Thursday, July 20, 2017

Surdyke's Pre-Own Spotlight - 2012 Thor Redwood 36 FL

At Surdyke Yamaha, we're known for selling the best power sports vehicles at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as the best watercraft. However, we sell a wide range of different vehicles. Under the "Gregslist" tab, you can find a bunch of different items from cars and trucks to traditional watercraft. These items change out often, so make sure to check back often, as you never know what you might stumble upon in Gregslist. This week, we're featuring a unique item that has found its way into the Gregslist tab - a 2012 Thor Redwood 36 FL (Front Living).


2012 Thor Redwood 36 FL ~ $48,999

Immaculate condition 36-foot travel trailer with 5 slide outs, 2 TVs, fireplace, the works! It's absolutely gorgeous! Redwood’s Clima-Comfort package comes standard on all fifth wheels. Clima-Comfort combines residential fiberglass insulation with ultraflect reflective insulation to provide a unique thermal barrier that works all four seasons. During the winter your Redwood reflects escaping heat back towards your living space, reducing heat loss and lowering heating costs. During the summer it reflects heat away from your living space, reducing heat gain and lowering air conditioning costs.


Specs on Redwood RQ36FL


  • Dry Weight 13,400 
  • GVWR 16,000
  • Carrying Capacity 2,600
  • Hitch Weight 2,480
  • Axle Weight 10,920
  • Ext. Length* 39’ 7” 
  • Ext. Height w/AC 12’ 11” 
  • Fresh Water Capacity 104 Gal. 
  • Black Water Capacity 45 Gal. 
  • Gray Water Capacity 90 Gal.
  • Tire Size ST235/80R16E
  • Tire Rated Load 3420# @80 PSI

About Redwood

The story of Redwood is simple. Redwood was created for the sole purpose of providing the exploding Baby Boomer market with a high-quality, full-time residential Fifth Wheel at an affordable price. They listened to their customers and the result has been a game-changing unit that leads the industry in quality, innovation and value for the money. 

They believe their owners deserve the best. It's more than the elegant interiors that set them apart from other manufacturers. The quality of what they use to achieve the look on the inside is just as important as what they use on the outside and underneath where you might not notice at first glance. They insist on the meticulous installation of all the components and sub-structures to create a solid foundation of reliability and durability. This combined with the beautiful interior fabrics, custom cabinetry and cutting edge technology, makes for an incomparably finished luxury fifth-wheel unrivaled in the industry.


Whether on the water, the road or the dirt... if it has wheels or floats, we sell it and ride it! You never know what you might find on www.SurdykeYamaha.com or in our Osage Beach showroom. We've been in business for over 45 years and have serviced and sold more power sports customers than any other dealer in the Midwest! Let us help you find your new ride at Surdyke Yamaha!

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5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Friday, July 14, 2017

7 Etiquette Tips for When You're Docking

During the summer, you will probably spend a lot of time at the docks. Whether you're enjoying one of the many waterfront restaurants, fueling up or storing your boat, you can't avoid the docks when you're at the Lake. Because you're spending a lot of time at the docks during your day out on the water, you want to make sure it's a good experience. Here are a few pointers to help you be a good dock slip neighbor.


Photo Credit: FunLake.com

1. Watch your wake. When entering or leaving a dock, make sure to keep your speed down. Not only can big wakes in small, crowded places be dangerous, it's a good way to anger those around you. Be sure to respect the wake rule to make sure everyone else around you is safe.

2. Help each other out. While many gas docks, restaurants and marinas around the Lake have employees nearby to help you out, be prepared to help your fellow boaters. During the summer, it can get a bit busy, so help keep things moving smoothly for everyone and be prepared to help each other out.

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3. Keep it moving. Whether you're at a fuel dock or boating ramp, be efficient. Delegate tasks to your passengers and be prepared so you can get out of the way of others and quickly get back out onto the water.

4. Be respectful to your fellow boaters. Be courteous to others out on the water and near the docks. It's the busy time of the year, and we want to make sure everyone has a good time.

5. Shut it down. If you're getting off your boat to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many waterfront restaurants, make sure you shut down your gear. Turn off your lights, your radio, CD player, television or other similar items.

6. Back into the dock for larger boats. While it may take a little more time to back into the slip, it's much easier to get on and off your boat, and it provides a clear walking path along the docks. This is especially important for boats with large bows.


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7. Keep it clean. Coil your dock lines, organize your cords, stow any water sports gear and life jackets, and put away your supplies. If you leave these things out, it could be a tripping hazard, especially in the evening. In addition, don't stow any gear on the dock, as it could get in the way to those trying to move carts, coolers and other supplies down the dock.

