2019

Did You Winterize Your Outboard?

While we traditionally talk about winterizing sterndrive engines, it is important to remember that your outboard engine needs some attention at the end of the season.  You may be thinking it’s a bit early to be writing about winterizing and you would be correct, however, we do remind our faithful blog readers to winterize throughout … Read more

Why Should I Choose a Remanufactured Gearcase?

Rebuilt Mercruiser Outdrive

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

The Truth about Gearcase Replacement

Boy repairing Mercruiser Sterndrive

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 … Read more

Additional $300 Rebate on this 50 HP Mercury Outboard

Mercury Repower Factory Rebate Promotion 2017

Mercury Marine’s Power Up Rebate Event is in full swing!  Now through May 31, 2019 customers purchasing certain new Mercury Outboards from 40-150 HP receive up to $1650 in rebates.  Additional propeller rebates are available as well. This spring rebate event is a rare occurrence for Mercury Marine.  With the slow warm up this year, … Read more

DO THIS BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR BOAT OUT THIS SEASON

Dad and daughter fishing

May is here already and the kids will be out of school before we know it.  Memorial Day is around the corner. Its time to think about getting your boat out of storage and begin your spring boat maintenance. So, if you find yourself asking, “do I really need to perform boat maintenance?”   or … Read more

How Do I Clean My Boat?

Your new beautiful boat sparkles in the sun the first few months.  As time goes on, residue and minerals build up and the sun begins to fade surfaces.  Proper care and cleaning of your boat’s exterior is not quite as important as keeping your boat engine running in top shape but a clean boat, free of build … Read more