Thursday, June 21, 2018

Caring for Your Boat Lift at the Lake of the Ozarks

In order for your boat lift to take care of your boat, you have to take care of your boat lift. Just like with a car, you'll want to perform preventative maintenance tasks regularly to keep your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift in tip-top shape. A little maintenance can go a long way in preventing emergency calls, such as dealing with a sinking boat. Make your time on the water more enjoyable by not having to worry about your lift.

Boat Lift Maintenance Tips 


Follow these boat lift maintenance tips to ensure your boat lift is always in proper working condition: 
  • Start with a complete visual inspection of all moving parts, bushings, hoses and hose clamps. If you see something that doesn't quite look right, give Summerset Boat Lifts a call to come check it out. 
  • Check all nuts, bolts and hose clamps with a wrench for tightness. 
  • Check all cables and hoses for any broken strands, punctures, etc. 
  • Grease the gears several times per year. It's recommended that you grease them after every 15-20 uses. 
  • Due to normal wear and tear, the drive belt can become loose, so be sure to tighten it regularly. 
  • Remove the motor cover and clean out any debris that may have gotten in there. It's also a good idea to inspect the motor for any visual damage or part wear. 
  • Spray all motor parts with a corrosion preventative lubricant semi-annually. 
  • Check carpeted bunks for worn areas and tears, repair or replace them as necessary. 
  • Inspect the condition of wood bunks and replace them if any are cracked or split.
  • Whenever possible, raise your lift out of the water and give it a good rinse. Leaving it submerged for prolonged periods of time can reduce its life. Rinsing it regularly will keep your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks looking and functioning like new! 
  • During the off-season or during extended periods of no boating activity, it's recommended to operate your lift occasionally to keep the motor contacts and brushes clean, and keep everything evenly lubricated. 


Boat Lift Services at the Lake of the Ozarks 


Should you have any questions or issues about boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, be sure to give Summerset Boat Lifts a call at 573-348-5073. We pride ourselves in service, and that's what sets us apart in the industry. We don't just sell you a lift, we sell you our personal service for years to come.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

4 Common Heat-Related Illnesses to Avoid This Summer

It's summertime, and that means extremely hot temperatures. While it's fun to be out on the water during hot summer days, it's important that we take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Today's blog from the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks discusses some common heat-related illnesses and how to avoid them.

1. Dehydration. 


The most common heat-related illness is dehydration, and it's very easy to get it on a hot summer day. Dehydration is a harmful reduction in the amount of water in the body. When it's hot out, your body uses more water, and therefore, you have to replenish it to avoid becoming dehydrated. Whether you're spending hours out boating, swimming or hiking, it's important that you make sure to drink enough water. Drinking alcohol also increases your risk of dehydration.

2. Sunburn. 


Another extremely common heat-related illness, or rather sun-related illness, is 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 even realize you've gotten a sunburn until the next morning. When you're out in the sun, especially when on the water, you want to be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen. Consider wearing a hat, and avoid being in direct sunlight for long periods of time.

3. Heat Exhaustion. 


Heat exhaustion is identifiable by heavy sweating, rapid pulse, dizziness, fatigue, cool, moist skin with goose bumps, muscle cramps, nausea and headache. Heat exhaustion is most common when someone is working or exercising without drinking enough liquids. Exerting yourself during watersports on the Lake could cause heat exhaustion if you're not drinking enough water. Swimming while dehydrated can also lead to heat exhaustion. Some ways to prevent heat exhaustion include wearing light-weight, light-colored clothing, drinking plenty of liquids, avoiding vigorous activity and avoiding a sunburn. Both sunburn and dehydration can increase your chances of getting heat exhaustion.

4. Heat Stroke. 


Heat Stroke is a more serious condition where the body fails to regulate its own body temperature and your body temperatures continues to rise. This 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 of one of the other heat-related illnesses listed above. If you experience any of the symptoms of heat exhaustion, take immediate action to cool your body down. It's important that you address the situation before it escalates to heat stroke.

Summerset Boat Lifts wants to ensure you have a fun and safe time out on the water this summer. For all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift maintenance needs, give us a call at 573-348-5073. We are your premier boat lift service provider at the Lake.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Do I Need a PWC Lift?

