Friday, July 10, 2020

Proud Sponsor of the 2020 Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is excited to sponsor this amazing two-day event! The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop & Duck Drop Golf Tournament are two of the most fun events at the Lake of the Ozarks. Summerset Boat Lifts has provided some further information on each of the events below. Check them out & make plans to attend one or both days of fun!


The Quackiest Golf Tournament at the Lake!

FRIDAY - July 31st, 2020
The Golf Club at Deer Chase
4-Person Scramble
Noon Registration & Lunch
1:30 PM Shotgun Start with Lunch and Check-in starting at 12:00 PM
$125 per PLAYER
Awards Ceremony at the Ridge Grill after play!

Entry includes

  • 18 Hole Scramble (Quack Holes Included!)
  • 10 Duck Drop Tickets per player ($50 value PER PLAYER!) That's 40 chances PER TEAM to win $5000!
  • A Delicious LUNCH AT THE COURSE
  • A day full of fun and thank you's for your support of Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters and Ozark Coast Kiwanis
  • 23 winning Duck Drop tickets came from these complimentary golfer tickets in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017!


Golf Tournament Prizes

  • Long Putt Contest for Cash
  • Hole in One Contest for $25,000 CASH
  • Hole Contests on Course for Prizes
  • Multiple Flights (and Ladies Flight) Win Prizes
  • Other on course contests and special events
  • Duck Drop Festivities!
Photo Credit: www.GreatBagnellDamDuckDrop.com

The Main Duck Drop Event!

The Fun Zone
Bring kids of all ages down to the Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park below the Bagnell Dam for a family fun zone complete with games, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food, and lots of fun prizes! The Fun Zone opens at 10:00am and Duck Drop tickets can be purchased until 11:00am sharp!

Official Duck Drop
Walk down the viewing area just past the Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park office. Ducks will be dropped at 12:00pm from a helicopter, as well as pontoon boats along the river. After the ducks fly, the first 1 duck to race across the finish line will get the grand $5,000 prize! A total of 11 ducks will receive prizes!

Now that you know all about the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop, you're ready to make plans to attend. Summerset Boat Lifts is excited to be a sponsor again this year and we look forward to seeing you all out at the events!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Can't Miss Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks

The 4th of July is almost here and now's the time to start making your plans for the long holiday weekend! Fireworks are one of the most popular ways to celebrate the 4th and our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered with a complete list of firework displays around the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out the upcoming displays so you can decide when & where you're going to catch some awesome fireworks this 4th of July!


Lake of the Ozarks Firework Displays for 4th of July Weekend:

Captain Ron's Bar & Grill
Date: Friday, July 3rd
Time: 9:30 pm - Dusk
Location: 82 Aloha Lane in Sunrise Beach
View by water at the 34.5 MM
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-5852

Boogie on the Barge
Date: Friday, July 3rd
Time: 9:45 pm - Dusk
Location: View by water at the 42.6 MM

Bear Bottom Resort
Date: Saturday, July 4th
Time: 9:45 pm
Location: 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View by Water at the 38MM, Osage Arm
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-6905

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Date: Saturday, July 4th
Time: Fireworks display begins at Dusk
Location: 315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
View by water at the 13 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-365-3000

Margaritaville Lake Resort
Date: Saturday, July 4th
Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Fireworks at Dusk
Location: 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
Viewing by land on the Margaritaville property reserved for resort guests only.
View by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131

For more information about events at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit www.FunLake.com


Now that you know when & where these amazing firework displays are taking place, you're ready to make your plans! While you're out on the water this holiday weekend, you may notice some issues with your lift. Don't forget to call our crew for the best boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks! The team at Summerset Boat Lifts wishes you and yours a happy and safe 4th of July Weekend!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Tips for a Safer Boarding Experience

Boating season is in full swing and you're likely climbing on and off your boat on a regular basis. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows that it can present a few dangers to you and your crew. Our latest blog is all about making your boarding experience a little safer! Summerset Boat Lifts has included some tips to make your experience safer for all.


Kiddos don't always slow down or realize the gap between a boat and the dock is water (and dangerous water with lift arms and lift tubs, at that). Some elderly boaters have a hard time swinging their leg up over the edge of a boat or aren't confident as they step down onto a dock from a boat. Help ease those worries and help make your dock a safer place to get on and off your boat with the safety tips below!

