Wednesday, December 14, 2016

3 Tips For Protecting Your Docks This Winter

Winter at the Lake of the Ozarks can take a toll on docks with frozen-over covers and heavy snow. However, dock owners can take a few steps to ensure their investment is protected for another season. To make sure your new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks has a proper place to live next summer, here are a few tips you can use to protect your dock this winter.

1. Be Aware Of Wires

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Winter storms could cause electrical damage in your dock. In addition, the strong winds and ice could damage the wires. It's important to be cautious when dealing with wires and to treat them as if they are live, even if the power is not on. If your dock experienced electrical damage, it is best to shut the power off and contact an electrician. A professional electrician come out and inspect your dock for you.

2. Secure Your Dock

Winter weather can be hard on your dock. If your dock is not secured enough, large chunks of ice could damage it, make it crash into the shore or break it free. Inspect your hardware and make sure everything is secure. It is also important to note that icy conditions could weaken dock cables, so you may need to repair or replace them once spring rolls around.  

3. Snow & Ice

If you decide to remove snow or ice from your dock, it is important that you are extra cautious when doing so, as it could be dangerous. Not only could you slip and fall into the frozen waters, but the added weight from the snow and ice could cause the dock to collapse. Falling into freezing water can cause hypothermia to set in quickly, which could rob the body of the ability to perform basic tasks that could leave you helpless in the water. Always use caution when around water during the wintertime. 

Your Lake of the Ozark Boat Dealers!

Although the winter months may be hard on your dock, hopefully, with the help of these tips, your dock can stay protected so it will be ready for whatever the summer months will bring. If you are needing a new boat to place in your dock this summer, the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks can help! Our boat gurus can help you find the perfect boat to suit your lifestyle. Visit us in Osage Beach or online at

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

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