Thursday, June 25, 2015

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

Owning a boat comes with a lot of decisions even after you've made your boat purchase. Now you have to decide on where to store your boat, what accessories you need and more. While a Lake of the Ozarks boat lift may seem like an optional purchase, Summerset Boat Lifts is here to convince you otherwise. There are several different reasons that owning a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks also calls for owning a boat lift.

1. To Protect Your Investment. 

The Lake of the Ozarks has rough waters. By storing your boat on a boat lift, you're preventing your boat from hitting the dock during heavy wake or inclement weather. This will prevent damage to both your boat and your dock. The Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts is engineered at the Lake for the Lake, and is extremely capable of withstanding the roughest waters here at the Lake! When choosing to use a boat lift, you'll also avoid the possibility of your boat drifting away or taking on water and sinking.

2. To Reduce Maintenance Costs. 

Storing your boat down in the water can cause staining and other wear & tear. Leaving your boat sit in the murky lake water can cause wear and tear on your boat. Constant contact with the water can cause hull blisters on your boat, as well as staining. With a Lake of the Ozarks floating boat lift, you won't have to worry about constantly scrubbing your boat's hull. Storing your boat above the water line will create a stable environment for your boat when the water levels are fluctuating. Taking care of your boat with the use of a boat lift can improve the boat's resale value down the road.

3. For Immediate Water Access. 

In addition to preventing damage, a boat lift can also save you time and make your time on the water more enjoyable. A Galva-Hoist boat lift at Lake of the Ozarks gives you immediate access to the water. You don't have to worry about loading your boat on a trailer, taking it to a ramp and launching it before you can enjoy your fun in the sun. Unlike with dry storage, you can drive your boat right off the lift and into the water!

From personal watercraft lifts to custom 46,000 pound lifts, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered! No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist provides great value and performance. We offer a wide variety of new and used boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as service on any boat lift you may currently own. Whether you have a problem with your current lift or are in the market for a new one, call Summerset Boat Lifts at 573-348-5073!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Join Us for Lake's Biggest Poker Run!

Support Our Troops Poker Run

The Support Our Troops Poker Run is just one week away! Join us at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks on Friday, June 26. The 8th Annual Support Our Troops Poker Run will be the biggest to date with a motorcycle rally, bikini contest and much, much more. With 11 stops on the run, you will have ample opportunity to enjoy multiple facets of the Lake of the Ozarks!

2015 Poker Run Schedule 

Thursday, June 25 
  • Registration Party at H. Toad's from 5-8 PM
    • Attendance is mandatory for all participants. You complete your registration forms and pick up participant packets. 
Friday, June 26
  • Driver's Meeting at H. Toad's from 8-8:30 AM
    • The drivers meeting is mandatory. Hot breakfast will be provided for all participants. 
  • Poker Run departing from H. Toad's at 9:30 AM
    • Have fun hitting your choice of stops at your own pace all day long. 
  • Card Turn In at Dog Days at from 3-6 PM
  • Dog Days After Party from 5:30-10 PM
    • Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. Awards will start at 7:30 PM. 
Saturday, June 27
  • H. Toad's Wrap-Up Party at 12 PM
    • Hang out at the pool all day and party into the night. 

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2015 Poker Run Stops

  • H. Toad's Bar & Grill 
  • Beavers at the Dam
  • Shorty Pants
  • Redhead Yacht Club
  • Paradise Restaurant & Bar
  • Fish & Company
  • Larry's on the Lake
  • NautiFish Rum Bar 
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill 
  • Bear Bottom Resort
  • Dog Days Bar & Grill 

If you have any issues with your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift while you're here for the event, contact Summerset Boat Lifts! We control our schedule to meet the needs of our customers. We want our customers to relax knowing their boat lift needs are being handled by professionals. We pride ourselves in service and that's what sets us apart from everyone else!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Join Us for Canine Cannonball this Weekend at Dog Days!

The 9th Annual Canine Cannonball is this weekend, June 12-14 at Dog Day's Bar and Grill! Join thousands of spectators as we watch canine athletes compete in 3 different contests based on their jumping ability. This family-friendly event is free and will also include live music and a vendor village. Your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift dealer is here to present you with all the information you need about this great annual event!

