Friday, August 18, 2017

Join Us at Supercat Fest 2017!

Coinciding with the Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is Supercat Fest! This is a gathering of the fastest, most exotic offshore marine hardware in the world. If you're a boat enthusiast, this is one event you will not want to miss. It's one of the coolest gatherings in the country! Ever year it gets bigger and better, featuring dozens of the latest and greatest go-fast catamarans and other offshore beauties. Join your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer at this event August 23-27!

Supercat Fest 

Supercat Fest is a rather informal event, presenting an opportunity for a close-knit group of high-performance boaters to gather and enjoy the Lake. Many boaters start showing up on Wednesday, and the party rolls well into the weekend. Supercat Fest's "official" activities occur on Friday and Saturday night at Camden on the Lake. The festivities range from cocktail parties with live music to a fun run and fireworks displays. The event has always complimented the Shootout, specifically with the Stereo Shootout. This audio competition at Camden on the Lake offers another activity with more eye-candy and ear-candy than some of the other festivities. Supercat Fest is all about sharing in the common love of performance boating.

Associated Activities 

Friday night is the Wet & Wild Pool Party at Camden on the Lake! Participate in the bikini contest or just enjoy a cocktail poolside. Check out all the amazing race boats while you're there! Dr. Zhivegas will be rocking the stage at H. Toad's Bar & Grill both Friday and Saturday night. In addition to the fun, this year's Shootout Benefit Live Auction will actually take place Saturday night at 8 pm at Camden on the Lake. The hope for this year's auction is to put a bigger emphasis on the fundraising part of this huge annual event. With all the generous sponsors and donations, the goal of once again breaking records in terms of the event's overall donations is within reach. For those who don't want to leave the resort, a big-screen viewing option will be available at Camden on the Lake this year. The large-format screen display will carry the live television broadcast from the two-day top-speed contest on he 3/4 mile course!

Our dock will be going up at Camden on the Lake on Monday - the helicopter will arrive Monday and the boat will be in the lift on Tuesday! Come out and see us at Supercat Fest 2017. Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have a great time out on the water for these events! If you experience any problems with your lift after participating in the Supercat Fest or Shootout activities, give us a call at 573-348-5073. We're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair needs!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Insuring Your Boat Lift

The Lake of the Ozarks area offers some unique situations when it comes to insurance. If you own a home on the water with a dock, you need to make sure that dock is insured as well. Insurance can be complicated, so it's important that you work with a local agent to ensure you have the proper coverage for not only your dock, but also your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift.

Boat Insurance Policies

Just like with auto insurance, you need boat insurance. What exactly does that boat insurance include though? Unfortunately, your boat lift is not covered under most of your typical boat insurance policies. Those policies just cover the vessel itself. Think about it; your auto insurance doesn't cover your garage does it? So why would your boat dock or lift be any different. Typically you have to buy a premium policy or add coverage to insure your lift. Talk to a local insurance about your options. Your lift is an investment just like your boat and you want to make sure that investment is protected too!

Homeowners Insurance Policies

Many homeowners believe that their dock and lift are part of their property and their homeowners insurance should cover these items. Unfortunately, that's usually not the case. While homeowners insurance can sometimes extend to the dock, your insurance agent needs to be aware of the dock and value of that dock. When ensuring coverage for your dock, it's important that you not only have physical damage, but also liability. Docks can be a dangerous place if caution isn't taken, and you'll want to make sure you're covered if someone were to get hurt on your dock. As for the physical damage coverage, make sure you understand what circumstances are covered, wind, fire and snow all need to be considered. During the winter season, heavy snow storms have been known to severely damage or even collapse docks at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Protect your boat and protect your boat lift, not only with insurance, but also preventative maintenance. Summerset Boat Lifts is here to help with all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair and maintenance needs. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 and be surprised at how fast you see a representative from our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks out on your dock!

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Knowing When Your Boat Dock Needs Replaced

In order for your lift to work properly and protect your boat, your dock needs to be in good shape. The Lake of the Ozarks boat lift has to be able to attach to your dock. Keep reading to learn about some signs that suggest your boat dock needs repaired or replaced.