Do you need a lift of your personal watercraft? The answer is YES, of course! Just like with a boat, your personal watercraft is an investment that you want to protect. By purchasing a PWC lift at the Lake of the Ozarks, you don't have to pull your jetskis or seadoos out of the water after each use. You can store them at your dock, so they are ready to hit the water whenever you are! Keep reading to learn about the PWC lifts that we have to offer here at Summerset Boat Lifts.

Importance of a Watercraft Lift 


No matter the size of your boat, a lift is crucial for keeping it in tip-top shape. Leaving your watercraft in the water for extended periods of time can cause blistering and other damage to your watercraft. The waters at the Lake of the Ozarks can be quite rough during the summer, even if you're just docking your PWC to run in for a quick lunch, it can easily get banged up from hitting against your dock. In addition to preventing corrosion and damage, a lift will save you time and resources taking your watercraft in and out of the water all the time.

Our PWC Lifts 


At Summerset Boat Lifts, we offer a variety of PWC lifts to meet your needs. For a single PWC, we offer a sidemount and a front-mount option. We also offer a double place style for those with more than one PWC that needs lifted.

Sidemount PWC Lift 
The Galva-Hoist sidemount mechanical lift is available for the homeowner with property line issues. It's a space-saver in the fact that the footprint on the dock is only 5 1/2 feet instead of 11 feet. The capacity for this PWC lift is 920 lbs.

Single Place PWC Lift 
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 machine higher out of the water than a two-tank system would. This means you WILL have dry feet when you want to maintain or cover your watercraft, GUARANTEED!

Double Place PWC Lift 
Cruising around the Lake is always more fun with a friend! If you have more than one PWC to lift, this is the way to go! The double-place personal watercraft lift is an extension of the ever popular single tank design. For considerable price savings over purchasing two singles, the double is the perfect solution. The double is also available with a full deck.

Whether you're in need of one of our personal watercraft lifts or a bigger lift, there's no better place to go than Summerset Boat Lifts! We are proud to offer the Galva-Hoist product line of floating boat lifts! They're engineered to withstand the rough waters that the Lake of the Ozarks experienced each year. No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist boat lifts provide great value and performance. Our new lift sales are complimented by pre-owned sales to fit your budget. Contact us today at 573-348-5073 for more information about our watercraft lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks!
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Join Us at Lake Race 2018

One of the largest powerboat racing events in the Midwest is back for another great year, Lake Race 2018! Race Day is June 2, 2018, but there are a variety of festivities and events leading up to the races and following them. Keep reading to get all the details about this much anticipated event from your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company!


Lake Race Schedule of Events


Thursday, May 31st - Lake Race Festival of Speed


Enjoy fast exhibits such as fast boats, cars, motorcycles and more at Big Thunder Marine! All parking will be located at Staples, shuttles will operate between 4-9 pm to transport visitors who want to be up close and meet the racers. There will be food snacks and beverages available. 

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Friday, June 1st - Lake Race Meet & Greet Street Party 


Race fans will experience everything unique about Lake Race at the Meet & Greet Street Party on the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip the night before the races! You can meet the drivers and get up close and personal with the race boats, as they'll be lined up on the street. Enjoy live entertainment, vendor booths and a kid's zone. Shuttle service will begin at 4 pm and be available throughout the weekend. All Lake Race Parking will be in the campground below the dam.

Saturday, June 2nd - Lake Race Race Day 


World class powerboat racing will take place all day Saturday! The races will begin with opening ceremonies at 10:40 am. Racing will begin promptly at 11 am, and continue until all heats are complete around 5 pm. Unlimited viewing will be available at the host location, Beavers at the Dam, as well as other areas near the Historic Bagnell Dam. When the races are over, head to Camden on the Lake for the awards ceremony. The after party on the Strip will feature entertainment at various locations, and you'll enjoy fireworks at dusk!

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Saturday, June 9th - Lake Race 5K 


On the following Saturday, participate in the annual Lake Race 5K. The run will begin at 7 am at Beaver's at the Dam. The course runs down the strip to the Lake Ozark Fire Department, around the fire house, back down the strip to School Rd, then down Valley and R on Legion Road to the bait shop, back up Valley and under the Ameren sign to finish.

Tuesday, June 12th - Paddle Battle 


Individuals or 3-person teams on paddle boards will compete in a 3-lap format. As needed, there will be different heats followed by a championship round. Costumes are welcome and encouraged. Prizes will be awarded for 1st place, last place and best costume!

