Thursday, November 6, 2014

FAQs on Boat Lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks

When it comes to boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks, Summerset Boat Lifts is your premier dealer and the #1 source for industry knowledge!  If you're new to owning a boat lift, you may have a lot of questions. Summerset Boat Lifts is here to help you get those answers you're looking for. Here are some frequently asked questions we hear on a regular basis.

Q: Why do I need a boat lift? 

A: There are many reasons to own a Lake of the Ozarks boat lift.  First, you don't have to worry about your boat sinking if its stored above water.  You also don't have to worry about it not staying tied to the dock and floating away.  In addition, boat lifts can increase the value of your boat because they keep them looking new over the years.  Leaving your boat sit in the murky Lake water can cause wear and tear on your boat.  Resale value will increase if you have a shiny clean hull free of grime and lake scum.  Storing your boat in the water is the primary cause of all damage below the water line.  Everything from lower unit wear to hull blisters can be prevented by storing your boat above the water line.

Q: What type of boat lift do I need? 

A: Galva-Hoist is engineered at the Lake for the Lake...the Lake of the Ozarks.  The Galva-Hoist is extremely capable of withstanding the rough waters here at the Lake. From personal watercraft lifts all the way to custom 46,000 lb lifts, Galva-Hoist has you covered.  No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist provides great value and performance all year round!

Q: What regular maintenance is required to keep my boat lift in great condition? 

A: Your boat lift will definitely perform best if it is well maintained.  The rough water of the Lake of the Ozarks can really take a toll on your boat lift, so maintenance is key to extending its life.  By checking your lift to make certain that all pivot connections and bushings remain tight, you'll extend the life of your boat lift tremendously.  Its also a great idea to have your lift checked out by a professional regularly, especially going into the Winter months.  For more information on this subject, check out our blog titled, "5 Boat Lift Maintenance Tips You Can Perform Yourself."

Q: If I already have a boat lift and purchase a new boat, can my lift be adjusted for the new boat? 

A: Most people think that their current boat lift just needs a little adjustment to fit a new boat. However, this is rarely the case.  Boat lifts are based upon balance and if the weight of the boat is not properly distributed, misloading can occur and cause damage to your lift and boat.  Depending on the length and weight differences between boats, the lift may have to be moved within the slip, along with the bunks that hold the boat being adjusted.  Please take the time to call your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer.

Q: My current boat slip is too large for my current boat.  How can I utilize the space and still have access to my boat?

A: If you've got a 16' wide boat slip, but your boat is only 8' wide, you'll want to consider how your boat lift will accommodate your needs.  By offsetting your boat in the slip, you'll have access to only one side of the boat.  This is where a walkway becomes a great feature to invest in. The walkway can be built to the length of your boat, therefore regaining access to the other side of your boat.  With guide posts to limit your travel and a walkway next to your boat, you've created a wet-storage situation where you can maintain and cover your boat with ease!

Q: How do I store my lift during the winter?

A: You can actually leave your boat on the lift during the Winter season if you want.  If you choose to do this, we recommend the use of a de-icer.  Frozen water can cause a lot of damage to your dock, boat lift and boat, but a de-icer can solve that problem.  Read more in our blog titled, "As Summer Sets, Avoid the Deep Freeze!"

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves in service and that's what sets us apart from everyone else.  We hope these questions and answers have helped with some of your concerns. If you have any further questions about boat lifts here at the Lake of the Ozarks, please don't hesitate to call us at 573-348-5073.

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