Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Ways a Lift Can Protect your Boat or PWC

Summertime is best spent out on the water at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Many people spend their hard-earned money on watercrafts to make new memories on the lake. It's important to protect the vessels while you're not using them and that's something many people don't even think about. A boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is vital to the care of your boat. Learn how a lift from Summerset Boat Lifts can protect your boat all summer long.


Ways a Lift can Protect Your Vessel:

Reduce Chance of Sinking
It's pretty common for a boat to sink while sitting in its slip. Whether it's a small leak or a bilge pump that's gone bad, a boat may start to take on water without you even knowing of it. Next thing you know, your boat has sunk below the water surface, which can be a huge cost to retrieve it and repair it. A lift can help keep your boat up out of the water and more protected against sinking in the lake.

Keep Boat Out of Water
Over time, the water can damage or stain your boat's paint coating. The hard water and slime from the water build up on your boat's surface and can wear down the protective coating and even penetrate and damage your boat's paint. Help reduce the amount of time your boat is just sitting down in the water by storing it on a lift when it's not in use.

Protect Boat from Rough Waters
Our lake is a beautiful recreational spot but that also makes for some rough waters, especially on holiday weekends. Keeping your boat out of the water and upon a lift can help reduce the number of times your boat slams into your dock.

Easier to Clean and Care for Boat
A lift can help you easily access your boat. This makes it much easier to clean and take preventative precautions to protect your boat, such as wax. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we even have the option to add a walkway next to your boat lift to make cleaning and protecting a breeze.

Keep Debris Away from Boat
A lot of water drains into the lake and this can cause debris to float around the water, especially after a hard rain. Keep logs, sticks, leaves, and other grime away from your boat when you lift it out of the water.


Boat Lifts for Sale at the Lake of the Ozarks:

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-140
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-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

P-380
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.

Now that you know how a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks can protect your vessel and where to find a new lift, you're ready to purchase the best boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks! Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call today to check out our selection to find the right boat lift for your unique needs. We look forward to helping you protect the boat you've worked so hard for in order for you to enjoy another great summer on the lake!
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7 Things to Pack for a Fun Holiday Weekend on the Boat

Are you planning a weekend out on the Lake of the Ozarks this 4th of July? With the long holiday weekend, the Lake will be a popular place over the next few days. Boating is a top activity in the area and our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how much fun it is to spend time out on the water with your friends and family. Check out some things you should remember to bring with you as you prepare for your boating activities this weekend!


1) Fuel Up With Snacks

Depending on how long you're planning to stay out on the water, you might want to bring some snacks. Even if you're planning to stop at one of the local waterfront restaurants for lunch or dinner, boating works up an appetite. Having some snacks on board can hold you over until you reach your stop. Fruit, chips and nuts are all easy snacks to bring for a fun day on the water. You might even consider packing some sandwiches if you don't want to spend money stopping for food.

2) Pack Plenty of Bottled Water

The 2nd most important item to bring on the boat, which might actually be tied with number 1, is bottled water. It's extremely easy to become dehydrated while out in the sun all day on a boat. Make sure you bring enough bottled water for everyone on the boat to stay well hydrated throughout the day. If you're drinking alcohol on the boat, your chances of becoming de-hydrated are even higher, so be sure those people get plenty of water as well.

3) Don't Forget the Beach Towel

What's better than boating all day? Jumping off the boat into the cool lake water or riding on an inflatable behind the boat! Once you get back on the boat though, you'll want to have a towel to dry off. When you get going fast, the wind against your wet skin can be quite chilly. Beach towels will come in handy to not only dry yourself off but to also dry the seat or other items on board that might accidentally become wet.

4) Protect Your Face with Sunglasses and a Hat

In addition to sunscreen, you'll want some sunglasses to protect your eyes from the suns harmful rays. The summer sun at the Lake of the Ozarks is bright, especially when it's gleaming off the water. You'll get tired of squinting all day long, so grab a pair of sunglasses and maybe even a hat. A big floppy hat for the ladies not only looks cute but also protects your eyes, face and sometimes even your shoulders from the sun.


