Thursday, September 28, 2017

Get Ready for the Fall Big Bass Bash!

The Annual Fall Big Bass Bash is back for another year at the Lake of the Ozarks! On October 7 & 8, anglers from across the Midwest will gather for this unforgettable fishing tournament. Cash prizes total in excess of $200,000. If you like to fish, this is one tournament you won't want to miss. Keep reading to learn more about this annual event!

2017 Tournament Details 

The tournament will run from 7 am to 3 pm each day. The awards ceremony will take place at Public Beach #2 in the Grand Glaize State Park at 4:00 PM. This year's entry fees are $180 for both days or $130 for one day. The kids division has a $10 per day entry fee. There's still time to register online at To register in person, you can visit Osage Beach Bait & Tackle between October 2 and 6 (cash only), Public Beach #2 on October 6 from 12-8 pm or any of the weigh-in stations on October 6 & 7 starting at 6 am each morning.

2017 Weigh-In Locations

A new weigh-in location has been added this year to accommodate our Lake of the Ozarks anglers. The weigh-in locations include:

  • Red Oak Resort 
  • Alhonna Resort 
  • Public Beach #2 
  • Point Randall Resort 
  • Ivy Bend Resort 

2017 Prize Allocations

The 2017 Fall Big Bass Bash will have over $220,000 in payouts! The 4 biggest bass of the weekend will win the following: 4th place will get $5,000, 3rd place will get $10,000, 2nd place will get $20,000 and 1st place will get $70,000! Additionally, 35 places will be paid out during each of 4 different time slots throughout the day. Bonus chances to win are available as well. There's a $500 prize for every bass that weighs exactly 3 or exactly 4 lbs. If you have a Bonus T-shirt in your possession and come in 36th place in any time slot, you will win $125. (T-shirts are $10 and can be bought at any registration site; quantities are limited.) The ladies bonus is $1,00 and will go to the lady that weighs in the heaviest bass of the weekend.

Summerset Boat Lifts wishes all Lake of the Ozarks anglers luck during this upcoming tournament! If you experience any issues with your lift over the weekend, don't hesitate to give us a call at 573-348-5073. We are here for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair and service needs. Happy fishing!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Join Us at the Lake of the Ozarks Fall In-Water Boat Show!

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association presents the 2017 September In-Water Boat Show this weekend, September 22-24! The annual event will take place at Captain Ron's on the 34.5 mile marker of the main channel of the Lake of the Ozarks. Summerset Boat Lifts, along with other association members, will have boats, lifts, accessories and more to offer you at great season closeout prices. Keep reading to learn more about this year's event.

In-Water Boat Show Hours 

Friday, September 22: 1 PM - 7 PM
Saturday, September 23: 10 AM - 7 PM
Sunday, September 24: 10 AM - 4 PM

Tickets are $6 each for adults, with children 12 and under free! Proceeds from this event will go to support Kids Harbor Child Advocacy Center.


The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association, LOMDA, is made up of over 40 lake area marine dealers. Members represent all industries including all the top boat lines, personal watercraft, marine accessories, docks, lifts and everything else to promote fun on the water! On the LOMDA website, you will find a complete list of their member dealers, as well as information on all the upcoming boat shows promoted by LOMDA.

Summerset Boat Lifts

Be sure to stop by the Summerset Boat Lifts booth to learn all about our Galva-Hoist boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks! The Galva-Hoist is engineered at the Lake, specifically for the Lake. It offers great value and performance, no matter the brand of boat or dock you have. Our new lift sales are complimented by pre-owned sales and servicing of many different brands of boat lifts. For all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs, give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide While Boating

Did you know that carbon monoxide poses a risk for boaters? The most common source of carbon monoxide is a gasoline-powered engine, which is found on the majority of recreational motor boats. Keep reading to learn about the dangers of carbon monoxide and how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning while boating.

What is Carbon Monoxide? 

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is essentially undetectable by the human senses. This gas is produced when an engine using a carbon-based fuel is running. Carbon monoxide can be very dangerous as it cannot be seen, smelt or tasted. The gas enters the bloodstream through the lungs. While exposure in a well ventilated area is generally not a problem, brief exposure in a more confined environment can lead to sickness. Prolonged exposure to higher concentrations could even be fatal. Due to the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning mimicking those of seasickness or alcohol intoxication, the poisoning is often overlooked, and those affected don't receive the proper medical attention.

