Tuesday, April 26, 2016

10 Accessories Every Boat Lover Needs

Boating season is finally upon us and Summerset Boat Lifts is here to get your ready for a great day out on the water. Not only do we offer the best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we also carry many of the boating accessories you would need for a great boating experience. Here are just a few of the great items we offer at our retail store:

1. Life Jackets

Not only should you have life jackets on board your watercraft for safety reasons, but Missouri law actually requires boaters to have a life jacket for each occupant on the boat. Children under the age of 7 are required to wear one at all times on the boat, unless they are in the cabin area. At Summerset Boat Lifts, we offer blue life jackets, red life jackets and even life jackets for your furry friends!

2. Ropes 

When it comes time to dock your boat, ropes can home in handy. From tying your boat off to guiding it in the right direction, ropes are an important accessory for any boater to own. In addition, you can also use ropes to tie items down to your boat or tie a tube off the back of it. We offer a variety of different rope options in our retail store and have the ability to order even more varieties if needed.

3. Harbor Cushions

While they attach to your dock, the purpose of harbor cushions is to actually protect your boat more than just the dock. You can attach these cushions to the corners of your docks, so that if you hit the dock, your boat will be deflected away. Not only do we sell these cushions, but we can also install them on your dock for you.  

4. Dock Bumpers 

In addition to the harbor cushions, you should also consider dock bumpers. These can be installed on the posts that hold the roof of your dock up and come in many different sizes. We want to do everything we can to help you protect your boat, dock and boat lift, to keep you enjoying the Lake all season long!

5. Boat Fenders 

Boat fenders, or bumpers, are used to absorb kinetic energy of a boat so that neither the boat nor what it is bumping against, a dock for example, is damaged. Boat fenders are an important accessory to have on board. They come in particularly handy when you're docking in a space that is not yours and maybe doesn't have harbor cushions or dock bumpers installed. For example, when you visit a waterfront restaurant or gas dock, you can pull your boat in knowing that the bumpers will protect you from possible damage to both your boat and their dock.

6. Ski Ropes

No matter what your favorite water activity is, Summerset Boat Lifts probably has an accessory for it! In addition to our tie ropes, we also have ski ropes, complete with the nice handle for grip. Whether you're an amateur or a professional skier, we can hook you up with a great rope so you can enjoy a day out on the lake.

7. Water Toys

If you have children, a day on the water just isn't complete without some water toys! We offer slingshots, water balloons and more in our retail store. Bring the kids by to check out our selection or grab a few items to surprise them.

8. Dock Lockers

Once you buy all these great accessories from us, you're going to need some place to store them. At Summerset Boat Lifts, we offer a variety of different dock lockers. Choose from horizontal or vertical options, small and large. Keep all your boating accessories both dry and safe inside one of our dock lockers.

9. Remote Control

With the rough waters we have here at the Lake of the Ozarks, you don't want to leave your boat down in the water all day while you're out on the Lake. Letting it sit down in those waters could lead to some major damage to your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift. Instead, consider investing in a Firstmate remote control for your boat lift. With the remote, you are able to raise your lift up out of the water from your boat. The best part is you don't even have to sit there and watch it raise, as it also has an automatic shut off.

10. Wet Steps 

If you have a dock, you probably have some type of ladder to help get yourself out of the water and back onto the dock. The great thing about wet steps though, is that rather than just a simple ladder, they act like a stair case, making pulling yourself up out of the water so much easier. In addition, they swivel and can even swivel all the way up onto the dock, so they're out of the way and don't take up any of your precious slip space. 

For all Lake of the Ozarks boat accessories, check out Summerset Boat Lifts' retail location in Camdenton, just off Old Route Hwy 5 about 4 1/2 miles north of the square. You can reach our Camdenton location by calling 573-873-5073. While you're out on the water this season, remember Summerset Boat Lifts for all your boat lift needs and more!

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