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

DO THIS BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR BOAT OUT THIS SEASON

Dad and daughter fishing

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 … Read more

Do It Yourself Winterizing

Winterizing tips for the do-it-yourselfer Winterizing Choices US Boatworks is proud to help you when it comes to winterizing your sterndrive or outboard motor.  We help by providing two choices for boat winterization.  First off you can bring your boat in to be winterized and choose one of the three winterizing packages we offer. Or … Read more

Winterize Now!

Temperatures have remained warm for the beginning of fall.  If you are still taking advantage of boating, you have a few more good days out on the water.  Some boaters have already brought their boat in for the winter.  If you have wrapped it up for the season, get here to winterize your boat sooner … Read more

The Trouble with Non-OEM Fuel Lines

Mercury Outboard w fuel line

We receive many phone calls about boat motors not running properly. If time allows, we may make a few suggestions over the phone.  Troubleshooting boat problems up front on your own may save you time and money if you choose to handle some basic tips. So, when discussing the poor performance complaints, common symptoms include: -Motor … Read more

Too often these outings turn tragic

There have been awesome memories made out on the water with friends and family. Boating can be a great time whether you are spending a sunny day fishing, skiing or tubing.  While these events help us bond with each other, boating accidents from reckless or ignorant behavior can rip friends and family apart. Here are some … Read more