Encourage the use of handles.

When others are getting on or getting off your boat, try to ensure to use of handles. If you don't have handles readily available, consider adding handles to your boat or dock support near the location you typically board.

Consider a boat with easy access. 

If you are really worried about others around your dock, think about the ease of getting on and off your boat when purchasing your next vessel. Some boats have a swim platform that makes getting on & off the boat easier since it is closer to the same height as the dock. You may also consider a boat that has a gate that swings open or closed for a walkway instead of having to step down onto a seat.


Get a helping hand. 

Try to support your guests as they get on and off your boat. A helping hand for stability can really help your friends and family feel more comfortable as they step up or down from the boat or dock.

Ask for assistance with heavy or awkward objects. 

Loading a heavy object on a boat can be quite a task. Ask for assistance with any large or heavy object, like a full cooler. This can help reduce your chance of missing a step or losing your balance while trying to load the boat for a day of fun on the water.

Install a boat lift walkway. 

A lift walkway can make it much easier to board and disbark from your boat! It's especially helpful if your lift is wider than your boat. It makes it a breeze to get on and off your boat AND is really handy for cleaning the exterior or putting a cover on your boat.


Install a PWC platform.

We have a composite PWC platform lift available that completely covers the open spaces around your PWC. Get one installed today to make your experience a safer (and less worrisome) one!

Now that you've likely gotten a chance to look over our safety tips, you may be ready to have a walkway or platform installed with your lift. Contact the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks today!

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Boating Gift Ideas for the Lake Loving Dads

Father's Day is a little over a week away and now's the time to start planning your purchases to treat dear ole dad! If your dad loves spending time out on the water, a boat-related gift is a perfect item! Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how much dad will love those boating gifts! Whether it's something simple or an extravagant item, there's a ton of options when it comes to boating gear!


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!

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).

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!

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 and keeps your gear organized.


Dry Bag

Any boat lover will likely use a dry bag or case. 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!

Remote Control Boat Lift

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift remotes makes controlling your lift from a distance a breeze. Contact us today about installing one and stop jumping off and on the boat to let your lift down as you leave and return to your dock.

Day on the Water

While a tangible gift is always a great gift idea, most Dads just want to spend time with their families. And what better way than doing what they love? Plan a fun day on the boat with dad this Father's Day! Another fun gift idea is to go eat at Dad's favorite restaurant on the water! It's a memorable day everyone will enjoy!

Happy Father's Day!

Start thinking of what your dad needs for a stress-free and enjoyable day out on the water. You'll be thought of every time your father pulls out his new boating gear for a day of boating fun! That's the kind of gift that keeps on giving (and makes you feel like a gift-giving rockstar)! Summerset Boat Lifts wishes all of you kids good luck in finding the perfect item (we hope our list of ideas helps) and want to take a moment to wish all of the dads out there a Happy Father's Day!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, June 5, 2020

How a PWC Lift Can Make Your Life EASIER!

A personal watercraft is one of the most common toys for those who live on or near the water. It's a blast to hit the water for a quick cruise or get your thrills jumping waves. Either way, PWCs are an investment and it's important you care for them with a PWC lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we provide the best PWC and boat lifts around! Check out how a lift can make your life easier, as an owner of a PWC:


It's common knowledge that a lift can help protect your boat or PWC. Storing it up out of the water can help delay and even prevent corrosion that can happen if you leave your vessel in the water all season. From scum growing on the bottom of your PWC to it getting bounced around on a rough day, it's best to store on a PWC lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. A lift also makes it easy to launch your PWC. Whether it's a drive on or up on a hoist system, your PWC can be in the water and ready for action in no time! Our lifts even make it easy to place a cover on your PWC when you're done for the day.

PWC Lifts at Summerset

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we offer a variety of PWC lifts to meet your needs. For a single PWC, we offer a sidemount and a front-mount option. We also offer a double place style for those with more than one PWC that needs lifted out of the water.


Sidemount PWC Lift 

The side-mount mechanical lift is available for the homeowner with property line issues. It’s a space-saver in that the footprint on the dock is only 5 1/2 feet instead of 11 feet.


Single Place PWC Lift 

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.


Double Place PWC Lift 

The Double-Place Personal Watercraft 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.