5) Regularly Apply Sunscreen

The #1 item you don't want to forget when you're preparing for a day on the water is sunscreen! Even if your boat has an awning, you'll want to make sure you protect your skin from the suns rays. While some people are lucky enough to just tan, it doesn't take much for the rest of us to burn. Either way, everyone should use sunscreen, and be sure to re-apply it throughout the day. Don't forget your lips can burn too, so bring some chap-stick with SPF in it too.

6) Pack Extra Clothes and a Jacket

If you're planning on staying on the water until the evening hours, you might consider bringing a dry change of clothes and a jacket. It can get pretty chilly on the water at night after the sun has gone down. You don't want to be wet and freezing the entire ride home. If you have children, you might consider bringing a blanket for them to cuddle up with for the cool ride back. Grab a beach bag to throw everything in to keep it together and dry!

7) Bring Your Cell Phone and Charger

In case of inclement weather, getting lost or some other type of emergency, you'll want to have a cellphone on board to call for help. Be sure you know how to reach the water patrol or coast guard if needed. The phone can also come in handy to blast your favorite music or keep the kids entertained if they get tired of being out in the hot sun. Be sure to bring a charger as well in case it runs out of juice.

Now that you have a list of things to pack as you hit the water this holiday, you're ready for a fun day on the Lake of the Ozarks. If you run into an issue with your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks, it can put a damper on your boating day. Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call if you notice an issue with your boat lift this holiday weekend. We look forward to getting you back out on the water with confidence!
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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Stay Safe this 4th of July at the Lake of the Ozarks

Nowhere else does the Fourth of July quite like the Lake of the Ozarks! Not only do we have an ample amount of fireworks at the lake, but watching them from the water provides a front row seat to the show. However, our number one priority for boating on the fourth is safety! With Summerset Boat Lifts safety tips, you can have a fun Fourth while boating safely!  

Photo credit: FunLake


Boating Safety Tips

Holidays at the lake mean an increased amount of boat traffic on the water. With our boat safety tips, you can help to avoid the boating hazards this holiday weekend. 

1. Designate a Captain: We understand that part of the holiday fun includes drinking for some people. Before departing for the day, make sure to designate a sober driver that can safely drive during your holiday celebrations. Don’t forget—the law for drinking and boating is the same as the law for drinking and driving in Missouri. The operator’s blood alcohol content should never be over .08%! 

2. Bring Life Jackets: While boarding the boat before your holiday festivities, make sure you have enough life jackets for everyone on board (and ones that fit every passenger). Kids should always be wearing their life jackets while boating! 

3. Don’t Speed: Increased traffic on the lake means the possibility for a boating accident increases. One way to help prevent an accident is to watch your vessel’s speed. Operating at a manageable speed decreases the risk of an accident and allows for more reaction time if something does happen. 

4. Stay Alert: Unfortunately, no matter how safe you are while boating, you can’t control how safe other boats are being. Help prevent yourself from an accident by staying alert and being aware of all other vessels in the area around you.

5. Check the Weather: The lake is no stranger to storms. The forecast can change without much warning, so make sure to check the weather right before you go out on the boat. Knowledge of that day’s weather can help prevent surprise weather that may make it harder to operate on the lake. 

6. Swimming and Tubing/Skiing: Summers at the lake can get hot! A popular way to cool down is to jump in the water. With the increased number of boats on the holiday weekend, it’s important to practice safe swimming and towing practices. While swimming, make sure to find a calm cove with minimum boaters where anchoring is legal. If towing a tuber or skier behind the boat, make sure to have a spotter to keep watch of the skier/tuber and an orange or red flag to display when the towed person is in the water.  

Photo credit: FunLake


Fireworks 

The water is one of the best spots to view fireworks at Lake of the Ozarks. For a memorable Fourth, make sure to check out these firework shows. 