Summerset Boat Lifts is a proud sponsor of this annual charity event! Be sure to look for our dock and lift during the event. Proceeds from all the Lake Race events go to benefit various charitable organizations in the Lake of the Ozarks area. We hope to see you there!

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Pontoon Lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks

Among the boats you see on the Lake of the Ozarks is the pontoon. In fact, pontoons and tri-toons are one of the most popular types of boats for our lake, as they're great for enjoying a family day out on the water. Keep reading to learn more about pontoons and tri-toons, as well as how to protect your investment with a pontoon lift from the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

About Pontoon Boats 


What makes a pontoon boat a pontoon? Generally speaking, a boat with a large, flat deck that's mounted atop two or more metal tubes, called "pontoons," is a pontoon boat. Boats with three of these metal "pontoons" are sometimes called "tri-toons." The "pontoons," or tubes, contain a lot of reserve buoyancy and allow designers to create massive deck plans fitted with all sorts of accommodations to make enjoying a day on the water even more spectacular. This can include expansive lounge areas, stand-up bars and sun pads. The tubes are almost always made out of welded sheets of marine-grade aluminum. While these tubes are obviously designed to go in the water, you want to protect that aluminum from things in the water by lifting it up out of the water when it's not in use.

Lifting Your Pontoon Boat 


Lift your aluminum pontoon or tri-toon to ensure great performance! At Summerset Boat Lifts, we are proud to offer the Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts. These lifts are engineered at the Lake of the Ozarks, and are made to withstand the roughest waters our lake experiences throughout the summer. Our 6,500 lb lift is ideal for almost every pontoon and tri-toon on the Lake of the Ozarks. The mechanism and structure of the lift are well suited for the rough waters our lake has to offer during the summer boating season. From a 24 foot deck boat to a 27 foot tri-toon with a 300 hp outboard, give serious consideration to our 6,500 lb boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks!

The Best Boat Lift Dealer at the Lake


Summerset Boat Lifts is the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. We're lifting your dreams from canoes to cruisers, including your pontoons and tri-toons. Whether you're in need of a new boat lift or boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here to help. Just give us a call at 573-348-5073. Happy Boating!

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25

Sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council, National Safe Boating Week promotes boating and life jacket safety to boaters everywhere. The council believes that wearing a life jacket is the simplest way to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones while enjoying a day on the water. National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25, helps kick off the season long campaign to promote safety while boating. Learn more about the national safe boating campaign "Wear It" below.

The National Safe Boating Campaign 


The National Safe Boating Campaign is a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating, encouraging boaters to always wear a life jacket while on the water. While it's tempting to not wear a life jacket while on the water, accidents happen in an instant. Boating safety advocates recommend that all boaters and passengers not only have a life jacket, but wear it at all times while boating. Make it a habit and always wear a life jacket.


Life Jacket Fit and Care 


Life jackets are available for every boating activity! Modern life jackets are much more comfortable, lightweight and stylish than the bulky orange style most boaters know. Find out which style is best for your boating activity with this quiz: http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com/quiz/

Make Sure It Fits 

Not only is it important to wear a life jacket when boating, but you want to make sure it fits properly. You don't want your life jacket too large or too small; it should fit snug. Life jackets for adults do not work children. A few things to remember about life jackets:
  1. Make sure it is properly fastened and that all straps, buckles or zippers are secure. 
  2. Hold your arms straight up over your head. Then ask a friend to grasp the tops of the arm openings and gently pull up. Ensure that it is not coming off! 

Life Jacket Care 

Caring for your life jacket is also important. Follow these tips below: 
  • Use your life jacket properly. 
  • Ensure there's no rips, waterlogging or mildew on your life jacket. 
  • Be sure to thoroughly dry your life jacket after use. 
  • Hand wash your life jacket in mild detergent. 
  • Store your life jacket in a dry place when you're not boating. 
Refer to your life jacket's owner's manual for specific maintenance requirements.


Recreational Boating Statistics 


The figures below are from the U.S. Coast Guard's 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics. This is the latest record of reported boating accidents in the U.S.

  • 80% of boating deaths are due to drowning 
  • 83% of victims were NOT wearing a life jacket
  • 2/3 of drowning victims are good swimmers
  • 4,463 reported accidents in 2016 (a 7.3% increase from 2015) 
  • 701 reported deaths in 2016 (a 12% increase from 2015) 
  • 2,903 reported injuries in 2016 (an 11.1% increase from 2015) 
  • $49 million dollars in approximate damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents
  • 77% of deaths occurred on boats where the operator had no boating safety instruction 
  • 15% of deaths where the primary cause was known as alcohol as the leading factor
  • 1 in 3 of all boating injuries occurred in boat operators over the age of 35 
Wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket is the simplest life-saving strategy for recreational boaters. 

Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have a safe and fun boating season! We are here to help ensure  your boat lift is in proper working condition, keeping you and your boat safe. For all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service needs, give us a call at 573-348-5073. Our remote control systems for our lifts are another way to ensure safety for your and your family while boating. Plus, you can pick up life jackets and other boating accessories at our Camdenton location! 

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Get Your Boat Lift Remote Control Today!

Who doesn't love gadgets and things that make our lives easier? With boating season upon us, it's time to think about installing a remote control boat lift system! Whether you already have a Lake of the Ozarks boat lift from us or you're in need of one, we can hook you up with a remote control system for your lift! Keep reading to learn more about the Firstmate Remote Control Systems that we offer here at Summerset Boat Lifts!

About Firstmate 


Firstmate offers boat lift controls you can count on! They are the easiest, safest and smartest boat lift system available. The company is dedicated to the design, manufacture, distribution and servicing of the finest wireless electronic equipment for the recreational marine industry. The Firstmate boat lift remote controls aren't just an accessory, they're a safety net for a variety of things like:

  • Your Boat - the system will add air automatically when the lift goes in water 
  • Your Dock - the system keeps your lift up from the undercurrent of those "Plow Dog" waves
  • Your Lift - the system will add air if there's air restriction in tanks or a leak in the hose
  • Your Guests - the system will hold your boat in place for boarding / debarking 
  • Your Wallet - the system increases the resale value of your lift 
This remote control system works on any size air lift, regardless of size! From personal watercraft up to big cruisers, these remotes are your solution for safety and convenience. Summerset Boat Lifts is proud to be a dealer of this wonderful product, and we are happy to come install one for you. Just give us a call at 573-348-5073. 

Firstmate Testimonials 


People are raving about the boat lift remote controls from Firstmate! Here's what they're saying: 

"Of all the things I have bought at the Lake, this was my best purchase!" 

"The Firstmate has operated flawlessly since day one. It's one part of boating that I don't have to worry about. It adds piece of mind." 

"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." 

"Better than I expected." 



As the premier boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are dedicated to quality service. Whether you're in need of one of these remote control systems for your lift, a new lift altogether or just lift service, we're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs! Call 573-348-5073. 

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Friday, May 4, 2018

21st Annual Spring Harbor Hop

This weekend is the 21st Annual Spring Harbor Hop, the official kick off to boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks! This is the Lake's largest poker run on the water. Over 40 of the Lake area's best waterfront restaurants and marinas will be setup as checkpoints o Saturday, May 5th for participants to draw a card and try to win the best or worst poker hands. Prizes are awarded to the winner, and anyone can play!

Spring Harbor Hop


Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the participating checkpoints. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where your hand is purchased. The additional 6 cards are obtained by "hopping" to six more checkpoints, drawing one card per hand at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. The completed hand is turned in at the checkpoint where the 7th card is drawn. To qualify, your hand must be turned in by 7 pm.

For complete details and rules, please visit: www.FunLake.com/harborhop.

Prize Allocations

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

Harbor Hop Checkpoints


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
Gas Hole at Beauty View Resort - 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
Millstone Marina - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 9:00 am to 5:00 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 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bobbers Restaurant at Alhonna Resort - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Big Thunder Marine - 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

Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III
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
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
Mariner's 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

Is this weekend the first time you'll be taking your boat out this season? If you notice any issues with your lift, be sure to contact Summerset Boat Lifts to come out and take a look. After sitting all winter, it's smart to have your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks serviced before the season gets underway. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 for all your boat lifts needs!

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Friday, April 27, 2018

4 Benefits of Owning a Galva-Hoist Boat Lift

No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist boat lift is a must. It provides great value and performance. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of owning a Galva-Hoist boat lift from Summerset Boat Lifts.

1. Galva-Hoist is Lake of the Ozarks Made. 


Why choose the Galva-Hoist over other brands of boat lifts? The Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts is manufactured at the Lake, for the Lake... Lake of the Ozarks that is. This lift is specifically designed to and extremely capable of withstanding the roughest waters at the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Protect Your Boat From Damage. 