1. Warped or Cracked Dock Supports. 

Depending on the type of material that was used to build your dock, currents and waves can cause the structure to bend, warp or crack. In addition, ramming your boat into the dock while trying to dock it can also cause these issues. If the cracks are minor, you can likely just replace individual boards or beams. However, if load bearing areas are damaged, you'll want to have your dock replaced. This will ensure structural integrity. Your lift isn't going to be able to protect your boat from sinking if the entire dock falls apart.

2. Rusted Platforms and Dock Supports. 

If you have a metal dock, you'll need to watch for rust. Due to the dock being in constant contact with water, there's bound to be a build-up of moisture, which can lead to rusted platforms and dock supports. If rust has overtaken the dock, you're likely way overdue for a dock replacement. If only small amounts of rust are found, you can try replacing those individual parts or pieces. If you're replacing your metal dock, you might consider investing in a dock of a higher quality material.

3. Wood Rot Spread Out On Dock. 

While it's normal for your dock to experience a little rot over time, if the wood rot is not contained to a small area, it's probably time to replace your dock. Sometimes fungus from the lake water can cause dry rot, which causes wooden components of the dock to decay and crumble. This is normal wear and tear that all docks will experience. When there's only a small area of wood rot, you can likely just replace a board or two and your dock will be fine. However, if the rot has spread across the dock simultaneously, repairs can become expensive and replacing the dock might be a better option.

Not only do you want to keep any eye on your dock for necessary repairs, but it's also a good idea to regularly inspect your boat lift. If any maintenance or repairs are needed on your lift, you can trust Summerset Boat Lifts, your premier boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, to get the job done right. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to schedule an appointment.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

5 Reasons You Need a Boat Lift at the Lake of the Ozarks

Boat lifts are designed to both protect your boat and make your life easier. If you're not convinced you need a boat lift yet, check out these 5 reasons to invest in a lift from your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks.

1. To Protect Your Boat From the Rough Summer Waters.

The Lake of the Ozarks has seen some pretty rough waters during the summer months when the boat traffic is high. A boat lift protects your boat from these rough waters by keeping it in place and away from the edges of your dock. Without a lift, your boat could be bouncing around in the slip, ramming into the dock and could even come loose and drift away.

2. To Reduce the Amount of Boat Maintenance Needed.

When your boat sits in water for long periods of time, algae can begin to build up on the bottom. Not only does this cause the need to clean your boat more often, but it can present other maintenance issues such as bottom painting. By storing your boat up out of the water, you can decrease the amount of maintenance your boat needs and also keep it from being damaged by floating debris, leading to repair costs.

3. To Prevent the Likelihood of Your Boat Sinking.

One major issue that we see occasionally on the Lake of the Ozarks is boats sinking. Most boats that sink, do so at their dock. From a dead battery to a failed bilge pump, it doesn't take something major like a boating accident to make a boat sink. A Lake of the Ozarks boat lift can give you peace of mind that your boat is protected

4. To Provide Easy Storage Throughout the Winter.

You can store you boat on your lift all year round. During the winter months, you don't have to find some dry storage place to keep your boat protected from the winter weather. The cost of renting a storage space can also be quite the expense.

5. To Make Launching Your Boat Easier.

When you store your boat on a lift rather than dry land, you decrease the amount of time needed to launch your boat. There's no more driving to the nearest launch site, getting your boat off the trailer and into the water and then finding a place to go park the trailer. You simply walk out to your dock, lower the lift and your boat is all ready to go!

Get your new boat lift at Summerset Boat Lifts today! No matter the size of your boat, our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company has a lift to fit your needs. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 for more information.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Choosing Your Boat Type Based on Activity Style

Depending on what activities you enjoy on the water, there are different boat types that would work better for you. Today’s blog from Summerset Boat Lifts discusses a few of the most popular water activities at the Lake of the Ozarks, and what boats work best for each.


