Boat Maintenance & Repair Blog

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…

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…

How to select the right propeller

There are a few important factors that go into selecting the right propeller for your boat. Because of 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…

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 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 to improve…

What is the Warranty on a Mercury Motor?

When deciding which outboard brand to buy, it pays to do your homework. A product backed by a good warranty says volumes about the quality of the motor and the company’s willingness to stand behind it. A great warranty allows for peace of mind knowing that you will be protected in the event of unexpected,…

Ways to Save Money on a New Outboard

If you are considering purchasing a new Mercury outboard motor.  You may ask yourself “how can I save money on my purchase?”  In this article I will uncover several ways to save on your new outboard. The first thing to consider is the time of year you purchase your motor. It is true that there…

Free Extended Warranty From Mercury

Purchase a new 2.5 hp through 400hp* Mercury Outboard now through March 31, 2020 and receive 2 additional years factory backed coverage for free!  In addition to the standard three-year factory warranty, you will receive an additional 2 year Mercury Product Protection Gold Plan! Hurry in now before this special is gone. Motors included in this promotion are all…

Wishing You A Joyous Christmas

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business. It’s been quite a year for us all! We hope that 2019 has been just as memorable for you, your friends and your loved ones. We look forward to helping you…

Cyber Monday Sale!

Our Cyber Monday special begins today and runs through midnight, Friday 12/6. Save $25 off our already discounted prices when you spend $100 or more in our online store by using code 25off100 at checkout. Shop reliable, quality boat parts from Mercury, Mercruiser, Evinrude, Johnson, OMC and Volvo-Penta.  US Boatworks stocks over 2 million boat parts so they are…

Black Friday Savings!

Save $25! Shop our Black Friday Sale Save $25 when you spend $100 or more in our online store beginning now through midnight Friday, November 29. Use code 25off100 at checkout to receive your discount. Shop reliable, quality boat parts from Mercury, Mercruiser, Evinrude, Johnson, OMC and Volvo-Penta.  US Boatworks stocks over 2 million boat parts…

We honor all who served our country

This Veterans Day, we honor all who have served our country.  Veterans Day is an opportunity to reflect and express our gratitude to all the brave men and women who have proudly served our country throughout the years. Their sacrifices do not go unnoticed. Thank You!  

How to Winterize your Boat Motor

Winterizing Tips Why should I winterize my motor? The main reason to winterize your motor is to protect your block from cracking due to freezing damage. While many boaters use their boats into fall to enjoy fishing, summer boaters know it’s time to get their boat ready for the cold before it’s too late. Whether…

WINTERIZE SOON!

Temperatures have remained above freezing so far here in the Midwest.  Most boaters have already brought their boat in for boat winterization services due to the cold snap we had last night.  If you have not winterized your boat yet, get down to our shop to winterize sooner rather than later.  As soon as news…

How to change oil for a Mercury Outboard

Changing Oil for Your Lower Unit in a Mercury Outboard Maintaining your Mercury outboard lower unit provides a peace of mind knowing that your motor will function efficiently when out for a day on the water. Lower unit oil changes are an important part of maintaining an outboard motor. Changing the oil of an outboard…

Labor Day Savings

  In honor of Labor Day, US Boatworks is offering great savings to our hard working customers. Give yourself a break; a price break. Save $10 off your $50 online order this weekend by using coupon code 10SAVE10 at checkout. Offer ends September 3, 2019.

Cash for Cores

We buy Lower Unit Cores The busy summer season will be winding down soon and we begin looking ahead to next year.  As one of the top remanufacturers of lower units in the US, we spend much of the winter months rebuilding gear cases so they are ready to ship out at a moments notice.  In order to…

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…

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