Friday, June 23, 2017

Exceptional Customer Service From Summerset Boat Lifts

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we've got all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs covered! From new and used lifts to boat lift service and boat lift accessories, we're here to make your boating experience the best it can be. Today's blog focuses on the exceptional customer service you'll get when you choose Summerset for all your boat lift needs.

Our Customer Service


At Summerset Boat Lifts, we employ personnel for all aspects of the boat lift business - sales, shipping, assembly, installation and service are all provided by our own employees. This makes our record of service unparalleled in the boat lift industry. When you choose to work with the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, you aren't just purchasing a boat lift, you're purchasing the best service you can get.

Purchasing Your Boat Lift 


Summerset Boat Lifts is proud to offer the Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts. For the rough waters at the Lake of the Ozarks, you aren't going to find a better product than ours. The Galva-Hoist is extremely capable of withstanding rough waters. No matter the brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist provides great value and performance. Just ask a member of our staff to help you choose the right size lift to fit your needs. We're here to help!

Operating Your Boat Lift 


If you've never operated a boat lift before, don't worry! Our staff will show you how to use your new boat lift and you'll be a pro in no time. The first time you bring your boat to your dock, a member of the Summerset Boat Lifts team will be on the dock with you as necessary for an orientation. We'll train you how to operate the lift, but more importantly, we'll teach you how to use it comfortably.

Repairing Your Boat Lift 


Our service doesn't stop there though! Have a problem with your lift? Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call and be surprised at how soon you may see a representative on your dock. We service many different brands of lifts too, not just our own Galva-Hoist lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks. Crooked lift? No problem. Loose parts? We'll get them tightened. We'll have your lift back up and running in no time! We want to earn your trust and your business.

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we're here to make certain you and your boat get the very best level of product and service at the Lake! For all your boat lift needs, give us a call at 573-348-5073. We are Galva-Hoist. We are Summerset Boat Lifts, and we are lifting your dreams, from canoes to cruisers!

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses While on the Lake This Summer

Often times, environment and physical conditions can make it difficult to stay cool. The boating environment is one of those! You're out in the hot, open air, sun blazing down on you with no air conditioner and often times no shade. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer offers information on some common heat-related illnesses and what you can try to do to prevent them:

Dehydration 


The most common illness people experience during the hot summer months is dehydration. When you're spending an entire day, or weekend for that matter, out on the water in the hot sun, you have to make sure you drink enough water. Drinking alcohol also increases your risk of dehydration; so in that case, drink extra water. Dehydration and fatigue can both lead to or make worse other heat-related illnesses described below.

Sunburn 


A sunburn is a form of radiation burn that affects living tissue, such as skin, that results from an overexposure to the ultraviolet rays (sunshine). Often times, you don't realize you have a sunburn until after you've left the sun and go inside or wake up the next morning. Depending on the severity of your sunburn, it can cause other illnesses like nausea. Make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen to avoid burning when you're out on the boat this summer. It's also a good idea to have a hat and swimsuit cover up or t-shirt to help shade your body from the suns rays.


Heat Edema 


Heat edema is swelling of the legs and hands. It occur when you sit or stand in a warm environment for too long. This can happen if you're sitting or standing on a boat in the middle of July for too long. Be sure to take breaks, dock up somewhere to grab some food and a cold beverage or jump in the lake to cool off for a bit. To avoid heat edema, be sure to drink plenty of water, watch the foods you eat and avoid being stationary for too long. If you do start to see swelling, move to a cool place as quickly as possible and elevate your feet. You can also try to massage them carefully.


Heat Exhaustion 


Another common heat-related illness is heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion is identifiable by heavy sweating, rapid pulse, dizziness, fatigue, cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat, muscle cramps, nausea and headache. This generally develops when someone is working or exercising without drinking enough liquids. Exercising, such as swimming or watersports, could cause heat exhaustion if you're not drinking enough water. Some ways you can try to prevent heat exhaustion include: wearing light-weight, light-colored clothing, drinking plenty of liquids, avoiding vigorous activity in the heat and avoiding a sunburn!


