Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Proud Sponsor of the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

Supporting our community is something near and dear to our hearts. The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is just one of the many charitable events we sponsor throughout the year. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we're blessed to have the opportunity to give back to this family-friendly event that supports local kids at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out the details of the quackiest golf tournament and duck drop event!

The "Quackiest" Golf Tournament at the Lake!

Come out for a day of fun and golf. If you're an avid golfer or simply love to have a good time, this tournament is for you! Register your team today for this awesome tournament.

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
5th Annual Duck Drop GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Ridge Golf Course
4-Person Scramble
Noon Registration & Lunch
1:30 PM Shotgun Start with Lunch and Check-in starting at 12:00 PM
$125 per PLAYER
Awards Ceremony at the Ridge Grill after play!
Entry includes

Photo Credit: Duck Drop
Tournament Details:

  • 18 Hole Scramble (Quack Holes Included!)
  • 10 Duck Drop Tickets per player ($50 value PER PLAYER!) That's 40 chances PER TEAM to win $5000!
  • A delicious lunch at the course (That’s new this year!)
  • Tournament Goody Bag
  • A day full of fun and thank you's for your support of
  • Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters and Ozark Coast Kiwanis

Golf Tournament Prizes for:

  • Long Putt Contest for Cash
  • Hole in One Contest for $25,000 CASH
  • Hole Contests on Course for Prizes
  • Multiple Flights (and Ladies Flight) Win Prizes
  • Other on course contests and special events
Photo Credit: Duck Drop

Join Us at the Duck Drop & Fun Zone

A day filled with family-fun activities and ducks flying is an exciting way to spend the day at the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop. Make plans to come out for a fun day with kids of all ages!

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Family Fun Zone 
Fun Zone Open at 10:00 AM 
Ducks Fly @ Noon!

Schedule of Events:
10:00 AM Saturday
Bring your family of all ages down to the Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park below the dam for a family fun zone with games, kid-friendly activities, and lots of prizes and goodies! 

Purchase Duck Drop tickets at the Fun Zone until 11:00AM for $5 each or 6 for $20 for your chance to win $5000 (plus 10 other GREAT prizes!)

11:45 AM Saturday
Make your way from the Fun Zone over to the campground area river access to watch the ducks drop from the helicopter and boats into the Osage River. Once the ducks fly, watch them race to the finish line to see who the top winners will be!

NOON Saturday
Look up -- the ducks will fly down into the river and the race is on! The first 11 ducks to cross the finish line will win prizes, including a $5000 cash prize and a $1000 cash prize.

12:30 - 1:00 Saturday
Enjoy the Fun Zone and enjoy more games while we await the winners with your family. Winners will be announced at the Fun Zone by 1:00. (You do not need to be present to win.)

Photo Credit: Duck Drop
What are you waiting for? Make plans to visit the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop this weekend. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks is a proud sponsor of this family-friendly event. While you wrap up things at the Duck Drop, you may be making your way to the water to enjoy a day of boating with your family. Remember, a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks can help keep your investment protected all summer long! Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call today to learn about our superior boat lift products. 
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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Boat Lift Maintenance Tips

Your boat lift is likely not something you think about until it's time to use it. If a lift is not properly maintained, it may not work as it should. You depend on your lift to protect your boat and to make it easy and safe to get in and out of your boat. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows it can be frustrating when a lift does not work right. This week, Summerset Boat Lifts is providing some tips to help ensure your lift is properly maintained. But don't forget to read till the end, the last one is the easiest for you!

Boat Lift Maintenance Tips 

Follow these boat lift maintenance tips to ensure your boat lift is always in proper working condition:

1) Start with a complete visual inspection of all moving parts, bushings, hoses and hose clamps. If you see something that doesn't quite look right, give Summerset Boat Lifts a call to come to check it out.

2) Check all nuts, bolts and hose clamps with a wrench for tightness.

3) Check all cables and hoses for any broken strands, punctures, etc.

4) Grease the gears several times per year. It's recommended that you grease them after every 15-20 uses.

5) Due to normal wear and tear, the drive belt can become loose, so be sure to tighten it regularly.

6) Remove the motor cover and clean out any debris that may have gotten in there. It's also a good idea to inspect the motor for any visual damage or part wear.

7) Spray all motor parts with a corrosion preventative lubricant semi-annually.

8) Check carpeted bunks for worn areas and tears, repair or replace them as necessary.

