Friday, December 8, 2017

How Kasco De-Icers Work to Protect Your Property

De-icers are important for any boat enthusiast that lives, or at least stores their boat, in an area where temperatures are cold enough for ice to form on the water, such as Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. If you're new to the boating industry or just never really put much thought into de-icers, this blog is for you! Keep reading to learn how the Kasco De-Icer works and how it can protect your dock from ice damage this winter.

About Kasco

Nearly 50 years ago, Kasco invented the de-icer and is now the leading company in de-icing technology. The original de-icer was invented to allow year-round in-water boat storage, a huge benefit for marinas with limited on-land storage options. The company continues to provide the most innovative, reliable and efficient de-icing solutions available. Their range of products has solved de-icing challenges not just across the country, but around the world!

How Kasco De-Icers Work 

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 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.

Get your Kasco de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts today! Not only are we here to provide boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we want to do everything we can to keep your boat, dock and lift in tip-top shape, and that includes providing quality products such as the kasco de-icer. We want to make sure your boat is ready to hit the water when springtime rolls around!

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Safety Tips for Dealing with Possible Winter Dock Damage

Winter weather can present dangerous conditions on your boat dock. While it's best to avoid your dock in inclement weather, if you must get on your dock, use extra caution. Below you will find some winter dock safety tips from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company.

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1. Use Extra Caution When Removing Snow and Ice from Your Dock. 

Dock owners often get concerned about the weight of snow and ice on their dock. It is possible, after a major snow storm, for that added weight to cause your dock to collapse. First and foremost, it's important that you have proper insurance to cover any incidents such as this. If you feel the need to remove snow and ice from your dock, be sure to use extra caution. Never go onto an icy dock alone, as it's easy to slip and fall into the water. Falling into frigid winter lake waters can cause hypothermia. When getting on a dock during the cold winter season, be sure to wear a life jacket and always use the buddy system.

2. Beware of Ice Damage to Your Dock. 

During the winter season, ice can easily form on the top of the lake. That ice can slam into your dock causing damage. Be sure to inspect your dock for any damages and make sure it's completely secure. Icy conditions also weaken dock cables, which may need to be replaced before using the dock the following spring season. The best way to prevent ice damage to your dock is to invest in a de-icer for your dock. Kasco de-icers can be purchased from Summerset Boat Lifts!

3. Treat All Wires as Live Wires. 

Water and electricity do not mix! It's important to use extra caution when dealing with wires on your dock. Winter weather can easily cause wires to become loose, frayed or damaged. When dealing with any wires, treat them all as live wires, even if you think you've shut off the power to your dock. If you suspect electrical damage on your dock, it's best to contact a professional electrician to inspect it and perform any necessary repairs.

Summerset Boat Lifts wants to make sure you, your dock, your boat and your boat lift all stay safe this winter season! While we don't know what's in store for us this winter, it's best to prepare now. From investing in a de-icer to ensuring your dock is in tip-top shape, preparing your property now can save you from costly repairs down the road - and will ensure your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift, dock and boat are all ready for use as soon as spring rolls around!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Lake Lovers

Chances are, if you're a Lake Lover like us, you've already got one of the best boat lifts on the market, a Galva-Hoist boat lift from Summerset Boat Lifts. That's not all we sell though - our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is here to help you with your Christmas shopping this year! From ropes to ladders and everything in between, we've got great products to gift to the Lake Lovers in your life.

1. Firstmate Boat Lift Remote Control 

There's no better boat lift accessory than a remote control for your lift! Summerset Boat Lifts is proud to offer Firstmate boat lift remote controls. Firstmate offers a fast, safe and reliable way to control your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift remotely. Using their remote controlled systems gives you an extra set of hands from inside the boat, for getting your boat on or off the lift.

2. Kasco De-Icer

If you love the Lake of the Ozarks, then you know how cold it can get some winters. The waters often form ice that can be damaging to your dock, lift and boat. A Kasco de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts if the perfect solution. What better way to say you care this holiday season than giving someone a gift that will protect one of their favorite possessions.

