Why Should I Choose a Remanufactured Gearcase?

This is the final article of my Gearcase Replacement Education Series and I have saved the best for last.  In this article, I will discuss REMANUFACTURED GEARCASES. The in & outs, pros & cons, the good & bad…you get the idea. A rebuilt or remanufactured unit must meet two very important criteria: 1) it must be built by quality…

This gearcase won’t fail you!

Last week discovered more about New Non-OEM Gearcases which tend to be inferior in quality but can save you money in the short term. Next up on our gearcase education tour is the new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) unit. The new OEM unit is made by your motor manufacturer (ie. Volvo, Mercury, Evinrude…) and will contain…

Non-OEM Gearcases: good, the bad, the ugly

The Non-OEM, Aftermarket Gearcase     There are new, replacement, non-oem lower units on the market selling for very cheap prices.  Prices so good they are too good to be true! The saying goes – “you get what you pay for” and that just may be the case.  On the plus side, some of these aftermarket lower…

2020 Mercury Outboards Are Here!

It’s been an exciting day at US Boatworks. We just received 7 new 2020 Mercury Outboard motors, unpacked them, loaded them up on stands and wheeled them out to the showroom floor. Two of our new motors are  9.9 horse power Pro-Kicker models for excellent performance in a little motor. The other 9.9 horse power motors we have in stock offer…

The Truth about Gearcase Replacement

Replacing a damaged gearcase is one of the most common and most expensive repairs boaters can encounter.  It’s a common repair because the lower unit is easily damaged by hitting hidden objects underwater.  Sometimes after hitting an object underwater, the damage may not be totally obvious.  The problem is that a small bend in your…