Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Trivia to Kick Off the Holiday Weekend

Kick off your Easter weekend with these fun trivia questions from Summerset Boat Lifts! Quiz your friends and family and see how much they know about one of the biggest holidays of the year.

Easter Trivia Questions

1. Jellybeans are the second most popular Easter candy. What is the most popular color jellybean?

A. Red
B. Yellow
C. Blue
D. Green

2. What is the traditional English Easter game called pace-egging? 

A. Smashing hard-boiled eggs together to find the toughest one.
B. An egg and spoon race, but with a spatula instead of a spoon.
C. Rolling painted hard-boiled eggs down a hill.
D. Blowing hard-boiled eggs along a table top.

3. What was the purpose of the Easter Act of 1928 (in the British Parliament)? 

A. To protect Easter from commercialism.
B. To provide a fixed date for Easter.
C. To shorten the Easter school holidays.
D. To return Easter to its pagan roots.

4. When eating a chocolate bunny, 76% of people eat which part first? 

A. Chest
B. Tail
C. Feet
D. Ears

5. Where is the world's largest collection of Easter eggs? 

A. Poland
B. Germany
C. France
D. Italy

6. If you want good luck in the coming year, what do you have to do on Easter? 

A. Eat hard-boiled eggs.
B. Find the golden Easter egg.
C. Wear a new piece of clothing.
D. Kiss the Easter bunny.

7. What type of bread is associated with Easter? 

A. Cinnamon Rolls
B. Banana Bread
C. Hot Cross Buns
D. Monkey Bread

8. How much did the world's most expensive egg sell for? 

A. $9.5 Million
B. $1 Million
C. $15 Thousand
D. $100 Thousand

9. How many marshmallow peeps get eaten every year in America? 

A. 3 Million
B. 700 Million
C. 60 Million
D. 300 Million

10. Where is the world's largest chocolate bunny located? 

A. South Africa
B. Germany
C. Canada
D. Poland

11. Which flower is associated with Easter? 

A. Lily
B. Tulip
C. Daffodil
D. Iris

12. When was the first Easter egg roll at the White House? 

A. 1867
B. 1878
C. 1846
D. 1895


1. A - Red
2. C - Rolling painted hard-boiled eggs down a hill.
3. B - To provide a fixed date for Easter.
4. D - Ears
5. A - Poland
6. C - Wearing a new piece of clothing.
7. C - Hot Cross Buns
8. A - $9.5 Million
9. B - 700 Million
10. A - South Africa
11. A - Lily
12. B - 1878

Happy Easter from the best boat lift dealer at Lake of the Ozarks! Now that spring is here, it's time to start thinking about getting out on the water. Before you do though, it's a good idea to have your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift looked at. With the crazy water fluctuations we've experienced this year, especially the extremely low water levels in recent weeks, your boat lift could need some minor repairs. Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call at 573-348-5073 for all your boat lift needs! From new and use lifts to boat lifts service and repair, we're here to help!

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Friday, March 18, 2016

17 Fun Facts About Boats

Spring is almost here and people are already jumping at the chance to get out on the Lake! Recent warmer temperatures have allowed for some people to have already taken their boats out for a spin this year. Whether you've been out recently or are still gearing up for a great season, Summerset Boat Lifts wants to help you kick off the boating season right! Here are some fun facts about boats that you may not know:

Boat Fun Facts

1. The difference between a boat and a ship is that boats are designed for rivers and lakes, while ships are made for seas and oceans.

2. There is only one boat in the King James Bible Old Testament (in 2 Samuel), but there are 37 ships.

3. Steamboat Willie was the first Disney cartoon with sound, released on November 18, 1928.

4. The curved timbers forming the interior ribs on the hulls of wooden ships are known as "futtocks."

5. A "scuttlebutt" is the cask on a ship used to hold drinking water.

6. There is a Royal Navy superstition that whistling on a ship can summon strong winds.

7. In 2004, a study was published showing that retiring to a cruise ship was often as cost effective as retiring to a retirement home and was more effective in providing quality of life.

8. In 2004, a party yacht tipped over when the passengers all moved to one side of the boat as it passed a nude beach in Texas. 

9. During WW2, a Dutch warship was disguised as a tropical island to escape detection by the Japanese. it was the only ship of its class to survive. 

10. Native Americans used to make boats by digging out the inside of a log. These are the earliest canoes. 

11. The oldest recovered boat is believed to be between 7,000 and 10,000 years old. 

12. There are approximately 18 million boats owned by Americans for recreational use today. 

13. Rock drawings dated to around 4000 BC show that Egyptian boats were made from papyrus and reeds.

14. Some luxury yachts can reach lengths of over 230 feet, with the longest one on record reaching 492 feet long!  

15. The America's Cup is awarded to the winner of a series of races between sailing yachts. Originally awarded in 1851, it is the oldest international sporting trophy in the world. 

16. The most expensive yacht in the world, bought in 2013, is 590 feet long and is worth $627 million.

17. The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 moves only 6 inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

No matter what type of boat you have, the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks has a lift to fit your needs! We offer everything from personal watercraft lifts to custom 46,000 lb lifts. Our new lift sales are complimented by pre-owned sales and servicing of many different brands of lifts. Give us a call at 573-348-50703 today for all of your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

It's Time to De-Winterize

Spring is just a few weeks away and you'll be wanting to hit the water before you know it! Before you head out for a day on the Lake, you need to make sure your boat is in proper working order. After sitting all winter, some things should be inspected before you get your boat up and running. Summerset Boat Lifts has gathered a few tips for de-winterizing your boat and getting it ready for spring:

1. Inspect the Engine. 

If you didn't change the engine oil at the end of the season, you'll want to do that now. Change the oil filter while you're at it as well. Adding the right oil additive can keep your engine clean and corrosion free. Be sure to check the out-drive oil too, making sure it's clean and ready for you to start the engine.

2. Test the Battery. 

If you have water in your battery, be sure it stays full of water; if and when it dries out, it's no longer good. Use a battery tester to check out the amps and volts. If the battery is incapable of holding a charge, then you may need to purchase a replacement battery.  If it is holding charge, attach the cables after cleaning any corrosion from the battery terminals.

3. Fill Up the Cooling System. 

You should have drained the cooling system before winter to avoid freezing lines. Be sure to examine the hoses for any cracks and empty out the strainer. If you have an outboard engine that uses an impeller cooling system, make sure that the rubber impeller is not cracked. If all looks good, fill everything back up so you're ready to go!

4. Examine the Gas Tank. 

You should have filled the tank up completely at the end of the season to ensure moisture didn't have a chance to form in there. You'll still want to make sure that the fuel filter has been changed and be sure to inspect the fuel lines for cracks. It's not uncommon for the cooler winter temperatures to cause the lines to crack. If you did not use an additive in your gas to prevent water contamination and/or fuel separation, drain the gas from the fuel tank, as it is probably stale.

5. Clean the Distributor. 

The distributor can become corroded during the winter months. To clean out the distributor, you'll need to take its cap off. Once you've checked it out, be sure the connections are tightly hooked back up.

6. Check the Boat's Belts. 

If any of the belts seem too loose, they need to be changed as that is a sign they are worn. To test if it's worn, try pushing down on it. While it should push down slightly, any significant movement is not good. The alternator belt can wear out faster than the others so pay special attention to it. You can also look for black soot near the pulley, as that is another sign the belts are worn.

Be sure to check your owner's manual to see if there are any other steps specific to your boat that need to be taken during the de-winterization process. However, before you start your de-winterizing process, it's important to have spring maintenance done on your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift. Call the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-348-5037 to come out and take a look before you head out on the water for the first time this season!
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