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!


Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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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!

Summerset Boat Lifts
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.

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Lift Options to Fit Your Unique Needs

Your boat provides fun and entertainment for your friends and family all spring, summer, and fall. It's time for you to protect your investment with the right lift for your boat's unique needs. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're thrilled to showcase a few of our boat lift options. If you're curious about which lift is best for your vessel, our team at Summerset Boat Lifts will be happy to help you find the right one!

P-80 Boat Lift

Our 8,000 lb boat lifts have become very popular as the size of modern tritoons with different engine configurations have demanded a bit more capacity. 26 to 28’ bow riders remain a popular boating choice on Lake of the Ozarks as well.
Capacity: 8,000 lbs.

P-140 Boat Lift

The 14,000 lb lift is built on the foundation of the 12,000… by simply increasing the length of tank capacity rises to handle 32 to 34’ boats and can also be the correct choice to handle the extra weight of mechanism, structure and walkways in a wide-well situation.
Capacity: 14,000 lbs.

P-170 Boat Lift

The 17,000 lb lift caps off the trio of 6-arm mechanisms available. Capable of lifting many of the 34 and 35 foot day cruisers, the 17,000lb lift is again “best in class”. In the “go fast” line of boats, the 17,000lb lift handles many 42’s with triples.
Capacity: 17,000 lbs.

P-380 Boat Lift

Built custom just for you! Your exquisite taste demands the best in boat lifts, visit us at Summerset Boat Lifts!! We are well-known for Lifting Your Dreams… From Canoes to Cruisers!
Capacity: 38,000 lbs.


Boat Lift Walkway

We also install walkway platforms to accommodate your boat lift needs. Whether your slip is larger than your boat or you're looking for a safer way to board, a walkway can meet your needs! If you have children or elderly adults who board your boat, it's a great safety feature to add. It makes getting on and off your boat a breeze for all ages!

Now that you know some of the Lake of the Ozarks boat lift options we have available, you're ready to contact us today to order your new lift! Our Summerset Boat Lifts team puts customer service at the top of our priority list and we'll help you find the right lift and get it properly installed so you can start enjoying boating season in style!


Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Avoid These Common Boat Issues with a Lift

Properly caring for your boat can help increase the lifespan of your vessel. There are many potential hazards that come along with storing your boat in the water. A boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks can protect your boat in a number of ways. From banging around your slip on a rough water day to the buildup of fungus on your boat's paint, a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks can help protect your investment. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we know your boat provides a lot of fun times and memories for your friends and family and we can help protect that source of joy!


Algae Growth on Bottom

When a boat sits in the water, algae beings to build up on the bottom where the boat surface touches the water. There are all sorts of dirt, grime, and algae found in the lake and these particles will quickly build up on your boat surface, if it's in the water 24/7.

Damage to Boat or Dock

A boat lift can help protect your boat. Keeping your boat raised out of the water can help prevent damage to your boat. With the rough waters at the Lake of the Ozarks, your boat will likely beat and bang off your boat dock over and over. This repeated bouncing around will quickly cause damage to both your boat and your dock.


Damage & Discoloration to Paint 

The algae and other growth that takes place on the boat surface can damage the clear coat on the bottom of your boat. This will require regular cleaning and fresh coats of paint and clear coat throughout your boat's life. Help prevent this unnecessary damage when you store your boat out of the water.

Mussels Attaching

The Lake of the Ozarks is known to have zebra mussels. These mussels cling to hard surfaces (like boats that are sitting in the water) and take over. A mussel attaching to your boat can cause significant damage over time.

Outdrive Corrosion

Your boat is made to be in the water but over time the water can cause corrosion to your outdrive. The ability to store your boat out of the water can help increase the longevity of your vessel.

Now that you know a few of the way a boat lift can protect your investment, you're ready to call the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks! Contact Summerset Boat Lifts today and we'll build the best boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks to fit your unique boat and dock needs.

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Protect Your PWC with the Right Lift

From canoes to cruisers, our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks has been living your dreams since 1982. Boating season is upon us and many people are hitting the lake to practice social distancing. Riding around on a PWC is a fantastic way to stay distant from others while having a blast out on the water. After you've jumped waves and cruised around, you'll want to ensure your PWC is properly protected when it's not in use. Check out the details below about our Lake of the Ozarks PWC lift options.


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.

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.

SIDEMOUNT

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.
Capacity: 920 lbs.

Now that you know all about our Lake of the Ozarks PWC lift options, you're ready to make a decision as to which style is best for your dock and PWC needs. Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call today and we can help you weigh the options to decide which is best for your unique situation. We look forward to protecting your PWC all summer and winter long!
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Must-Have Items as You Hit the Water this Spring

Boating is an acceptable activity while practicing social distancing. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is sure you're starting to look for unique ways to stay entertained during the COVID-19 crisis. Even if you're still working due to being an essential employee, you're likely eager to find ways to relax when you're not at work. Boating is one of the most fun and entertaining ways to pass the time. Summerset Boat Lifts is here with a helpful check list of must-have items when you head out on the water this spring.

Photo Credit: Fun Lake


Required:

Life Jackets
Not only for your own safety, but also to follow state law, you need to have enough life jackets on board for everyone. According to Missouri state law, children under the age of seven are required to wear a life jacket at all times while on board a watercraft, unless they're down in the cabin. You are also legally required to have a throwable flotation device on board at all times.

Boating Registration and License
Make sure your boat registration is current. It's important that you're following state laws while operating your watercraft. If you were born after 1984, a boating license is required by law. Ensure you've taken and passed the boaters safety course and have needed license to prove so.

Fire Extinguisher
All boats are required to have a fire extinguisher on board. Ensure your extinguisher is in good working order and up to date with boating regulations. Also ensure everyone on board knows where it is located, if someone needs to access it in a hurry.


Encouraged:

First Aid Kit
It's important to have a well-stocked first aid kit can help make sure you can address incidents, everything from small nicks and cuts to sea sickness. You can either buy a kit or make your own that includes gauze, band-aids, scissors, latex gloves, cotton balls, antiseptic lotion, pain relievers and tweezers. This should handle the majority of minor injuries that may take place. If something is more serious, ensure the injured person gets medical attention immediately.

Food and Water
One of the most important things about being out on the water is staying hydrated. Make sure you bring enough bottled water for everyone on board. Depending on how long you're planning on being out on the Lake, you should also bring lunch or at least some snacks. It can be easy to get caught up in a day out on the water but it's important to stay nourished.

Sun Protection
If you're spending any amount of time outside, it's important to apply sunscreen. Even if it's cloudy outside, some of the worst burns can happen when it's overcast. Have plenty of sunscreen with SPF of at least 30 on board for your boating crew. If you have small children, a 50 SPF or higher is recommended.

Now's the perfect time to prepare your boat for the upcoming season. Boating may be the only getaway you and your family can experience while practicing social distancing. Whether you're getting to-go orders from waterfront restaurants, cruising down the lake on a beautiful day, or trying to reel in the big one, boating is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors right now! As you're preparing your boat for the busy season ahead, ensure your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is in good working order. Our team can come perform boat lift maintenance on your lift.
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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