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 

Carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable. Every boater should be aware of the risks associated with carbon monoxide, and how to prevent them. Below are a few tips to help in the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning while boating:
  • Educate family and friends about carbon monoxide so they are aware of the early poisoning signs.
  • Be sure to maintain fresh air circulation throughout the boat at all times. 
  • Keep your vessel maintained to ensure peak engine performance. 
  • Properly install and maintain all fuel-burning engines and appliances.
  • Schedule regular engine and exhaust system maintenance inspections by experienced and trained technicians.
  • Be aware of areas where carbon monoxide could likely accumulate, such as inadequately ventilated canvas enclosures and engine compartments. 
  • When tied to a dock, ensure your exhaust ports are not blocked. This can force exhaust, filled with carbon monoxide, back into the boat.
  • Never ride or hang on a swim platform where gases accumulate when the engine is running.
  • Be aware that traveling at slow speeds or idling in the water can cause carbon monoxide to build up in a boat’s cabin, cockpit, bridge and aft deck, or even in an open area. 
  • Exhaust from another vessel that is docked, beached or anchored alongside your boat can emit poisonous carbon monoxide gas into the cabin and cockpit of your boat. 
  • If carbon monoxide is suspected, open all windows, hatches and ports to increase ventilation. 
  • Install and maintain a carbon monoxide detector on board your boat. 

Summerset Boat Lifts hopes you have safe boating experiences at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to our boat lift services at the Lake of the Ozarks, we strive to educate boaters on safety. The Lake of the Ozarks is rated one of the best recreational lakes in the country, and we want everyone to be able to enjoy it safely. Happy Boating!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Summerset Boat Lifts: Caring for All Your Boat Lift Needs

Since 1982, Summerset Boat Lifts has been lifting your dreams from canoes to cruisers. We're here to take care of all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. From boat lift sales to service and repairs, we're here for you!

Boat Lift Sales 

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is proud to offer the Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts. The Galva-Hoist is engineered at the Lake for the Lake, Lake of the Ozarks that is. It is designed to withstand the roughest waters here at the Lake. No matter what brand of boat or dock you own, the Galva-Hoist offers great value and performance. Our new lift sales are also complimented by pre-owned sales. From personal watercraft lifts all the way to custom 46,000 lb lifts, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered!

Boat Lift Service 

At Summerset Boat Lifts, we pride ourselves in service and that's what sets up apart from everyone else. Our record of service after the sale is unparalleled in the boat lift industry. We don't just sell you a lift, we sell you our service. We control our schedule to meet the needs of our customers. We want you to relax knowing all your boat lift needs are being handled by professionals. If you have a problem with a lift, give us a call. You'll be surprised at how fast you may see a representative from Summerset Boat Lifts on your dock. We want to earn your trust and your business!

Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to make certain you and your boat get the very best level of product and service at the Lake! Whether you're in need of a new lift, need your lift modified to fit your new boat or need boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, Summerset Boat Lifts has you covered. Give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Labor Day Weekend on the Water

The last big boating weekend of the season is upon us! For some, Labor Day Weekend is the last chance to take the boat out with the family before winter sets in. Your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company wants you to have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend out on the Lake of the Ozarks.

Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips 

With all those boats out on the water to close out the season, it's important you use caution. Keep these tips in mind while you're cruising around the lake this weekend:

  1. Make sure you designate a driver! While it's a holiday weekend and we know you want to have fun, make sure your captain is sober. Just like with cars, drinking and driving don't mix.
  2. Be sure to have enough life jackets on board for every passenger, and make sure that they are accessible. Children need to be wearing their life jackets at all times while aboard.
  3. Don't speed. This rule is especially important when there's a lot of traffic on the water. Operating at a safe speed will help you avoid a boating accident. 
  4. Stay alert. Just like when driving, there can be a lot of distractions on a boat. Make sure your captain is aware of the surroundings and avoiding distractions. 
  5. Steer clear of any large vessels or other watercraft that might be restricted in their ability to stop or turn. 
  6. Follow a pre-departure checklist, which includes checking the horn, checking the lights, ensuring safety tools and spares are on board, topping off fuel and checking the oil, checking ventilation & the bilges, checking the battery and reviewing rules and documentation. 

Labor Day Firework Displays 

Labor Day Weekend just wouldn't be complete without watching some fireworks from your boat! Here's where you can catch the displays this weekend:

  • Bear Bottom Resort @ the 38 MM - Saturday at 9:45 PM
  • Bagnell Dam @ the 0 MM - Saturday at 9:00 PM 
  • Inn at Grand Glaize @ the 1 MM of the Grand Glaize Arm - Sunday at 9:00 PM 
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort @ the 26 MM - Sunday at Dusk 
  • The Lodge of Four Seasons @ the 13 MM - 8:30 to 9:30 PM 

Happy Labor Day Weekend from Summerset Boat Lifts! If you have any issues with your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift this weekend, be sure to give us a call at 573-348-5073. We've got all your boat lift repair and service needs covered!

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