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!

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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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:

Dehydration 


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.

Sunburn 


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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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Upcoming Fishing Tournaments at the Lake of the Ozarks

One popular activity at the Lake of the Ozarks is fishing. In addition to just fishing for fun, there are a variety of fishing tournaments that take place at the Lake all year round. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company offers information on a few upcoming tournaments:


"Catch a Vet” Charity Fishing Tournament - May 20 


Grab your fishing poles and come on out for this team bass tournament, dinner and auction to support veterans and their families. Proceeds will benefit Goldstar College for Kids - Gold Star helps children who have lost a parent in combat. The fishing tournament will be held at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2 starting at 6 am. Dinner and auction immediately following the tournament will be held at the Elks Lodge in Osage Beach.

Bass World Sports Tournament Association - May 20 


Fishing tournament will take place from 7 am to 2 pm at Lake of the Ozarks Pa He Tsi. For more information, call 314-409-9015.

Heavens Anglers Bass Club - May 20 


Fishing tournament will take place from 5 am to 3 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. Call 314-393-3180 for more information. 

USA Bassin Tournament - May 21 


Fishing tournament will take place from 6 am to 2 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. For more information, call 314-346-6963.

Bass World Sports Tournament Association - May 21 


Fishing tournament will take place from 6:30 am to 3 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. For more information, call 314-409-9015.

Missouri Angler Wednesday Night Tournament - May 24 


Fishing tournament will take place from 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. Call 573-434-9064 for more information. 

Missouri Angler Wednesday Night Tournament - May 31


Fishing tournament will take place from 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. Call 573-434-9064 for more information.

Angler's Choice Tournament - June 4 


Fishing tournament will take place from 6 am to 2 pm at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2. For more information, call 618-496-3610.

USA Bassin Tournament - June 4 


Fishing tournament will take place from 6 am to 2 pm at Lake of the Ozarks Larry R. Gale Access. For more information, call 314-346-6963.

Need a lift for your fishing boat? Let Summerset Boat Lifts hook you up with the best lifts around, the Galva-Hoist! We're your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. From personal watercraft lifts to large custom lifts for your cruisers, we've got you covered. Protect your boat from the rough waters of the Lake of the Ozarks by raising it up on a Galva-Hoist lift from Summerset!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Your Premier Boat Lift Dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks

Summerset Boat Lifts is your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks! From sales to service, we'll take care of all your boat lift needs. Keep reading to learn more about the products and services we offer to Lake of the Ozarks residents, whether they're here full-time or seasonal.

Galva-Hoist Boat Lifts 


Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is proud to offer the Galva-Hoist product line of floating boat lifts. Galva-Hoist is engineered at the Lake, specifically for the Lake... Lake of the Ozarks that is. The design is extremely capable of withstanding the rough waters experienced in our Lake throughout the summer season. No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist provides great value and performance.

New and Pre-Owned Boat Lifts 


From personal watercraft lifts up to custom 46,000 lb lifts, the Galva-Hoist is the way to go. Our personal watercraft lifts are available as singles, front or side mount, or a double front mount. Our boat lifts can lift anything from your small fishing boat to a large luxury cruiser. You let us know what size and style boat you have and we'll help you find the perfect lift for your needs. In addition to our new boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks, we also offer some pre-owned lifts if you're looking for the best deal available. Learn more about our lifts on our website: www.SummersetBoatLifts.com

Boat Lift Service 


Summerset Boat Lift’s record of service after the sale is unparalleled in the boat lift industry. We don’t just sell you a lift, we sell you our service.  Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company provides service for many different brands of lifts. We pride ourselves in service, and it’s what sets us apart from everyone else. Have a problem with a lift? Call Summerset Boat Lifts at 573-348-5073 and be surprised at how quickly we have a representative on your dock. We want to earn your trust and business, and we're here to make certain you and your boat get the very best level of service at the Lake!

For all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs, whether it be purchasing a lift for the first-time, modifying a lift or servicing a lift, trust Summerset! We are Galva-Hoist, we are Summerset Boat Lifts, and we are lifting your dreams from canoes to cruisers!


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Thursday, May 4, 2017

20th Annual Spring Harbor Hop

A favorite among locals and vacationers alike, the spring harbor hop on May 6th is a great way to kick off boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks! Participants draw cards at more than 40 different locations across the Lake in hopes of creating a winning poker hand. Keep reading to learn more about this fun event celebrating it's 20th year in 2017!

