Friday, January 18, 2019

Protect Your Boat From the Threat of Ice Damage

Were you worried about the water around your dock freezing up last weekend? The temps are going to plummet throughout the winter. It's best to stay ahead of the game and protect your dock, lift, and boat with a de-icer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we want to help keep your dock safe from ice damage this winter. Take a look below to learn how a de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts can help protect your property!

About Kasco De-Icers:

Kasco Marine is a leader in the design and production of pond aerators and circulators, floating decorative fountains, beneficial bacteria, pond and lake dye, and de-icing equipment. It all started in 1968 when an inventive marina operator in Minnesota introduced the world's first de-icer. The revolutionary equipment protected marina equipment from the harsh winter conditions and even allowed for in-water boat storage. Kasco was formed to bring this new product to markets across the country. The company grew quickly and by the 1980s, Kasco dominated the de-icing market.

De-Icer Features and Benefits:

Kasco is the preferred De-Icer of Summerset Boat Lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Their De-Icers are your best choice for ice prevention and property protection  The rugged and efficient design of the Kasco De-Icer delivers powerful performance with simplicity of use and operation.
Features and benefits of the Kasco De-Icers include:

  • Efficient / Low Power Use: Highest efficiency design for low power consumption versus competing units. Reduces operating costs over the entire life of the unit.
  • Rugged Motor: Environmentally friendly design with a hard-face internal mechanical seal and external debris flinger for protection against leaks. Long-life top and bottom ball bearings. Flood oil lubricated for excellent heat dissipation.
  • Corrosion Resistant: Superior dependability in salt-water or other corrosive environments. All external metal motor, float, and hardware components are stainless steel.
  • Low Maintenance: Clean the motor housing once or twice per year and replacing the sacrificial zinc anode when visibly corroded.
  • Safety Tested: ETL listed to stringent UL and CSA standards.
  • Ships Easily: Via UPS in 1 or 2 cartons (depends on cord length).
  • Dependable: Backed by a two-year warranty
  • Choice of Cord Lengths: SJTOW underwater rated power cord in 25′, 50′ or 100′.  Includes two 20′ braided nylon suspension ropes.
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Now that you know a little bit more about our Kasco de-icers, you are ready to start protecting your dock from the potential of ice damage! If you're interested in learning more or purchasing a de-icer of your own, contact the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks today!

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Quick Tips for Attending a Boat Show

It's officially boat show season and you know what means - a ton of boating and lake-related vendors, all in one place! A boat show is a fun place to browse the latest and greatest in the boating industry. Summerset Boat Lifts will be attending the upcoming boat shows and we look forward to showing off some of our quality boat lifts and products. If you've got your eye on a new boat or PWC, you'll likely want to get a new Lake of the Ozarks boat lift to protect your new purchase. As you plan your trip to the next boat show, take a look below for some quick tips for shopping at a boat show.

Tips for Attending Boat Shows:

  • Do Your Homework - Before stepping foot into the boat show, do some research. You want to have some idea of what you're looking for or you can get easily overwhelmed. Make a list of questions that you want to ask the dealers. Be sure to have a budget in mind before you start your search as well. 

  • Think About Financing - If you're serious about buying a boat, it's important that you have an idea of how you will pay for it. While some people may have the cash to buy a boat, most will need to get financing secured. You might want to consider getting a pre-approval before you attend any boat shows. By doing so, you'll better be able to set a budget for how much you can afford - and you won't be tempted to fall in love with a boat out of your price range. 

  • Check Out the Show Guide - Many boat shows will have a list of all their exhibitors and vendors available prior to the show. Take a look at those and make a list of who's booths you want to be sure to stop by. With so much going on at these events, you can easily get distracted and miss something you wanted to check out. 

  • Talk with the Dealers - Rather than just checking out the exhibits yourself, be sure to talk with the dealers. Ask the list of questions you prepared ahead of time. Not only are you looking for the best values in boating, you want to make sure you're working with a reputable and knowledgeable dealer. Customer service is very important when it comes to such a big investment as a boat.

Upcoming Boat Shows:

Kansas City Boat & Sportshow
January 10th, 2019 - January 13th, 2019

LOMDA Overland Park Boat Show
Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow
February 7th, 2019 - February 10th, 2019

LOMDA St. Charles Boat Show
Mar 07, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019

Now that you know some tips for shopping at a boat show, you're ready to put these tips into action at the upcoming shows. Whether you plan to come out to one or all four, we look forward to visiting with you about your needs for a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Can't Miss Events in January

If you're starting to go stir crazy after the holidays, it's the perfect time to make plans to get out of the house! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company knows many people get cabin fever this time of year. Since it's too cold to be boating (for the most part), it's a great time to explore off-the-water entertainment options in the area. Take a look below for some ideas of upcoming events you and your family can enjoy!

Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days

Jan 05, 2019 - Jan 06, 2019
Multiple Locations in Lake Ozark
Event Venues: Osage National Golf Club, Willmore Lodge, School of the Osage Heritage Elementary and the Bagnell Dam Access Conservation Area.

Get out your coats, hats and gloves for one of the most popular winter events at the Lake of the Ozarks. View eagles and other birds of prey in the wild and as a part of the World Bird Sanctuary and Dickerson Park Zoo presentations. The first live eagle program held in 1999 attracted 651 participants. Last year, over 3,700 people attended to make it one of the most successful Eagle Days in years past.

Highlights of the event include live eagles from the World Bird Sanctuary with naturalists on hand to answer questions at Osage National Golf Resort. Programs will begin on the hour each day of the event. Visitors are urged to bring binoculars and cameras for optimal viewing and photo opportunities of wild eagles at Willmore Lodge and below Bagnell Dam on the Osage River. Activities are also at School of the Osage Heritage Elementary and at the Osage River Access.

Visit to view the full schedule of activities and events.

LOMDA Overland Park Boat Show

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019
Overland Park Convention Center
Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealer Association brings the lake to Overland Park in the heart of winter. See the latest 2019 cruisers, runabouts, performance boats, tritoons, ski boats, personal watercraft, docks, lifts, and all boating accessories at K.C's largest boat show. Bring the entire family to the Overland Park Convention Center, January 24th through the 27th.

If you're dreaming about a warm summer day on the lake, be sure to visit one of the upcoming boat shows! It's a great way to gear up for the start of boating season and it's always fun to check out the latest and greatest in the boating world. Don't forget to stop by and visit our Summerset Boat Lifts booth. We'd love to visit with you about your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs!

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