Captain's Choice

Captain's Choice


Benne Media supports local charities and is proud to present the 31st annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout


Story by: Nancy Zoellner Hogland
In addition to the tens of thousands of local spectators and fans, this year’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout will also be seen by millions more around the state. Event producer Benne Media has hired St. Louis based Envision Media Group to televise the event via satellite in 4K definition, with network quality graphics and closed captioning.
“The group I’ve assembled have worked with major networks like CBS, NBC, ESPN and FOX”, said Denny Benne of Benne Media Group. “We’re very excited to have them onboard to take this event broadcast to the next level.”
The 31st Shootout will be broadcast on KPLR11 in St. Louis, Kmci Tv/38 The Spot in Kansas City, The Ozarks CW in Springfield and on KRCG 13 in Jefferson City, Columbia and the Lake of the Ozarks. This expanded coverage was important to event organizers.
“Since this is a charity event, we wanted to make sure we reached more viewers and listeners than ever before,” Benne added. “We’re bringing a major market production that will be fun and exciting to watch and it will expose the Lake of the Ozarks to boating enthusiasts across Missouri like never before.”
Long-time local favorite and Missouri Hall of Fame Broadcaster Rod Smith will host the event, with Bob Teague from Teague Custom Marine Inc. joining the event again this year.
In addition to the broadcasts, the event will also be carried on cable and streaming networks through Lake TV, Co-Mo Connect, Lake Expo Mediacom and others. Fans will also be able to watch on Facebook at Lake TV and on Lake TV Roku and listen live over Classic Hits-Cool 102.7.
This year’s shootout is expected to draw some 100,000 spectators and close to 100 of the fastest boats around. The top racers and offshore racing powerboats in the nation will compete, reaching speeds approaching 245 MPH. It’s the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest, with the proceeds going to benefit the Lake Area Fire and Rescue Teams as well as dozens of area charitable organizations. Last year, the Shootout raised $300,000 for charity.
This year’s Shootout is set for Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. For the ninth straight year, it will be held headquartered at Captain Ron's in Sunrise Beach. However, if the Shootout is all you attend, you’ll be missing out on a lot of fun because a dozen other events will be held through the month of August. To make it easy, we’ve included the list below.
Advantage Marine LOTO and Captain's Choice “Run What Ya Brung” Poker Run. Pre-Register from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 15 at Advantage Marine. Run hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a list of participating locations visit
Mini Shootout with activities at the Springs at Ha Ha Tonka and Bridal Cave. Activities kick off at noon Friday and wrap up at noon Sunday. Visit the website for more details
Wish Upon a Ride Powerboat Rides presented by Shore Magazine and OakStar Bank from noon to 4 p.m. at the Redhead Lakeside Grill & Redhead Yacht Club
Lake Expo hosts The Great Treasure Hunt for all ages at Captain Ron’s.
Social Hour 5 to 6 p.m., Treasure Hunt Rules 6 p.m., Treasure Hunt with lots of prizes 6:15 to 7 p.m., Check-out 7 to 8 p.m.
Lake of the Ozarks Food Bank Advisory Board Fundraiser Boat Race. Check-in at 12:30 p.m. Boat Races begin at 1 p.m. Boats must be made with cardboard and duct tape but no more than 50 percent of the boat can be made of duct tape. To register your team call Jasen Jones at 573-317-4440.
Shootout Hall of Fame dinner at The Stables. Social hour is at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7 and induction of the Shootout Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Purchase of a table includes two bottles of Official Shootout Wine. Reservations required
Waves And Wheels Marine Audio, Custom Fabrication & Upholstery presents Shootout on the Strip Meet and Greet. Line up on Highway 242 from 2 to 3 p.m. then proceed to Bagnell Dam Boulevard for Meet and Greet from 5 to 10 p.m. A silent auction will also be held during Meet and Greet hours.
*Free Parking* day at Scallywag's RV Park and Buccaneer Bay Resort
From 8 a.m. to noon a vendor booth and racer village will be set up at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s. Breakfast will be available from 8 to 11 a.m. Live entertainment will run from 6 to 10 p.m.
Oak Star Bank and Shore Magazine presents Wish Upon A Ride Powerboat Rides from noon to 4 p.m. from Dock 3 at Captain Ron’s
Poly Lift Boat Lifts Little Poker Run Meet and Greet, Poker Run registration, packet distribution and silent auction at Performance Boat Center from 4 to 9 p.m.
Registration, breakfast and start 7:30 a.m. at Millstone Marina & RV Resort. The last stop and awards ceremony is at 6 p.m. at Shady Gators. Please be in line before 6 p.m. Captain/first mate entry fee includes one poker hand (one card is drawn at each stop). With 8 stops, there will be the chance to have 8 cards – poker hand will be the best 5! $250 early registration closes August 19. Registration is $300 August 20.
Shady Gators and Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors present Shootout Concert at Shady Gators at 8 p.m.
8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast at Captain Ron’s; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor Village and Racer Village open at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s; noon to 4 p.m. on-site racer registration on Cannonball Beach; noon to 4 p.m. safety inspections and class identifications on Dock 4 and Cannonball Beach; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. live entertainment at Captain Ron’s. All pre-registered racers and those that register on Cannonball Beach will be required to watch an online video. Please pre-register if possible.
Super Cat Fest 4 Kids Live Auction Camden on the Lake Resort
8 to 11 a.m. Captain Ron’s breakfast; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. racer registration on Cannonball Beach, safety inspections and class identification; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor Village and Racer Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s; 9 to 10 a.m. PWC Classes Run; 9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony.
Classes have priority runs:
10 to 11 a.m. Non-Professional
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Manufacturer
12:30 to 2 p.m. Professional
2 to 4 p.m. Non-Professional/Open
7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Entertainment at Captain Ron’s
8 p.m. Super Cat Fest. Live Auction at Camden on the Lake
8 to 11:00 a.m. Captain Ron’s open for breakfast
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Racer Registration on Cannonball Beach
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Safety inspections and class identification
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor Village and Racer Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s
10 a.m. National Anthem
Classes have priority runs:
10 to 11 a.m. Professional
11 a.m. to Noon Manufacturer
Noon to 2 p.m. Non-Professional
2 to 3 p.m. Open for final runs
4 p.m. Awards Ceremony
4 p.m. Vendor Village and Racer Village take down
I have a Captain's Choice remote and I've had it for 5 years it's always work great when I was on the dock this morning I hit my remote and it would go up and then I hit my remote again and it would not go down it would not go down or up either way but the manual motor works perfectly down and up and opens the valve and closes the valve what is my problem is it an antenna if that's what it is or is it a reset button somewhere Inside the Box could you please get back with me I think it's a very simple fix it worked and all the sudden it didn't work
Captain's Choice
Ethan, thank you so much for your service and time today. Very courteous and professional! We will definitely be recommending you to our clients, and look forward to doing business with you again in the near future!
The OFFICIAL 9th Annual Support Our Troops Poker Run coming up on June 24th, 2016!

