The best oil for your Mercury Outboard

Motor oil for 2 and 4 stroke engines is readily available at discount stores or automotive stores.  The price is slightly cheaper than the OEM boat engine oil so we often get the question:  “Can I safely use aftermarket or generic oil in my outboard motor?” Always use Brand Name OEM Oil for your motor. The…

Outboard Engine Care

So you own a Mercury outboard but just haven’t quite kept up on maintenance.  Perhaps you have no idea where you stored the owners manual and are just crossing your fingers that you haven’t forgot any major maintenance items. For anyone who can identify with the above, this article is for you. Regular engine maintenance…

Which work best? OEM or Generic Fuel Lines

Our phone rings continuously with about boat motors not running properly. At times, we try to help our customers trouble shoot the problem over the phone. No sense in bringing a boat in for service if the answer is a quick solution that the owner can handle. So, when discussing the poor performance complaints, popular…

The Challenge with Hard to find, NLA Parts

If you own an older boat motor you may find it challenging to get replacement parts for necessary repairs.  Most boat dealers do not have the time or the warehouse space to stock slower moving, older outboard or sterndrive parts.  To make matters worse, manufacturers only produce replacement parts for a period of time and…

We buy Lower Unit Cores

The busy summer season is still upon us and the demand for rebuilt lower units is high.  Customers who purchase a lower unit from US Boatworks are eligible for a refund when you return a good core back to us.  If you are one of those customers, send your core back to us – we…