Tuesday, June 13, 2017

4 Boat Maintenance Tips To Keep You On The Water

No matter what type of watercraft you own, there is one thing every boat needs - maintenance. Luckily, it's not difficult to keep your boat running properly, especially when you have the best boat service company at the Lake of the Ozarks helping you out. Ensuring your boat is properly cared for can definitely help avoid costly repairs later on down the road. Here are four maintenance tips to keep your boat on the water this summer.

1. Wash Your Boat Regularly

The best thing you can do for your watercraft is to wash it regularly, especially if you ever use it in saltwater, as salt can corrode metal, fasteners and other hardware. However, even if you're just boating in freshwater, it's important to wash your boat to preserve the paint. When cleaning your boat, ensure you use soaps and cleaners made just for boats to protect the finish. Don't forget to also clean the interior of the boat as well, especially if you're not using a cover.

2. Remember To Change The Oil

Just like cars, boats need to have their oil changed. Four-stroke outboards, inboards and stern drive boats require regular oil changes. The frequency will vary by model, but a good rule of thumb is to change the oil every 100 hours of operation or once a year. If you don't want to do it yourself, or you don't know how Iguana Boat Sales can help! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat service can help you with everything from fiberglass repair to boat detailing, and of course oil changes.

3. Check The Propeller

If you have an outboard or stern drive boat, it's important to regularly check the propeller as par of your pre-launch routine. Use a deep socket to make sure the propeller is nice and secure. It's also important to remove the propeller several times throughout the season to make sure discarded fishing line hasn't become wrapped around the propeller shaft. If it has, have a Lake of the Ozarks boat maintenance company take a look at the gear case for leaks. While the propeller is off, inspect it for nicks, dents and other signs of damage. If you find any damage, send it out for repairs, as even the smallest of dents can cause your boat to lose performance and burn excessive fuel.

4. Bring It To Iguana

At Iguana Boat Sales, our technicians are factory trained and certified to ensure great customers service. Whether you need routine maintenance or an engine rebuild, our staff will have you back on the water enjoying the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in no time. Our staff also offers 100 plus years of experience. Not only can we service new boats but our technicians are experienced servicing boats 10+ years old. We also offer mobile service and offer haul-outs up to 60 ft. We will be there within 24 hours to look at your boats! Currently, we have four service locations: 1 MM, 5.5 MM, 12 MM and Four Seasons Marina.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Schwag is Back!

After 14 years, Iguana and Sunshine Daydream wants to welcome back to the Lake of the Ozarks The Schwag for a two-night event called Dam Jam! This event will feature music, vendors and camping at the Lake of the Ozarks. Camping below the dam, awesome live music and non-stop fun - what more could you ask for?

June 16 & 17

Dam Jam is an event featuring live music, vendors and camping. The festival and campground site are located at the base of Bagnell Dam. This was also the location of several well-attended Schwagstock music festivals from 2000 - 2003. It has been over 14 years since The Schwag has last -played a concert on this property. Dam Jam will be a homecoming for the band to play two days. In addition to the live music, there will be a vendor village set up in the campground featuring food and merchandise. Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground is just a short walk from The Strip, which features a variety of specialty shops, restaurants, arcades, tattoo parlors, bars and other attractions. Don't forget, Iguana Watersports is also located on The Strip! There will be plenty of time to enjoy boat and jet ski rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks during Dam Jam. 


The Schwag
Photo Credit: The Schwag Facebook
Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag
The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991, The Schwag has performed over 3,000 concerts throughout the United States. For many years, the band has hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals, which draws an average of 5,000 people per event several times during the summer. 

Doors Tribute: Moonlight Drive
From Wichita, Kansas, Moonlight Drive recreates a live Doors concert that is just about as close to the real thing as you can get these days. With authentic costumes and vintage instruments, Moonlight Drive will give the audience a true "Ultimate Doors Experience." 

Pink Floyd Tribute: Animals
Animals is a group of talented musicians from northwest Arkansas that have come together to create a celebration of the music of Pink Floyd. 