3. Ropes

From tie ropes to ski ropes, we've got all the ropes you need! Keep your boat securely tied up with a trusty rope from Summerset Boat Lifts. If watersports is your thing, we've got ski ropes and tow ropes as well!

4. Dock Locker

Does the Lake Lover in your life already have all the boating accessories you can think of? From towables and ropes to life jackets and more, all these things need a place to be stored. Dock lockers are a great way to keep all these accessories organized, protected and out of sight! We have lockers in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your needs.

5. Life Jackets

Enough life jackets for every passenger are required to be on board, and all children must be wearing them. Life jackets also need to be the correct size to fit everyone properly. We have life jackets in a variety of styles and sizes, so come grab some to replenish the stock on your Lake Lover's boat.

With Christmas a little over a month away, now's the time to start thinking about gifts for everyone on your list. Swing by our boat lift company location in Camdenton to check out our selection of accessories to compliment your boat, lift and dock. For everything boating, trust Summerset Boat Lifts.  

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Deck the Docks Holiday Cruises

The holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and Christmas will be here before you know it. One of our favorite things about this time of year is the beautiful displays of holiday lights, especially those twinkling out on the water. Enjoy a spectacular view of decorated homes on the water while aboard the Celebration. The Deck the Docks Holiday Cruises are back for another spectacular year!

Deck the Docks Holiday Cruises 2017

Deck the Docks is celebrating 7 years of family holiday cruises! Make your reservations now for one of the ever popular benefactors cruise, or one of the Wednesday or Weekend cruises throughout the holiday season. Below is a list of cruise dates to choose from:

Benefactors Cruise
Tuesday, November 28 @ 5:30 pm

Weekday Cruises
Wednesday, November 29 @ 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 6 @ 5:30 pm
Tuesday, December 12 @ 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 20 @ 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 27 @ 5:30 pm

Weekend Cruises 
Friday, November 24 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, December 1 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 2 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, December 8 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 9 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, December 15 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 16 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, December 22 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 23 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, December 29 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 30 @ 5:30 pm

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About Deck the Docks

Deck the Docks is an annual fundraiser for Dogwood Animal Shelter at the Lake of the Ozarks. The event encourages local lake residents to light up their docks and lakefront homes, while bringing awareness to homeless pets. Proceeds from all the cruises over the holiday season are donated to Dogwood Animal Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter serving the Lake of the Ozarks area.

As the holiday season approaches, the temperatures drop! Make sure your dock and boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks are protect from the possibility of ice formation in the lake water. Consider purchasing a de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts and make sure your insurance is up-to-date and covers any possible winter damage to your dock, lift or boat. Happy Holidays from Summerset!

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Preparing Your Dock, Lift and Boat for Winter

The winter season is quickly approaching and it's time to make sure your dock is prepared for the cold, winter weather. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer offers tips on preparing your dock and boat lift for winter.

1. Consider Purchasing a De-Icer. 

To protect your dock, lift and boat from the icy waters during the winter season, consider purchasing a de-icer. Even if you're not storing your boat in the water, a de-icer will protect your dock and lift from ice damage. Ice can easily break up entire dock structures, as well as age the wood and even splinter the surface of the dock. A de-icer keeps the water around your dock from turning to ice. Purchase your de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts today!

2. Winterize Your Boat. 

Obviously the first step in preparing your boat dock for winter is to winterize your boat. The time and effort you spend on your boat now will affect your boats performance, or lack of it, when the season ramps back up. Prepping your boat now will save you time, effort and money when spring rolls around. In addition to winterizing the engine and other systems, make sure your boat is well covered with a tarp or other sturdy covering. Follow the owner's manual for all the steps involved in winterizing your particular boat.

