Boating Tips

How to Stay Out of the Boat Repair Shop

list of OEM boat parts

Here is a simple tip to keep you out on the water and out of the repair shop. Having been in the boating industry for over 35 years, we see thousands of boats each year for repairs. The one thing most repairs have in common is that inferior aftermarket parts have failed. Sometimes not only … Read more

Avoid this Deadly Combination

Happy Birthday America! This July 4th thousands will flock to the lake to get their boat out on the water.  Often times many hours of preparation have gone into preparing for a trip to the lake.  Such chores include tuning up your boat and even making boat repairs as necessary.  I have posted some tips … Read more

BRP Evinrude Johnson Parts on Kibo

BRP filled boat parts orders for Evinrude, Johnson and OMC parts through Kibo for years. You may also know this product from its older name, Shopatron. This spring, the program came to an abrupt halt leaving customers with bad url links and no forwarding information. As a supplier of many parts orders for the Kibo … Read more

Spring Boat Maintenance, What to do

Boy repairing Mercruiser Sterndrive

The temperatures are finally warming up in the Mid-West.  As we just entering the month of May, Memorial Day is right around the corner. Now is the time to think about getting your boat out of storage and begin your spring boat maintenance.  So, if you ask yourself,“where do I start?” “What do I do?”this … Read more

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Black Friday Sale-Save $25! Our Black Friday coupon begins today and runs through midnight, Friday 11/27. Save $25 when you spend $100 or more in our online store.  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 … Read more

Making this mistake could cost you thousands of dollars

There may be things in life you can skimp on to save you money but the following scenario can end up costing you thousands of dollars down the road. You see, many do-it-yourselfers perform basic maintenance on their boat motors throughout the season. Most of these simple projects turn out well and save both time … Read more

Winterize with US Boatworks

Winterizing your boat motor before the first hard freeze this year is extremely important to prevent expensive damage to your engine.  A cracked block will cost thousands of dollars to repair not to mention missed time out on the lake next spring while you wait on your motor at the shop.   Insurance companies will … Read more

Outboard Maintenance Schedule

Mercury Oil Change Kit

So you haven’t kept up on your outboard 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 is essential … Read more

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

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

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