Bob Marley Tribute: Nonstop Reggae
The Nonstop Reggae Band from St. Louis, Missouri is formed of musicians that have joined together to capture and revive the feel of what a Bob Marley show sounded and felt like for the total Marley experience. 

Aaron Kamm & the One Drops
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Aaron Kamm & the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams and Soulful Vocals. With a high energy performance and a unique sound, this band is a must see. 

Moonlight Drive
Photo Credit: Moonlight Drive Facebook
Still Shine Bluegrass Band
Formed in the summer of 2014, Still Shine is a group of like-minded, seasoned musicians blending acoustic roots and progressive bluegrass. Mixing mandolin, harmonica, banjo, acoustic guitar, upright bass and tight harmonies, they quickly gained a following around Central Illinois area and the local Midwest. 

Formed in late 2015, St. Louis based quartet, Surco has proved to please. With soaring, tightly composed songs to funky, exploratory improvisation, their music is sure to make you move. 

The Baub Eis Band
Baub lights the guitar fingerboard ablaze with a combination of whatever flavor they feel like throwing into the fire that night - from fiery blues, four on the floor rock and even occasional space jams supercharged with live looping - always guided by a creative spirit and always fresh from show to show. 

Brody Buster's One Man Band
Brody Buster is a blues and rock musician from Lawrence, Kansas. He’s a former child prodigy and was featured on countless TV shows growing up including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dateline, Crook & Chase, and the Jon Stewart Show. Even Baywatch Nights and Full House showcased Brody’s talents.

Dancing Bear Tribe
Photo Credit: Dancing Bear Tribe Facebook
Molly Adamson
Molly Adamson is an Arkansas native who is currently studying education at Stephans College in Columbia, Missouri. Molly plays many instruments including the guitar and guitalele. She is also a very talented singer who started playing music at the early age of 3. 

The Dancing Bear Tribe
The Dancing Bear Tribe is an extraordinary group of people who come together to bring an overload in enjoyment with their visual performing arts. Lana Mae, Sarah Parker, and Erin Delaplain are the main performers for the troupe, but they often bring in many bear friends to supplement and, even more, vamped up experience. The girls have been hosting workshops and leading performances all over America’s heartland and the east coast. 

Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground 

The Lake Ozark RV Park & Campground is located in a beautiful setting right below the historic Bagnell Dam. There are 30 and 50 amp hook-ups, sew and water and campsites with electric available. Shows and bathrooms are within walking distance from all campsites. The beautiful Osage River is just steps away with great fishing available. 

Iguana is excited to be a part of bringing Dam Jam to the Lake of the Ozarks. It is going to be a weekend full of fun! To learn more about Dam Jam 2017 and to get your tickets, visit www.DamJam.net.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lake Race 2017 Is Here!

Iguana is proud to be a sponsor for the 2017 Lake Race! This is an annual event takes place over four days at kicks off Wednesday, May 31 with the new Paddle Battle event. There will be fun, family-friendly events leading up to the big race day on June, 3. To finish off the weekend, there will be a poker run to benefit local firefighters. Here are all the details for this year's Lake Race.

Wednesday, May 31

Paddle Battle

Teams of 3 will race across the Lake on paddle boards. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged! All ages are invited, as it will be a fun family event. Prizes for 1st place team, last place and best costume.

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Thursday, June 1

Festival of Speed

This street festival will feature speed boats, classic cars, motorcycles. In addition, there will be food and fair form local vendors as well as music and entertainment. Shuttle service will be available from the State Park.

Time: 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Friday, June 2

Lake Race Meet and Greet Street Party

Race fans will experience everything unique about Lake Race. Get up close an d personal with the boats that will be in the races as well as meet the drivers. Phat Mike and the Bartenders will take the stage at 8:00 PM. There will even be an area for kids to have fun! Shuttle service will be available throughout the weekend.