3. Maintain Your Boat Lift. 

Ideally, your boat lift should be maintained twice per year. Once in the fall (now) and once in the spring. Maintaining your lift is important for eliminating lost time on the water and reducing the likelihood of needing major boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks. By catching issues early, we can reduce major problems with your lift that could affect your boat and your dock. At Summerset Boat Lifts we service a variety of different types of boat lifts.

4. Make Sure You Have Insurance Coverage. 

No matter how well you prepare your dock for the brutal winter weather, there's always a chance of something going wrong during a major snow storm. Therefore, it's important you have proper insurance coverage. Many people assume their homeowners insurance extends to their dock and lift, but that's not always true. In addition to the liability insurance, you'll want to make sure you have physical damage coverage that includes collapse due to heavy snow cover. The best way to make sure you're properly insured is to talk to a local, Lake of the Ozarks insurance agent.

Make sure your boat lift is in tip-top shape for when the season rolls back around by having us service it now! Summerset Boat Lifts is here for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. From new and used lifts to service and repair, we've got you covered! In addition, we can supply you with de-icers and other accessories for your dock and boat. Give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Alhonna Fall Classic Fishing Tournament

Alhonna Resort's Annual Fall Classic Open Buddy Bass Tournament is a 2 day bass tournament with 100% payback of all entry fees. This year's event will take place October 28 & 29. The tournament gives anglers the chance to enjoy brilliant autumn colors and fantastic fall fishing at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading for more details about this year's event.

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Tournament Details

The entry fee for the 2017 Alhonna Fall Classic is $110 per team. Tournament registration fees include Also included is a complimentary pre-take off breakfast and coffee at Bobber’s Restaurant at 6 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings for all participants. The tournament hours are from 7 am to 4 pm on Saturday, and 7 am to 2 pm on Sunday. Cash prizes will be given out following the weigh-in on Sunday.

Fall Fishing at Lake of the Ozarks

October is arguably one of the most beautiful times of year at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's the peak of the season, where autumn leaves are turning in color. The scenery combined with generally pleasant daytime temperatures make it the perfect time for a fishing trip. During the month of October, you're likely to find bass in their usual fall pattern. Unlike September when fish are found in the back of the creeks, this month they'll be scattered throughout the lake with no predominant location. You will also find that forage fish, or shad, are spreading out and can be found just about everywhere.

If you're in need of boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks while you're out fishing this weekend, be sure to give us a call at 573-348-5073. Summerset Boat Lifts is your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, offering not just great products, but also great service!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

In-Water Boat Storage All Year Round

As much as we wish it wasn't true, the winter season at the Lake of the Ozarks is quickly approaching. Along with the beginning of winter means that it's the end of boating season. Many people are starting to winterize their boats and get them ready for the cold weather to come. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer discusses how you can store your boat in the water all year round!

Winter Boat Storage

In the past, people would remove their boats from the water at the end of each season. The frigid waters of the lake during the winter months could form ice that would be damaging to a boat left sitting in it. Innovations in the boating industry have led us to the ability to store our boats in the water all year round now. The Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts from Summerset Boat Lifts allows your boat to be stored in the water without the boat actually touching the water. Complete dry storage is available in a wet environment. In addition, de-icers can be installed on your dock to ensure the water around your lift doesn't form ice.

In-Water Boat Storage 

Being able to store your boat in the water all year round definitely has its benefits. One of the biggest benefits is that when the water warms up, your boat is available for immediate use. You don't have to haul it to the Lake and launch it again. Another benefit is that you don't have to pay to store it somewhere else. If you don't have a garage or somewhere to store it on your property, a storage unit could be quite costly. No matter the brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist at the Lake of the Ozarks offers great value to keep your boat in the water year round!

Whether you're in need of a new lift or you just want to make sure your lift is in proper working condition to protect your boat through the winter season, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered! We pride ourselves in service, and that's what sets us apart in the industry. We want our customers to relax knowing their boat lift needs are being handed by professionals. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service needs!

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