Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Liquid Force's BROstock is Back this Weekend!

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Liquid Force's BROstock! The event has come a long, long way since it started back in 2005 at Lake Powell. For 2015, the event is heading back to Lake of the Ozarks! This year's event is guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever. Join us May 28-30 for some fun in the sun!

What is BROstock? 

Liquid Force's famous BROstock is the world's best wakeboard contest! Fueled by Monster Energy, BROstock will feature some of the world's best riders including Harley Clifford, Shane Bonifay, and Bob Soven competing for the $15,000 grand prize. Come and hang out with your favorite LF teamriders, pick up a pair of custom Spy Optic BROstock sunglasses, a limited edition New Era BRO cap, and have the time of your life! Come for the contest, stay for the party!

BROstock Schedule

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Wednesday, May 27
12-2 PM - Meet & Greet at Wake Effects
5 PM - BBQ/Meet & Greet at Performance Marine

Thursday, May 28
12 PM - 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Tan-Tar-A
5 PM - Happy Hour at Nautifish Rum Bar
6 PM - Riders Meeting Heat Draw at Nautifish Rum Bar

Friday, May 29 
2-7 PM - Round 1: 24 Riders at Pirates Cove on the 34.5 MM
2-7 PM - Info & Merchant Booths Open at Captain Ron's
8 PM - Meet & Greet Party with the Athletes at Captain Ron's with DJ

Saturday, May 30 
10-6 PM - Sponsor Row Open at Captain Ron's
12 PM - Round 2: 10 Riders at Pirates Cove on the 34.5 MM
2:30 PM - Finals: 5 Riders at Pirates Cove on the 34.5 MM
6 PM - 10th Year Anniversary Blowout at Captain Ron's with DJ

BROstock Event Details

The wakeboard contest will have 2 rounds. Friday there will be 4 heats of 4 with 2 advancing. Each rider gets 3 double ups. Round 2 on Saturday is followed by an 8 man final. Each rider gets 4 double ups. Prizes are as follows:
  • 1st Place - $15,000
  • 2nd Place - $6,500
  • 3rd Place - $4,500
  • 4-8 Place - $1,400 each 
  • 9-16 Place - $375 each
A grand total of $36,000 will be given away at this event! 

While you're out on the water this weekend, keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind for all your boat lifts needs. If you have an issue with your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift, give us a call at 573-348-5073. A Summerset representative will quickly be out on your dock to service it. We want to earn your trust and your business!

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Monday, May 18, 2015

It's National Safe Boating Week!

National Safe Boating Week runs from May 16 - May 22, 2015! This campaign was created to spread the message of safe and responsible boating. With Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake upon us, now is the time to educate the boating community about life jackets and other safe boating practices. Your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer wants to make sure you're safe on the water this summer!

Life Jacket Facts

Most boaters know that they are required to have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable life jacket on board for every person in the boat. However, they often times don't get worn. Boating safety advocates recommend that all boaters and passengers not only have a life jacket, but also "WEAR IT" at all times while boating. Just like auto accidents, accidents on the water can happen all too fast to reach and put on a stowed life jacket. Drowning is the reported cause of death in 3/4 of all boating fatalities - and 84% of drowning victims in recreational boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket in 2014.

Life Jacket Styles

Today's life jackets are much more comfortable, lightweight and stylish than the bulky orange styles we're used to. Life jackets that use inflatable technologies are cool and comfortable. They may resemble a pair of suspenders or a belt pack, and many inflate automatically when immersed in water. There are life jacket styles available for almost any boating activity.
  • Cruising - When cruising in an open motorboat, comfort is key! Choose a life jacket that you'll want to wear. For ages 16 and older, inflatable life jackets are a great option. 
  • Fishing - Vest-style life jackets come with features such as pockets and clips to replace the fishing vest and keep the angler safe. 
  • PWC and Water Sports - Inherently buoyant lighter-weight life jackets are rugged, with multiple buckles and clasps to keep them secure after impact with the water. 
  • Hunting & Cold Weather - Full coats and suits are available in camouflage colors for waterfowl hunting and for thsoe who boat when air and water temperatures are cool. 
  • Paddling - Special life jackets are designed with large openings for arms to allow ease of movement. 
  • Children - Virtually all styles available are sized especially for children. Some even have cartoon characters, straps for pulling children from the water and high-visibility schemes. 
  • Pets - Life jackets are even available for our four-legged friends. It's helpful to purchase one with a handle on top to easily pull your pet  out of the water if needed. 

Choosing the Right Life Jacket 

While today's life jackets come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and materials, it is important to make sure the one you choose is right for you, your planned activities and the water conditions you expect to encounter. Follow these steps for trying on a life jacket before you choose it:
  1. Check the manufacturer’s ratings for your size and weight.
  2. Make sure the life jacket is properly zipped or buckled.
  3. Raise your arms straight up over your head while wearing your life jacket & ask a friend to grasp the tops of the arm openings, gently pulling up. 
  4. If there is excess room above the openings and the life jacket rides up over your chin or face, it does NOT fit properly. A snug fit in these areas signals a properly fitting life jacket.

Fit Facts 
  • It is extremely important that you choose a properly fitting life jacket.
  • Life jackets that are too big will cause the flotation device to push up around your face, which could be dangerous.
  • Life jackets that are too small may not be able to keep your body afloat. 

Important Reminders
  • Make sure your life jacket is U.S. Coast Guard approved.
  • Double check that your life jacket is appropriate for your favorite water activities. Read the label!
  • Take the time to ensure a proper fit. A life jacket that is too large or too small can cause different situational problems.
  • Check your life jacket is in good serviceable condition, with no tears or holes. Test to make sure it works properly.
  • Life jackets meant for adult sized people do not work for children. If you are boating with children, make sure they are wearing properly fitted, child-sized life jackets based on their weight. Do not buy a life jacket for your child to “grow into.”