Time: 5:00 - 11:30 PM


Saturday, June 3

Bagnell Dam will be closed at 7:30 AM for spectator viewing.

Lake Race 5K

Starting at Beavers at the Dam, participants will proceed below the dam to JJ Twigs, and down The Strip back to Beavers. Proceeds from this event will be added to the Lake Race donation and presented to various charitable organizations throughout the Lake.

Time: Race begins at 8:00 AM

Opening Ceremony

Time: 10:30 AM

Where: Beaver's at the Dam

OPA Sanctioned Powerboat Racing

Viewing will be available at Beavers at the Dam, on the Historic Bagnell Dam and at various other locations surrounding the course.

Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Awards Ceremony

After the races, stay a little bit long to cheer on the drivers during the Awards Ceremony.

Time: 6:45 PM

After Party

Entertainment will be available at various spots along the Strip. Fireworks will begin at dusk.

Time: 6:00 - 11:00 PM

Lake Race Props & Hoses Fun Run

The poker run starts at Beavers at the Dam. $20 Raffle tickets will be available at each location for a 50/50 drawing at Redhead Yacht Club. Enjoy a full dya of fun, food, drinks and raising money for local firefighters.

Performance Run Stops:
Beavers at the Dam
Frankie & Louie;s
Larry's on the Lake
Redhead Lakeside Grill

Pleasure Boat Fun Run Locations:
All of the above plus
Backwater Jack's
Dog Days
Papa Chubby's
Shady Gator's
Camden on the Lake

Time: Race begins at 10:00 AM

When: Sunday, June 4

Enjoy Lake Race 2017 with Iguana!

Lake Race is Lake of the Ozarks' premier powerboard race., This even brings large crowds year after year for a fun-filled weekend with the family. Our Lake of the Ozark boat dealership is proud to be a sponsor for this exciting event. We hope you keep us in mind for all your boating needs this weekend!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Have A Fun & Safe Memorial Day Weekend On Your Watercraft

Memorial Day Weekends is one of the busiest boating weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks. Iguana Boat Sales wants to ensure you have a fun and accident-free time this holiday weekend. This year, National Safe Boating Week is May 20 - 26, which falls right before Memorial Day Weekend. In observance of this week and in preparation for Memorial Day Weekend, Iguana Boat Sales wants to focus on some safe boating practices you can do to help make sure you have a fun and safe time boating this holiday weekend.

Before You Depart

Just like you would a car before a road trip, it's a good idea to ensure your boat is in proper working order before taking it out onto the water.

- Check fuel levels.
- Check engine for leakage, excess water or heavy odors, as these could be signs of a serious issue.
- Ensure all lights are functioning and check for any electrical issues.
- Test all communication devices.
- Run the blowers to evacuate fumes and vapors from the bilge.
- Use a floating bobber for your boat and car keys in case they go overboard.

Before taking off, share your plans with friends or family. Include your destination and expected return time. In addition, check the local weather, water reports and boating forecasts. Don't head out if there will be bad weather.

While Out On The Lake

In addition to making sure your boat is in proper working condition, it's important to make sure everyone on board follows safety precautions. Whether you are the driver or just along for the ride, everyone plays an important role in boating safety.

- Don't exceed the number of passengers allowed on your watercraft.
- Ensure the engine is shut off while passengers are loading and unloading, especially during activities like tubing, water skiing, water boarding and swimming.
- Ensure there are enough life jackets for everyone on board. Always wear your life jacket while tubing, water skiing and wake boarding. In addition, children should wear their life jacket at all times.
- Don't drink and drive. If you do decide to consume alcohol while boating, ensure there is a sober driver.
- To reduce the chance of falling out of the watercraft, ensure all passengers remain seated while the boat is in motion.