2015 Canine Cannonball Schedule 

Friday, June 12 
Big Air Wave # 1 – 02:00 pm
Big Air Wave # 2 – 04:00 pm
Big Air Wave # 3 – 06:00 pm

Saturday, June 13
Big Air Wave # 4 – 11:00 am
Big Air Wave # 5 – 01:00 pm
Big Air Wave # 6 – 03:00 pm
Extreme Vertical (All in one) – 05:30 pm

Sunday, June 14
Big Air Wave # 7 – 11:00 am
Big Air Wave # 8 – 01:00 pm
Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 03:00 pm

Canine Cannonball Contests

Big Air WAVE
One of the most enjoyable competitions in the event, this contest consists of the dog running down the 40x8 foot competition dock and jumping off into the water for distance. While past winners have jumped as far as 25 feet, the average distance is usually only about 10 feet.

Extreme Vertical 
This is DockDogs' version of the high jump. In this event, a canine leaps high into the air off the “dock” to retrieve a toy suspended above the water.

Speed Retrieve
This is a timed fetching event that has the dog jumping into the water and swimming to fetch a toy that was thrown into the water.

Iron Dog 
Comparable to a triathlon, participants in this contest will have their best score in each of the three disciplines from the event (Big Air WAVE, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve) calculated from the points table. The goal is to achieve the highest points table.

About DockDogs 

The concept of dogs jumping off docks as a performance sport originated here in the U.S., when dock workers would bet on how far their dogs could jump into the water. DockDogs has been the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international dock-jumping events for dogs since 2000. DockDogs tracks each official jump of all competitors, ranking the dogs nationally. In 2010, DockDogs sanctioned 150 events in four different countries that attracted more than 10,000 canine competitors. 

While you're enjoying the Lake this weekend, keep us in mind for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs! Whether you're in the market for a new lift or you just need yours serviced, Summerset Boat Lifts is here for you. We want to earn your business and your trust! Contact us today at 573-348-5073.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Summerset Boat Lifts is a Proud Sponsor of Lake Race 2015!

Lake Race is back for another great year! Watch boats from all across the country compete this weekend at this annual Lake of the Ozarks boating event. The event is fun for all ages and you can even meet the races and see their boats up close! Summerset Boat Lifts is a proud sponsor of this event and we have all the details here for you:

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 3
  • 6 PM - Lake Race Volunteer gathering at Beavers at the Dam. Volunteers will receive their assignments and shirts.

Thursday, June 4 
  • 6 PM - Lake Race VIP reception on the lower patio at Camden on the Lake, for all sponsors, races and committee members. Sponsors can pick up their information packets, visit with racers and steering committee members.

Friday, June 5 
  • 9 AM - The lower Bagnell Dam Strip area will be closed to traffic and Race Village setup will begin. Vendors are encouraged to be there to set up by noon.
  • 5 PM - Race Village setup complete.
  • 6 PM - Lake Race Street Party on Historic Bagnell Dam Strip begins. Open to the public to enjoy a family fun area, meet iwth the Race Teams and see the boats up close.
  • 8:30 PM - Entertainment on the street with The Patrick Lentz Band from Kansas City.

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Saturday, June 6
  • 9 AM - Crane starts operating. Bagnell Dam is closed to traffic so spectators can view the race.
  • 11:30 AM - Honorary Chairman Emeritus Dave Scott will take the ceremonious first lap of Lake Race 2015
  • 11:55 AM - Opening Ceremony on the Docks at Beavers at the Dam
  • 12 Noon - Powerboat Racing at its best begins. Enjoy 3 hours of live TV and radio coverage on Fox KRBK TV and KRMS radio.
  • 4 PM - Racing concludes. Bagnell Dam is reopened to traffic.
  • 8 PM - Lake Race Party at Beavers at the Dam with Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs on stage.

Sunday, June 7
  • 10 AM - Crane starts operating. Bagnell Dam is closed to traffic for specators to view the race.
  • 11:55 AM - National Anthem
  • 12 Noon - Powerboat Racing begins.
  • 4 PM - Racing concludes. Bagnell Dam is reopened to traffic.
  • 5:30 PM - Awards Ceremony on stage at Beavers at the Dam
  • 6 PM - Lower Bagnell Dam Strip is reopened to traffic.

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Lake Race Charities

  • Lake Area Fire Protection Districts 
  • Bagnell Dam Strip Beautification Project 
  • Coast Guard Auxillary 
  • Knights of Columbus 
  • MO Master Naturalists
  • YMCA
  • PAWS Place
  • Boy Scouts 

If you experience any problems with your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift this weekend while you're out on the water, give Summerset a call at 573-348-5073. A Summerset representative will quickly be out on your dock to provide the best boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks! We want to earn your trust and your business!
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