The Lake of the Ozarks is a great family vacation destination. People of all ages can have a great time just cruising around the lake. There’s something special about being on a boat during a summer at the Lake. Stop off at one of the many local waterfront bars to grab a bite to eat and a cold drink! If your favorite lake activity is simply cruising on the water, enjoying the wind in your face and the sun overhead, a pontoon, tritoon or deck boat are the best options for you. These are great options that will hold the entire family!


While some pontoons and tritoons can be used for tubing and waterskiing, a deck boat or a ski boat may be a better option. If you're wanting to go really fast, a speed boat is what you want! These all have the power to pull anything from your inflatables to someone waterskiing or wakeboarding. Personal watercraft also offer plenty of enjoyment, whether you’re alone or with others. Some personal watercraft even have enough power to pull inflatables too! If you’re into big boats and racing, there are 2 big annual summer events that you can either participate in or watch from the comfort of your own boat.


If something a little less adrenaline rushing is more your style, the Lake of the Ozarks is a great place for fishing. In our waters, you will find crappie, bass, bluegill, spoonbill, catfish, walleye, and more! The fishing conditions are great almost year round. There are fishing boats designed specifically for this activity. From aluminum fishing boats to bass boats, you'll be able to find one to fit your needs.

Once you’ve determined the type of boat you want, you’ll need to find a boat lift to match it. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers the best is boat lifts. Our Galva-Hoist lifts are designed for the waters here and are extremely capable of withstanding the rough waters at the Lake of the Ozarks during the busy summer season. They're available in all sizes from personal water craft lifts up to custom 46,000+ lb lifts. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to discuss your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Lake's Largest Family Boating Event

If your family is into boating, THIS is the event for you! Aquapalooza 2017 is here, and it's gonna be bigger and better than before. Summerset Boat Lifts has all the details on this year's event right here for you. So get your boats ready and prepare for an awesome day out on the water!
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Aquapalooza 2017 

Known as the Lake of the Ozarks' largest family boating event of the year, Aquapalooza 2017 is one event you don't want to miss! On Saturday, July 15, hundreds of boats will the line the waters in front of Dog Days Bar & Grill for a day filled with live music. Get there early if you want a good spot! This year's lineup includes Scott Duncan, The Mixtapes, Chris Weaver Band and The Elton John Experience, and the music starts at Noon. Keep reading to learn more about each of these amazing artists and bands:

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Scott Duncan 
Scott Duncan is a true crowd-pleaser, offering up a little bit of everything. Enjoy music from the Beatles, US, Johnny Cash, Boy George, Neil Diamond, Outkast, Jimmy Buffet, Men at Work, John Denver and more! He is one of the most accomplished and skilled musicians you will ever have the pleasure of listening to.

The Mixtapes
If 90s music is your kind of jam, then The Mixtapes is your band! These 5 incredibly talented performers play everything from the Cranberries and Nirvana to No Doubt, Weezer and Smashing Pumpkins. During their set, you can relive the days when the radio was fun and going to concerts pumped you up!

Chris Weaver Band
With a mixture of southern rock, soul and country blues, the Chris Weaver Band has been inspiring crowds all around the world for many years now. The band has released 2 albums, the latest one featuring soulful music with a gritty passion for songs that define the American fabric of determination, love, family life, faith in a higher power and the helpfulness of the American Dream.

The Elton John Experience
Who doesn't love the musical stylings of Elton John? This tribute band features that incredible music, recreating not only the songs you know and love, but bringing to life the performance with outrageous costumes, exciting stage show and incredible special effects. When you hear these songs, you're sure to want to join in and sing along!

If you've never been to Aquapalooza before, this video will give you an idea of what to expect!

Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have a fun and safe weekend out on the water, and enjoy Aquapalooza 2017! If you or someone you know is in need of Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service this weekend, have them give us a call at 573-348-5073. We'll get them taken care of! 
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Friday, July 7, 2017

How to Avoid a Boating Accident

One of the most popular summer activities at the Lake of the Ozarks is boating. Each year, hundreds of people flock to the lake area to hit the water and enjoy some vacation time on the lake. Today's blog focuses on the importance of boating safety and how to avoid an accident. Take a look at some of last year's boating accident statistics and pay special attention to our tips for avoiding a boating accident. Summerset Boat Lifts wants you to have fun on the water, while also staying safe!

