Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Harbor Hop 2017 is Here!

The 32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop will take place on Saturday, October 14 at the Lake of the Ozarks! Visit over 40 participating waterfront locations to collect a winning poker hand. You can enter the harbor hop at any of the participating locations; then hop your way around the Lake to collect 6 other cards to complete your hand. Turn in your hand when the 7th card is drawn. Keep reading to learn more about the event and this year's stops!


2017 Event Details


While some participating locations will open at 9 am, most will open at 11 am. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $20.00 donation (per seven-card hand). A player may enter more than once. To qualify for the prizes, you must have your hand turned in by 7 pm. You also have the option to purchase a bonus 8th card for just $5. Winners will be notified by mail and the prizes are based on entry donations. The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau will retain 60% for administering the event and promoting Lake of the Ozarks, and the other 40% will be paid to the participants in the form of gift certificates.


2017 Participating Locations


Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I
Cabana Jones (Formerly Bump's) - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Beauty View Resort/Gas Hole - 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

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 #1 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bobbers Restaurant at Alhonna Resort - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina - 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
Bikini Pier - 11.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis - 13 MM (Chimney Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm


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Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III
Lodge of Four Seasons Marina - 13.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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
Pier 31 Marina - 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

While you're out on your boat this weekend, keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair and maintenance needs. Make sure your lift is in proper working condition to store your boat all winter long. If you don't have a lift, give us a call and we'll hook you up with a new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Avoid having to take your boat out of the water and find a storage space; keep it in the slip all year round and be ready to hit the water when season rolls back around. Call 573-348-5073 to talk to a Summerset Boat Lifts representative today!

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lifts for Boats Large and Small

No matter the size of your boat, Summerset Boat Lifts can lift it! We are proud to offer the Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts, which provide quality and value. From personal watercraft lifts to custom 38,000+ lb lifts, the Galva-Hoist has your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs covered. Keep reading to learn more about the lifts we can offer you at Summerset Boat Lifts!

Personal Watercraft 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.

Our new boat lift sales at the Lake of the Ozarks is complimented by used boat lifts, as well as the servicing of all types of lifts. Whether you're in need of a boat lift or boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, Summerset Boat Lifts is here for you! Give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Get Ready for the Fall Big Bass Bash!

The Annual Fall Big Bass Bash is back for another year at the Lake of the Ozarks! On October 7 & 8, anglers from across the Midwest will gather for this unforgettable fishing tournament. Cash prizes total in excess of $200,000. If you like to fish, this is one tournament you won't want to miss. Keep reading to learn more about this annual event!

2017 Tournament Details 


The tournament will run from 7 am to 3 pm each day. The awards ceremony will take place at Public Beach #2 in the Grand Glaize State Park at 4:00 PM. This year's entry fees are $180 for both days or $130 for one day. The kids division has a $10 per day entry fee. There's still time to register online at www.BigBassBash.com. To register in person, you can visit Osage Beach Bait & Tackle between October 2 and 6 (cash only), Public Beach #2 on October 6 from 12-8 pm or any of the weigh-in stations on October 6 & 7 starting at 6 am each morning.

2017 Weigh-In Locations


A new weigh-in location has been added this year to accommodate our Lake of the Ozarks anglers. The weigh-in locations include:

  • Red Oak Resort 
  • Alhonna Resort 
  • Public Beach #2 
  • Point Randall Resort 
  • Ivy Bend Resort 

2017 Prize Allocations


The 2017 Fall Big Bass Bash will have over $220,000 in payouts! The 4 biggest bass of the weekend will win the following: 4th place will get $5,000, 3rd place will get $10,000, 2nd place will get $20,000 and 1st place will get $70,000! Additionally, 35 places will be paid out during each of 4 different time slots throughout the day. Bonus chances to win are available as well. There's a $500 prize for every bass that weighs exactly 3 or exactly 4 lbs. If you have a Bonus T-shirt in your possession and come in 36th place in any time slot, you will win $125. (T-shirts are $10 and can be bought at any registration site; quantities are limited.) The ladies bonus is $1,00 and will go to the lady that weighs in the heaviest bass of the weekend.

Summerset Boat Lifts wishes all Lake of the Ozarks anglers luck during this upcoming tournament! If you experience any issues with your lift over the weekend, don't hesitate to give us a call at 573-348-5073. We are here for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair and service needs. Happy fishing!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Join Us at the Lake of the Ozarks Fall In-Water Boat Show!

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association presents the 2017 September In-Water Boat Show this weekend, September 22-24! The annual event will take place at Captain Ron's on the 34.5 mile marker of the main channel of the Lake of the Ozarks. Summerset Boat Lifts, along with other association members, will have boats, lifts, accessories and more to offer you at great season closeout prices. Keep reading to learn more about this year's event.


In-Water Boat Show Hours 


Friday, September 22: 1 PM - 7 PM
Saturday, September 23: 10 AM - 7 PM
Sunday, September 24: 10 AM - 4 PM

Tickets are $6 each for adults, with children 12 and under free! Proceeds from this event will go to support Kids Harbor Child Advocacy Center.

About LOMDA


The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association, LOMDA, is made up of over 40 lake area marine dealers. Members represent all industries including all the top boat lines, personal watercraft, marine accessories, docks, lifts and everything else to promote fun on the water! On the LOMDA website, you will find a complete list of their member dealers, as well as information on all the upcoming boat shows promoted by LOMDA.

