Friday, December 8, 2017

How Kasco De-Icers Work to Protect Your Property

De-icers are important for any boat enthusiast that lives, or at least stores their boat, in an area where temperatures are cold enough for ice to form on the water, such as Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. If you're new to the boating industry or just never really put much thought into de-icers, this blog is for you! Keep reading to learn how the Kasco De-Icer works and how it can protect your dock from ice damage this winter.

About Kasco


Nearly 50 years ago, Kasco invented the de-icer and is now the leading company in de-icing technology. The original de-icer was invented to allow year-round in-water boat storage, a huge benefit for marinas with limited on-land storage options. The company continues to provide the most innovative, reliable and efficient de-icing solutions available. Their range of products has solved de-icing challenges not just across the country, but around the world!

How Kasco De-Icers Work 


Kasco De-Icers are known throughout the world for their quality, durability and effectiveness. The Kasco D-Series De-Icer became a staple of the industry by tackling some fiercely challenging applications. The de-icer works by moving large volumes of warm, bottom water to the surface. This eliminates and prevents ice formation around boats, docks, pilings, bulk heads or any other property you need protected from damaging ice formation. The water flow eliminates damaging ice expansion and ice jacking, as well as provides excellent aeration for winter months. The unique design of this product provides superior flow and excellent energy efficiency to solve your de-icing needs in a cost effective manner. By using a Kasco De-Icer, you are ensuring your property is protected from the harsh winter conditions.

Get your Kasco de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts today! Not only are we here to provide boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we want to do everything we can to keep your boat, dock and lift in tip-top shape, and that includes providing quality products such as the kasco de-icer. We want to make sure your boat is ready to hit the water when springtime rolls around!

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Safety Tips for Dealing with Possible Winter Dock Damage

Winter weather can present dangerous conditions on your boat dock. While it's best to avoid your dock in inclement weather, if you must get on your dock, use extra caution. Below you will find some winter dock safety tips from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company.

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1. Use Extra Caution When Removing Snow and Ice from Your Dock. 


Dock owners often get concerned about the weight of snow and ice on their dock. It is possible, after a major snow storm, for that added weight to cause your dock to collapse. First and foremost, it's important that you have proper insurance to cover any incidents such as this. If you feel the need to remove snow and ice from your dock, be sure to use extra caution. Never go onto an icy dock alone, as it's easy to slip and fall into the water. Falling into frigid winter lake waters can cause hypothermia. When getting on a dock during the cold winter season, be sure to wear a life jacket and always use the buddy system.

2. Beware of Ice Damage to Your Dock. 


During the winter season, ice can easily form on the top of the lake. That ice can slam into your dock causing damage. Be sure to inspect your dock for any damages and make sure it's completely secure. Icy conditions also weaken dock cables, which may need to be replaced before using the dock the following spring season. The best way to prevent ice damage to your dock is to invest in a de-icer for your dock. Kasco de-icers can be purchased from Summerset Boat Lifts!

3. Treat All Wires as Live Wires. 


Water and electricity do not mix! It's important to use extra caution when dealing with wires on your dock. Winter weather can easily cause wires to become loose, frayed or damaged. When dealing with any wires, treat them all as live wires, even if you think you've shut off the power to your dock. If you suspect electrical damage on your dock, it's best to contact a professional electrician to inspect it and perform any necessary repairs.

Summerset Boat Lifts wants to make sure you, your dock, your boat and your boat lift all stay safe this winter season! While we don't know what's in store for us this winter, it's best to prepare now. From investing in a de-icer to ensuring your dock is in tip-top shape, preparing your property now can save you from costly repairs down the road - and will ensure your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift, dock and boat are all ready for use as soon as spring rolls around!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Lake Lovers

Chances are, if you're a Lake Lover like us, you've already got one of the best boat lifts on the market, a Galva-Hoist boat lift from Summerset Boat Lifts. That's not all we sell though - our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is here to help you with your Christmas shopping this year! From ropes to ladders and everything in between, we've got great products to gift to the Lake Lovers in your life.

