Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Water Safety at the Lake of the Ozarks

May is National Water Safety Month and with the largest recreational lake in the state in our backyard, it's important to keep water safety top of mind, especially as we get ready to kick off the busy boating and swimming season. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how vital it is to keep you and your family safe around the water and that's why we're providing some tips to keep top of mind this summer. 

Top Water Safety Tips:

1. Always wear a lifejacket or have a floatation device handy

2. Do not run on the boat, dock, or bank next to the water

3. Know what is below the surface when jumping or diving

4. Never swim alone

5. Avoid swimming when water is rough

6. Only swim in open water areas (not in a slip or next to a dock)

7. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated


Upcoming Water Safty Seminar: 

The Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council is proud to present an informative event for all who plan to spend time around the water this year! Check out the details:

May 15, 2021

Margaritaville

494 Tan Tra A Drive

Osage Beach, MO 65056

Email: info@lozwatersafetycouncil.com

Hours of Operation:

8am - 1:00pm

This is a free event for the whole family.  Boating and water safety topics, meet with Missouri Water Patrol and the United States Coast Guard.  Open discussions on how to be safe on the Lake of the Ozarks.  Meet with vendors, offering various boating and water safety products and information.

Make plans to attend this informational morning this Saturday (May 15th) to help emphasize water safety around the Lake of the Ozarks. As you think about water safety, know there are some fantastic products we have available to make your dock a safe place for your friends and family to spend time. Give us a call today to learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift walkway and WetStep products we have available!

Summerset Boat Lifts

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
Email:info@summersetboatlifts.com
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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Ways a Lift Can Protect Boat or PWC this Summer

Boating season has arrived at the Lake of the Ozarks! While we are all thrilled to get our boats and personal watercrafts out on the water, it is a good idea to keep them safe this summer. You spend a lot of money on your boat or PWC, and it is important to protect your investment to keep it in good condition for many years to come. If you are looking for the ultimate water experience, a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is going to do just that! Read on for some tips about how a lift will save your watercraft this summer.


Quality and Safety of Watercraft

Storing you boat or PWC in the water 24/7 year-round can cause extensive damage and decrease the value of the vessel. This will lead to more maintenance and work for you in the long run. By having a lift for your watercraft, you will never have to worry about it coming untied to the dock or sinking at the dock. A lift will also improve the safety of your boarding experience. Spend more time enjoying your boat or PWC this summer by getting a lift that will keep your vessel out of the water and offer support and safety during the busy season.

 

Protect Your Watercraft from Rough Waters

A lift can keep your vessel safe all year long. The Lake of the Ozarks can experience some rough water conditions and keeping your boat or PWC from bouncing around on the rough water all summer long should be a top priority. Your lift will keep your vessel in place as waves splash up around it. This will ensure that your boat or PWC does not ram into your dock causing damage to your boat, PWC, or dock. Installing a lift will also prevent the rough waters from dislodging your watercraft and having it drift away.

 

Saves You Money

By storing your boat or PWC on a lift, it will be much easier to maintain. If your boat or PWC sits in the water for a long period of time, algae will build up and corrosion will occur. Not only does this cause the need for extra cleaning, but it can cause maintenance issues, such as needing to repaint the bottom of your watercraft. By storing your watercraft on a lift, you will decrease maintenance and reduce the likelihood of it getting damaged from floating debris, which in turn reduces your repair costs.


Protect Your Watercraft this Summer!

Watching your boat or PWC bounce around in the water is not a fun feeling. Make a lift an essential this summer by getting a Summerset Boat Lift installed today! We can help build a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks that fits your boat and slip perfectly, no matter the size. From canoes to cruisers, we lift them all! Contact our team to learn more about the options we have available for your unique boat size and style. 


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Exciting Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks!

There are two must-attend events this weekend! As a local boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we understand how exciting it is to find events around the area that appeal to you. That's why Summerset Boat Lifts is thrilled to provide some info about TWO amazing Lake of the Ozarks events taking place this weekend! Check it out:

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

April 29, 2021 - May 2, 2021

One of the best car shows in mid-Missouri will be at the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend. The Lake Area Chamber puts on this amazing show that brings participants and spectators from all over the state! On Saturday, the Bagnell Dam Strip is closed off to through traffic and the entire stip turns into a unique car show setting. From vendors to attractions to restaurants to shopping -- there truly is something for everyone in your group to enjoy. Big Foot is even making an appearance on Saturday to complete the car show atmosphere. 

