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…

The Truth about Gearcase Replacement

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…

Checklist: Boat Maintenance

Summer is finally here.  The sun is shining and bringing with it warm temperatures.  Clearly you will want to be out enjoying these summer days and what better way to do it than getting out on the water?  Before you take your boat out, it’s a good idea to make sure your sterndrive engine or outboard motor is…

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…

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…