access.

Visit www.lakeoftheozarkseagledays.com to view the full schedule of activities and events.

LOMDA Overland Park Boat Show

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019
Overland Park Convention Center
Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealer Association brings the lake to Overland Park in the heart of winter. See the latest 2019 cruisers, runabouts, performance boats, tritoons, ski boats, personal watercraft, docks, lifts, and all boating accessories at K.C's largest boat show. Bring the entire family to the Overland Park Convention Center, January 24th through the 27th.

If you're dreaming about a warm summer day on the lake, be sure to visit one of the upcoming boat shows! It's a great way to gear up for the start of boating season and it's always fun to check out the latest and greatest in the boating world. Don't forget to stop by and visit our Summerset Boat Lifts booth. We'd love to visit with you about your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs!



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Friday, December 28, 2018

Reasons to Buy a Galva-Hoist Lift

As the boating season ends, it's time to gear up for the next. If you've already gotten a new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks or plan to purchase one soon, now's the ideal time to invest in a new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves on offering quality lifts for our customers. Learn why our lifts are the best below!


Stand-Out Features of a Galva-Hoist Lift:

Our boat lifts come with a number of features that set them apart from other boat lifts. Quality is top of mind when these lifts are constructed. Learn what sets Galva-Hoist apart below:

  • Built to withstand the Lake of the Ozarks' rough waters 
  • Structures include a channel on the bottom of the tank for superior strength
  • Bunks are built from pressure treated lumber and marine grade carpet for a stronger support system 
  • Tanks are constructed utilizing hydraulic butt-fusion technology, guaranteeing leak-proof joints
  • 3/4 in thick end-caps are used for a truly "bullet-proof" tank 

What is Galva-Hoist?

Galva-Hoist is constructed at the Lake of the Ozarks, for the Lake of the Ozarks. With the unique waters of our area in mind, these boat lifts are specifically made with the Lake of the Ozarks environment in mind. From rough waters of the main channel to calm waters back in a cove, you can't go wrong when you choose Galva-Hoist to lift your boat our of the water. We also provide a wide range of sizes - PWCs all the way up to custom 46,000 lb lifts, we have you covered!

It's a great time to protect your investment with a new Lake of the Ozarks boat lift. We have the experience to lift your dreams - from canoes to cruisers! Let us know what size of boat you're looking to lift and we'll start building a quality lift to protect it! Contact Summerset Boat Lifts today at 573-348-5073.



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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gift Guide for the Boat Lover on Your List

The holiday season is upon us and the countdown to Christmas has begun! Now's the time to start finalizing your Christmas shopping! Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here for you! We have a few ideas of how to help you cross off your holiday shopping list. We know boat lovers because we love boating at the Lake of the Ozarks, too! Take a look below for some gift ideas from Summerset Boat Lifts!


Remote Control Boat Lift

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift remotes make controlling your lift from a distance a breeze. Contact us today about installing one!

Floaties

You and your crew usually use floaties around your dock and boat all summer long. No matter if you're coving out or swimming by your dock, a float can help make it more enjoyable (and easier).

De-Icer

A de-icer is a great gift, especially this time of year. It helps to keep the water around your dock and boat moving, therefore preventing the water from freezing and causing damage to your property.

Dry Case

Any boat lover will likely use a dry case or bag. It's a watertight case that helps keep your belongings dry. This is a huge protector for phones - which are a common item to be dropped in the water and ruined!

Dock Locker

If someone on your list loves hanging out on the dock, they are probably in need of a dock locker. This is a great place to store boating and swimming items and help protect them from getting misplaced.

Boating Gear

Buoys, towels, and hats are all popular gift items this time of year. A personalized buoy can give your boat a touch of your personality or even help you show off your favorite sports team. The boat lover will use these boating gear gifts on a regular basis this summer!

Towable

Tubes, skiis, and wakeboards are all popular towable gifts. If the person on your list loves spending time out on the water, you can't go wrong with a new towable!

Now that you have some gift ideas for the boat lover in your life, you're ready to make your holiday gift selections! If you're thinking of gifting a new boat to that special someone, you'll likely need a new lift to go along with it! The best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help build a lift specifically with your new boat in mind! Give us a call today and we'll help lift your dreams!


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Kansas City's Largets Boat Show - 2019 Overland Park Boat Show

Have you heard? The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association is happy to announce the 2019 Overland Park Boat Show. This highly anticipated annual event is taking place January 24th - 27th at the Overland Park Convention Center. If you want to check out the latest and greatest in the boating world, don't miss this event! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company will be there and ready to share information about our family-owned business. Check out the details of this boat show below so you can make sure and attend!


About the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association:

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association wants to welcome you to the Overland Park Boat Show for 2019! This is the premiere show for boating enthusiasts all over the Midwest. We will see you at The Overland Park Convention Center on Thursday, January 24th through Sunday, January 27th!

2019 Overland Park Boat Show:

Photo Credit: Overland Park Boat Show
Your Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association welcomes you to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. This boater’s paradise here in the Midwest is perfect for any type of recreational boating. The Marine Dealers Association is made up of over 40 Lake of the Ozarks area marine dealers. They represent all the top lines of boats, marine accessories, docks, personal watercraft and everything else to promote fun on our waters.

Now that you know the details of the Overland Park Boat Show, you're ready to make plans to attend. Summerset Boat Lifts will be in attendance - ready to share information about our boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're thinking of buying a new boat, you'll likely need a new lift to protect your new investment! We're here for all of your boat lift needs - lifting your dreams...from canoes to cruisers!


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Friday, November 30, 2018

Interesting Facts About the Historic Bagnell Dam

The construction of the Bagnell Dam has helped to make the Lake of the Ozarks what it is today. Without our beautiful lake, our area would be much different. We're thankful the dam was built and we all have a fun place to spend time with friends and family. Memories made out on the water are memories that last a lifetime! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company knows how important Bagnell Dam is to our area and we've decided to feature some fun facts about Bagnell Dam in this week's blog!



  • Bagnell Dam was originally built to supply power up in St. Louis. Luckily our beautiful lake was made as a byproduct!

  • The construction on Bagnell Dam started on August 1929 and was completed in April 1931.

  • During construction of Bagnell Dam, the Lake of the Ozarks was referred to as the Osage Reservoir or Lake Osage. 

  • Bagnell Dam is classified as a concrete gravity dam. That means that the weight of the structure is enough to overcome the lateral force of the water pressing against it.

  • The powerhouse consists of eight water-wheel turbines directly connected to eight electrical generators, plus one smaller station service unit. Originally only 6 of the generators were installed; the other two were added in 1953.

  • Bagnell Dam is classified as a concrete gravity dam. That means that the weight of the structure is enough to overcome the lateral force of the water pressing against it.

  • The highway deck of the dam is approximately 10 feet above full reservoir.

  • In the 1980s, holes were drilled down through the dam and tensioning rods were driven through those holes and into the bedrock below. The dam is actually more solid now than when it was built.

  • When the turbines are not in use, each of the openings is sealed by a headgate that measures 27 square feet and weighs 70 tons.

  • The generators in the dam were designed to produce a maximum of 21,500 kilowatts each.


Now that you know some of these fun facts about Bagnell Dam, you're ready to put your new knowledge to good use. While the dam has a long history, Summerset Boat Lifts does too! We've been lifting your dreams since 1982. Our family-owned company offers quality boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks. We pride ourselves on offering quality lifts and great customer service for our customers! If you want to experience the difference at our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company, contact us today!


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