1. Firstmate Boat Lift Remote Control 


There's no better boat lift accessory than a remote control for your lift! Summerset Boat Lifts is proud to offer Firstmate boat lift remote controls. Firstmate offers a fast, safe and reliable way to control your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift remotely. Using their remote controlled systems gives you an extra set of hands from inside the boat, for getting your boat on or off the lift.

2. Kasco De-Icer


If you love the Lake of the Ozarks, then you know how cold it can get some winters. The waters often form ice that can be damaging to your dock, lift and boat. A Kasco de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts if the perfect solution. What better way to say you care this holiday season than giving someone a gift that will protect one of their favorite possessions.

3. Ropes


From tie ropes to ski ropes, we've got all the ropes you need! Keep your boat securely tied up with a trusty rope from Summerset Boat Lifts. If watersports is your thing, we've got ski ropes and tow ropes as well!

4. Dock Locker


Does the Lake Lover in your life already have all the boating accessories you can think of? From towables and ropes to life jackets and more, all these things need a place to be stored. Dock lockers are a great way to keep all these accessories organized, protected and out of sight! We have lockers in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your needs.

5. Life Jackets


Enough life jackets for every passenger are required to be on board, and all children must be wearing them. Life jackets also need to be the correct size to fit everyone properly. We have life jackets in a variety of styles and sizes, so come grab some to replenish the stock on your Lake Lover's boat.

With Christmas a little over a month away, now's the time to start thinking about gifts for everyone on your list. Swing by our boat lift company location in Camdenton to check out our selection of accessories to compliment your boat, lift and dock. For everything boating, trust Summerset Boat Lifts.  

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Deck the Docks Holiday Cruises

The holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and Christmas will be here before you know it. One of our favorite things about this time of year is the beautiful displays of holiday lights, especially those twinkling out on the water. Enjoy a spectacular view of decorated homes on the water while aboard the Celebration. The Deck the Docks Holiday Cruises are back for another spectacular year!


Deck the Docks Holiday Cruises 2017


Deck the Docks is celebrating 7 years of family holiday cruises! Make your reservations now for one of the ever popular benefactors cruise, or one of the Wednesday or Weekend cruises throughout the holiday season. Below is a list of cruise dates to choose from:

Benefactors Cruise
Tuesday, November 28 @ 5:30 pm

Weekday Cruises
Wednesday, November 29 @ 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 6 @ 5:30 pm
Tuesday, December 12 @ 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 20 @ 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 27 @ 5:30 pm

Weekend Cruises 
Friday, November 24 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, December 1 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 2 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, December 8 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 9 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, December 15 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 16 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, December 22 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 23 @ 5:30 pm
Friday, December 29 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 30 @ 5:30 pm

To reserve your spot on any of these cruises, visit: http://cruiselakeoftheozarks.com/celebration/.

About Deck the Docks


Deck the Docks is an annual fundraiser for Dogwood Animal Shelter at the Lake of the Ozarks. The event encourages local lake residents to light up their docks and lakefront homes, while bringing awareness to homeless pets. Proceeds from all the cruises over the holiday season are donated to Dogwood Animal Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter serving the Lake of the Ozarks area.

As the holiday season approaches, the temperatures drop! Make sure your dock and boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks are protect from the possibility of ice formation in the lake water. Consider purchasing a de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts and make sure your insurance is up-to-date and covers any possible winter damage to your dock, lift or boat. Happy Holidays from Summerset!

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Preparing Your Dock, Lift and Boat for Winter

The winter season is quickly approaching and it's time to make sure your dock is prepared for the cold, winter weather. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer offers tips on preparing your dock and boat lift for winter.

1. Consider Purchasing a De-Icer. 


To protect your dock, lift and boat from the icy waters during the winter season, consider purchasing a de-icer. Even if you're not storing your boat in the water, a de-icer will protect your dock and lift from ice damage. Ice can easily break up entire dock structures, as well as age the wood and even splinter the surface of the dock. A de-icer keeps the water around your dock from turning to ice. Purchase your de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts today!