Stay Safe This Memorial Day Weekend

Before getting in your boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, make sure you take the appropriate measures to ensure your safety on the water. By being prepared, paying attention to the weather forecast, and stocking your boat with the required items, your lake outing should not only be safe, but enjoyable! Iguana Boat Sales delivers exceptional value, exclusive selection, and above all outstanding customer service. We have selected some of the best boat brands to offer you the right combination of price, quality, and value. Visit our showroom in Osage Beach, if you are in the market for a used or new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our boat gurus look forward to showing you our inventory.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ways To Spend Memorial Day Weekend At The Lake

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching. Many people will be packing up soon to spend the weekend at the Lake. If you are planning to spend the holiday weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks, Iguana Boat Sales has a few ideas on what you can do while you're here.

Make Some Wakes

When you visit the best recreational Lake in the United States, you'll have to enjoy some time on the water! From canoeing and kayaking to fishing and boating, there are many great ways to enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks. If you don't have a boat of your own to cruise the Lake, Iguana can help! We have a large selection of new and used boats at the Lake of the Ozarks for you to purchase. However, we also have great watercraft rentals for you to enjoy!

Go On An Adventure

Looking for an adventure? Then visit the Lake of the Ozarks! From spelunking and hiking to floating and boating, you can enjoy the best of both worlds at the Lake. If your looking for an adventure on land, you can visit the Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Ha Ha Tonka, Bridal Cave and more. These places provide many areas to explore. If your looking for fun on the water, take a cruise down the Aquatic Trail at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park or enjoy the day floating down the Osage River.

Enjoy Some Family Fun

Gather the family and head on down to the Lake of the Ozarks for family fun during the long holiday weekend. There is no shortage of fun for the whole family at the Lake with mini golf, go-karting, laser tag and more! You can also enjoy family time while out on the boat or while dining at one of the area's many waterfront restaurants.

Listen To Live Music

Red Dirt LakeFest
May 26 - 29
Bass Point Resort

80s Party With THE M80s
May 26 - 27
7:00 PM both nights
Larry's on the Lake

Contagious & State Line Drive
May 26 - 28
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM each night
H. Toad Entertainment Complex at Camden on the Lake

Dwight Yoakam With Special Guest Frankie Ballard
May 28
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Show begins at 7:30 PM
Ozarks Amphitheater

Watch Some Fireworks

Bear Bottom Resort
May 27
9:45 pm
View by water at the 38 MM

The Inn at Grand Glaize
May 27
Display begins at Dusk
View by water at the 1 MM of the Glaize Arm

Tan-Tar-A Resort
May 28
8:30 - 9:30 PM (Dusk)
View by water at the 26 Mile Marker

Tropic Island Cruises
May 28
8:30 - 9:30 PM
View by water at the 26 MM aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht.
Call 573-348-0083 for reservations and details.

The Lodge of Four Seasons
May 28
Display begins at Dusk
View by water at the 13 MM

Celebration Cruises
May 28th
Grand Glaize - Board at 7:30 PM/Depart at 8:00 PM.
Bagnell Dam- Board at 8:00 PM/Depart at 8:30 PM
Celebration Grand Glaize: Jeffries Rd to 5076 Davis Drive in Osage Beach
Celebration Bagnell Dam: 1006 Bagnell Dam Blvd in Lake Ozark (at Bagnell Dam).
Call 573-480-3212 for reservations.

There are many great ways to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are looking for Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals or watercraft rental, call Iguana Watersports at 888-365-2399.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Malibu Demo Day Is May 20!

Boating season is kicking off and many people are gearing up for a full summer of fun on the Lake. One of the best ways to enjoy time on the water is wake surfing! Malibu is one of the best boat brands for wake surfing, as their boats are designed to create the biggest wakes for surfers to ride. On Saturday, May 20, you can join Lake of the Ozarks' best boat dealer to test these boats out for yourself!

Malibu Demo Day
Saturday, May 20
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Taking Advanced Reservations

Malibu is hosting a national dealer demo day to get you behind the wheel and see why the truth is on the water. This is the perfect time to see why people choose Malibu over any other boat brand. Discover why Malibu's ISP (Integrated Surf Platform) - featuring innovations like the Power Wedge II and Surf Gate™ - dominates the global watersports market. Nobody knows watersports better than the people who live it. Iguana Boat Sales looks forward to seeing you at Malibu Demo Day!