There is one word you need to know for when you're at the docks: consideration. Consider what you're doing from your fellow boaters perspective., and that will help you make the right decision. For all your boating needs, visit our boat showroom in Osage Beach or online 24/7 at www.SurdykeYamaha.com. We have everything you need for a fun day out on the Lake of the Ozarks!

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5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Friday, July 7, 2017

Tips To Have The BEST Time At YamaPalooza

AquaPalooza is next Saturday, July 15, which means it's time for our annual YamaPalooza extravaganza! This year we're doing 2 full days of fun and excitement never before seen anywhere in the world.  There is still time to register for this annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks, but hurry, as registration closes SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT! If you're planning on attending already, here are a few tips to help you have the BEST time at YamaPalooza. 


Service Your Yamaha

Before taking off for this year's YamaPalooza, give your watercraft a good once over. Check that the lights work, there's enough gas, you have enough life jackets for everyone and that the engine is in good shape. Also, take this time to make sure your boat is sparkling and ready for the boat parade to Yamaha Island on Saturday at 8:30 AM. 
Get Your Floatation Device

AquaPalooza is all about relaxing and having fun in the Lake, and YamaPalooza is no different! Once you make your way over to Yamaha Island, you may be blocked in, so plan to stay for the whole day - but who wants to leave early anyways? Make sure you're ready for a full day of water fun by having all the right YamaPalooza gear. At Surdyke Yamaha, we have everything you need for fun on the Lake of the Ozarks! Floatation devices are a must for AquaPalooza & YamaPalooza, so pick yours up before heading out next week. 


Stay Hydrated

As of right now, it's going to be a hot one the weekend of YamaPalooza. With temperatures in the 90s, it's important to stay hydrated. While this tip may seem simple, it can be hard to remember to drink enough water when you're having fun in the Lake. However, with temperatures this hot, we don't want anyone getting dehydrated. Remember to pack enough water (or maybe, even more, water than you think you need) for everyone. 
Take A Mid-day Break

We're going to partying all day long on Yamaha Island. We don't want you getting tired, so remember to take plenty of breaks. During 12:00 - 1:00 PM, we will be providing lunch on the Island. However, it's also a good idea to pack some snacks to tie you over. Sunday, July 16, recover from all the fun you had during YamaPalooza with Breakfast at Angelo's Pizza at Pier 31. After you've had a delicious breakfast, join us for more aquatic fun in Linn Creek Cover from 10:30 AM - Noon. 

Remeber To Have Fun!

The most important tip to remember during YamaPalooza is to have fun! This is one of the most anticipated events of the summer. This year, we're going all out with 2 full days of fun and excitement never before seen anywhere in the world. You don't want to miss it!


There is still time to pre-register for our YamaPalooz Island Party at AquaPalooza. Registration includes complimentary boat ramp usage all weekend, a catered lunch on Saturday while docked at Yamaha Island, Breakfast Boat Run on Sunday and more! We will even continue the party on Sunday where we will hang out in Linn Creek Cove and tube, chill and other wakesport fun. Hurry up and register because this party is limited to the first 200 people! Registration will close SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT! So, register today! Visit www.YamaPalooza.com for more information and to register.

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Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-6575                         (573) 348-9283                      (573) 348-3178

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fun On The Lake & The Land For 4th Of July

At Surdyke Yamaha, we love to go on adventures no matter if they're on the Lake or on the land. If you're wanting to turn this weekend into a long holiday weekend, let Lake of the Ozarks' best power sports dealership help! Here are a few ideas on how you can enjoy the Fourth of July both on the water and on the land.


Fun On The Lake

Watch Fireworks
One of the best parts about Fourth of July at the Lake of the Ozarks is being about to watch fireworks from your boat. There are many fireworks displays happening all weekend long leading up to the Fourth. If you're going to be out and about on the Lake, make sure you research where you can enjoy some firework watching from the Lake by visiting: http://www.funlake.com/independence-day-fireworks-full-list

Go Cruising
There is no better excuse to hop on your boat and cruise the Lake than a holiday weekend. With Fourth of July being on a Tuesday, it gives you, even more, days to enjoy the Lake on your vessel. Make sure you enjoy every opportunity to have fun and stop by our showroom in Osage Beach to stock up on fun toys for your boat. We have wakeboards, tubes and other fun accessories to make sure you

Jump In The Lake
It's going to be a hot one this weekend! Cool off by jumping in the Lake. The Lake is typically busy on holiday weekends, so if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, find a quiet cove to park and take a dip!

