Thursday, August 16, 2018

30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

One of the most anticipated events of the season is upon us! The 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout will take place August 18-26 at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach. The races can also be observed from the water around the 34 1/2 mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading to learn more about this annual family-fun event and all the festivities leading up to the races!

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About the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout


The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest, with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators! According to Powerboat Magazine, it's one of the nation's eight "must-see" boating events. The event will bring the top racers and offshore racing powerboats up to 244 MPH. The "Top Gun" in 2017 went to team American Ethanol with a stunning 204 mph on the new 3/4 mile Captain Ron's course! All the proceeds from the event will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams and other charitable organizations in the Lake area. Last year $200,000 was given to 28 different charities and 8 fire departments.

Pre-Shootout Festivities

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is about more than just watching the races! It's an entire week of family-fun! Check out these shootout events leading up to the big races: 

Ha Ha Tonka State Park Mini Shootout
Date: Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19 
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Ha Ha Tonka State Park 

Treasure Hunt for All Ages
Date: Monday, August 20  
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Captain Ron's Bar & Grill

Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction 
Date: Tuesday, August 21 
Time: 6:00 PM 
Place: The Stables at Cannon Smoked Saloon

Volleyball Tournament 
Date: Tuesday, August 21 
Time: 12:00 PM 
Place: Captain Ron's

Shootout on the Strip 
Date: Wednesday, August 22 
Time: 5:00 PM 
Place: The Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark

Make-A-Wish Powerboat Rides
Date: Thursday, August 23
Time: Noon 
Place: Dock 3 at Captain Ron's 

Poker Run 
Date: Friday, August 24 
Time: 7:30 AM 
Place: Starts at Big Thunder Marine

Shootout Vendor & Racer Villages
Date: Friday, August 24, Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26 
Time: 9:00 AM 
Place: Buccaneer Bay & Captain Ron's 

Shootout Boat Races 
Date: Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26
Time: 9:45 AM Opening Ceremony 
Place: Captain Ron's at the 34 1/2 Mile Marker

For more information on the races or the events leading up to them, please visit: www.LakeoftheOzarksShootout.org

While you're out enjoying one of the biggest boating events of the season, be sure to remember Summerset Boat Lifts for all your boat lift needs! From boat lift maintenance to boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got you covered -and if you're in need of a new lift, we can hook you up with that as well! Just give us a call at 573-348-5073 for all your boat lift needs!

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Your Premier Boat Lift Company at the Lake

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is a product of many years of enjoyed vacations at the Lake! Like many mid-westerners, the owners traveled to the lake year after year to enjoy summer weekends on the water. They loved the area so much that they purchased property to build Summerset Inn Resort in 1971. Then in 1982, they opened a second business, Summerset Boat Lifts. Now it's the premier boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Boat Lift Sales 


At Summerset Boat Lifts, we are proud to offer the Galva-Hoist product line of floating boat lifts. This lift is engineered right here at the Lake of the Ozarks, and custom designed to withstand the roughest waters of our lake. No matter what brand of boat or dock you own, our Galva-Hoist boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks provide great value and performance. From personal watercraft lifts up to custom lifts for your big cruisers, be sure to check out the Galva-Hoist and its exclusive dealer at the Lake! 

Pre-Owned Boat Lifts 

Our new boat lift sales at the Lake of the Ozarks are complimented by pre-owned sales. If you're in the market for a boat lift, but a new lift isn't quite in the budget, consider one of our pre-owned lifts. Give us a call to see what pre-owned lifts we currently have available. 

Boat Lift Service 

We pride ourselves in service and that's what sets Summerset Boat Lifts apart from everyone else in the industry. We employ personnel for all aspects of the boat lift business - sales, shipping, assembly, installation and service are all provided by our own employees. We want you to relax knowing that your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service needs are being handled by professionals. 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. Our boat lift service isn't just limited to the Galva-Hoist either. We service many different brands of lifts across the Lake of the Ozarks. If you have a problem with a lift, don't hesitate to give us a call! 

The Summerset Boat Lifts team is here to make certain you and your boat get the very best level of product and service available at the Lake of the Ozarks! Whether you're in need of a new boat lift, you need your lift modified to fit a new boat or you need boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got you covered. We are Galva-Hoist. We are Summerset Boat Lifts, and we are lifting your dreams, from canoes to cruisers!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Proud Sponsors of the 2018 Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

Summerset Boat Lifts has been a part of the Lake of the Ozarks community since 1982. We love the local community and we love giving back any way that we can. We are proud to be a golf hole sponsor for the 2018 Great Dam Duck Drop Golf Tournament. This tournament in conjunction with the Duck Drop raises money for local children at the Lake of the Ozarks! Keep reading to learn all about the event happening this weekend!