9) Inspect the condition of wood bunks and replace them if any are cracked or split.

10) Whenever possible, raise your lift out of the water and give it a good rinse. Leaving it submerged for prolonged periods of time can reduce its life. Rinsing it regularly will keep your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks looking and functioning like new!

11) Let Summerset Boat Lifts ensure your lift is properly maintained! We don't only build the best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks, we pride ourselves on offering high quality service for our customers, as well. We can come to check out your lift to make sure it is in good working condition to create a safe and effective place for your boat to spend most of its time.

If you're in need of boat lift maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call! We'll be on your dock checking out your lift in no time. We look forward to helping keep your lift in proper working order year-round!
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

One of the Largest Boating Events is THIS WEEKEND

Have you heard? Aquapalooza 2019 is this weekend - July 20th and now's time to start making your boating plans for the weekend. We know how much fun attending boating events and hitting the water can be and our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to make it easy! A lift is the ideal way to protect your boat while it's not in use -- helping prolong it's life so you can enjoy it summer after summer. Take a look below for details about this fun annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks.

All About Aquapalooza:

The Lake's largest family boating event will be held July 20th. The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers invites ALL BOATERS to join them for a great day on the water. Live music and activities will keep you having fun all day long. On the Water Party at Dog Days Restaurant at the 19mm, just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge. It's a concert experience unlike any other! Don't miss out on this family event. Whether you're traveling by land or by water, it's a fun way to spend a day out on the Lake of the Ozarks this summer.

Event Details:

Dog Days Bar & Grill

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On the 19 Mile Marker

1232 Jeffries Road, Osage Beach, MO

Hwy 54 to Jeffries Rd, 1st exit west of Grand Glaize bridge.

2019 Artist Lineup:

  • Dirt Road Addiction
  • Machine Gun Symphony
  • Chris Weaver
  • Super Jam

What are you waiting for? Make plans to attend one of the largest boating events at the Lake of the Ozarks! It's sure to be a memorable day out on the water. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we're here to help protect your boat while you're not using it. Don't forget, a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks can help protect your boat for years to come so you can get out and enjoy events like Aquapalooza year after year!
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Ways a Lift Can Protect your Boat or PWC

Summertime is best spent out on the water at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Many people spend their hard-earned money on watercrafts to make new memories on the lake. It's important to protect the vessels while you're not using them and that's something many people don't even think about. A boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is vital to the care of your boat. Learn how a lift from Summerset Boat Lifts can protect your boat all summer long.

Ways a Lift can Protect Your Vessel:

Reduce Chance of Sinking
It's pretty common for a boat to sink while sitting in its slip. Whether it's a small leak or a bilge pump that's gone bad, a boat may start to take on water without you even knowing of it. Next thing you know, your boat has sunk below the water surface, which can be a huge cost to retrieve it and repair it. A lift can help keep your boat up out of the water and more protected against sinking in the lake.

Keep Boat Out of Water
Over time, the water can damage or stain your boat's paint coating. The hard water and slime from the water build up on your boat's surface and can wear down the protective coating and even penetrate and damage your boat's paint. Help reduce the amount of time your boat is just sitting down in the water by storing it on a lift when it's not in use.

Protect Boat from Rough Waters
Our lake is a beautiful recreational spot but that also makes for some rough waters, especially on holiday weekends. Keeping your boat out of the water and upon a lift can help reduce the number of times your boat slams into your dock.

Easier to Clean and Care for Boat
A lift can help you easily access your boat. This makes it much easier to clean and take preventative precautions to protect your boat, such as wax. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we even have the option to add a walkway next to your boat lift to make cleaning and protecting a breeze.

Keep Debris Away from Boat
A lot of water drains into the lake and this can cause debris to float around the water, especially after a hard rain. Keep logs, sticks, leaves, and other grime away from your boat when you lift it out of the water.

Boat Lifts for Sale at the Lake of the Ozarks:

The 6,500 lb lift is an ideal capacity for almost every tritoon on Lake of the Ozarks. The mechanism and structure of the lift are well suited for the rough waters that our lake has to offer. From a 24 foot deck boat to a 27 foot tritoon with a 300hp outboard, give serious consideration to our 6,500lb boat lift! Capacity: 6,500 lbs.