Heat Stroke 


Heat Stroke occurs when the body fails to regulate its own body temperature and your body temperature continues to rise. Heat stroke is a medical emergency and even with immediate treatment, can be life-threatening or cause serious long-term problems. This illness is often a progression from a milder heat-related illness. If you experience any of the symptoms of heat exhaustion, take immediate action to cool your body down. You want to address the situation before it worsens and leads to heat stroke.

Summerset Boat Lifts wants you to enjoy your summer at the lake without experiencing any of these heat-related issues. The best thing you can do is drink plenty of water to help keep your body cool. Remember, if you're in need of any Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service or maintenance, give us a call at 573-348-5073!

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Friday, June 9, 2017

5 Boating Tips to Keep You Safe on the Water This Summer

There's nothing better than cruising around the Lake on your boat under the summer sun! Boating season is well underway at the Lake of the Ozarks. Stay safe on the water this summer by keeping these boating tips from Summerset Boat Lifts in mind:

1. Don't Overload Your Boat.


While we want everyone to have a good time, boats have capacity limits for a reason. You get too much weight on a watercraft and it could sink. You also don't want anyone accidentally getting knocked overboard because the boat is too crowded. Be sure to check the capacity number of your boat or your rental boat before inviting people aboard. If you have too many people in your party, take turns boating while the rest of the group stays at the dock swimming, etc.

2. Maintain a Safe Speed.


The Lake of the Ozarks can get pretty busy with boats in the summer months, especially on holiday weekends. Be sure to cruise at a safe speed and always be aware of your surroundings. Not only do you want to keep everyone in your boat safe, you also don't want to risk hitting anyone else on the water. Unless you're participating in an actual boat race, like Lake Race or the Shootout, try slowing down.

3. Watch the Weather.


One thing that's extremely unpredictable is the weather. You don't want to get caught far away from home on your boat when a storm rolls in. Look up the weather before heading out, even if it seems like a nice, sunny day. If a storm is expected, don't venture too far from your dock. You don't want to be out on the water during a storm.

4. Ensure Personal Flotation Devices are On Board.


Before departing for the day, make sure that each person on board has a PFD that fits properly. Not only is it a safe boating practice, but it's required by law to have them on board. In addition, children must wear them at all times while on board a watercraft. Be sure to also have a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, marine radio and other safety equipment on board.

5. Avoid Drinking Alcohol and Driving. 


Just like with cars, drinking and driving don't mix! Be sure that if you're going to be drinking alcohol on the boat, you have a designated driver. You also want to make sure to limit the alcohol intake of those on board; you want to make sure everyone stays safe. You don't want anyone stumbling overboard or getting sick on the boat. The heat from the summer sun also increases the affects of alcohol. Be smart!  

Summerset Boat Lifts wants you to be safe on the water this summer! When it comes to your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs, we're here to help. From boat lift sales to the repair and maintenance of them, we've got your covered. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 for any boat lift related questions!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lake Race 2017 is Here!

You know summer has arrived when the boat races start up! The first big summer event at the Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Race 2017, is happening this weekend. The Lake Race festivities will take place from Wednesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 4! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is a proud supporter of this annual boat race at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading to learn more about this year's event:

Wednesday, May 31 


Paddle Battle - Franky & Louie's 
The Paddle Battle will consist of 3-person teams in a 3-lap format. There will be heats followed by a championship. The battle will take place from 5-8 pm and the entry fee is $25 per team. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to first place, last place and best costume!

Thursday, June 1 


Festival of Speed - Osage Beach Parkway West 
Enjoy fast exhibits such as fast cars, boats, motorcycles and more. There will be food and fair from local vendors, along with music and entertainment. This event will run from 4-9 pm. Shuttle service will be available starting at 4 pm from the State Park.

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Friday, June 2 


Lake Race Meet and Greet Street Party - Bagnell Dam Strip
Race fans will experience everything unique about Lake Race, like meeting the drivers and getting up close and personal with the race boats. There will be entertainment and a kid's zone. The street party will take place from 5-11:30 pm. Phat Mike and the Bartenders take the stage at 8 pm. All Lake Race parking will be in the camp ground below the dam. Shuttle service will begin at 4pm Friday night and be available throughout the weekend.