Friday, August 3rd - Golf Tournament 


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We are calling all golfers to come out to The Ridge Golf Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons on Friday, August 3rd for the 6th Annual Duck Drop Golf Tournament featuring a quacky "twist." Crazy holes and fun obstacles will be placed around the course to test your game! Registration and lunch begins at 12:30 pm, with a shotgun start for the tournament at 2:00 pm. This tournament is a 4-person scramble. Be sure to watch for the Summerset Boat Lifts hole while you're out on the course!

Saturday, August 4th - Duck Drop 


We are calling all kids and families to come out for a morning of fun during the 10th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop! The family fun zone will open below the dam at 10:00 am, and the duck start flying at noon! The family fun zone is free, and will feature games, a dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food and lots of prizes and goodies. Duck drop tickets will be available for purchase at the family fun zone until 11:00 am. Tickets are just $5 each and you have the chance to win $5000 or one of many other great prizes. You can walk to the Duck Drop viewing area from the family fun zone. Ducks will be dropped from helicopter, as well as from pontoon boats, into the river. The will then "race" to the finish line!

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All funds raised from the entire 2-day event will remain local, and will be distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis organization.

Whether you're a golfer or a family with young children, we invite you out to this great annual event. Come show your support for our local community!

Since 1982, our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company has been lifting your dreams, from canoes to cruisers! If you're in need of a new boat lift or boat lift service, be sure to give us a call at 573-348-5073. Have a great weekend!

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Friday, July 27, 2018

3 Reasons You Need at Boat Lift at the Lake of the Ozarks

While you don't have to worry about saltwater and waves, our Lake does offer some challenges when it comes to protecting your boat. Purchasing a Lake of the Ozarks boat lift is the best way to protect your watercraft investment. Today's blog discusses several reasons that you should consider investing in a lift from your premier Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer!

1. To Reduce Your Boat Maintenance Costs. 


When you store your boat on a lift, it'll be easier to keep it maintained. If your boat sits in water for long periods of time, algae and other organisms in the water can build up on the bottom. Not only does this cause the need for extra cleaning, but it can cause maintenance issues, such as the need to repaint the bottom of your boat. By storing your boat on a lift, you can decrease maintenance and reduce the likelihood of it getting damaged from floating debris, which in turn reduces your repair costs.

2. To Protect Your Boat from Rough Waters. 


Especially during the summer boating season, the Lake of the Ozarks can experience some rough water conditions. Extra boat traffic, as well as summer storms, can cause rough waves that could cause your boat to hit your dock if its not up on a lift. Your boat lift will keep your boat in place as the waves splash up around it. This ensures your boat doesn't ram into your dock causing damage to your boat, the dock or both. It also prevents the rough waters from dislodging your boat and having it drift away.

3. To Prevent the Likelihood of Your Boat Sinking. 


You'd be surprised at the amount of boats that sink at the Lake of the Ozarks each year. Most boats that sink, do so at their dock. Whether it's a dead battery or a failed bilge pump, it doesn't take much for a boat to start taking on water and sinking. A boating accident is not required for a boat to sink. A Galva-Hoist boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks can give you the peace of mind that your boat is safe and secure at your dock.

Get your boat lift at Summerset Boat Lifts today! No matter the size or style of your boat, we've got a lift for you. The Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts provides great value and performance. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to discuss your boat lift needs today!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Aquapalooza 2018 at the Lake of the Ozarks

As your premier boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, we like to keep you in-the-know about all the great boating events at the Lake! The largest annual boating event at the Lake of the Ozarks is returning to Dog Days Bar & Grill this weekend. Join thousands of boaters for Aquapalooza 2018 on Saturday, July 21st from 12-5 pm. Keep reading to learn more about this event from Summerset Boat Lifts.

Aquapalooza 2018 


Aquapalooza is the largest family boating event of the year! You do not want to miss this annual party on the water at Dog Days, with an all day line up of live music. If you've never been to this event, it's an experience you'll never forget. This is one of the Lake's most popular events, featuring great music and great people! Celebrate everything that makes the Lake of the Ozarks so great at this year's Aquapalooza event.


Artist Lineup 


This year's artist lineup offers a variety of genres to entertain the entire family! From country to rock'n'roll, there will be a great mix of sounds to keep you singing and dancing all day long. This year's artist lineup includes:
  • Chad Bearden - Chad's music combines country lyrics with an urban production and progressive melodies to create a sound all it's own. 
  • The i-Berrys - Voted best band at the Lake of the Ozarks, the i-Berrys provide a unique, fun music experience that combines Irish, Celtic, Pop, Funk, Country and Rock with a little humor and style! 
  • Ryan Collins Band - This country music band led by Ryan Collins provides an original sound and energetic stage presence. 
  • Goddesses of Rock - The Goddesses of Rock offer a tribute to female icons such as Tina Turner, Joan Jett, Janice Joplin, Stevie Nicks and more! 