During the summer months, the lake waters can get pretty rough, especially if your boat dock is on the main channel rather than back in a cove. When your boat is sitting in your dock and those rough waters hit, the boat can move around in the slip, bumping into the dock and causing damage to your boat and/or your dock. Having your boat up on a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks will reduce the likelihood of that damage.

3. Get Dry Storage in a Wet Environment. 


When your boat is on a lift, it is raised up out of the water. Keeping your boat dry prevents algae from building up on the bottom of  your boat. This reduces the amount of time and effort you have to put into cleaning your boat. The lift creates a dry storage space in a wet environment. No need to take your boat out of the water and store it somewhere else when not in use. During the winter months, you can keep your boat up on the lift and then it's ready to launch when spring rolls back around.


4. Reduce Your Boat Maintenance Costs. 


By keeping your boat up over the waterline, you're not only decreasing the amount of cleaning needed, but also the amount of maintenance. Keeping your boat dry helps prevent excess wear and tear that's caused by the water and things in the water. For example, you won't need to repaint the bottom of your boat as often. You can also avoid issues in the boats structure due to wet storage and decrease the chances of needing repairs due to damage from floating debris.

The best part about our Galva-Hoist boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks is that they come in all shapes and sizes to meet your needs. From personal watercraft lifts all the way to custom 46,000 lb lifts, we have you covered! Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call at 573-348-5073 for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs.


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

2018 Spring Big Bass Bash

The Spring Big Bass Bash at the Lake of the Ozarks is back for another great year! Join anglers from across the country on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. With over $250,000 in payouts, this is one fishing tournament you do not want to miss! Keep reading to learn more about this annual fishing tournament at the Lake.

About the Spring Big Bass Bash


The Big Bass Bash fishing tournament is designed for amateurs only. The unique format allows the weekend angler to win big money just like the professionals. Unlike most tournaments with team arrangements where the winner is based on total weight, this event is distinctive in the fact that it only takes one fisherman just one big bass to win.



Tournament Details 


The tournament will run from 6:30 am to 3 pm each day. Anglers can launch from anywhere on Lake of the Ozarks. The Big Bass Bash will have four weigh-in stations to accommodate the anglers:

  • PB2 (Grand Glaize State Park)
  • Red Oak Resort
  • Alhonna Resort 
  • Point Randall Resort
Entry fees are per person at $180 for 2 days, $130 for 1 day and $10 per day for the kids division. You can register online until midnight on April 19th or in-person this weekend. For more information, please visit: www.BigBassBash.com

Tournament Payouts 


The 4 biggest basses of the weekend will win: 
  • 1st Place: $100,000 
  • 2nd Place: $20,000
  • 3rd Place: $10,000
  • 4th Place: $5,000
In addition, 35 places will be paid out during each time slot: 6:30-9 am, 9-11 am, 11 am - 1 pm, and 1-3 pm. 

Fishing at Lake of the Ozarks


The Lake of the Ozarks offers some of the best fishing in the Midwest, and a variety of different fishing events all year round. While you're out fishing this weekend, keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service needs. For many of you, your lift has been sitting all winter without use. As season approaches, now's the time to schedule a spring check-up to ensure everything is in proper working order. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to schedule an appointment.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Join Us at the 2018 April In-Water Boat Show!

Boating season is quickly approaching and it's almost time for the annual spring In-Water Boat Show at the Lake of the Ozarks! Join us and other members of the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association for this boat show event at Dog Days Bar & Grill on April 20th-22nd. Keep reading for event details.

About the Boat Show


Back for another great year, the April In-Water Boat Show will feature more dealers, more boats, more brands, more vendors and more fun! Come see a variety of boats including new cruisers, performance boats, runabouts and personal watercraft. Get ready for the upcoming boating season by finding everything you need at this year's show! 

Boat Show Hours


Join us Friday, Saturday, Sunday or all 3 days for this can't miss spring event at the Lake of the Ozarks! Admission is $6 for adults, with children 12 and under free. 
  • Friday, April 20 - 1 to 7 pm 
  • Saturday, April 21 - 10 am to 7 pm 
  • Sunday, April 22 - 10 am to 4 pm 

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Summerset Boat Lifts is excited to kick off the 2018 boating season with this great event! Whether you're in need of a new lift or you need service on your existing lift, our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company has you covered! Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to discuss your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. 

