Friday, April 27, 2018

4 Benefits of Owning a Galva-Hoist Boat Lift

No matter what brand of boat or dock you have, the Galva-Hoist boat lift is a must. It provides great value and performance. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of owning a Galva-Hoist boat lift from Summerset Boat Lifts.

1. Galva-Hoist is Lake of the Ozarks Made. 

Why choose the Galva-Hoist over other brands of boat lifts? The Galva-Hoist line of floating boat lifts is manufactured at the Lake, for the Lake... Lake of the Ozarks that is. This lift is specifically designed to and extremely capable of withstanding the roughest waters at the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Protect Your Boat From Damage. 

During the summer months, the lake waters can get pretty rough, especially if your boat dock is on the main channel rather than back in a cove. When your boat is sitting in your dock and those rough waters hit, the boat can move around in the slip, bumping into the dock and causing damage to your boat and/or your dock. Having your boat up on a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks will reduce the likelihood of that damage.

3. Get Dry Storage in a Wet Environment. 

When your boat is on a lift, it is raised up out of the water. Keeping your boat dry prevents algae from building up on the bottom of  your boat. This reduces the amount of time and effort you have to put into cleaning your boat. The lift creates a dry storage space in a wet environment. No need to take your boat out of the water and store it somewhere else when not in use. During the winter months, you can keep your boat up on the lift and then it's ready to launch when spring rolls back around.

4. Reduce Your Boat Maintenance Costs. 

By keeping your boat up over the waterline, you're not only decreasing the amount of cleaning needed, but also the amount of maintenance. Keeping your boat dry helps prevent excess wear and tear that's caused by the water and things in the water. For example, you won't need to repaint the bottom of your boat as often. You can also avoid issues in the boats structure due to wet storage and decrease the chances of needing repairs due to damage from floating debris.

The best part about our Galva-Hoist boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks is that they come in all shapes and sizes to meet your needs. From personal watercraft lifts all the way to custom 46,000 lb lifts, we have you covered! Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call at 573-348-5073 for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

2018 Spring Big Bass Bash

The Spring Big Bass Bash at the Lake of the Ozarks is back for another great year! Join anglers from across the country on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. With over $250,000 in payouts, this is one fishing tournament you do not want to miss! Keep reading to learn more about this annual fishing tournament at the Lake.

About the Spring Big Bass Bash

The Big Bass Bash fishing tournament is designed for amateurs only. The unique format allows the weekend angler to win big money just like the professionals. Unlike most tournaments with team arrangements where the winner is based on total weight, this event is distinctive in the fact that it only takes one fisherman just one big bass to win.

Tournament Details 

The tournament will run from 6:30 am to 3 pm each day. 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
Entry fees are per person at $180 for 2 days, $130 for 1 day and $10 per day for the kids division. You can register online until midnight on April 19th or in-person this weekend. For more information, please visit:

Tournament Payouts 

The 4 biggest basses of the weekend will win: 
  • 1st Place: $100,000 
  • 2nd Place: $20,000
  • 3rd Place: $10,000
  • 4th Place: $5,000
In addition, 35 places will be paid out during each time slot: 6:30-9 am, 9-11 am, 11 am - 1 pm, and 1-3 pm. 

Fishing at Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks offers some of the best fishing in the Midwest, and a variety of different fishing events all year round. While you're out fishing this weekend, keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift service needs. For many of you, your lift has been sitting all winter without use. As season approaches, now's the time to schedule a spring check-up to ensure everything is in proper working order. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to schedule an appointment.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Join Us at the 2018 April In-Water Boat Show!

Boating season is quickly approaching and it's almost time for the annual spring In-Water Boat Show at the Lake of the Ozarks! Join us and other members of the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association for this boat show event at Dog Days Bar & Grill on April 20th-22nd. Keep reading for event details.

About the Boat Show

Back for another great year, the April In-Water Boat Show will feature more dealers, more boats, more brands, more vendors and more fun! Come see a variety of boats including new cruisers, performance boats, runabouts and personal watercraft. Get ready for the upcoming boating season by finding everything you need at this year's show! 

Boat Show Hours

Join us Friday, Saturday, Sunday or all 3 days for this can't miss spring event at the Lake of the Ozarks! Admission is $6 for adults, with children 12 and under free. 
  • Friday, April 20 - 1 to 7 pm 
  • Saturday, April 21 - 10 am to 7 pm 
  • Sunday, April 22 - 10 am to 4 pm 

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Summerset Boat Lifts is excited to kick off the 2018 boating season with this great event! Whether you're in need of a new lift or you need service on your existing lift, our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company has you covered! Give us a call at 573-348-5073 to discuss your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. 

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Friday, April 6, 2018

5 Boat Dock Safety Tips to Keep in Mind

Spring has sprung and summer will be here before you know it! With boating season quickly approaching, we wanted to remind you how to keep yourself and your family safe on your dock. Summerset Boat Lifts wishes nothing more than for you to have fun and safe boating experiences this season - and that all starts with your dock. Keep reading for some safety tips to keep in mind.

1. Test Your GFCIs. 

All docks are required to have a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). This measures a circuit's current and senses any imbalance (such as a discharge into the water), which then trips the GFCI and cuts off the power. It's important that you test your GFCIs regularly to ensure they are working properly.

2. Conduct Electrical Inspections. 

In addition to testing your GFCI, you want to check all electrical connections on your dock. Make sure any lighting on your dock is working properly, as well as any entertainment equipment. Check al the wiring for corrosion, breaks and shots. You'll want to have a certified electrician examine everything at least twice per year to ensure your safety.

3. Watch Out for Ropes, String and Rigging. 

Passersby can easily get tangled up in ropes and strings if not careful. When on a dock, always be aware of your surroundings. These items can also conduct electricity, so if they are exposed to nearby outlets, they can shock you.

4. Never Let Children on the Dock Unsupervised. 

Children should never be left on a dock unattended. There are too many things that can go wrong, from slipping and falling into the water to getting electrocuted. For young children, you should ensure they have a life jacket on before nearing the dock. Also, make no running on the dock a rule for everyone to follow.

5. Clear Any Debris and Check for Damage. 

Make sure that your dock is clear of any debris and personal items. You don't want anything blocking the walkways that could cause someone to trip and fall into the water. If your dock has debris from winter storms, be sure to check for damage as well after you've cleaned up the debris. Inspect the entire dock structure to ensure there are no weak spots or places that could be dangerous in other ways. Look for any areas that are splintering, any nails that might be sticking up, and mold or moss that could be slippery, etc.

After ensuring your dock is safe, you'll want to do the same for your boat lift. If you haven't already, now's the time to schedule your spring boat lift service at the Lake of the Ozarks with us. Give us a call at 573-348-5073 for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs!

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