Thursday, May 28, 2020

5 Common Lift Issues to Watch for This Summer

Your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks works hard every day -- even days you don't use it. While protecting your boat and keeping it up out of the water, your lift can wear down over time. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're pointing out some of the common lift problems you should keep an eye on this summer.

1. Makes a New Sound when Lifting or Lowering

Your lift shouldn't make a lot of sounds while going up or down. Obviously, there's going to be some sound as the air is pumped into the tubes, but loud clanks or grinding sounds are a warning sign that something isn't moving like it should.

2. Signs of Wear on Cables

The cables on your lift do a lot of work. Over time, these may become worn or even rusty from being exposed to water. If you start to notice your cables aren't looking like they once did or not working like they use to, it's time to get your lift looked at to avoid a potentially damaging break down the road.

3. Parts Aren't Moving Smoothly

There are a number of reasons the parts on your lift may stop moving like they should. From debris in the water getting trapped in a moving part to joints wearing out, keep an eye on the moving parts of your lift to help prevent a more serious issue.

4. Structure Appears Damaged

If there is visible damage on your lift, it's time to call Summerset Boat Lifts! Our crew can quickly get on your dock and make needed repairs to help keep your boat, dock, and remainder of your lift safe.

5. Lack of Lift Control Response

When you switch your lift on, you expect it to immediately turn on. If there's a delay or the lift is working intermittently, there may be an issue with the wiring which should be addressed as soon as possible. 

There are a number of potential issues that can arise with a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks and that's why Summerset Boat Lifts offers maintenance service. If you're starting to notice one of the above issues (or another lift problem that's not listed), it's time to call us and schedule your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair. We look forward to checking out your lift, making a timely repair, and getting you back out on the water in no time!

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Monday, May 18, 2020

It's National Safe Boating Week!

National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22, 2020. Just in time for a big holiday weekend that kicks off the summer, we're going to cover some important boating safety tips. Our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how important boating is to many families. New memories with friends and family members are made year after year on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Summerset Boat Lifts, we want to help keep safety top of mind as we enter into the first holiday weekend of summer. Check out some top safety tips you should keep in mind as you prepare to hit the water this weekend!

What is National Safe Boating Week?

Many boating accidents can be prevented with awareness. The National Boating Safety Council has partnered with the National Weather Service to form National Safe Boating Week. This week was created to help drive awareness of safe boating practices. There are a number of resources available at

Top Boating Safety Tips:

Always Wear a Life Jacket
A life jacket can save a life. Many people think they don't need a life jacket because they are a good swimmer. Being a good swimmer doesn't help if you are involved in a boating accident. You may be disoriented or even worse, unconscious.

Be Aware of Surroundings
Just like on the highway, the traffic on the water can change in an instant. When driving a boat, you must be aware of all other boaters on the water, and other objects along the water. This can help you more safely navigate your way through boat traffic and in and out of busy boating areas. If you aren't comfortable in type of areas, consider staying to a less crowded part of the water.

Designate a Sober Captain
If you plan on drinking out on the water, make sure you have a designated captain to safely operate your vessel. Just like getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, driving a boat is a big responsibility and having your complete attention is vital for a safe boating experience.

Now that you have a reminder of safe boating practices, you're ready to hit the water this weekend with confidence. Be a vigilant boater and try to make safe boating decisions anytime you are near the water on a boat or PWC. It's also important to be a responsible boat or PWC owner. Keeping your investments up out of the water can protect them and increase their longevity. The best boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you best protect your vessels! Give Summerset Boat Lifts a call today to see which boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is best for your unique needs.

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Lift Options to Fit Your Unique Needs

Your boat provides fun and entertainment for your friends and family all spring, summer, and fall. It's time for you to protect your investment with the right lift for your boat's unique needs. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're thrilled to showcase a few of our boat lift options. If you're curious about which lift is best for your vessel, our team at Summerset Boat Lifts will be happy to help you find the right one!

P-80 Boat Lift

Our 8,000 lb boat lifts have become very popular as the size of modern tritoons with different engine configurations have demanded a bit more capacity. 26 to 28’ bow riders remain a popular boating choice on Lake of the Ozarks as well.
Capacity: 8,000 lbs.

P-140 Boat Lift

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.

P-170 Boat Lift

The 17,000 lb lift caps off the trio of 6-arm mechanisms available. Capable of lifting many of the 34 and 35 foot day cruisers, the 17,000lb lift is again “best in class”. In the “go fast” line of boats, the 17,000lb lift handles many 42’s with triples.
Capacity: 17,000 lbs.

P-380 Boat Lift

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.

Boat Lift Walkway

We also install walkway platforms to accommodate your boat lift needs. Whether your slip is larger than your boat or you're looking for a safer way to board, a walkway can meet your needs! If you have children or elderly adults who board your boat, it's a great safety feature to add. It makes getting on and off your boat a breeze for all ages!

Now that you know some of the Lake of the Ozarks boat lift options we have available, you're ready to contact us today to order your new lift! Our Summerset Boat Lifts team puts customer service at the top of our priority list and we'll help you find the right lift and get it properly installed so you can start enjoying boating season in style!

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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