2. Winterize Your Boat. 


Obviously the first step in preparing your boat dock for winter is to winterize your boat. The time and effort you spend on your boat now will affect your boats performance, or lack of it, when the season ramps back up. Prepping your boat now will save you time, effort and money when spring rolls around. In addition to winterizing the engine and other systems, make sure your boat is well covered with a tarp or other sturdy covering. Follow the owner's manual for all the steps involved in winterizing your particular boat.

3. Maintain Your Boat Lift. 


Ideally, your boat lift should be maintained twice per year. Once in the fall (now) and once in the spring. Maintaining your lift is important for eliminating lost time on the water and reducing the likelihood of needing major boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks. By catching issues early, we can reduce major problems with your lift that could affect your boat and your dock. At Summerset Boat Lifts we service a variety of different types of boat lifts.

4. Make Sure You Have Insurance Coverage. 


No matter how well you prepare your dock for the brutal winter weather, there's always a chance of something going wrong during a major snow storm. Therefore, it's important you have proper insurance coverage. Many people assume their homeowners insurance extends to their dock and lift, but that's not always true. In addition to the liability insurance, you'll want to make sure you have physical damage coverage that includes collapse due to heavy snow cover. The best way to make sure you're properly insured is to talk to a local, Lake of the Ozarks insurance agent.

Make sure your boat lift is in tip-top shape for when the season rolls back around by having us service it now! Summerset Boat Lifts is here for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. From new and used lifts to service and repair, we've got you covered! In addition, we can supply you with de-icers and other accessories for your dock and boat. Give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Alhonna Fall Classic Fishing Tournament

Alhonna Resort's Annual Fall Classic Open Buddy Bass Tournament is a 2 day bass tournament with 100% payback of all entry fees. This year's event will take place October 28 & 29. The tournament gives anglers the chance to enjoy brilliant autumn colors and fantastic fall fishing at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading for more details about this year's event.

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Tournament Details


The entry fee for the 2017 Alhonna Fall Classic is $110 per team. Tournament registration fees include Also included is a complimentary pre-take off breakfast and coffee at Bobber’s Restaurant at 6 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings for all participants. The tournament hours are from 7 am to 4 pm on Saturday, and 7 am to 2 pm on Sunday. Cash prizes will be given out following the weigh-in on Sunday.


Fall Fishing at Lake of the Ozarks


October is arguably one of the most beautiful times of year at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's the peak of the season, where autumn leaves are turning in color. The scenery combined with generally pleasant daytime temperatures make it the perfect time for a fishing trip. During the month of October, you're likely to find bass in their usual fall pattern. Unlike September when fish are found in the back of the creeks, this month they'll be scattered throughout the lake with no predominant location. You will also find that forage fish, or shad, are spreading out and can be found just about everywhere.

If you're in need of boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks while you're out fishing this weekend, be sure to give us a call at 573-348-5073. Summerset Boat Lifts is your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, offering not just great products, but also great service!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

In-Water Boat Storage All Year Round

As much as we wish it wasn't true, the winter season at the Lake of the Ozarks is quickly approaching. Along with the beginning of winter means that it's the end of boating season. Many people are starting to winterize their boats and get them ready for the cold weather to come. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer discusses how you can store your boat in the water all year round!

Winter Boat Storage


In the past, people would remove their boats from the water at the end of each season. The frigid waters of the lake during the winter months could form ice that would be damaging to a boat left sitting in it. Innovations in the boating industry have led us to the ability to store our boats in the water all year round now. The Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts from Summerset Boat Lifts allows your boat to be stored in the water without the boat actually touching the water. Complete dry storage is available in a wet environment. In addition, de-icers can be installed on your dock to ensure the water around your lift doesn't form ice.

