2019 Outlook

As we say goodbye to 2018, we took a quick look back in time.  A lot has changed since Mercury’s small beginnings in 1939 when outboards were ordered from the Montgomery Ward mail order catalog.  Mercury Outboards continue to be a leader in the industry and are even more reliable today.   We at US…

Happy Holidays

  Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season. We sincerely thank you for your business & look forward to serving your boating needs in the new year. Your Trusted Source for Boat Parts and Repair, The US Boatworks Team

Mercury’s 6 Year Warranty

Give your loved one a Mercury Outboard this Christmas & double your warranty coverage! Purchase a new 2.5hp to 25hp Mercury FourStroke outboard tiller handle model between October 25 and December 31, 2018 and get a total of six years of Mercury factory-backed limited coverage! In addition to the standard three-year factory warranty, you also receive…

Gratitude

We are dedicating this week’s blog post to saying “Thank You”.  There are two very important groups of people that are responsible for the success we have had over the years.  First off, we express our appreciation for our loyal customers.  Without you, we would not exist.  Each and every day we work hard to find…

6 Year Warranty on Portable Mercury Outboards

Double your warranty coverage! Consumers who purchase a new 2.5hp to 25hp Mercury FourStroke outboard tiller handle model between October 25 and December 31, 2018 and get a total of six years of Mercury factory-backed limited coverage! In addition to the standard three-year factory warranty, they will also receive a three-year Mercury Product Protection Gold plan!…

Final Saturday – Tomorrow

Where did the time go? Our 2018 season is wrapping up and our hours are changing for the winter. US Boatworks is open one more Saturday for this 2018 season.  Beginning November 1, we will be closed on Saturdays through March 2019.  While we may be open shorter hours, we will still be hard at work…

Do It Yourself Winterizing

Winterizing tips for the do-it-yourselfer Winterizing Choices US Boatworks is proud to help you when it comes to winterizing your sterndrive or outboard motor.  We help by providing two choices for boat winterization.  First off you can bring your boat in to be winterized and choose one of the three winterizing packages we offer. Or…

Winterize Now!

Temperatures have remained warm for the beginning of fall.  If you are still taking advantage of boating, you have a few more good days out on the water.  Some boaters have already brought their boat in for the winter.  If you have wrapped it up for the season, get here to winterize your boat sooner…

Score Some Cash -Send Us Your Core

The busy summer season is dwindling down giving us a chance to remind gearcase customers to cash in on the boat core refund. 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…

The Trouble with Non-OEM Fuel Lines

We receive many phone calls about boat motors not running properly. If time allows, we may make a few suggestions over the phone.  Troubleshooting boat problems up front on your own may save you time and money if you choose to handle some basic tips. So, when discussing the poor performance complaints, common symptoms include: -Motor…

Osage Theater Circa 1922

Our boat parts and repair shop at 930 Osage, Kansas City, KS has a unique history. In 1922, the newly constructed building opened as the Osage Theater.  Richard Biechelle, owner, built the theater for $50,000 which would seat 1000. Prior to 1922 there had been smaller theater at this same location but I was unable to find…

Raise Less Civilized Kids

School is back in session for most of the USA but summer continues to hang on here in the Midwest.  We have  many more warm days to enjoy the lake with family and friends! Go tubing, get out the fishing rods, build a bonfire, make s’mores, stay up late! Get out there and make some memories! To help…

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Boat Engine Maintenance

Have you been putting off your recommended Mercury outboard maintenance? Are you simply not sure of what to do? Maybe you are dreading dragging out the engine manual or doing your internet research? Can you even find your engine manual? For anyone who can identify with the above, this article is for you! Regular boat…

I’m Mad as Heck To See This Senseless Tragedy

I frequently write about boating safety and fear that my articles are often ignored.  This story is a prime example of why safety measures and warnings should not be ignored.  Safety saves lives! It’s been just over  a week since the tragic Duck Boat incident at Table Rock Lake.  Many families lives were ripped apart…

Too often these outings turn tragic

There have been awesome memories made out on the water with friends and family. Boating can be a great time whether you are spending a sunny day fishing, skiing or tubing.  While these events help us bond with each other, boating accidents from reckless or ignorant behavior can rip friends and family apart. Here are some…

Announcing our 2019 Mercury Outboard Line Up

There Here! Our 2019 Mercury Outboards arrived yesterday and we just began getting them out on the showroom floor. Our new line up of motors all include power trim for your convenience and several models feature the favorite – Command Thrust.  Stop by or call us today for more information on any of these 2019…

Happy Independence Day

US Boatworks will be open this Tuesday, JULY 3 from 9 am-5 pm to serve you for the July 4th holiday. We may even be open a few hours on Wednesday, July 4th as our staff will be in during the morning hours to catch up on some work.  If you need us on the 4th,…

Urgent: Huge Price Increase on Mercury Outboards Coming

Boaters considering a 40, 50 or 60 horse power Mercury Outboard listen up! Significant price increases begin July 1 when tariffs on certain imported motors begin.  While most Mercury Marine products are made here in the US, the 40, 50 and 60 horse motors are made overseas.  The reason for this is that the demand for…

Don’t Miss This Give Away!

We are giving away Mercury Marine T-Shirts. Everyone loves free stuff. And if the free stuff is T-shirts, all the better. For a limited time, when you sign up for our email list you are entered into our free T-shirt drawing. Sign up here. Each week I blog about boating tips, send money savings offers…

REMAINING 2018 MERCURY OUTBOARDS

The 2018 boating season is in full swing.  Warm temperatures this June are getting boaters out on the water to cool off.  Don’t miss out on great times at the lake.  Consider that new Mercury Outboard now while you can get out on the water to enjoy it. We have just a few remaining 2018 Mercury outboard…