PermaPort

The PermaPort floating platform is an alternative in the PWC storage market. The PermaPort has a self-centering entry roller for easy drive-on and five additional keel rollers to make the push off effortless. A key feature is the expanded poly foam fill that gives positive floatation should the shell become compromised – other brands are simply “filled with air” and will “fill with water” when punctured… The front-mount bracket has been upgraded to be Lake of the Ozarks friendly as well.

If you're looking to invest in a personal watercraft or have one already that you'd like to better protect, there's no better place to go than Summerset Boat Lifts! We are proud to offer the Galva-Hoist product line of floating boat lifts! They're engineered to withstand the rough waters that the Lake of the Ozarks experiences each summer. Our new PWC lift sales are complimented by pre-owned sales so you can find a lift to fit your budget. Contact us today at 573-348-5073 for more information about our personal watercraft lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Thursday, May 28, 2020

5 Common Lift Issues to Watch for This Summer

Your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks works hard every day -- even days you don't use it. While protecting your boat and keeping it up out of the water, your lift can wear down over time. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're pointing out some of the common lift problems you should keep an eye on this summer.


1. Makes a New Sound when Lifting or Lowering

Your lift shouldn't make a lot of sounds while going up or down. Obviously, there's going to be some sound as the air is pumped into the tubes, but loud clanks or grinding sounds are a warning sign that something isn't moving like it should.

2. Signs of Wear on Cables

The cables on your lift do a lot of work. Over time, these may become worn or even rusty from being exposed to water. If you start to notice your cables aren't looking like they once did or not working like they use to, it's time to get your lift looked at to avoid a potentially damaging break down the road.

3. Parts Aren't Moving Smoothly

There are a number of reasons the parts on your lift may stop moving like they should. From debris in the water getting trapped in a moving part to joints wearing out, keep an eye on the moving parts of your lift to help prevent a more serious issue.


4. Structure Appears Damaged

If there is visible damage on your lift, it's time to call Summerset Boat Lifts! Our crew can quickly get on your dock and make needed repairs to help keep your boat, dock, and remainder of your lift safe.

5. Lack of Lift Control Response

When you switch your lift on, you expect it to immediately turn on. If there's a delay or the lift is working intermittently, there may be an issue with the wiring which should be addressed as soon as possible. 

There are a number of potential issues that can arise with a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks and that's why Summerset Boat Lifts offers maintenance service. If you're starting to notice one of the above issues (or another lift problem that's not listed), it's time to call us and schedule your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair. We look forward to checking out your lift, making a timely repair, and getting you back out on the water in no time!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Monday, May 18, 2020

It's National Safe Boating Week!

National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22, 2020. Just in time for a big holiday weekend that kicks off the summer, we're going to cover some important boating safety tips. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how important boating is to many families. New memories with friends and family members are made year after year on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we want to help keep safety top of mind as we enter into the first holiday weekend of summer. Check out some top safety tips you should keep in mind as you prepare to hit the water this weekend!


What is National Safe Boating Week?

Many boating accidents can be prevented with awareness. The National Boating Safety Council has partnered with the National Weather Service to form National Safe Boating Week. This week was created to help drive awareness of safe boating practices. There are a number of resources available at www.safeboatingcampaign.com/resources/.


Top Boating Safety Tips:

Always Wear a Life Jacket
A life jacket can save a life. Many people think they don't need a life jacket because they are a good swimmer. Being a good swimmer doesn't help if you are involved in a boating accident. You may be disoriented or even worse, unconscious.

Be Aware of Surroundings
Just like on the highway, the traffic on the water can change in an instant. When driving a boat, you must be aware of all other boaters on the water, and other objects along the water. This can help you more safely navigate your way through boat traffic and in and out of busy boating areas. If you aren't comfortable in type of areas, consider staying to a less crowded part of the water.

Designate a Sober Captain
If you plan on drinking out on the water, make sure you have a designated captain to safely operate your vessel. Just like getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, driving a boat is a big responsibility and having your complete attention is vital for a safe boating experience.


Now that you have a reminder of safe boating practices, you're ready to hit the water this weekend with confidence. Be a vigilant boater and try to make safe boating decisions anytime you are near the water on a boat or PWC. It's also important to be a responsible boat or PWC owner. Keeping your investments up out of the water can protect them and increase their longevity. The best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you best protect your vessels! Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call today to see which boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is best for your unique needs.

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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