Saturday, June 3 


Lake Race 5K - Bagnell Dam Strip 
The 5k walk or run will begin at Beaver's at the Dam and proceed below the Dam on Valley Road to JJ Twigs and down Business 54 back to Beaver's. Check-in will start at 7 am and the race begins at 8 am. Awards will follow on the upper patio at Beaver's at the Dam.

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Race Day - Beaver's at the Dam
Lake Race is powerboat racing at its best! The opening ceremony will take place at Beaver's at 10:30 am on Saturday. They will have the color guard and national anthem. Racing will begin promptly at 11 am, and continue until all heats are complete around 5 pm. There will be unlimited public viewing available at the host location, Beaver's at the Dam, and at numerous other locations surrounding the course. The awards ceremony will take place at Beaver's when the race is over, around 6:45 pm. The after party is also at Beaver's and will run from 6-11 pm. Entertainment will be available at various spots along the strip and fireworks at dusk will be provided by Billiant Skies.

Sunday, June 4 


Lake Race Props and Hoses Fun Run - Starting at Beaver's at the Dam
Not just for performance boats, this fun run is for anyone with a boat! The fun run will start at Beaver's and end at Red Head Yacht Club. Performance boat class locations include Beaver's, Franky & Louie's, Larry's on the Lake and Redhead Lakeside Grill. Pleasure boat class locations include all of the above plus Backwater Jack's, Topsider, Dog Days, Papa Chubby's, Paradise, Shady Gators and Camden on the Lake. Raffle tickets for $20 will be available at each location for a 50/50 drawing to take place at Redhead Yacht Club at 4pm.

Summerset Boat Lifts will have an awesome dock setup at Beaver's at the Dam again this year! Be sure to look for us while you're out enjoying the races. Remember if you're in need of Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair or maintenance this season, call Summerset Boat Lifts at 573-348-5073. We're also here for all your new and used boat lift needs! Enjoy the races!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

4 Things to Do For Memorial Day Weekend on the Lake

There's no better way to spend a long, holiday weekend than hitting the water at the Lake of the Ozarks! Today's blog from Summerset Boat Lifts offers a few ways for you to kick off the summer season at the Lake:

1. Boating and Watersports.


Whether you're visiting the lake for a long weekend or a whole week during the summer, the boating and watersports activities are endless. If you don't have a boat, you can easily rent one from a variety of places on the lake. If you have a boat, but don't have any inflatables, skis, etc. you can rent those too! Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks just wouldn't be complete without spending some time out on the water either swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, tubing or more!

2. Waterfront Dining.


With the summer season underway, all the best waterfront restaurants and bars at the Lake of the Ozarks are back open! Several places have even put in new lakeside swimming pools and swim up bars. Drive your boat on up to the dock and cool off from a long day on the water with a delicious rum runner - or grab a bite to eat. Your choices for dining on the water range from sandwiches and wraps to seafood and steaks. There's something for everyone in your group to enjoy!

3. Live Music and Concerts.


While you're able to find live music at a variety of waterfront venues throughout the summer season, Memorial Day Weekend will feature several great shows! The M80s will be at Larry's on the Lake Friday and Saturday night, starting at 7pm both nights. Over at the Horny Toad you'll find Contagious & State Line Drive, starting at 9pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

4. Fireworks.


A Memorial Day Weekend tradition you won't want to miss is fireworks over the beautiful lake! All weekend long you'll be able to experience firework displays across the Lake of the Ozarks. On Saturday night, you can view Bear Bottom Resort's fireworks at the 38 MM or the Inn at Grand Glaize's Show from the 1 MM of the Grand Glaize Arm. On Sunday night, you can view Tan-Tar-A's display at the 26 MM or The Lodge of Four Seasons' show at the 13 MM.

Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend! With the holiday water traffic, it's important you make sure your boat lift is in proper working condition to keep your boat safe from the rough waters. If you're in need of Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service, be sure to give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Upcoming Fishing Tournaments at the Lake of the Ozarks

One popular activity at the Lake of the Ozarks is fishing. In addition to just fishing for fun, there are a variety of fishing tournaments that take place at the Lake all year round. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company offers information on a few upcoming tournaments:


"Catch a Vet” Charity Fishing Tournament - May 20 


Grab your fishing poles and come on out for this team bass tournament, dinner and auction to support veterans and their families. Proceeds will benefit Goldstar College for Kids - Gold Star helps children who have lost a parent in combat. The fishing tournament will be held at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2 starting at 6 am. Dinner and auction immediately following the tournament will be held at the Elks Lodge in Osage Beach.

Bass World Sports Tournament Association - May 20 


Fishing tournament will take place from 7 am to 2 pm at Lake of the Ozarks Pa He Tsi. For more information, call 314-409-9015.

Heavens Anglers Bass Club - May 20 


Fishing tournament will take place from 5 am to 3 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. Call 314-393-3180 for more information. 

USA Bassin Tournament - May 21 


Fishing tournament will take place from 6 am to 2 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. For more information, call 314-346-6963.

Bass World Sports Tournament Association - May 21 


Fishing tournament will take place from 6:30 am to 3 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. For more information, call 314-409-9015.

Missouri Angler Wednesday Night Tournament - May 24 


Fishing tournament will take place from 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. Call 573-434-9064 for more information. 

Missouri Angler Wednesday Night Tournament - May 31


Fishing tournament will take place from 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. Call 573-434-9064 for more information.

Angler's Choice Tournament - June 4 


Fishing tournament will take place from 6 am to 2 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. For more information, call 618-496-3610.

USA Bassin Tournament - June 4 


Fishing tournament will take place from 6 am to 2 pm at Lake of the Ozarks Larry R. Gale Access. For more information, call 314-346-6963.

Need a lift for your fishing boat? Let Summerset Boat Lifts hook you up with the best lifts around, the Galva-Hoist! We're your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. From personal watercraft lifts to large custom lifts for your cruisers, we've got you covered. Protect your boat from the rough waters of the Lake of the Ozarks by raising it up on a Galva-Hoist lift from Summerset!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Your Premier Boat Lift Dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks

Summerset Boat Lifts is your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks! From sales to service, we'll take care of all your boat lift needs. Keep reading to learn more about the products and services we offer to Lake of the Ozarks residents, whether they're here full-time or seasonal.

Galva-Hoist Boat Lifts 


Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is proud to offer the Galva-Hoist product line of floating boat lifts. Galva-Hoist is engineered at the Lake, specifically for the Lake... Lake of the Ozarks that is. The design is extremely capable of withstanding the rough waters experienced in our Lake throughout the summer season. No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist provides great value and performance.

New and Pre-Owned Boat Lifts 


From personal watercraft lifts up to custom 46,000 lb lifts, the Galva-Hoist is the way to go. Our personal watercraft lifts are available as singles, front or side mount, or a double front mount. Our boat lifts can lift anything from your small fishing boat to a large luxury cruiser. You let us know what size and style boat you have and we'll help you find the perfect lift for your needs. In addition to our new boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks, we also offer some pre-owned lifts if you're looking for the best deal available. Learn more about our lifts on our website: www.SummersetBoatLifts.com

Boat Lift Service 


Summerset Boat Lift’s 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.  Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company provides service for many different brands of lifts. We pride ourselves in service, and it’s what sets us apart from everyone else. Have a problem with a lift? Call Summerset Boat Lifts at 573-348-5073 and be surprised at how quickly we have a representative on your dock. We want to earn your trust and business, and we're here to make certain you and your boat get the very best level of service at the Lake!

For all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs, whether it be purchasing a lift for the first-time, modifying a lift or servicing a lift, trust Summerset! We are Galva-Hoist, we are Summerset Boat Lifts, and we are lifting your dreams from canoes to cruisers!


1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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