Photo Credit: FunLake.com

Fun On The Land 

Enjoy Fun Events
There are tons of fun events happening all weekend long from Fourth of July parades to live music. Whether you're here with your family or with friends, there is something for everyone! Check out FunLake.com to see all the fun that's happening this holiday weekend.

Watch More Fireworks
In addition to watching fireworks on the water, there are also plenty of displays happening on land. Many of the community events are featuring fireworks at the end of the night, so if you're bringing your family to one of those, make sure you stay to the end to enjoy a beautiful fireworks display.

Go Exploring
Enjoy America's beauty this Independence Day by taking a trip to one of the area's state parks. The Lake of the Ozarks State Park and Ha Ha Tonka feature many, many hiking and bike trails, as well as other fun things to do like horseback riding, camping, swimming and more. You can also go spelunking at one of the many caves around the Lake. There is so much to explore at the Lake of the Ozarks!

If you're wanting to up your weekend fun by purchasing a new toy to enjoy this summer, visit Surdyke Yamaha. Whether on the water, the road or the dirt... if it has wheels or floats, we sell it and ride it! We've been in business for our 45 years and have service and sold more power sports customers than any other dealer in the Midwest. Let us find you your new ride!

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Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-6575                         (573) 348-9283                      (573) 348-3178

Friday, June 23, 2017

Tips For Beating The Heat On Your Motorcycle

Summer is just gearing up and now is the best time to hop on your bike and enjoy a ride. However, it's important to make sure you take the proper precautions to make sure the heat doesn't get the best of you. Lake of the Ozarks' best motorcycle dealer is here to give you tips on how you stay cool while riding your bike this summer:


1. Bring Lots Of Water

Water is vital for keeping the body cool, and it's needed for keeping your body working properly. When you get dehydrated your body will start to shut down, and you'll eventually crash. The worst part is that by the time you start feeling bad, dehydration has already set in, so it's important to stay hydrated to avoid potential problems. It's important to drink plenty of water before you take off and drink water every hour, especially in extreme temperatures. It may also be a good idea to get water with electrolytes if you're sweating profusely.

2. Dress Appropriately

It may seem weird to add on more clothes as the weather heats up, but any areas of skin that are exposed will be much harder to cool, as the sweat will evaporate from the air rushing over it at speed, which means you'll dehydrate faster. Our team at Surdyke Yamaha can help you pick out the perfect gear for riding in hot weather.


3. Include Stops To Cool Off

One of the best ways to cool off is by getting out of the heat into a cooler environment. A quick stop can help you ride longer even in the worst heat. If you're going on a long ride this summer, plan your ride along roads with lots of restaurants, convenient stores or other indoor attractions so you have plenty of places to stop. If it's in the 100s and you've got a two-hour ride before the next stop, you're putting yourself in unnecessary misery, not to mention danger. Plus, you may meet some interesting people stopping at small town convenience stores.

4. Know The Signs Of Dehydration

Your body will send you signals when it's dehydrated. They could include cramps, nausea, headaches, extreme fatigue, flushed or pale skin, dizziness and excessive sweating. If left unchecked, this could lead to heat exhaustion, which could send your body into shock. If you're feeling these symptoms, it's time to pull over and cool off, rehydrated and recover for as long as it takes. If heat exhaustion is left unchecked, it could lead to a heat stroke. When this happens, your cooling system shuts down and your body temperature could rise as high as 105 degrees. Don't let this happen to you and stay hydrated and take frequent breaks.


Summer is a great time to go on long rides, but it's important to stay safe in the heat. Lake of the Ozarks' best Yamaha dealer has many different products to keep you cool while on the road, and most importantly, having fun. Stop by our showroom in Osage Beach or 24/7 online at www.SurdykeYamaha.com.

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Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-6575                         (573) 348-9283                      (573) 348-3178

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Get Ready For YamaPalooza 2017

Ready to party at the at the Lake of the Ozarks with Greg Surdyke and the Surdyke Yamaha staff? YamaPalooza 2017 is just a month away! The 6th annual event held at Dog Day's AquaPalooza is going to be 3 days of Yamaha fun and excitement never before seen anywhere in the world. When you register, enjoy special parties, demos, food, music, boat parade, boat run, specials and much, much more! Keep reading to get all the details of this event so you won't miss a thing!


At the 6th annual YamaPalooza, invited Yamaha owners and guests will be able to demo new Yamaha boats and waverunners, Centurion wake surf boats, G3 pontoons and fishing boats, Four Winns boats and Glastron boats. This exciting event at the Lake of the Ozarks includes complimentary boat ramp use, trailer storage and a slip for the YamaPalooza party at AquaPalooza.