Lake of the Ozarks Spring Harbor Hop

May 1, 2021

The Spring Harbor Hop is exactly what it sounds like -- participants stop at various waterfront restaurants and draw a card at each. At the end of seven stops (and seven cards), you can turn in your hand for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Below are the dealer checkpoints in each section of the Lake of the Ozarks:

Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I

1) Maggie's at the Lake - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

2) Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

3) Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

4) Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

5) Lake Burger - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

6) Quick Time C-Store at Millstone Marina - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

7) Chesnie's Cafe at Millstone Marina - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

8) Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm


Checkpoints Dam - 13 MM Main Channel- Section II 

9) Neon Taco - 0 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

10) Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

11) Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

12) Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

13) Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

14) Camden on the Lake/H.Toads - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

15) Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

16) Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm


Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III

17) Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

18) Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

19) Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

20) Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

21) Dog Days #2 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

22) Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

23) Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM (Woodland Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

24) Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

25) Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

26) Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

26) Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

27) Landshark Bar & Grill - 26 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

28) Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm


Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 35 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV

29) Miller's Landing - 28.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

30) The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm

31) Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

32) Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

33) Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

34) Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

35) Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

36) Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

37) 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


Checkpoints 38 MM - 59.5 MM, Main Channel - Section V

38) Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

39) Boondockz Lakefront Restaurant & Bar - 45 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

40) Big Dick's Halfway Inn - 47 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

41) Red Fox Bar & Grill - 50 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

42) Surfside Bay Bar & Grill - 58.5 MM - 11:00 to 7:00 pm

43) The Wet Spot Bar & Grill - 58.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

44) Patriot Point Marina - 59.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


What are you waiting for? Whether you're into sweet rides or want to spend a day out on the water, this weekend the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be! If you're wanting to get out on the water in a hurry this season, contact the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks today so we can evaluate your lift situation! 

Summerset Boat Lifts

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, April 23, 2021

Easily Store Your PWC on a Lift

PWCs are a fun way to enjoy the lake this summer! It's important to protect your investment with the right PWC lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here at the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have a variety of PWC lifts available. Check out our various options:

SINGLE PLACE

The flagship of our PWC line, the poly tank front-mount unit is quite capable of withstanding any water conditions. The design of the frame gives a smooth modern look and superior strength. The flotation tanks are some of the largest in the industry and this means you WILL have dry feet when you want to maintain or cover your craft, GUARANTEED.

Capacity: 1,200 lbs.


DOUBLE PLACE

The Double-Place Personal Water Craft lift is an extension of our popular single place design. For considerable price saving over purchasing two single’s, the double is available in several configurations. The width of the frame can be fit to most popular slip widths including 10, 11, 12 & 14’. The frame is also ideal for the discriminating boater that wants to fully deck the unit.

Capacity: 2,200 lbs.


PERMAPORT

The PermaPort floating platform is an alternative in the PWC storage market. The PermaPort has a self-centering entry roller for easy drive-on and five additional keel rollers to make the push off effortless. A key feature is the expanded poly foam fill that gives positive floatation should the shell become compromised – other brands are simply “filled with air” and will “fill with water” when punctured… The front-mount bracket has been upgraded to be Lake of the Ozarks friendly as well.


SIDEMOUNT

The side-mount mechanical lift is available for the homeowner with property line issues. It’s a space-saver in that the footprint on the dock is only 5 1/2 feet instead of 11 feet.

Capacity: 920 lbs.

Stop trailering your PWC back and forth for the weekend and easily store your vessel on your dock with a new PWC lift at the Lake of the Ozarks. Contact Summerset Boat Lifts today to learn about your options and get your lift ordered before the heat of summer is here!