Summerset Boat Lifts


Be sure to stop by the Summerset Boat Lifts booth to learn all about our Galva-Hoist boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks! The Galva-Hoist is engineered at the Lake, specifically for the Lake. It offers great value and performance, no matter the brand of boat or dock you have. Our new lift sales are complimented by pre-owned sales and servicing of many different brands of boat lifts. For all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs, give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide While Boating

Did you know that carbon monoxide poses a risk for boaters? The most common source of carbon monoxide is a gasoline-powered engine, which is found on the majority of recreational motor boats. Keep reading to learn about the dangers of carbon monoxide and how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning while boating.

What is Carbon Monoxide? 


Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is essentially undetectable by the human senses. This gas is produced when an engine using a carbon-based fuel is running. Carbon monoxide can be very dangerous as it cannot be seen, smelt or tasted. The gas enters the bloodstream through the lungs. While exposure in a well ventilated area is generally not a problem, brief exposure in a more confined environment can lead to sickness. Prolonged exposure to higher concentrations could even be fatal. Due to the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning mimicking those of seasickness or alcohol intoxication, the poisoning is often overlooked, and those affected don't receive the proper medical attention.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 

Carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable. Every boater should be aware of the risks associated with carbon monoxide, and how to prevent them. Below are a few tips to help in the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning while boating:
  • Educate family and friends about carbon monoxide so they are aware of the early poisoning signs.
  • Be sure to maintain fresh air circulation throughout the boat at all times. 
  • Keep your vessel maintained to ensure peak engine performance. 
  • Properly install and maintain all fuel-burning engines and appliances.
  • Schedule regular engine and exhaust system maintenance inspections by experienced and trained technicians.
  • Be aware of areas where carbon monoxide could likely accumulate, such as inadequately ventilated canvas enclosures and engine compartments. 
  • When tied to a dock, ensure your exhaust ports are not blocked. This can force exhaust, filled with carbon monoxide, back into the boat.
  • Never ride or hang on a swim platform where gases accumulate when the engine is running.
  • Be aware that traveling at slow speeds or idling in the water can cause carbon monoxide to build up in a boat’s cabin, cockpit, bridge and aft deck, or even in an open area. 
  • Exhaust from another vessel that is docked, beached or anchored alongside your boat can emit poisonous carbon monoxide gas into the cabin and cockpit of your boat. 
  • If carbon monoxide is suspected, open all windows, hatches and ports to increase ventilation. 
  • Install and maintain a carbon monoxide detector on board your boat. 

Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have safe boating experiences at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to our boat lift services at the Lake of the Ozarks, we strive to educate boaters on safety. The Lake of the Ozarks is rated one of the best recreational lakes in the country, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy it safely. Happy Boating!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Summerset Boat Lifts: Caring for All Your Boat Lift Needs

Since 1982, Summerset Boat Lifts has been lifting your dreams from canoes to cruisers. We're here to take care of all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. From boat lift sales to service and repairs, we're here for you!

Boat Lift Sales 


Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is proud to offer the Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts. The Galva-Hoist is engineered at the Lake for the Lake, Lake of the Ozarks that is. It is designed to withstand the roughest waters here at the Lake. No matter what brand of boat or dock you own, the Galva-Hoist offers great value and performance. Our new lift sales are also complimented by pre-owned sales. From personal watercraft lifts all the way to custom 46,000 lb lifts, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered!

Boat Lift Service 


At Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves in service and that's what sets up apart from everyone else. Our record of service after the sale is unparalleled in the boat lift industry. We don't just sell you a lift, we sell you our service. We control our schedule to meet the needs of our customers. We want you to relax knowing all your boat lift needs are being handled by professionals. If you have a problem with a lift, give us a call. You'll be surprised at how fast you may see a representative from Summerset Boat Lifts on your dock. We want to earn your trust and your business!

Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to make certain you and your boat get the very best level of product and service at the Lake! Whether you're in need of a new lift, need your lift modified to fit your new boat or need boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered. Give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Labor Day Weekend on the Water

The last big boating weekend of the season is upon us! For some, Labor Day Weekend is the last chance to take the boat out with the family before winter sets in. Your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company wants you to have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend out on the Lake of the Ozarks.

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips 


With all those boats out on the water to close out the season, it's important you use caution. Keep these tips in mind while you're cruising around the lake this weekend:

  1. Make sure you designate a driver! While it's a holiday weekend and we know you want to have fun, make sure your captain is sober. Just like with cars, drinking and driving don't mix.
  2. Be sure to have enough life jackets on board for every passenger, and make sure that they are accessible. Children need to be wearing their life jackets at all times while aboard.
  3. Don't speed. This rule is especially important when there's a lot of traffic on the water. Operating at a safe speed will help you avoid a boating accident. 
  4. Stay alert. Just like when driving, there can be a lot of distractions on a boat. Make sure your captain is aware of the surroundings and avoiding distractions. 
  5. Steer clear of any large vessels or other watercraft that might be restricted in their ability to stop or turn. 
  6. Follow a pre-departure checklist, which includes checking the horn, checking the lights, ensuring safety tools and spares are on board, topping off fuel and checking the oil, checking ventilation & the bilges, checking the battery and reviewing rules and documentation. 

Labor Day Firework Displays 


Labor Day Weekend just wouldn't be complete without watching some fireworks from your boat! Here's where you can catch the displays this weekend:

  • Bear Bottom Resort @ the 38 MM - Saturday at 9:45 PM
  • Bagnell Dam @ the 0 MM - Saturday at 9:00 PM 
  • Inn at Grand Glaize @ the 1 MM of the Grand Glaize Arm - Sunday at 9:00 PM 
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort @ the 26 MM - Sunday at Dusk 
  • The Lodge of Four Seasons @ the 13 MM - 8:30 to 9:30 PM 

Happy Labor Day Weekend from Summerset Boat Lifts! If you have any issues with your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift this weekend, be sure to give us a call at 573-348-5073. We've got all your boat lift repair and service needs covered!

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