Boating Accident Statistics

Take a look at these statistics below and you'll understand the importance of boater education and boater safety precautions. Don't become a statistic - stay safe out on the water this summer!
  • According to the Coast Guard, there were 4,463 boating accidents in 2016. Those accidents involved 701 deaths and 2,903 injuries. 
  • Where the cause of death was known, 80% of boating accident fatalities were a result of drowning. Of those drownings, 83% were not wearing life jackets. 
  • Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. 
  • 77% of boating deaths occurred where the operator did not receive boating safety instruction. 
  • Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed and machinery failure rank as the top five primary contributing factors in boating accidents. 

Tips for Avoiding a Boating Accident

By following these few simple tips below, you'll be less likely to be involved in a boating accident:

  1. Don't drink and drive a boat. 
  2. Take a boater safety course. 
  3. Wear a life jacket. 
  4. Store safety equipment on board. 
  5. Know the rules of navigation on the waterways. 
  6. Avoid excessive speeds. 
  7. Don't overload your boat. 
  8. Check the weather before you set out. 
  9. Stow paddles or oar and anchor in case your motor stops working. 
  10. Make sure your boat is properly maintained. 
  11. Know what to do in the event of an emergency. 

Happy Boating from Summerset Boat Lifts! If you're in need of a new boat lift or boat lift repair at the Lake of the Ozarks, you know who to call. From sales and installation to repairs and service, we are your premier boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fourth of July Fireworks

Who's ready for a 4th of July celebration this weekend? On the water at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks is where the party is at! From family-fun festivities to fireworks over the water, there's no better place to be this weekend. Today's blog from the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks discusses why we shoot off fireworks for the 4th of July holiday and where you can watch them this year!

Why We Shoot Off Fireworks for 4th of July 

For Americans, 4th of July has long been associated with fireworks. Why? The simple explanation is because John Adams wanted us to! Before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, he envisioned a celebration with bright colors exploding in the sky. In a letter he wrote to his wife on July 3, 1776 stated the occasion should be commemorated "with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more." The first Independence fireworks were set off on July 4, 1777 in Pennsylvania. That same year, fireworks also lit up the sky in Boston. By 1783, a large variety of fireworks were available to the public. Today, 4th of July firework displays have evolved into elaborate, choreographed pyrotechnic shows, and smaller versions of them are available for people to enjoy at home with their families. The American Pyrotechnics Association estimates that more than 14,000 firework displays light up the nation's sky at each Independence Day. Where will you enjoy fireworks this 4th of July?

Fireworks Over the Water

Looking for the best places to watch fireworks from your boat this weekend? Check out these great displays happening all weekend long. Don't have a boat of your own? Get tickets for one of the fireworks cruises!

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  • Fireworks at the 5 MM of the Main Channel - 9:30 pm 
  • Runaway II Resort & Campground at the 45 MM - 9:30 pm 
  • Bear Bottom Resort at the 38 MM of the Osage Arm - 9:45 pm 
  • Celebration Cruises Bagnell Dam - 8 pm 
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill at the 34.5 MM - Dusk 
  • Point Randall Resort at the 2 MM - 9:15 pm 
  • The Lodge of Four Seasons at the 13 MM - Dusk
  • Celebration Cruises Grand Glaize - 7 pm 
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort at the 26 MM - 8:30 pm
  • Tropic Island Cruises - 7:30 pm
  • Playin' Hooky Fireworks Cruise - departing from Millstone Marina - 8:30 pm 
  • Bear Bottom Resort at the 38 MM of the Osage Arm - 9:45 pm 

While you're at the Lake and out on the water this weekend, keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. If you got a new boat and need a new lift or need your lift modified, we've got you covered! Need boat lift repairs or maintenance? We're here for that as well! Give us a call at 573-348-5073! Happy 4th of July Weekend!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Exceptional Customer Service From Summerset Boat Lifts

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we've got all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs covered! From new and used lifts to boat lift service and boat lift accessories, we're here to make your boating experience the best it can be. Today's blog focuses on the exceptional customer service you'll get when you choose Summerset for all your boat lift needs.