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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Catch the Bass of a Lifetime at the Lake of the Ozarks!🎣

The Spring Big Bass Bash is this weekend (April 17 - April 18)! This could be your chance to win big money! The Lake of the Ozarks is known for its fantastic fishing spots and this fun fishing tournament is an exciting event to participate in. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is thrilled to provide some information about the 2021 Spring Big Bass Bash below:

Spring Big Bass Bash Info:

Apr 17, 2021 - Apr 18, 2021

Lake of the Ozarks State Park

5400 Osage Beach Parkway

Osage Beach, 65065

Phone: 314-591-4578

Email: info@midwestfishtournaments.com

Hours of Operation:

6:30 am to 3:00 pm Each Day

The Big Bass Bash is a bass tournament designed for amateurs only. Its unique format allows the weekend angler a chance to win big money like the professionals. Unlike most fishing tournaments which have a team arrangement where prizes are based on total weight, the Big Bass Bash format is distinctive in that it only takes one fisherman just one big bass to win.

The prize money for the Spring Big Bass Bash will total over $250,000 payouts with $100,000 to the winner.

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.

This is a tournament of a lifetime and one you won't want to miss! Whether you make plans to attend every year or this is your first time, you won't want to miss this exciting fishing tournament! As you're making plans to decide what your fishing strategy is going to be, make sure your boat lift is working like it should! You don't want a faulty lift to hold up your day of fishing in the tournament! Contact our team for any boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks to ensure your lift is ready to get you down in the water and off to your secret fishing spot!

Summerset Boat Lifts

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Spring In-Water Boat Show is Almost HERE!

That's right! The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association Spring In-Water Boat Show is next weekend (April 16-April 18). It's the official kick-off to the boating season at the Lake and our boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks is excited to get rolling on 2021! Check out all the details of the event and learn more about the Marine Dealers Association and how it can be a fantastic resource for boaters in the area!

LOMDA SPRING IN-WATER BOAT SHOW

Apr 16, 2021 - Apr 18, 2021

Dog Days Bar & Grill

1232 Jefferies Rd

Osage Beach, 65065

Phone: 573-480-2300

Hours of Operation:

Friday 1 pm-7 pm; Sat 10 am-7 pm; Sun 10 am - 4 pm

April In Water Boat Show by Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association come see a variety of boats including new cruisers, performance, and runabouts and personal watercraft.

ABOUT LOMDA:

Your Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association welcomes you to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. This boater’s paradise here in the Midwest is perfect for any type of recreational boating.

The Marine Dealers Association is made up of over 40 Lake of the Ozarks area marine dealers. They represent all the top lines of boats, marine accessories, docks, personal watercraft and everything else to promote fun on our waters. Here you will find a complete list of our member dealers and also a listing of upcoming boat shows in our area that are promoted by LOMDA.


If you're an avid boater or simply love getting out on the water, now's the time to make plans to attend the in-water boat show next weekend. Check out the latest and greatest boating products on the market as we enter into the 2021 boating season! Be sure to stop by Summerset Boat Lift's booth at the show. We'd love to show you our boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks and discuss options we have available for your unique boating needs! 

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
573-348-5073
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Friday, April 2, 2021

Protect Yourself From These Common Issues From Storing Your Boat Down in the Water

You spend a lot of money on your boat and it's important to protect your investment so it is in good condition for years to come. If you want to help increase the longevity of your boat, a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is the way to go! If you're curious about our boat lift company near Osage Beach, MO, know that our experienced team is here for you before, during, and after your boat lift purchase! Check out some of the headaches a boat lift can save you from below: 

Common Boat Maintenance Issues

When you store your boat in the water for long periods of time, a variety of issues can arise. Here are just a few common problems you could encounter:

  • Corroded Outdrive 
  • Bubbled or Blistered Gel Coats 
  • Mussels Attaching to Your Intake 
  • Algae Growth on the Hull 
  • ...and more!

Other Things to Consider:

When a boat is stored in the water, there is a great deal of potential damage that can happen to it. Here are a few of the common issues that come about from storing your boat in the water:

Cracked Fiberglass 

Damaged Gel Coat

Rub Spots from Dock

Dock Damage

Protect Your Boat with a Lift!

Watching your boat bounce around in the water is not a fun feeling! Protect your boat by having a Summerset Boat Lift installed today! Contact our team today to learn about the options we have available for your unique boat size and style. Since 1982, we've been lifting your dreams....from canoes to cruisers!

Summerset Boat Lifts

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