While you're out on the water this weekend, keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service needs. We want to help you keep your boat lift in tip-top shape so that it protects your boat and you can continue enjoying all the great annual boating events. For all your boat lift needs, give us a call at 573-348-5073. 

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

7 Essentials for a Day on the Lake

We've reached the peak of boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks! The weather is warm and there's no better way to spend your summer vacation than out on the water. Today's blog from Summerset Boat Lifts offers a list of essentials you'll want to bring with you before hitting the water for the day.

1. Sunscreen. 


The #1 item you don't want to forget when you're preparing for a day on the water is sunscreen! Even if your boat has an awning, you'll want to make sure you protect your skin from the suns rays. While some people are lucky enough to just tan, it doesn't take much for the rest of us to burn. Either way, everyone should use sunscreen, and be sure to re-apply it throughout the day. Don't forget your lips can burn too, so bring some chap-stick with SPF in it too.

2. Bottled Water. 


The 2nd most important item to bring on the boat, which might actually be tied with number 1, is bottled water. It's extremely easy to become dehydrated while out in the sun all day on a boat. Make sure you bring enough bottled water for everyone on the boat to stay well hydrated throughout the day. If you're drinking alcohol on the boat, your chances of becoming de-hydrated are even higher, so be sure those people get plenty of water as well.

3. Sunglasses and a Hat. 


In addition to sunscreen, you'll want some sunglasses to protect your eyes from the suns harmful rays. The summer sun at the Lake of the Ozarks is bright, especially when it's gleaming off the water. You'll get tired of squinting all day long, so grab a pair of sunglasses and maybe even a hat. A big floppy hat for the ladies not only looks cute, but also protects your eyes, face and sometimes even your shoulders from the sun.

4. Snacks. 


Depending on how long you're planning to stay out on the water, you might want to bring some snacks. Even if you're planning to stop at one of the local waterfront restaurants for lunch or dinner, boating works up an appetite. Having some snacks on board can hold you over until you reach your stop. Fruit, chips and nuts are all easy snacks to bring for a fun day on the water. You might even consider packing some sandwiches if you don't want to spend money stopping for food.

5. Beach Towel. 


What's better than boating all day? Jumping off the boat into the cool lake water or riding on an inflatable behind the boat! Once you get back on the boat though, you'll want to have a towel to dry off. When you get going fast, the wind against your wet skin can be quite chilly. Beach towels will come in handy to not only dry yourself off, but to also dry the seat or other items on board that might accidentally become wet.

6. Extra Clothes and a Jacket. 


If you're planning on staying on the water until the evening hours, you might consider bringing a dry change of clothes and a jacket. It can get pretty chilly on the water at night after the sun has gone down. You don't want to be wet and freezing the entire ride home. If you have children, you might consider bringing a blanket for them to cuddle up with for the cool ride back. Grab a beach bag to throw everything in to keep it together and dry!

7. Cell Phone and Charger. 


In case of inclement weather, getting lost or some other type of emergency, you'll want to have a cellphone on board to call for help. Be sure you know how to reach the water patrol or coast guard if needed. The phone can also come in handy to blast your favorite music or keep the kids entertained if they get tired of being out in the hot sun. Be sure to bring a charger as well in case it runs out of juice.

Are we missing something on our list? Leave us a note about your essentials in the comments!

Don't forget that Summerset Boat Lifts is here for all your boat lift needs. We want to protect your boat, so that you can enjoy being on the water as often as you like. Whether you're in need of some routine maintenance or boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got you covered. Happy Boating!

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3 Common Reasons for Boat Lift Repairs

Just like your boat, your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks requires some regular maintenance to keep them in proper working conditions. When that doesn't happen, bigger issues can arise. Below we discuss some of the common boat lift issues that call for repairs. All lifts, no matter the type, are susceptible to some common problems.

1. Electrical or Hydraulic Issues. 


Many boat lifts work on hydraulics to raise and lower the lift. Hydraulic problems can related to a loose connection or a hydraulic fluid leak. If you suspect that the hydraulics are causing issues, you should consider contacting a boat lift professional at the Lake of the Ozarks. Continual use of a failing hydraulic system could result in excessive damage to the lift. It may be necessary to remove  the hydraulic component and install a new one. Also, like with any piece of equipment that runs on electricity, electrical problems are possible, especially when you're working around water.