The Inn at Grand Glaize
Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: Display begins at dusk.
Location: 5142 Osage Beach Pkwy in Osage Beach
View by Water at the 1MM of the Grand Glaize Arm

Bear Bottom Resort
Date: Thursday, July 4th and Saturday, July 6th
Time: 9:45 pm Each Night
Location: 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View by Water at the 38MM, Osage Arm

Point Randall Resort
Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: 9:15 pm – 10:00 pm 
Location: 1584 Susan Road in Lake Ozark
View by water at the 2MM (McCoy Branch Cove) 

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: Fireworks display begins at Dusk 
Location: 315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
View by water at the 13 Mile Marker 

Margaritaville Lake Resort
Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Location: 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach 
View by water at the 26 Mile Marker 

Captain Ron's Bar & Grill
Date: Friday, July 5th
Time: Dusk 
Location: 82 Aloha Lane in Sunrise Beach 
View by water at the 34.5 MM

Runaway II Resort & Campground 
Date: Thursday, July 4th  
Time: Dusk  
Location: 267 Runaway Dr. in Climax Springs 
View by water at the 45 MM

Photo credit: FunLake


Summerset Boat Lifts wishes everyone a safe, Happy Fourth! Not only is safe boating practices important to us, so is dock safety. Make sure your boat is safe in your dock this holiday season with our boat lift services at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you need boat lift maintenance near Osage Beach or a new remote controlled boat lift, we’re the people to call! 
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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Boating Activities at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a haven for boating in mid-Missouri. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how much fun can be had on our beautiful lake. If you're thinking about buying a second home in the area or live here full time already, it's a great opportunity to take advantage of the awesome opportunities that are in our backyard. Check out just a few of the most popular boating activities you can enjoy at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Cruising down the lake.

The Lake of the Ozarks was voted the #1 Recreational Lake in the Country for a reason! The majority of people who vacation here year after year either bring a boat with them or rent one while they're here. Whether you're here with friends or here with family, boating is a great activity for everyone to enjoy.

Getting active with watersports. 

If you're feeling adventurous, turn your day of boating into a day of tubing, skiing or wakeboarding. Nothing's better than feeling the wind and the water on your face as you fly behind the boat on a hot summer day! Watersports offer fun for people of all ages; you can also have a great time just watching someone being pulled behind the boat.

Casting a line when fishing.

One of the most popular activities to take part in on the Lake of the Ozarks is fishing. You'll find some type of tournament happening almost every weekend. The great thing about the Lake of the Ozarks is that it's perfect for fishing year round! From bass to catfish, there's a variety of things you can catch in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. 


Enjoying a meal with waterfront dining. 

There's no shortage of waterfront dining options at the Lake of the Ozarks. From Bagnell Dam out to the Niangua arm, you'll find a variety of different cuisines to enjoy for lunch or dinner while you're out on the water for the day. Don't forget to order yourself one of the signature Lake drinks too, like the Rum Runner, to help you cool off after a day in the sun! 

Checking out local events on the water. 

The Lake area has something going on just about every weekend throughout the summer months. From live music at your favorite waterfront bars to fireworks over the water for the holidays, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Check out www.FunLake.com for details on upcoming events on the water!

Protecting your boat is likely a top priority as we enter into the summer season. Choose the best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks to protect your investment. From canoes to cruisers, we build custom boat lifts to keep your vessel out of the water when it's not in use. Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call today to learn more about our boat lifts and to schedule your boat lift to be built and/or installed. We look forward to showing you the difference in working with us!
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Gift Ideas the Boat Loving Dad

Father's Day is this Sunday -- June 16th and it's time to be thinking about what you're going to gift to that special father figure in your life. If your Dad is a boat enthusiast, what better gift than something that goes along with his passion? Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some boat related gift ideas your Dad may love!


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!

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).

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.

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!


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!

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!

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!