In-Water Boat Storage 


Being able to store your boat in the water all year round definitely has its benefits. One of the biggest benefits is that when the water warms up, your boat is available for immediate use. You don't have to haul it to the Lake and launch it again. Another benefit is that you don't have to pay to store it somewhere else. If you don't have a garage or somewhere to store it on your property, a storage unit could be quite costly. No matter the brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist at the Lake of the Ozarks offers great value to keep your boat in the water year round!

Whether you're in need of a new lift or you just want to make sure your lift is in proper working condition to protect your boat through the winter season, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered! We pride ourselves in service, and that's what sets us apart in the industry. We want our customers to relax knowing their boat lift needs are being handed by professionals. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service needs!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Harbor Hop 2017 is Here!

The 32nd Annual Fall Harbor Hop will take place on Saturday, October 14 at the Lake of the Ozarks! Visit over 40 participating waterfront locations to collect a winning poker hand. You can enter the harbor hop at any of the participating locations; then hop your way around the Lake to collect 6 other cards to complete your hand. Turn in your hand when the 7th card is drawn. Keep reading to learn more about the event and this year's stops!


2017 Event Details


While some participating locations will open at 9 am, most will open at 11 am. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $20.00 donation (per seven-card hand). A player may enter more than once. To qualify for the prizes, you must have your hand turned in by 7 pm. You also have the option to purchase a bonus 8th card for just $5. Winners will be notified by mail and the prizes are based on entry donations. The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau will retain 60% for administering the event and promoting Lake of the Ozarks, and the other 40% will be paid to the participants in the form of gift certificates.


2017 Participating Locations


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
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
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 - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bobbers Restaurant at Alhonna Resort - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 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
Lodge of Four Seasons Marina - 13.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #2 - 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 6:00 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
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 - 11:00 am to 7:00 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
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

While you're out on your boat this weekend, keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair and maintenance needs. Make sure your lift is in proper working condition to store your boat all winter long. If you don't have a lift, give us a call and we'll hook you up with a new boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Avoid having to take your boat out of the water and find a storage space; keep it in the slip all year round and be ready to hit the water when season rolls back around. Call 573-348-5073 to talk to a Summerset Boat Lifts representative today!

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lifts for Boats Large and Small

No matter the size of your boat, Summerset Boat Lifts can lift it! We are proud to offer the Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts, which provide quality and value. From personal watercraft lifts to custom 38,000+ lb lifts, the Galva-Hoist has your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs covered. Keep reading to learn more about the lifts we can offer you at Summerset Boat Lifts!

Personal Watercraft Lifts 


Our personal watercraft lifts come in 3 styles: side-mount, single front-mount and double front-mount. The side mount PWC lift is ideal for those looking to save space, as the footprint on the dock is only 5 1/2 feet instead of 11 feet. 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 watercraft higher out of the water than a double-tank would. The double is an extension of our popular single tank design.

4,000 & 6,000 LB Lifts 


The 6,500 lb lift is an ideal capacity for almost every tritoon on the Lake of the Ozarks. the mechanism and structure of the lift are well-suited for the rough waters that our lake has to offer during the busy summer months. From a 24 foot deck boat to a 27 foot tritoon with a 300 hp outboard, this is the boat lift for your needs.

8,000 & 10,000 LB Lifts 


Our 8,000 lb boat lifts are unique to the industry in that the structure has c-channel on the bottom of the tanks, which allows the weight of the boat to be distributed across many more points than the competition. The 10,000 lb lift utilizes the same structure and mechanism, giving you the opportunity to grow into a bigger boat utilizing the same lift later on.

12,000 - 17,000 LB Lifts


Our 12,000 lb lift is a heavy-duty 6-arm mechanism designed for the rough waters of the Lake of the Ozarks. Our 14,000 lb lift is our first 3-tank system, and builds on the foundation of our 12,000 lb lift. The 17,000 lb lift caps off the trio of 6-arm mechanisms available. It is perfectly capable of lifting many of the 34 to 35 foot day cruisers. 