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, April 6, 2018

5 Boat Dock Safety Tips to Keep in Mind

Spring has sprung and summer will be here before you know it! With boating season quickly approaching, we wanted to remind you how to keep yourself and your family safe on your dock. Summerset Boat Lifts wishes nothing more than for you to have fun and safe boating experiences this season - and that all starts with your dock. Keep reading for some safety tips to keep in mind.

1. Test Your GFCIs. 


All docks are required to have a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). This measures a circuit's current and senses any imbalance (such as a discharge into the water), which then trips the GFCI and cuts off the power. It's important that you test your GFCIs regularly to ensure they are working properly.

2. Conduct Electrical Inspections. 


In addition to testing your GFCI, you want to check all electrical connections on your dock. Make sure any lighting on your dock is working properly, as well as any entertainment equipment. Check al the wiring for corrosion, breaks and shots. You'll want to have a certified electrician examine everything at least twice per year to ensure your safety.

3. Watch Out for Ropes, String and Rigging. 


Passersby can easily get tangled up in ropes and strings if not careful. When on a dock, always be aware of your surroundings. These items can also conduct electricity, so if they are exposed to nearby outlets, they can shock you.

4. Never Let Children on the Dock Unsupervised. 


Children should never be left on a dock unattended. There are too many things that can go wrong, from slipping and falling into the water to getting electrocuted. For young children, you should ensure they have a life jacket on before nearing the dock. Also, make no running on the dock a rule for everyone to follow.

5. Clear Any Debris and Check for Damage. 


Make sure that your dock is clear of any debris and personal items. You don't want anything blocking the walkways that could cause someone to trip and fall into the water. If your dock has debris from winter storms, be sure to check for damage as well after you've cleaned up the debris. Inspect the entire dock structure to ensure there are no weak spots or places that could be dangerous in other ways. Look for any areas that are splintering, any nails that might be sticking up, and mold or moss that could be slippery, etc.

After ensuring your dock is safe, you'll want to do the same for your boat lift. If you haven't already, now's the time to schedule your spring boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks with us. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs!


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573-348-5073
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Facts and Stats

Spring has arrived, Easter is upon us and we're getting closer and closer to the 2018 boating season! In honor of the holiday weekend, Summerset Boat Lifts has gathered some fun facts and statistics about Easter. Share these with your friends and family as you celebrate this weekend.


Easter Facts and Stats


From how many eggs people purchase to the types of candy we enjoy on Easter, here are some fun facts and statistics revolving around this holiday:
  • Total Easter-related spending in 2018 is expected to be $18.2 billion. 
  • Total annual spending on Easter candy is about $2.1 billion. 
  • For the past 20 years, the most popular non-Easter candy is Peeps. 
  • In North America, approximately 11 million Easter lilies are sold annually. 
  • The average American spends around $146 per person on Easter. 
  • 90% of Easter baskets will include chocolate or candy. 
  • Of all the Easter candy purchased, 70% of it is chocolate. 
  • 90 million chocolate bunnies are made worldwide each year for Easter. 
  • When consuming chocolate bunnies, 59% of people eat the ears first. 
  • The weight of the largest ever chocolate Easter egg is 15,873 lbs. 
  • The price of the world's most expensive chocolate Easter bunny is $49 thousand. 
  • Marshmallow peeps are available in 43 different flavors this Easter. 
  • 57.9% of people plan to cook an Easter meal this year. 
  • 16 billion jelly beans are made for Easter each year. 
  • 60.1% of people plan to visit family and friends on Easter Sunday. 
  • For Easter, 180 million eggs are purchased. 
  • 49% of people will decorate Easter eggs this year. 
  • 35.1% of parents plan an Easter egg hunt for their kids. 
  • The inaugural White House Easter Egg Roll happened in 1878. 
  • 397 different Easter Hallmark cards are available for purchase. 
  • The world's largest Easter egg hunt is in Winter Haven, FL, where 501,000 Easter eggs were hidden. 
  • 77% of Americans will buy or make an Easter basket for their children. 
  • Easter Sunday is ranked among the most popular church days, where 51.9% of adults plan to attend. 

Happy Easter from Summerset Boat Lifts! We hope you have a wonderful weekend with family and friends. As you're preparing for the warmer weather to come, be sure to schedule your spring boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks. We're here for all your boat lift needs, from sales to service! Call 573-348-5073 to talk to a Summerset Boat Lifts representative today. 

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