Summerset Boat Lifts wants to wish all the Dads out there a Happy Father's Day! Treat Dad to a fun day out on the boat and give him the chance to enjoy his new boat related gift! Don't forget, if you run into a boat lift issue, the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here for you! From new lifts to boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here for you!
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Reasons to Lift Your PWC This Summer

A personal watercraft is a popular summer toy. From taking a solo cruise down the lake to jumping waves, it's a fun addition to any watercraft lineup. Just like your boat, you want to protect your PWC this summer. The best way to do that is to have a PWC lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we have a ton of options to protect any size vessel -- PWCs included! Check out the reasons you should lift your PWC below.



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.

Sidemount PWC Lift 

The Galva-Hoist sidemount mechanical lift is available for the homeowner with property line issues. It's a space-saver in the fact that the footprint on the dock is only 5 1/2 feet instead of 11 feet. The capacity for this PWC lift is 920 lbs.

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 single-tank, by design, will hold your machine higher out of the water than a two-tank system would. This means you WILL have dry feet when you want to maintain or cover your watercraft, GUARANTEED!


Double Place PWC Lift 

Cruising around the Lake is always more fun with a friend! If you have more than one PWC to lift, this is the way to go! The double-place personal watercraft lift is an extension of the ever-popular single tank design. For considerable price savings over purchasing two singles, the double is the perfect solution. The double is also available with a full deck.

Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how important a lift is to keep your PWC in good condition this summer. If you have a PWC that's not lifted yet, now's the time to find the perfect boat lift for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks. We look forward to protecting your water toys this summer!
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lake Race 2019

Lake Race 2019 is here and Summerset Boat Lifts is so excited for the thrilling weekend of fast boats and fun! Race day is June 1st but there are a number of entertaining events leading up to the big race. As a proud sponsor of Lake Race, our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to share the schedule of Lake Race events.


Thursday, May 30 Main Events 

6:00 pm - Official Lake Race Pre-Party @ Shady Gators with live coverage by 107.9 Coyote
6:00 pm - Meet and Greet with local Boat Racers and outboard cats on display
9:00 pm - DJ Kazien @ Lazy Gator
6:00pm - Volunteer Patrol Boat Meeting with Chief @ Lake Ozark Firehouse #1

Friday, May 31 Main Events 

2:00 - 6:00 - Pool Party with DJ Kazien @ Lazy Gators
Performance Boat Center display in front of Toad Restaurant
4:30 - 6:30 - VIP Thank You Reception for Racers and Event Sponsors @ Camden Lakeside Room
6:00 pm - FESTIVAL OF SPEED BY LAND & SEA at both Camden on the Lake Resort and Shady Gators. Open to the public to come by boat or car. No charge. First come first serve in boat slips
8:00 pm - Kricket Alley @ Camden's outdoor stage (no cover)
9:00 pm - Rod Tiff Curls & The Bench Press @ Shady Gators (no cover)
9:00 pm - Foam Party upstairs at Shady Gators


Saturday, June 1: RACE DAY 

8:00 am - Mandatory Racer's Meeting on lower level banquet room Camden on the Lake
10:30 am - 11:00 Opening Ceremonies
11:15 am - Start of Lake Race
5:00 pm - End of Racing
6:00 pm - Award Ceremony at Camden's outdoor stage
Noon - 6:00 pm - Pool Party with DJ Kaziem @ Lazy Gator
8:00 pm - Midnight - Kricket Alley @ Camden's outdoor stage (no cover)
9:00 pm - Rod Tiff Curls & The Bench Press @ Shady Gators (no cover)
9:00 pm - Bikini Contest @ Shady Gators
7:30 pm - opening act @ Lazy Gator with headliner Billy Ray Cyrus at 9:30 pm. (tickets available thru Eventbrite)

We are a proud sponsor of Lake Race and can't wait to spend this fun boating weekend with you. Stop by and see us at Lake Race! We hope to see you there!

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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