Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Top 3 Reasons to Invest in a De-Icer

The cold weather hit the Lake of the Ozarks hard this week. As the freezing temps and ice wrecked havoc on land, there's still a little more time to prepare before the water starts to freeze. Ice in the water can damage your dock, lift, and boat in a number of ways. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows it's best to prevent ice from forming with an in-water de-icer. If you're debating whether to invest in a de-icer or not, check out some of the reason why Summerset Boat Lifts thinks you should buy one today!


1) Erase Worry About Your Dock and Lift This Winter

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.

2) Keep Your Investments in Good Condition

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.

3) Help Prevent Damage to Your Property

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.


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 an in-water de-icer at the Lake of the Ozarks and how our Kasco De-Icers are the clear choice, you're ready to order yours today! Contact our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company today to get yours ordered and to schedule your install. While we're on your dock, it's a great time to also schedule a routine maintenance check of your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call today!

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Safety Tips for Being Around Water in the Winter

Many people think about being out on the water when the suns out and the temps are high. There are some instances when you may find yourself near or on the water during the winter months, as well. While boating safety applies to year-round boating activities, there are a few extra precautions you should be aware of if you plan to be around the lake this winter. Whether you're checking on your boat, out for a cruise, or casting a line, there are a some safety tips that should be top of mind. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we truly care about our customers and want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience near the water. We know how many awesome family memories can be made on the water and we strive to keep safety top of mind, if you choose to be near the water during the winter months.


Always wear a life jacket. 

While this is not required by law for adults, it's a good idea to wear a life jacket when you are on or near water, especially in the winter months. Falling into the water when temperatures are freezing can quickly send your body into shock, making it difficult or impossible to breathe.

Share your plans.

It's encouraged to let someone on land know your plans for the day. Whether you're going down to the dock for an hour or out on the water for a day, ensure your plans are known. Also, let the person you share your plans with know your whereabouts and the estimated time of return, in case someone needs to send help.

Be aware of other boaters.

While there are less and less boaters out on the lake during the late fall and winter months, it's still important to be aware of what's going on around you. You may have let your guard down this time of year when there's not as many boaters but you should always be thinking about others on the water near you.

Dress in layers. 

Layers make it easy to remove some clothing, if needed. This can also help keep some body heat in, if it is cooler than you planned for. Dress warmer than the air temperatures calls for, if you're spending time near the water. Many times the winter breeze and cool air off the water can make it feel even cooler than the air temp.


Now that you have some water safety tips under your belt, you're ready to enjoy being around the water year round! If you're concerned about your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks this winter, have our team at Summerset Boat Lifts check it out! We offer boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks as well as new boat lift installs to ensure your lift is working like it should. Give us a call today to schedule your lift maintenance!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Popular Boat Storage Options

Traditionally, a boat would be removed from the water and stored on land during the off-season. While that is still an option, many boat owners prefer to store their boats on the water during the winter months. Not every boat in our area has a trailer and it can be tricky to find one the right size and shape for the specific boat you're wanting to store. And finding space to store your boat on land can also be difficult in our area. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know it's important to be informed about all of your boat storage options as winter quickly approaches.


Trailer Your Boat

Storing a boat on a trailer is a common storage method if you have a trailer for your boat. It does require some time and ramp access to trailer your boat and store it. There is also some added cost of land storage or storage unit fees.

Store at Marina

Many marinas around the area will offer storage options for the winter months. The professionals can remove the boat from the water with a trailer or crane and safely store your vessel on land. Again, this storage method will cost a fee for removal and storage from the marina.

Leave on Boat Lift

Leaving your boat on a lift all winter is a convenient storage solution that is relatively popular in our area. If that's your plan for your vessel this winter, it's important to have your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks inspected to ensure it's ready for the long and cold winter that's just ahead! You want to make sure your lift is ready for the tough job of protecting your boat all winter long. It's a good time to have our team at Summerset Boat Lifts inspect your lift and make sure all the moving parts and joints are looking good.


Schedule Your Boat Lift Maintenance Today!

Our boat lift company offers boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well! Contact us today to schedule your lift maintenance to ensure your vessel is protected up out of the water all winter long!
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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

3 Things All Boat Owners Should Focus On When Preparing for Winter

The boating season is nearing an end and it's time to start thinking about preparing your vessels for the cold winter. Winterizing your boat should be a top priority in the coming weeks. While there may still be a few nice days for a boat ride, you should be thinking about scheduling your fall boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks and your boat winterization. This week's blog is all about the three things you should focus on as winter comes our way.


Winterize Boat

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 types of repairs completed. Your boat isn't being used anyway!

Prep Your Dock

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.

Check Your Lift

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!


Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service and highest quality products for our customers. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how important it is to have your lift serviced and maintenance performed before the long, cold winter arrives. Give us a call today to schedule your fall check up on your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift!
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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Friday, October 18, 2019

New Lift For Your Bargain Boat

Fall is one of the best times to find a deal on a boat for sale. If you're looking to buy a new boat, you likely want to get a new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks put in to help store and protect it this winter. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we pride ourselves on building high quality boat lifts. From canoes to cruisers, we lift them all and that's what this week's blog is all about -- the different boat lift size options we have available!


New Boat Lifts from Summerset Boat Lifts

P-65
The 6,500 lb lift is an ideal capacity for almost every tritoon on Lake of the Ozarks. The mechanism and structure of the lift are well suited for the rough waters that our lake has to offer. From a 24 foot deck boat to a 27 foot tritoon with a 300hp outboard, give serious consideration to our 6,500lb boat lift!
Capacity: 6,500 lbs.


P-120

The 12,000 lb lift is a Heavy-Duty 6-arm mechanism designed for the rough waters at Lake of the Ozarks. You can choose to back-in over the deepest dropping lift on the market, knowing you have peace of mind that you have prop-turning clearances.
Capacity: 12,000 lbs.

P-200
The 20,000 lb lift is an 8-arm mechanism ideally suited for many 37 to 41 foot day cruisers. One of the only brands on the market to fit in a 12’ slip, they work just as nicely in wider slips too.
Capacity: 20,000 lbs

SINGLE PLACE
The flagship of our PWC line, the poly tank front-mount unit is quite capable of withstanding any water conditions. The design of the frame gives a smooth modern look and superior strength. The flotation tanks are some of the largest in the industry and this means you WILL have dry feet when you want to maintain or cover your craft, GUARANTEED.
Capacity: 1,200 lbs.


DOUBLE PLACE
The Double-Place Personal Water Craft lift is an extension of our popular single place design. For considerable price saving over purchasing two single’s, the double is available in several configurations. The width of the frame can be fit to most popular slip widths including 10, 11, 12 & 14’. The frame is also ideal for the discriminating boater that wants to fully deck the unit.
Capacity: 2,200 lbs.

What are you waiting for? If you have your eye on a new boat, take advantage of end-of-year pricing and make her yours today! With a new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks being built, you can rest assured your new boat will be well protected all winter long and ready for you to hit the water come spring. Contact Summerset Boat Lifts today to schedule your new boat lift build!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Monday, October 7, 2019

2019 Fall Harbor Hop Spots

Can you believe it's time for the Fall Harbor Hop at the Lake of the Ozarks? The season flew by and boating is nearing an end for the year. Each year, many people like to get one last run in and participate in the Fall Harbor Hop! Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how much fun boating is and we enjoy every chance we can to get out and enjoy the water. We also know how important it is to keep your boat safe all season long. If you're storing your boat on a lift this winter, be sure to schedule your boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks to ensure it is in good working order for the winter that's ahead. In the meantime, check out the different check-in spots for the 2019 Fall Harbor Hop below:


About the Event:

Draw cards at more than 40 locations around the Lake of the Ozarks to make a winning poker hand in the Harbor Hop. 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 and 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.

Harbor Hop Checkpoints:

Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 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
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
Adventure Boat Rentals - 17.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 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
Premier 54 Marina - 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
Landshark Bar & Grill - 26 MM - 11:00 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
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
Bridal Cave/Thunder Mountain Park - 10.5 MM Big Niangua - 9:00 am to 5:00 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

Make plans to end boating season in style by participating in the 2019 Fall Harbor Hop this weekend - October 12th. This is often the last outing many area boaters make and it's a good chance to look over your lift, while you're on your dock deboarding after the event. If you notice anything off about your boat lift, now's the time to contact Summerset Boat Lifts to get it looked at before the winter months hit!
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Gear Up for a Big Fishing Weekend

Have you heard? There are two exciting fishing tournaments happening at the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows that you rely on your lift to protect your fishing boat all year long. If you're an avid fisher or simply enjoy casting a line every now and again, this is a good weekend to get back out there and wait for the big one! Check out the details of the two fishing tournaments below, brought to you by Summerset Boat Lifts!


Fall Big Bass Bash

Oct 05, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
Lake Wide
Big Bass Event for Amateur Anglers with 5 weigh in locations across The Lake.. IT COULD BE YOUR CHANCE TO CATCH THE BASS OF A LIFETIME!

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 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.

Photo Credit: Fun Lake

Osage Beach Fishing Derby

Oct 05, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
Osage Beach City Park Lake Front
The City of Osage Beach Fishing Derby will be held on October 5th at the Osage Beach City Park! Join us at this free event which includes prizes and a hot dog lunch! All equipment will be provided. Open to all children ages 15 and under and their families. For more information visit www.osagebeach.org

Now's a great time to hit the water and cast a line to wait for the big bite. If you're worried about your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks, now's also the time to get it checked out before the cold of winter hits. Ensure your boat lift is in good working order and ready to protect your boat all winter long! Give our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift experts a call today and we'll be on your dock checking over your lift in no time!
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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