Our Customer Service

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we employ personnel for all aspects of the boat lift business - sales, shipping, assembly, installation and service are all provided by our own employees. This makes our record of service unparalleled in the boat lift industry. When you choose to work with the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, you aren't just purchasing a boat lift, you're purchasing the best service you can get.

Purchasing Your Boat Lift 

Summerset Boat Lifts is proud to offer the Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts. For the rough waters at the Lake of the Ozarks, you aren't going to find a better product than ours. The Galva-Hoist is extremely capable of withstanding rough waters. No matter the brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist provides great value and performance. Just ask a member of our staff to help you choose the right size lift to fit your needs. We're here to help!

Operating Your Boat Lift 

If you've never operated a boat lift before, don't worry! Our staff will show you how to use your new boat lift and you'll be a pro in no time. The first time you bring your boat to your dock, a member of the Summerset Boat Lifts team will be on the dock with you as necessary for an orientation. We'll train you how to operate the lift, but more importantly, we'll teach you how to use it comfortably.

Repairing Your Boat Lift 

Our service doesn't stop there though! Have a problem with your lift? Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call and be surprised at how soon you may see a representative on your dock. We service many different brands of lifts too, not just our own Galva-Hoist lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks. Crooked lift? No problem. Loose parts? We'll get them tightened. We'll have your lift back up and running in no time! We want to earn your trust and your business.

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we're here to make certain you and your boat get the very best level of product and service at the Lake! For all your boat lift needs, give us a call at 573-348-5073. We are Galva-Hoist. We are Summerset Boat Lifts, and we are lifting your dreams, from canoes to cruisers!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses While on the Lake This Summer

Often times, environment and physical conditions can make it difficult to stay cool. The boating environment is one of those! You're out in the hot, open air, sun blazing down on you with no air conditioner and often times no shade. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer offers information on some common heat-related illnesses and what you can try to do to prevent them:


The most common illness people experience during the hot summer months is dehydration. When you're spending an entire day, or weekend for that matter, out on the water in the hot sun, you have to make sure you drink enough water. Drinking alcohol also increases your risk of dehydration; so in that case, drink extra water. Dehydration and fatigue can both lead to or make worse other heat-related illnesses described below.


A sunburn is a form of radiation burn that affects living tissue, such as skin, that results from an overexposure to the ultraviolet rays (sunshine). Often times, you don't realize you have a sunburn until after you've left the sun and go inside or wake up the next morning. Depending on the severity of your sunburn, it can cause other illnesses like nausea. Make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen to avoid burning when you're out on the boat this summer. It's also a good idea to have a hat and swimsuit cover up or t-shirt to help shade your body from the suns rays.

Heat Edema 

Heat edema is swelling of the legs and hands. It occur when you sit or stand in a warm environment for too long. This can happen if you're sitting or standing on a boat in the middle of July for too long. Be sure to take breaks, dock up somewhere to grab some food and a cold beverage or jump in the lake to cool off for a bit. To avoid heat edema, be sure to drink plenty of water, watch the foods you eat and avoid being stationary for too long. If you do start to see swelling, move to a cool place as quickly as possible and elevate your feet. You can also try to massage them carefully.

Heat Exhaustion 

Another common heat-related illness is heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion is identifiable by heavy sweating, rapid pulse, dizziness, fatigue, cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat, muscle cramps, nausea and headache. This generally develops when someone is working or exercising without drinking enough liquids. Exercising, such as swimming or watersports, could cause heat exhaustion if you're not drinking enough water. Some ways you can try to prevent heat exhaustion include: wearing light-weight, light-colored clothing, drinking plenty of liquids, avoiding vigorous activity in the heat and avoiding a sunburn!

