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The Truth About Replacement Gearcases #5

The Best Gearcase Replacement Welcome to part 5 of Gearcase Education.  The previous articles have reviewed common gearcase terminology and discussed the three ways you can replace your lower unit.  Those were: So now you have the knowledge and can decide for yourself what unit is best for you.   Whatever you do, if you … Read more

The Truth About Replacement Gearcases #4

Quality Remanufactured Lower Units Welcome to part 4 of our gearcase education course. In the previous articles, we reviewed both the OEM Lower Unit and the Non-OEM Lower Unit. In this article, we have a frank discussion about the rebuilt gearcase. So let’s get to it. A rebuilt or remanufactured unit takes the outer shell … Read more

The Truth About Gearcase Replacement #3

The Case for a NEW OEM Gearcase Welcome to part 3 of our Gearcase Education Course. In the previous article, we discussed New Non-OEM Gearcases which tend to be inferior in quality but can save you money in the short term. Next up on our lower unit tour is the new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) … Read more

The Truth About Gearcase Replacement

Gearcase Replacement Course Thanks for checking out my crash course on REPLACEMENT GEARCASES. My name is Mike Tracy, the owner and founder of US Boatworks. We are a company on a mission to help boaters select the best replacement gearcase available. My goal for this course is to provide you with all the information needed to … Read more

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 … Read more

859399T13 Mercury Lower Unit Back in Stock!

Picture of 859399T13 Mercury Lower Unit

After many months of waiting, the Mercury Marine 1623-859399T13 OEM Lower Unit is back in stock. There were only a few made during the last production so this won’t last long. The 859399T13 Mercury Outboard Lower Unit fits V6 / 6-Cylinder motors with 200 hp, 225 hp or 250hp, 3.0 liter, long shaft which measures as … Read more

Just Dropped – Mercury Bigfoot Lower Unit

9011G92 Mercury Bigfoot Lower Unit 30-50 HP

US Boatworks now carries the hard to find Mercury 30-50 HP Bigfoot lower unit. This lower fits Mercury Outboard Motors with Bigfoot Lower Units. It replaces OEM # 1667-9011G92. There are many reasons to purchase a rebuilt lower unit over buying new or aftermarket units.   Those reasons are: -Units are priced at deep discounts to … Read more

The Challenge with Hard to find, NLA Parts

If you own an older boat motor you may find it challenging to get replacement boat parts for necessary repairs.  Most boat dealers do not have the time or the warehouse space to stock slower moving, older outboard or sterndrive parts.  To make matters worse, manufacturers only produce replacement parts for a period of time … Read more

Where to buy discontinued Evinrude Boat Parts

usbw nla evinrude parts lookup

Everyone around the globe has been impacted in some way with supply chain issues and the boating industry is no exception. At US Boatworks, our #1 goal is keeping boaters out on the water thus we have been looking for a way to help with the challenge of finding discontinued/ NLA boat parts. You see, … Read more

How to find the perfect boat for you

  With summer approaching, it’s the ideal time to find a boat that fits your needs, budget and expertise, whether you’re an expert fisherman or beginner boater. If you’re looking for tips on how to find that perfect boat for you, look no further for purchasing advice and important questions to ask throughout the process.  … Read more

Spring Boat Maintenance Tips

The calendar says it’s almost spring yet the 40 degree temps make it seem like a distant dream.  As we just entered the month of April, its time to think about getting your boat out of storage and begin your spring boat maintenance.  So, if you ask yourself, “do I need to perform boat maintenance?”   or … Read more