To participate in the Malibu Demo Day, call 573-355-5027 to schedule your time slot today.

The History of Malibu

Malibu Boats is the world's largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, known for leading the industry with major innovations, including the first onboard computer system in 1993, the ingenious Power Wedge hydrofoil in 2006 (completely redesigned in 2014), the industry's first wake-maximizing hull in 2000, and Surf Gate, the innovation that changed the face of wake surfing. Malibu builds boats to help you live a "life without limits" on the water.

Malibu Boats at Iguana

Iguana Boat Sales has Malibu Boats on the showroom floor! Check out the 25' Malibu 25LSV, designed for watersports and adrenaline enthusiasts. When the pro wakeboarders said that this boat kicks up the biggest and cleanest wakes and waves they've ever experienced, they weren't kidding. This boat comes with an integrated surf platform, and a command center so the driver has complete control over the watercraft. It has a rear facing camera system so they know exactly when to hit the throttle or ease up and retrieve a downed wakeboarder.

Iguana Boat Sales is giving you the chance to get behind the wheel and discover what makes Malibu Boats the best watersports boats on the water! Make sure you schedule your time slot by calling 573-355-5027 today. Iguana Boat Sales offers a wide range of boats so our boat gurus can help you pick the right boat for your lifestyle. We have selected some of the best boat brands to offer you the right combination of price, quality and value.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Central Missouri's Largest Car Show!

Thousands of people will be heading to the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend for the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals. This year the car show is taking place May 5 - 7 on the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip and is packed with an exciting schedule of events. Iguana Watersports is proud to be a sponsor for the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals. We have all the details for this year's event so you don't miss a thing. 

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals
May 5 - 7, 2017
Historic Bagnell Dam Strip Lake of the Ozarks

The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is one of the largest car shows in Central Missouri. It's a unique show for all makes, models and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Only show vehicles are allowed within the boundaries, which creates an electric atmosphere! 

Win A New Chevrolet Camaro

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is the one car show that gives away a brand new muscle car. This year, raffle contestants can win either a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro or $20,000 cash as an alternative to the car. Purchase tickets from Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary from Hy-Vee in Osage Beach, Kwik Kar Car Wash or Hulett in Camdenton. Only 2,500 tickets are being sold, so hurry and purchase yours before they run out. 

Magic Dragon Street Meet Schedule 

Thursday, May 4

Noon - Aces High Poker Run (Several locations throughout the lake area.)
Noon - 5:00 PM - Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center
1:00 - 4:00 PM Vendor Registration at Two-Bit Town on the Bagnell Dam Strip

Friday, May 5

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM - Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center
Noon - 5:00 PM - 2017 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours & Poker Run cards turned in
6:00 PM - Late Nite - Friday Night Beavers at the Dam Classic Car Cruise

Saturday, May 6

6:00 AM - Street is closed to regular traffic – Registered Show Vehicles ONLY
800 AM - 4:00 PM - Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM - 2017 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Make-N-Take Model Event at The Pit Stop (Two-Bit Town)
5:00 PM - Poker Run Winner Announcement at the Main Stage
5:00 PM - 50/50 Raffle Winner Announcement at the Main Stage
5:00 PM - Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary Car Giveaway at the Main Stage
5:00 PM - Late Nite - Enjoy tunes from Cool 102.7

Sunday, May 7

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Racers for Christ - Church Service at Luby's Plaza
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 2017 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Judged Vehicle Parking ONLY
9:00 - 11:00 AM - Judging – vehicles to be judged must be in designated area no later than 9:00 AM
9:30 AM - Non-Judged Parking Opens
1:00 PM - Awards at Main Stage

Iguana Watersports is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals. You don't want to miss this exciting event! We hope to see you at Central Missouri's largest car show. While you're cruising The Strip, don't forget to stop by the best watercraft rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks to see what we have available!

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