Boat Maintenance & Repair Blog

Labor Day Savings

Labor Day is around the corner & US Boatworks is offering great savings to our hard working customers. You deserve a break & what better way to relax than knowing you saved money.  To help you get out on the water and enjoy the long weekend we started our Labor Day Sale early. Order you…

White Mercury T-shirt from US Boatworks
T-Shirt Give Away

Our newly designed Mercury Marine Co. t-shirts are in! You can get yours in one of two ways. Buy one or get one for free! Get one for free: We are giving away Mercury Marine T-Shirts when you join our boating newsletter, you will be entered into our free t-shirt giveaway drawing. Sign up here. Each…

OEM or Aftermarket Boat Parts?

There is a big debate among boaters concerning OEM vs Aftermarket parts. There are several components to be considered when you buy OEM or aftermarket boat parts yet most buyers are strictly looking at the MONEY. I could give countless examples where the quality of aftermarket parts is inferior but since most choose to buy…

Dad and daughter fishing
2021 MOTORS ARE HERE!

It’s been a busy week at US Boatworks. We received 6 brandnew 2021 Mercury Outboard Motors, unpacked them, loaded them up on stands and wheeled them out to the showroom floor. Three of these shiny new Mercury motors for sale have 9.9 horse power and offer several different options such as electric start, tiller handle,…

Outboard Oil Change Kit
Outboard Maintenance Schedule

So you haven’t kept up on your outboard boat engine maintenance?  Perhaps you were not aware that maintenance is required or you have no idea where you stored the owners manual to dig into the details. If you need some tips for outboard maintenance, you came to the right place.   Regular boat engine maintenance…

Should I Invest in a Non-OEM Lower Unit?

The Case For The Non-OEM, Aftermarket Gearcase   There are new, replacement, non-OEM boat lower units & sterndrives on the market selling for extremely cheap prices. Can these prices be too good to be true?  You know the saying – “you get what you pay for”, so is that the case with these gearcases made…

SHIPPING SALE, DISCOUNT BOAT PARTS!

Announcing our $4.95 shipping sale  – Most items ship for $4.95 when you use coupon code “DISCOUNTSHIPPIN” at check out. Offer good now through June 30, 2020. See exclusions below. When you order from US Boatworks, your order usually ships out the same day provided we receive your order by 2pm CST.  We stock over…

Getting Your Boat Ready for the Season

Spring is here and the sun and warm temperatures are around the corner.  Soon you will want to be out enjoying the sunshine out on the lake. Before you make your first trip on the boat this year, make sure your engine is top running shape. This article contains a list of some items to…

Dad and daughter fishing
Outboard Motor Buyers Guide

If you are in the market for a new outboard you will quickly discover there are options to consider.  Doing your homework before you head for the boat shop can save you some headaches. This article will present a few main options when purchasing your motor and help you narrow in on the best motor…

First Responders Rely on US Boatworks

First responders understand they must act quickly and be prepared in an emergency.  When it comes to water rescue and patrol, fire and rescue agencies rely on US Boatworks to maintain their engines and keep them in top operating condition. The Kansas City Kansas Fire Department has been coming to US Boatworks for maintenance and…

Where Can I Fish in the Kansas City Area?

The Great Outdoors remains open for all to enjoy and boating is a social distancing-friendly activity for many.  Whether you have a boat or not, fishing is a great way to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.  There are many awesome places to fish in the greater Kansas City area but navigating which lakes and…

We Remain Open

Undoubtedly, these are unprecedented and remarkably difficult times for people everywhere, and we at US Boatworks hope first and foremost that you are healthy and safe. As global and U.S. health agencies monitor and report on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are closely following developments to assess how the virus might impact our customers,…

How to select the right propeller

There are a few important factors that go into choosing the right boat propeller. Because there are so many props to pick from, choosing the right prop on you own is risky.  You must know your performance goals, engine information, and finally pitch to get it right.    A great option is to use the…

What does an early spring mean for boaters?

For those of you that follow Punxsutawney Phil you know he did not see his shadow this year. That’s great news for us in the Mid-West as we anxiously await warming temperatures.  As we enter March, Phil’s prediction seems to be spot on, with temperatures in the 60’s even in late February it seems like…

Do I need a tiller handle for my outboard?

If you are in the market for a new outboard you will quickly discover there are five main options to consider.  Horse power, trim, steering, start and shaft length. As to steering, the option is whether or not you want a boat tiller handle.  The answer will depend on how you plan to use your…

New Mercury Tiller Handle
Innovative New Tiller for 40-115hp Mercury Outboards

Mercury Marine recently released an innovative 40-115hp boat motor tiller, which enhances the experience of tiller control on boats powered by Mercury 40hp through 115hp four-stroke outboard engines.Boaters are looking for advanced features to personalize tiller control setup to meet their needs. And in response, Mercury developed a more ergonomic, comfortable, responsive and adaptive tiller…

Mercury Winter Savings

    Stack the available Mercury deals to maximize your savings. If you follow our blog you may already know how you can save big this winter on a new Mercury Outboard. If you have missed my recent articles, you are in luck. I am recapping ways to save now. Currently there are four ways…