Friday, July 14

- 12:00 - 6:00 PM: Scheduled Demo Rides.
- 3:00 - 7:00 PM: Packet pick up open at Port 20, FREE boat launch, trailer storage and slip rental. Early boat splash encouraged! (Tomorrow morning will be busy.)

Saturday, July 15

- 7:30 - 8:30 AM: Surdyke's Port 20 participants arrive ramp. Boat launch open; Splash Boats.
- 8:30 AM: Regatta formation for Boat Parade.
- 8:45 - 9:00 AM: YamaPalooza Boat Parade to Yamaha Island.
- 10:00 - 5:00 PM: Party on Yamaha Island - accessible only by boat or wave runner. We may be blocked in, plan to stay for the day.
- 1:00 - 2:00 PM: Lunch served.

Sunday, July 16

- 9:00 AM: Breakfast boat run leaves from Surdyke's Port 20 to Angelo's Pizza at Pier 31.
- 9:30 - 10:30 AM: Breakfast at Angelo's
- 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Aquatic Fun in Linn Creek Cove.


Demo rides, ramp use and boat-in launch at Surdyke's Port 20 Marina and KK Marina. Yamaha regatta at Surdyke's Port 20. Yamaha Island at AquaPalooza & Dog Days Bar & Grill. Sunday Breakfast Boat Run leaves from Surdyke's Port 20.

Registration & Room Information

Surdyke Yamaha has secured a $119 room rate at Tan Tar A Resort for Friday and Saturday nights for YamaPalooza guests. Call 1-800-TAN-TAR-A (800-826-8272) today and mention the YamaPalooza special to receive the $119 room rate - while supplies last!

Register now for your access to the largest floating Yamaha Island celebration in the world!


Party With Surdyke Yamaha!

This is one of the biggest events of the year and the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks is looking forward to spending the day out on the Lake with you. Come demo new Yamaha boat and waverunners, Centurion wake surf boats, G3 pontoons and fishing boats, Four Winn boats and Glastron Boats at the 2017 YamaPalooza. In addition, there will be parties, food, boat parade, vendors, music and more! You will not want to miss this exciting event! For more information on this year's event visit www.YamaPalooza.com.

Connect with Surdyke Yamaha on...


Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-6575                         (573) 348-9283                      (573) 348-3178

Friday, June 9, 2017

What Else Do You Need When You Purchase A Boat?

You've done all the research and it's time to make the big purchase! When you buy your new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may be anxious to get it out onto the water. However, before you do so, there are a few things you need to have in order to have a fun, safe and enjoyable time out on the Lake. We have the best new and used boats at the Lake of the Ozarks to choose from, and we want to make sure you're properly prepared before heading out. To help you out, we've included a few items you should include while purchasing your new boat.


Safety Gear

From life jackets to a fire extinguisher, it's important to make sure you have all the right equipment on your watercraft in case of an emergency. These items can include:

- Life jackets (one for each passenger on board)
- Throwable PFD
- A fire extinguisher
- Air horn
- Flares
- First aid kit

Cover

A cover for your boat isn't necessarily required, but it's an item you will not one to skip. Whether you store your boat out of the water or in a dock, you will want a cover to protect it. When making a large investment, it's always worth it to invest just a little bit more in protecting your watercraft from damage, dirt and weather.

Trailer

If you have the option to get a trailer when purchasing your watercraft always take it. While a trailer may seem optional to some, it really is necessary. Even if you're docking your boat, you will likely need to move it at some point. You don't want to be in a pinch for a trailer when that time comes to move it.

Ropes

When purchasing a boat,  there are a couple ropes you should consider adding on to your purchase, including towing ropes and mooring ropes. Towing ropes will come in handy if your boat ever runs out of gas, or worse breaks down, while on the water. These types of ropes will allow you to hook your boat up to another boat and be towed to a fueling station or out of the water. Mooring ropes are the type of ropes used for docking your boat. You want it to be thick enough to ensure your boat will stay tied to the dock. Our sales team will be more than happy to show you the best ropes to use for your boat.

Buoys 

Buoys are a must when you're at the dock. They will protect your watercraft from getting damaged. Even when you're tied to the dock, your boat can still move and bump up against the dock, make sure it doesn't get damaged and secure a buoy to the side of your watercraft. Even if your boat is on a lift in your own dock, it's still important to have these on board for when you tie up at your favorite waterfront restaurant.

Are you ready to purchase a new watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks? Let the team at Surdyke Yamaha help you out! We'll make sure you have all the necessary equipment to make sure you have the best time out on the water. Stop by our showroom in Osage Beach or visit us online 24/7 at www.SurdykeYamaha.com.

Connect with Surdyke Yamaha on...


Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-6575                         (573) 348-9283                      (573) 348-3178