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…

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…

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…

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

Learn how to change outboard oil 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…

DO THIS BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR BOAT OUT THIS SEASON

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…

Free Stuff

Floating Keychain Giveaway Who doesn’t love free stuff? We certainly do so we are showing our love by giving away free floating keychains.  It’s easy to win a free floating keychain from US Boatworks.  Simply follow this link and let us know why you love US Boatworks. Once you show your love by completing the…

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…

USGS Crew Relies on US Boatworks During Flood Rescue

Flood waters continue to torment the Midwest and rescuers are relying on US Boatworks to fix their boats quick so they can get back to the job of saving lives.  The US Geological Survey crew has been on hand helping with rescue efforts to the North of Kansas City and when their Mercury Outboards started having…

Mercury Go with 5 Event

Purchase a new 2.5 – 350 hp Mercury Outboard now through March 31, 2019 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…

Steering Cable Replacement Guide

As you spend more time out on the water, you may notice that steering your boat has started to feel different, more stiff.  As steering cables age, they can become less responsive.  Steering components are a very important part of your boat and damaged or old cables can lead to trouble while out on the…

2019 Outlook

As we say goodbye to 2018, we took a quick look back in time.  A lot has changed since Mercury’s small beginnings in 1939 when outboards were ordered from the Montgomery Ward mail order catalog.  Mercury Outboards continue to be a leader in the industry and are even more reliable today.   We at US…

Mercury’s 6 Year Warranty

Give your loved one a Mercury Outboard this Christmas & double your warranty coverage! Purchase a new 2.5hp to 25hp Mercury FourStroke outboard tiller handle model between October 25 and December 31, 2018 and get a total of six years of Mercury factory-backed limited coverage! In addition to the standard three-year factory warranty, you also receive…

6 Year Warranty on Portable Mercury Outboards

Double your warranty coverage! Consumers who purchase a new 2.5hp to 25hp Mercury FourStroke outboard tiller handle model between October 25 and December 31, 2018 and get a total of six years of Mercury factory-backed limited coverage! In addition to the standard three-year factory warranty, they will also receive a three-year Mercury Product Protection Gold plan!…

Raise Less Civilized Kids

School is back in session for most of the USA but summer continues to hang on here in the Midwest.  We have  many more warm days to enjoy the lake with family and friends! Go tubing, get out the fishing rods, build a bonfire, make s’mores, stay up late! Get out there and make some memories! To help…