All proceeds go the H.E.R.O.E.S Care and The Global Orphan Project!
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Thanks to our many sponsors!
Performance Boat Center, Poly Lift Boat Lifts, Redhead Lakeside Grill & Redhead Yacht Club, Vinson Mortgage, Teague Custom Marine Inc., PDQ Marine Service, Captain's Choice, Big Thunder Marine, Precision Paint Worx, Precision Concierge, Kitchen Solutions, Inc., Terry Summers, Castaway Customs, Austin Machine, Bachman Machine Company, Wake Effects and Sherwin Williams.

Hope to see you there!!
Check out this upcoming event at the lake!
Ethan, thanks for walking me through fixing my control box today!
Any specials at the boat show at Captain Ron's?
Any end of the season specials?

Boat Lift Remote Controls LLC

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 01/26/2017

All set up at the Overland Park boat show!


We updated the control board to Bob Bull's Poly-Lift so he could have our new timed raise feature. Now he can back his MTI out, hit one button and the lift will raise to surface level while he's out boating.
(We also caught a few fish in the process...)


We added a dual blower slave box to an existing double to help out with the up and down time for an MTI V sitting on a Poly Lift.

Mobile uploads 03/23/2015

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Mobile uploads 03/23/2015

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Photos from Captain's Choice's post 03/23/2015

St. Charles boat show

Timeline photos 07/21/2014

We have expanded into the manual control unit market. We hope to simplify the functionality of the manual control unit as well

Timeline photos 07/21/2014

A nice 4 valve set up down at shorty pants marina

Photos from Captain's Choice's post 07/21/2014

A few pics from the Midwest boat party poker run that captain's choice was proud to be a sponsor for

Timeline photos 07/21/2014

Another 4 valve at the Hamptons

Photos from Captain's Choice's post 07/21/2014


Photos from Captain's Choice's post 06/13/2014

A dual valve dual blower remote for a 10k# heavy duty Poly-Lift down at seascape. Equipped with the new Poly-lift cover hot off the press.
A remote makes a great fathers day gift. But, I think she was just sick of jumping off the boat to let the lift down!

Photos from Captain's Choice's post 05/17/2014

Captain's Choice added it's first phone app for a customer today. We are excited to show him how it works next week. Videos will follow

Timeline photos 05/09/2014

Valve won't come off?
No problem, find a 20' flag pole and use leverage to your advantage.
Working smart not hard


We've got an app for that

Timeline photos 05/01/2014

The Captain's Choice danger ranger out doing installs

Photos from Captain's Choice's post 05/01/2014

I'm not sure who's cigarette this is but it stopped me in my tracks. Excited to see it out on the water this summer!

Timeline photos 05/01/2014

Some underwater dock lights wired into into a customer's existing captains choice.


The no-wake buoys are gone at the hurricane deck bridge. A cigarette just blasted throught.
Time to drop the hammer!

Timeline photos 04/19/2014

4 blower system installed on a 36,000 pound poly-lift back.

Timeline photos 04/19/2014

Dog days in water show! Come down to kick of the summer and see what new boats are out for 2014!

Timeline photos 04/10/2014

A dual blower system equipped with the new Captain's Choice cover on a used Poly

Mobile uploads 03/22/2014

Today we put the final touches on this custom four valve four blower system. This beast powers a four tank Poly Lift equipped with a cat rack and walkaround walkways.

Timeline photos 03/21/2014

The pwc is ready for service calls


Tonight the Captain's Choice work boat is venturing out to it's first dinner on the water at Shorty Pants!

Photos from Captain's Choice's post 03/13/2014

Two 4 valve 4 blowers installed this week. Boating season is just around the corner.

Timeline photos 02/04/2014

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 02/04/2014

The old hurricane deck is frozen in here at the 35

Timeline photos 04/18/2013

New 4 valve 4 blower with custom cover for Steve stodnick's 42' outer limits

Mobile uploads 03/09/2013

Even the deer are enjoying this nice day on the lake

Mobile uploads 03/05/2013

it's not summer yet...

Mobile uploads 02/28/2013

wait wait wait.... I think this would make a better service boat

Mobile uploads 02/27/2013

what we wish our service boat was....

Mobile uploads 02/26/2013

Can anyone name this golf course?

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