About Harbor Hop 


Participants can enter the Harbor Hop at any of the participating locations. Hands are obtained by signing up and paying an optional $20 donation. The first card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased. Participants then "hop" to six more checkpoints, collecting one card at each stop. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn, and the hand is turned in at that checkpoint. This must be done by 7 pm. An optional 8th bonus card may be drawn for an additional $5.

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2017 Prize Allocations


Prizes are based on entry donations and will be allocated to winners as follows:
  • 1st Place: 10%
  • 2nd Place: 9%
  • 3rd Place: 8%
  • 4th Place: 7% each
  • 5th - 10th Place: 5% each
  • 4 Worst Hands: 4% each
  • Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each
(all ties will share the allocated percentage for the placing)
In addition to the regular prize winners, a section winner will be recognized. To be eligible to be a section winner, a player must draw all seven cards within one of the four sections listed in the checkpoints section below.

2017 Harbor Hop Checkpoints


Below is the list of participating locations for the 2017 event. Choose your favorites or hit up as many as you can throughout the day!

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Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I
Cabana Jones (Formerly Bump's) - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Beauty View Resort/Gas Hole - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bee's Knees - 5.5 MM Lick Branch) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
T's Fish Tales - 6.5 MM - Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II 
Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Adventure Boat Rentals and Gas Dock - 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina - 8 MM (Buck Creek Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bikini Pier - 11.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis - 13 MM (Chimney Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III
Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Topsider - 18.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM (Woodland Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV
Miller's Landing - 28.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pier 31 Marina - 31 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Angelo's Pizza Cafe at Pier 31 Marina - 31 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort #1 - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort #2 - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have a great time out on the water for Spring Harbor Hop 2017! If you notice any issues with your lift while hitting the water this weekend, be sure to give us a call at 573-348-5073. We're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service and repair needs!

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Have Summerset Boat Lifts Install A Remote Control Boat Lift System

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we offer more than just new and used boat lifts. We offer you great service! In addition to our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair services and maintenance, we offer installation of remote control boat lift systems. Keep reading to learn all about the remote control systems from Firstmate.

About Firstmate Remote Control Systems


Firstmate is known for the finest in wireless electronic equipment for the recreational marine industry. Their systems are fast, reliable and safe. Not only do they make raising and lowering your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift a breeze, but they offer a safety net. A few of these safety features include:
  • Automatically adding air when needed 
  • Keeping your lift up out of the water, protecting it from the rough waters of the Lake 
  • Holding your boat in place for boarding and debarking 
  • Allowing the lift to be raised or lowered while in the boat or away from dock
 Learn more about the remote control system in this short, informational video from Firstmate:


What People Are Saying About Firstmate 


Don't just take our word for it. Check out what other people are saying about their experience with these remote control boat lift systems:

“Of all the things I have bought at the lake, this was my best purchase!”

“Safety  - with the remote system, there is no need to leave someone on the dock to raise the lift.” 

 “Product performs exactly as promised… makes lifting and launching my bass boat much easier.” 

“I have used the Pro and it has worked flawlessly. It makes docking absolutely effortless.”

“Great product. Would recommend to anyone.”

To learn more about the Firstmate System, please visit: www.FirstmateControls.com.

Summerset Boat Lifts is proud to offer the Firstmate Remote Control System to our customers! We'll come out and install the system for you and show you how easy it is to use! Just give us a call at 573-348-5073. As your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here for all your boat lift needs!   

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Boat Lift and Boat Dock Safety

The weather is warming up and boating season is upon us. While it's important to be safe while out on the water, it's just as important to have a safety first mindset when on the dock and dealing with your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift. Keep reading for some safety tips from Summerset Boat Lifts.

Boat Lift Safety 


First and foremost, passengers should never be inside the watercraft while it is being raised or lowered. Also never let anyone be under a raised boat at anytime. Keep children away from the boat and lift while in operation. In order to not only keep yourself safe, but also your boat, it's important that you don't exceed the weight capacity of your lift. Keep in mind that the manufacturer weights do not include fuel and equipment. In addition, the published boat weights are dry weights, which is not always the same when the boat is wet. If you get a new boat that doesn't properly fit your current lift, contact the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can hook you up with a brand new lift or often times, we can even modify the lift to fit your needs.  