Heat Stroke 

Heat Stroke occurs when the body fails to regulate its own body temperature and your body temperature continues to rise. Heat stroke is a medical emergency and even with immediate treatment, can be life-threatening or cause serious long-term problems. This illness is often a progression from a milder heat-related illness. If you experience any of the symptoms of heat exhaustion, take immediate action to cool your body down. You want to address the situation before it worsens and leads to heat stroke.

Summerset Boat Lifts wants you to enjoy your summer at the lake without experiencing any of these heat-related issues. The best thing you can do is drink plenty of water to help keep your body cool. Remember, if you're in need of any Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service or maintenance, give us a call at 573-348-5073!

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Friday, June 9, 2017

5 Boating Tips to Keep You Safe on the Water This Summer

There's nothing better than cruising around the Lake on your boat under the summer sun! Boating season is well underway at the Lake of the Ozarks. Stay safe on the water this summer by keeping these boating tips from Summerset Boat Lifts in mind:

1. Don't Overload Your Boat.

While we want everyone to have a good time, boats have capacity limits for a reason. You get too much weight on a watercraft and it could sink. You also don't want anyone accidentally getting knocked overboard because the boat is too crowded. Be sure to check the capacity number of your boat or your rental boat before inviting people aboard. If you have too many people in your party, take turns boating while the rest of the group stays at the dock swimming, etc.

2. Maintain a Safe Speed.

The Lake of the Ozarks can get pretty busy with boats in the summer months, especially on holiday weekends. Be sure to cruise at a safe speed and always be aware of your surroundings. Not only do you want to keep everyone in your boat safe, you also don't want to risk hitting anyone else on the water. Unless you're participating in an actual boat race, like Lake Race or the Shootout, try slowing down.

3. Watch the Weather.

One thing that's extremely unpredictable is the weather. You don't want to get caught far away from home on your boat when a storm rolls in. Look up the weather before heading out, even if it seems like a nice, sunny day. If a storm is expected, don't venture too far from your dock. You don't want to be out on the water during a storm.

4. Ensure Personal Flotation Devices are On Board.

Before departing for the day, make sure that each person on board has a PFD that fits properly. Not only is it a safe boating practice, but it's required by law to have them on board. In addition, children must wear them at all times while on board a watercraft. Be sure to also have a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, marine radio and other safety equipment on board.

5. Avoid Drinking Alcohol and Driving. 

Just like with cars, drinking and driving don't mix! Be sure that if you're going to be drinking alcohol on the boat, you have a designated driver. You also want to make sure to limit the alcohol intake of those on board; you want to make sure everyone stays safe. You don't want anyone stumbling overboard or getting sick on the boat. The heat from the summer sun also increases the affects of alcohol. Be smart!  

Summerset Boat Lifts wants you to be safe on the water this summer! When it comes to your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs, we're here to help. From boat lift sales to the repair and maintenance of them, we've got your covered. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 for any boat lift related questions!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lake Race 2017 is Here!

You know summer has arrived when the boat races start up! The first big summer event at the Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Race 2017, is happening this weekend. The Lake Race festivities will take place from Wednesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 4! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is a proud supporter of this annual boat race at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading to learn more about this year's event:

Wednesday, May 31 

Paddle Battle - Franky & Louie's 
The Paddle Battle will consist of 3-person teams in a 3-lap format. There will be heats followed by a championship. The battle will take place from 5-8 pm and the entry fee is $25 per team. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to first place, last place and best costume!

Thursday, June 1 

Festival of Speed - Osage Beach Parkway West 
Enjoy fast exhibits such as fast cars, boats, motorcycles and more. There will be food and fair from local vendors, along with music and entertainment. This event will run from 4-9 pm. Shuttle service will be available starting at 4 pm from the State Park.

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Friday, June 2 

Lake Race Meet and Greet Street Party - Bagnell Dam Strip
Race fans will experience everything unique about Lake Race, like meeting the drivers and getting up close and personal with the race boats. There will be entertainment and a kid's zone. The street party will take place from 5-11:30 pm. Phat Mike and the Bartenders take the stage at 8 pm. All Lake Race parking will be in the camp ground below the dam. Shuttle service will begin at 4pm Friday night and be available throughout the weekend.