2. Rust Build Up. 


If your boat lift loses its protective coating of paint over the metal, it can start to rust. While aluminum will resist rust, steel is also a popular material for boat lifts and will rust over time. The options for repairing rust will depend on the severity of the problem. If rust is found early on, it can often be ground off the metal. Then you can cover it with a protective sealant and paint it to prevent rust from occurring again. However, if you have an older boat lift and the rust has been there for awhile, it may be affecting the structural integrity of the metal in the lift. In that case it would be better to cut out the rusted section and weld on a new piece of metal.

3. Structural Issues. 


From debris in the water to an actual boat, many things can strike your boat lift and cause structural damage. Small dents and dings are bound to happen, but any structure damage that interferes with how the lift operates should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your lift or even your boat. Depending on the severity of the damage, it may be more cost effective to purchase a new lift from the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have a great selection of both new and used boat lifts.


For all your boat lift needs, trust Summerset Boat Lifts! Our sales of new and used boat lifts are complimented by the servicing of many different brands of lifts. If you have a need for boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

4th of July at the Lake of the Ozarks

There's no better place to spend the 4th of July holiday than out on the water! From fun in the sun to fireworks at night, there's endless fun to be had at the Lake of the Ozarks over these holiday weekends. Keep reading to learn more about where you can view the 4th of July fireworks from the water, as well as some tips on how to stay safe on the Lake over the holiday.

4th of July Fireworks on the Water 


With the 4th of July falling on a Wednesday, you two weekends and a week in between to celebrate! If you're going to be out on the water over the holiday, be sure to check out these fun events:

Fireworks at the 1 Mile Marker of the Grand Glaize Arm - Saturday, June 30
The Inn at Grand Glaize will be shooting off fireworks at dusk on Saturday. They can be viewed from the water a the 1 mile marker of the Grand Glaize Arm.

Fireworks at the 38 Mile Marker - Saturday, June 30, Wednesday, July 4 and Saturday, July 7
Bear Bottom Resort is offering three different chances to see a spectacular fireworks show, both Saturdays and Wednesday the 4th too, at 9:45 pm each night! You can view them by water at the 38 mile marker of the Osage Arm.

Fireworks at the 45 Mile Marker - Saturday, June 30, Wednesday, July 4 and Saturday, July 7
Runaway II Resort & Campground will also be shooting off fireworks 3 different days over the upcoming holiday week. Each show will begin at 9:30 pm and can be viewed from the 45 mile marker.

Fireworks at the 34.5 Mile Marker - Tuesday, July 3 
Enjoy a fireworks display put on by Captain Ron's the night before the 4th of July, Tuesday at dusk. This fireworks show can be viewed by water at the 34.5 mile marker.

Fireworks at the 2 Mile Marker - Wednesday, July 4 
Point Randall Resort will be shooting off fireworks on the 4th of July from 9:15-10 PM. This display can be viewed from the water at the 2 Mile Marker, near McCoy Branch Cove.

Fireworks at the 13 Mile Marker - Wednesday, July 4 
Starting at dusk, the Lodge of Four Seasons annual 4th of July fireworks show will be visible at the 13 mile marker.

Fireworks at the 26 Mile Marker - Wednesday, July 4 
Tan-Tar-A Resort will also have their annual 4th of July fireworks display from 8:30-9:30 PM on Wednesday. This display can be viewed by water at the 26 mile marker.

Staying Safe on the Water


With the increased traffic on the water over the holiday, it's important that take actions to stay safe. Here's some tips to keep you safe and prevent problems on the water this holiday weekend/week.

1. Designate a Captain - We know you want to have fun for the holidays, but make sure you have a sober captain to get you home safely after a day of celebrating on the water. Just like with cars, drinking and driving a boat don't mix.

2. Bring Life Jackets - Make sure you have enough life jackets on board for everyone. The chance of a boating accident increases on busy holiday weekends, so make sure life jackets are accessible to all passengers. Children should be wearing them at all times while on a watercraft.

3. Don't Speed - While it may seem like common sense, don't speed. This is particularly important with an abundance of boats on the water; it can be harder for someone to get out of your way or for you to make a quick turn. Operating at a safe speed will help you avoid a boating accident.

4. Stay Alert - While you may be doing everything you can to stay safe while boating, others may not be. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings. There can be a lot of distractions on a boat, maybe even more so than in a car, so make sure your captain stays alert.

Summerset Boat Lifts wishes you a Happy 4th of July holiday this year! We want you to be safe not just on the water, but also on your dock. From Lake of the Ozarks boat lift maintenance to the installation of a remote control boat lift, we're here to make boating easier and safer for you and your family. For all your Lake of the Ozark boat lift needs, trust Summerset Boat Lifts!

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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!

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