20,000 LB & Bigger Lifts 


Suited for many 37-41 foot day cruisers, the 20,000 lb lift is an 8-arm mechanism that features four structures that create a rigid box to dissipate the weight of the boat over many points on the lift and dock. The 24,000 lb lift is available in an 8-arm or 10-arm mechanism. The four tank system offers a superb weight to width ratio, offering great stability for your boat. Larger lifts can be custom built just for you! Your exquisite taste in big boats demands the best in boat lifts.

Our new boat lift sales at the Lake of the Ozarks is complimented by used boat lifts, as well as the servicing of all types of lifts. Whether you're in need of a boat lift or boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, Summerset Boat Lifts is here for you! Give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Get Ready for the Fall Big Bass Bash!

The Annual Fall Big Bass Bash is back for another year at the Lake of the Ozarks! On October 7 & 8, anglers from across the Midwest will gather for this unforgettable fishing tournament. Cash prizes total in excess of $200,000. If you like to fish, this is one tournament you won't want to miss. Keep reading to learn more about this annual event!

2017 Tournament Details 


The tournament will run from 7 am to 3 pm each day. The awards ceremony will take place at Public Beach #2 in the Grand Glaize State Park at 4:00 PM. This year's entry fees are $180 for both days or $130 for one day. The kids division has a $10 per day entry fee. There's still time to register online at www.BigBassBash.com. To register in person, you can visit Osage Beach Bait & Tackle between October 2 and 6 (cash only), Public Beach #2 on October 6 from 12-8 pm or any of the weigh-in stations on October 6 & 7 starting at 6 am each morning.

2017 Weigh-In Locations


A new weigh-in location has been added this year to accommodate our Lake of the Ozarks anglers. The weigh-in locations include:

  • Red Oak Resort 
  • Alhonna Resort 
  • Public Beach #2 
  • Point Randall Resort 
  • Ivy Bend Resort 

2017 Prize Allocations


The 2017 Fall Big Bass Bash will have over $220,000 in payouts! The 4 biggest bass of the weekend will win the following: 4th place will get $5,000, 3rd place will get $10,000, 2nd place will get $20,000 and 1st place will get $70,000! Additionally, 35 places will be paid out during each of 4 different time slots throughout the day. Bonus chances to win are available as well. There's a $500 prize for every bass that weighs exactly 3 or exactly 4 lbs. If you have a Bonus T-shirt in your possession and come in 36th place in any time slot, you will win $125. (T-shirts are $10 and can be bought at any registration site; quantities are limited.) The ladies bonus is $1,00 and will go to the lady that weighs in the heaviest bass of the weekend.

Summerset Boat Lifts wishes all Lake of the Ozarks anglers luck during this upcoming tournament! If you experience any issues with your lift over the weekend, don't hesitate to give us a call at 573-348-5073. We are here for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair and service needs. Happy fishing!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Join Us at the Lake of the Ozarks Fall In-Water Boat Show!

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association presents the 2017 September In-Water Boat Show this weekend, September 22-24! The annual event will take place at Captain Ron's on the 34.5 mile marker of the main channel of the Lake of the Ozarks. Summerset Boat Lifts, along with other association members, will have boats, lifts, accessories and more to offer you at great season closeout prices. Keep reading to learn more about this year's event.


In-Water Boat Show Hours 


Friday, September 22: 1 PM - 7 PM
Saturday, September 23: 10 AM - 7 PM
Sunday, September 24: 10 AM - 4 PM

Tickets are $6 each for adults, with children 12 and under free! Proceeds from this event will go to support Kids Harbor Child Advocacy Center.

About LOMDA


The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association, LOMDA, is made up of over 40 lake area marine dealers. Members represent all industries including all the top boat lines, personal watercraft, marine accessories, docks, lifts and everything else to promote fun on the water! On the LOMDA website, you will find a complete list of their member dealers, as well as information on all the upcoming boat shows promoted by LOMDA.

