Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Cold Weather Is Upon Us....Is Your Dock, Boat, and Lift Prepared?

As the temps continue to drop in mid-Missouri, it's time to prepare your water toys for the winter season. While winterizing your boat is a common practice, taking the extra steps to ensure your dock and lift are ready for the freezing winter weather is important, as well. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how important it is to protect your lift year round to ensure it can properly lift your boat and keep it safe. Check out some tips for winterizing your boat, dock, and lift this fall!

Schedule Boat to be Winterized

Winterizing your boat and PWC is vital before it gets too cold. If fluids aren't properly drained from the vessel, the liquid could freeze and cause terminal damage to your engine or body. During the winterization process, all fluids will be drained from your vessel. This time of year is also a great opportunity to make any mechanical or cosmetic repairs. From buffing your paint to repairing a chip to breaking down the engine - winter is the best time to have these types of repairs completed since you likely aren't using your boat anyway!


Get Dock Ready for Cold Temps

Freezing temperatures and precipitation can be rough on a dock. If the water around your dock freezes, it can damage these tubs. Your dock being frozen in one place can be rough on the structure, especially on the catwalk and connection lines. If you have water lines ran to your dock, consider winterizing them. as well. Another way to prepare your dock for winter is to ensure all the bracing and structure is sound and ready for the potential weight of ice and snow. The lake level typically drops this time of year, which can cause your dock to sit on dry land. In addition to being dry docked causing potential damage, the sharp rocks and tree branches in the lake can puncture these flotation devices, as well.


Inspect Boat Lift

Even when you aren't thinking about your lift in the cold of winter, it is working hard! Not only does it hold your boat out of the water, but it also protects it from the harsh winter weather. Up on a lift is a safe place for your boat - as long as your lift is in good working order. This time of year is a great opportunity to ensure your lift fittings and bracing are all in place and tight. This is an important step as you get your lift ready for winter - especially if your boat is being stored up on a lift. The last thing you want is to find your boat in the water when checking on your dock this winter!

Schedule Boat Lift Check

While you're preparing your summer toys for the off season, it's a great time to have your boat lift maintenanced at the Lake of the Ozarks. Having a professional check over your lift can help ensure it is in good working order to protect your investment all winter long. Give our Summerset Boat Lifts crew a call and one of our maintenance members will be on your dock for a boat lift inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks before you know it!

Summerset Boat Lifts

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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Friday, October 16, 2020

Boat Lifts for All Size Boats & PWCs

A boat lift can keep your vessel safe all year long. From keeping your boat from bouncing around on the rough water during the summer and protecting your boat from the potential damage of freezing water during the winter, there are a ton of perks of storing your boat on a lift. Having the right size lift is vital for optimum protection. Check out the various sizes we have available for PWC and boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks


PWC Lifts 

We offer four styles of PWC lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks -- side-mount, Permaport, 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. The permaport option is a floating platform style of lift that keeps the PWC out of the water while maintaining a low profile to the water. 

6,500-10,000 LB Lifts 

These lifts are 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. This lift is also a great option for some bow-riders and helps to keep them safe and protected. 

12,000-17,000 LB Lifts 

The structure and mechanics of this line of boats is similar but the added featured and stability as the size and weight of your boat increases is impressive. Many larger bow-riders, speed boats, and mid grade cruisers fit well on this type of lift. Find the lift with the rights stability ratings for your vessel. You can even choose to back in with the extra deep clearance these lifts offer. The possibilities are endless with this lift!

20,000 LB & Bigger Lifts 

Suited for many 37-41 foot day cruisers, this lift range features dissipate the weight of the boat over many points on the lift and dock. Larger lifts can be custom built just for your boat! Your exquisite taste in big boats demands the best in boat lifts.

As you can see, we aren't kidding when we say we lift them all! From a small PWC to a cruiser, we have lift options to fit the needs of your vessel to best protect it. Whether you've just purchased a new-to-you boat or your current lift isn't cutting it anymore, our experienced team is here for all of your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs! Contact Summerset Boat Lifts today to get started on your boat lift order and start protecting your vessel today. 


Summerset Boat Lifts

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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Friday, October 2, 2020

Top 3 Advantages of Buying a Boat this Fall

This is a fantastic time of year to purchase a boat. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to point out some off the reasons you should buy a boat this fall.  We know it may not seem like the ideal time to purchase a boat but there are a few advantages you may have not thought of. Check them out: 

1. Larger Selection

With the end of the traditional boating season, many boat owners choose to sell their boats in the fall months. This means there are likely more boats on the market right now than many other months of the year. This means your ideal boat could be listed for sale right now! 


2. Cheaper Prices

As mentioned above, many times boat owners are eager to sell their boats this time of year. That means the prices are likely more affordable than they are during the spring or summer months. This also gives you more leverage as a buyer and prices may be more negotiable this time of year. 


3. Time to Prepare for Boating Season

Buying this fall gives you plenty of time to stock up on needed boating items before the spring boating season kicks off. Whether it's a new boat lift, gear for your boat, or a new dock to fit your nice new boat -- you'll have extra time to shop around and find the perfect items to go with your new boat!

BONUS ADVANTAGE:

There's still plenty of time to enjoy your boat this fall! From fishing to warm weekends -- out on the water is a fantastic place to spend time. The fall foliage changing colors is spectacular from the water, too. Treat your family to some awesome memories on your new boat this fall!

Now that you know why fall is actually a great time of year to buy a boat, you're ready to start searching for the perfect new boat! If your current boat lift doesn't work for your new boat, the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered. Whether it's adjusting your current lift to fit your new boat or upgrading your lift completely, Summerset Boat Lifts is here for all of your boat lift needs! 

Summerset Boat Lifts

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