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.

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