Summerset Boat Lifts


Be sure to stop by the Summerset Boat Lifts booth to learn all about our Galva-Hoist boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks! The Galva-Hoist is engineered at the Lake, specifically for the Lake. It offers great value and performance, no matter the brand of boat or dock you have. Our new lift sales are complimented by pre-owned sales and servicing of many different brands of boat lifts. For all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs, give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide While Boating

Did you know that carbon monoxide poses a risk for boaters? The most common source of carbon monoxide is a gasoline-powered engine, which is found on the majority of recreational motor boats. Keep reading to learn about the dangers of carbon monoxide and how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning while boating.

What is Carbon Monoxide? 


Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is essentially undetectable by the human senses. This gas is produced when an engine using a carbon-based fuel is running. Carbon monoxide can be very dangerous as it cannot be seen, smelt or tasted. The gas enters the bloodstream through the lungs. While exposure in a well ventilated area is generally not a problem, brief exposure in a more confined environment can lead to sickness. Prolonged exposure to higher concentrations could even be fatal. Due to the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning mimicking those of seasickness or alcohol intoxication, the poisoning is often overlooked, and those affected don't receive the proper medical attention.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 

Carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable. Every boater should be aware of the risks associated with carbon monoxide, and how to prevent them. Below are a few tips to help in the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning while boating:
  • Educate family and friends about carbon monoxide so they are aware of the early poisoning signs.
  • Be sure to maintain fresh air circulation throughout the boat at all times. 
  • Keep your vessel maintained to ensure peak engine performance. 
  • Properly install and maintain all fuel-burning engines and appliances.
  • Schedule regular engine and exhaust system maintenance inspections by experienced and trained technicians.
  • Be aware of areas where carbon monoxide could likely accumulate, such as inadequately ventilated canvas enclosures and engine compartments. 
  • When tied to a dock, ensure your exhaust ports are not blocked. This can force exhaust, filled with carbon monoxide, back into the boat.
  • Never ride or hang on a swim platform where gases accumulate when the engine is running.
  • Be aware that traveling at slow speeds or idling in the water can cause carbon monoxide to build up in a boat’s cabin, cockpit, bridge and aft deck, or even in an open area. 
  • Exhaust from another vessel that is docked, beached or anchored alongside your boat can emit poisonous carbon monoxide gas into the cabin and cockpit of your boat. 
  • If carbon monoxide is suspected, open all windows, hatches and ports to increase ventilation. 
  • Install and maintain a carbon monoxide detector on board your boat. 

Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have safe boating experiences at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to our boat lift services at the Lake of the Ozarks, we strive to educate boaters on safety. The Lake of the Ozarks is rated one of the best recreational lakes in the country, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy it safely. Happy Boating!

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Summerset Boat Lifts: Caring for All Your Boat Lift Needs

Since 1982, Summerset Boat Lifts has been lifting your dreams from canoes to cruisers. We're here to take care of all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. From boat lift sales to service and repairs, we're here for you!

Boat Lift Sales 


Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is proud to offer the Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts. The Galva-Hoist is engineered at the Lake for the Lake, Lake of the Ozarks that is. It is designed to withstand the roughest waters here at the Lake. No matter what brand of boat or dock you own, the Galva-Hoist offers great value and performance. Our new lift sales are also complimented by pre-owned sales. From personal watercraft lifts all the way to custom 46,000 lb lifts, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered!

Boat Lift Service 


At Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves in service and that's what sets up apart from everyone else. Our 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. We control our schedule to meet the needs of our customers. We want you to relax knowing all your boat lift needs are being handled by professionals. If you have a problem with a lift, give us a call. You'll be surprised at how fast you may see a representative from Summerset Boat Lifts on your dock. We want to earn your trust and your business!

Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to make certain you and your boat get the very best level of product and service at the Lake! Whether you're in need of a new lift, need your lift modified to fit your new boat or need boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered. Give us a call at 573-348-5073.

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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