General Boating Safety Tips

  1. No matter what activity you have planned – boating, fishing, paddling and more – always remember to wear a life jacket every time you are on the water. Accidents on the water can happen much too fast to reach and put on a stowed life jacket. 
  2. Make sure your life jacket is U.S. Coast Guard approved, appropriate for your water activity, and that it fits properly. A life jacket that is too large or too small can cause different situational problems. All persons should always wear a life jacket.
  3. Know your state’s boating laws before you get out on the water. Rules and laws can differ from state to state and violations can result in ticketing, fines or jail time.
  4. Take a boating safety course. Learn valuable tips that can help save your life in unexpected situations by taking a NASBLA (National Association of Boating Law Administrators) approved boating safety course.
  5. Make sure your boat is as prepared as you are. There are many items that need to be checked and re-checked on any boat. Schedule a Vessel Safety Check with your local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadrons before you hit the water.
  6. Boat capacity. Be sure to know your boat’s capacity. If you have more on your boat than it was designed to handle, the boat may become unstable and capsize. 
  7. Check the weather. Know the latest marine weather forecast prior to going out, and keep a regular check for changing conditions.
  8. Dress properly. Always dress for the weather, wearing layers if cooler weather, and bring an extra set of clothes in case you get wet.
  9. Always file a float plan. File a float plan with someone you trust that includes details about the trip, boat, persons, towing or trailer vehicle, communication equipment, and emergency contacts. Find out more at
  10. Always follow navigation rules. Know the ‘Rules of the Road’ such as operator's responsibility, maintaining a proper lookout, safe speed, crossing, meeting head-on and overtaking situations. Find out more at 
  11. Don’t drink while you boat. Where the primary cause was known, alcohol was listed as the leading factor in 21% of deaths in 2014. Find out more at
  12. Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning. Gasoline-powered engines on boats, including onboard generators, produce carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless gas that can poison or kill someone who breathes too much of it. Be sure to install and maintain a working CO detector, never block exhaust outlets, and always dock, beach or anchor at least 20 feet away from the nearest boat that is running a generator or engine.
  13. Keep in touch. Communication devices can be the most important piece of emergency equipment on board a vessel, especially in case of emergency. Cell phones, satellite phones, emergency position indicating radio beacons, VHF radios and personal locator beacons can all contribute in an emergency situation. 

For more information on the North American Safe Boating Campaign, please visit:

Have a fun and safe boating season and remember to WEAR IT! While you're out on the water this holiday weekend, keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service needs. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 and be suprised at how soon you'll see a representative of Summerset Boat Lifts on your dock. We want to earn your trust and your business!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Catch a Vet" Charity Bass Tournament this Weekend!

Join us at the Lake of the Ozarks for the "Catch a Vet" Charity Team Fishing Tournament, this Saturday, May 16! The first place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Good times, good eats and a big sack of fish can make it a great day on the water of the Lake of the Ozarks! The official tournament site for take-off and weigh in is the marina at Tan-Tar-A Resort. Download your entry form here today!

Fishing Tournament Details

The event will kick off Friday, May 15 in the lobby at Tan-Tar-A resort. Registration and official rules review will be from 3-8 pm. Fisherman will receive their launch number, tournament rules sheet, weigh in times and final directions from the tournament director. Tournament check-in, live well checks and launch organization begins at 5 am and the first launch will be at first light (around 6 am).

Following the time on the water, a hearty fish fry & cookout awaits. During the dinner, you will be able to participate a silent auction featuring rods, reels, pro autographed jerseys, tackle, electronics and more! Each participant will receive a gift bag during dinner; trophies and payouts will also be presented to the winners at this time.

Proceeds Benefit Gold Star College for Kids Foundation

Gold Star helps children who have lost a parent in combat. Their projects focus on the needs and burden that is often experienced by these Gold Star children. Projects include education, mentoring, mental health and family support. Gold Star helps provide funding and alleviate the fears a surviving parent may have about providing a college education. Please join us in supporting the loved ones of those who have given everything for our country.

So come join us Saturday for the "Catch a Vet" charity fishing tournament. If you experience any problems with your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift while you're out and about on the water this weekend, give Summerset Boat Lifts a call at 573-348-5073. When you need the best boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got you covered!

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Why Choose Galva-Hoist at Lake of the Ozarks?

The Lake of the Ozarks is well-known as one of the premier vacation destinations in the Midwest. Boating is a huge part of why we have so many vacationers and second homeowners here at the Lake. Every boat enthusiast is going to need more than just a boat; things like a dock, boat lifts and accessories are all just as important. As with anything you buy, you're going to have many different brands of Lake of the Ozarks boat lifts to choose from. So what sets us apart?

Galva-Hoist Boat Lifts

We're proud to offer the Galva-Hoist product line of floating boat lifts! Galva-Hoist is engineered right here at the Lake of the Ozarks and is designed to withstand the roughest waters you'll experience on our lake. No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, Lake of the Ozarks Galva-Hoist provides both great value and performance. No matter what size watercraft you have, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered with everything from personal watercraft lifts all the way up to 46,000 lb lifts. Be sure to check out the Galva-Hoist and it's exclusive boat lift dealer at Lake of the Ozarks...Summerset Boat Lifts!

Give us a call at 573-348-5073 and allow our personnel to make a good impression! We're here to make certain you and your boat get the very best level of product and boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are Galva-Hoist. We are Summerset Boat Lifts, and we are Lifting Your Dreams... From Canoes to Cruisers!

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