Boat Dock Safety


Staying safe on the dock is just as important as staying safe while on the water. It's particularly important to pay close attention to children when on the dock. Make no running on the dock a rule and make sure children always have life jackets on when on the dock and around the water. Be sure to regularly inspect your dock's structure to make sure there are no weak spots or places that could cause injury to those on the dock. Look for areas that are splintering, any nails that might be sticking up, mold or moss that could be slippery, etc. You'll also want to ensure the electrical is installed properly to avoid shock in and out of the water. Proper lighting is needed on the dock to ensure safety at night.

If you haven't already, now's the time to have your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks inspected. Keeping your lift and dock maintained will decrease the likelihood of problems and injury. Summerset Boat Lifts is here for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair and maintenance needs, as well as for the sale of both new and used lifts. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 for more information.

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Get Ready for the Spring Big Bass Bash

For over 80 years, the Lake of the Ozarks has been home to some of the best fishing tournaments in the country! This year will be no different. The Spring Big Bass Bash is back for another great year at the Lake of the Ozarks! Keep reading for all the details on this year's event, happening April 22-23.

Registration


Cash entries will be accepted from April 17th to 21st at Osage Beach Bait & Tackle, Fitz Fishing Tackle and Bryant's Osage Outdoors. You can also register in person at the Grand Glaize State Park (Public Beach #2) on April 21st from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, or at any of the weigh-in locations starting at 5:30 am on April 22nd or 23rd.You can also register online before April 20th by visiting: www.midwestfishtournaments.com/lozspring_bbb.html

Tournament Details


Over $97,500 is guaranteed in bi-hourly payouts. There will be a total of 280 places paid! During each time slot, 35 places will be paid. Time slots are from 6:30 - 9:00 am, 9:00 - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The 4 biggest basses of the weekend will win: $70,000 for 1st place, $20,000 for 2nd place, $10,000 for 3rd place and $5,000 for 4th place.

Hours: 6:30 am to 3:00 pm each day
Weigh-In Locations: Public Beach #2, Alhonna Resort, Red Oak Resort & Point Randall
Entry Fees: $180 for 2 days, $130 for 1 day, and $10 per day for the kid's division

Awards Ceremony


Over $210,000 will be paid out at this year's tournament. The awards ceremony will take place following the tournament at 4:00 pm on April 23rd at the Grand Glaize State Park (Public Beach #2). Parking will also be available at Pa-he-Tsi ramp and Church of the Osage Hills. Shuttles buses will be running to transport anglers to and from the ceremony.

Don't miss one of the largest amateur bass tournaments in the nation! The Spring Big Bash Bass is the tournament that anglers from across the Midwest look forward to each year. If this weekend is your first time hitting the water for the 2017 season, it's important to make sure your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift is in proper working order. For all your boat lift maintenance needs, be sure to contact Summerset Boat Lifts at 573-348-5073.

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, April 7, 2017

4 Benefits of Owning a Boat Lift

There are numerous advantages to owning a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. From keeping your boat safe from the rough waters during the summer to storing it safely through the winter, boat lifts are an important addition to your boat dock at the Lake. Keep reading to learn about a few of the benefits of owning a boat lift:

1. Keeps Your Boat Bottom Clean.


When your boat sits in water for long periods of time, it begins to develop algae build up on the bottom. By raising your watercraft out of the water with the help of a Galva-Hoist boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can avoid this issue and reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to clean your boat.

2. Decreases Boat Maintenance Costs.


By storing your boat above the water line, you're not only decreasing the amount of cleaning needed, but also the amount of maintenance. Keeping your boat dry will help you avoid excess wear and tear on your boat, including the need for regular bottom painting. Storing your boat in the water can lead to issues in the boats structure and increase the chances of damage from floating debris, ice, etc.   

3. Reduces the Likelihood of Your Boat Sinking.


Of all the boats that sink, about 85% of those situations occur at the dock. Lifting your boat out of the water with a boat lift will reduce the likelihood of your boat sinking while sitting at your dock. Boats can sink due to a variety of reasons, especially in the spring time. Check out our blog titled, "5 Reasons Boats Often Sink in the Spring" to learn more. 

4. Makes It Easy to Launch Your Boat.


When you store your boat in the water on a lift, you reduce the launch time needed before you can enjoy the water. If you have to store your boat on land, on a trailer, you have to take it to a launch site and put it in the water each time before using it. By storing your watercraft on a boat lift, you are able to easily launch it and typically enjoy your boat more often. You'll be hitting the water in no time!

For all your boat lift needs, whether it's a new lift or repairs to your current one, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered. Our new boat lift sales are complimented by pre-owned sales and servicing of many different brands of lifts. We're here to make sure you and your boat get the very best level of product and boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks!

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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