Saturday, June 3 

Lake Race 5K - Bagnell Dam Strip 
The 5k walk or run will begin at Beaver's at the Dam and proceed below the Dam on Valley Road to JJ Twigs and down Business 54 back to Beaver's. Check-in will start at 7 am and the race begins at 8 am. Awards will follow on the upper patio at Beaver's at the Dam.

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Race Day - Beaver's at the Dam
Lake Race is powerboat racing at its best! The opening ceremony will take place at Beaver's at 10:30 am on Saturday. They will have the color guard and national anthem. Racing will begin promptly at 11 am, and continue until all heats are complete around 5 pm. There will be unlimited public viewing available at the host location, Beaver's at the Dam, and at numerous other locations surrounding the course. The awards ceremony will take place at Beaver's when the race is over, around 6:45 pm. The after party is also at Beaver's and will run from 6-11 pm. Entertainment will be available at various spots along the strip and fireworks at dusk will be provided by Billiant Skies.

Sunday, June 4 

Lake Race Props and Hoses Fun Run - Starting at Beaver's at the Dam
Not just for performance boats, this fun run is for anyone with a boat! The fun run will start at Beaver's and end at Red Head Yacht Club. Performance boat class locations include Beaver's, Franky & Louie's, Larry's on the Lake and Redhead Lakeside Grill. Pleasure boat class locations include all of the above plus Backwater Jack's, Topsider, Dog Days, Papa Chubby's, Paradise, Shady Gators and Camden on the Lake. Raffle tickets for $20 will be available at each location for a 50/50 drawing to take place at Redhead Yacht Club at 4pm.

Summerset Boat Lifts will have an awesome dock setup at Beaver's at the Dam again this year! Be sure to look for us while you're out enjoying the races. Remember if you're in need of Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair or maintenance this season, call Summerset Boat Lifts at 573-348-5073. We're also here for all your new and used boat lift needs! Enjoy the races!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

4 Things to Do For Memorial Day Weekend on the Lake

There's no better way to spend a long, holiday weekend than hitting the water at the Lake of the Ozarks! Today's blog from Summerset Boat Lifts offers a few ways for you to kick off the summer season at the Lake:

1. Boating and Watersports.

Whether you're visiting the lake for a long weekend or a whole week during the summer, the boating and watersports activities are endless. If you don't have a boat, you can easily rent one from a variety of places on the lake. If you have a boat, but don't have any inflatables, skis, etc. you can rent those too! Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks just wouldn't be complete without spending some time out on the water either swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, tubing or more!

2. Waterfront Dining.

With the summer season underway, all the best waterfront restaurants and bars at the Lake of the Ozarks are back open! Several places have even put in new lakeside swimming pools and swim up bars. Drive your boat on up to the dock and cool off from a long day on the water with a delicious rum runner - or grab a bite to eat. Your choices for dining on the water range from sandwiches and wraps to seafood and steaks. There's something for everyone in your group to enjoy!

3. Live Music and Concerts.

While you're able to find live music at a variety of waterfront venues throughout the summer season, Memorial Day Weekend will feature several great shows! The M80s will be at Larry's on the Lake Friday and Saturday night, starting at 7pm both nights. Over at the Horny Toad you'll find Contagious & State Line Drive, starting at 9pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

4. Fireworks.

A Memorial Day Weekend tradition you won't want to miss is fireworks over the beautiful lake! All weekend long you'll be able to experience firework displays across the Lake of the Ozarks. On Saturday night, you can view Bear Bottom Resort's fireworks at the 38 MM or the Inn at Grand Glaize's Show from the 1 MM of the Grand Glaize Arm. On Sunday night, you can view Tan-Tar-A's display at the 26 MM or The Lodge of Four Seasons' show at the 13 MM.

Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend! With the holiday water traffic, it's important you make sure your boat lift is in proper working condition to keep your boat safe from the rough waters. If you're in need of Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service, be sure to give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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