The 14,000 lb lift is built on the foundation of the 12,000… by simply increasing the length of tank capacity rises to handle 32 to 34’ boats and can also be the correct choice to handle the extra weight of mechanism, structure, and walkways in a wide-well situation. Capacity: 14,000 lbs.

The 20,000 lb lift is an 8-arm mechanism ideally suited for many 37 to 41-foot day cruisers. One of the only brands on the market to fit in a 12’ slip, they work just as nicely in wider slips too. Capacity: 20,000 lbs

Built custom just for you! Your exquisite taste demands the best in boat lifts, visit us at Summerset Boat Lifts!! We are well-known for Lifting Your Dreams… From Canoes to Cruisers! Capacity: 38,000 lbs.

Now that you know how a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks can protect your vessel and where to find a new lift, you're ready to purchase the best boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks! Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call today to check out our selection to find the right boat lift for your unique needs. We look forward to helping you protect the boat you've worked so hard for in order for you to enjoy another great summer on the lake!
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7 Things to Pack for a Fun Holiday Weekend on the Boat

Are you planning a weekend out on the Lake of the Ozarks this 4th of July? With the long holiday weekend, the Lake will be a popular place over the next few days. Boating is a top activity in the area and our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how much fun it is to spend time out on the water with your friends and family. Check out some things you should remember to bring with you as you prepare for your boating activities this weekend!

1) Fuel Up With Snacks

Depending on how long you're planning to stay out on the water, you might want to bring some snacks. Even if you're planning to stop at one of the local waterfront restaurants for lunch or dinner, boating works up an appetite. Having some snacks on board can hold you over until you reach your stop. Fruit, chips and nuts are all easy snacks to bring for a fun day on the water. You might even consider packing some sandwiches if you don't want to spend money stopping for food.

2) Pack Plenty of Bottled Water

The 2nd most important item to bring on the boat, which might actually be tied with number 1, is bottled water. It's extremely easy to become dehydrated while out in the sun all day on a boat. Make sure you bring enough bottled water for everyone on the boat to stay well hydrated throughout the day. If you're drinking alcohol on the boat, your chances of becoming de-hydrated are even higher, so be sure those people get plenty of water as well.

3) Don't Forget the Beach Towel

What's better than boating all day? Jumping off the boat into the cool lake water or riding on an inflatable behind the boat! Once you get back on the boat though, you'll want to have a towel to dry off. When you get going fast, the wind against your wet skin can be quite chilly. Beach towels will come in handy to not only dry yourself off but to also dry the seat or other items on board that might accidentally become wet.

4) Protect Your Face with Sunglasses and a Hat

In addition to sunscreen, you'll want some sunglasses to protect your eyes from the suns harmful rays. The summer sun at the Lake of the Ozarks is bright, especially when it's gleaming off the water. You'll get tired of squinting all day long, so grab a pair of sunglasses and maybe even a hat. A big floppy hat for the ladies not only looks cute but also protects your eyes, face and sometimes even your shoulders from the sun.

5) Regularly Apply Sunscreen

The #1 item you don't want to forget when you're preparing for a day on the water is sunscreen! Even if your boat has an awning, you'll want to make sure you protect your skin from the suns rays. While some people are lucky enough to just tan, it doesn't take much for the rest of us to burn. Either way, everyone should use sunscreen, and be sure to re-apply it throughout the day. Don't forget your lips can burn too, so bring some chap-stick with SPF in it too.

6) Pack Extra Clothes and a Jacket

If you're planning on staying on the water until the evening hours, you might consider bringing a dry change of clothes and a jacket. It can get pretty chilly on the water at night after the sun has gone down. You don't want to be wet and freezing the entire ride home. If you have children, you might consider bringing a blanket for them to cuddle up with for the cool ride back. Grab a beach bag to throw everything in to keep it together and dry!

7) Bring Your Cell Phone and Charger

In case of inclement weather, getting lost or some other type of emergency, you'll want to have a cellphone on board to call for help. Be sure you know how to reach the water patrol or coast guard if needed. The phone can also come in handy to blast your favorite music or keep the kids entertained if they get tired of being out in the hot sun. Be sure to bring a charger as well in case it runs out of juice.

Now that you have a list of things to pack as you hit the water this holiday, you're ready for a fun day on the Lake of the Ozarks. If you run into an issue with your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks, it can put a damper on your boating day. Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call if you notice an issue with your boat lift this holiday weekend. We look forward to getting you back out on the water with confidence!
Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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