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

Spring Boat Maintenance Tips

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The calendar says it’s almost spring yet the 30 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

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Save $20 off $100

Spring break in Kansas City is winding down & St. Patrick’s Day is near.  We are all looking forward to those warm summer months out on the lake with family and friends. Smart boaters know that successful days on the water require preparation.  The key component of that preparation that is boat maintenance. Are you ready … Read more

Open Saturdays

It finally happened just like it does every year.  Freezing temperatures left us and  spring is in the air.  Like clockwork as soon as it warms up, our phones start ringing off the hook and customers line up to get their boats ready for the season.  Since you need us, we are now open on Saturdays beginning March 3rd. … Read more

Why you need Fuel Additives for your Boat Engine

Mercury Recommend Fuel Care

Old, untreated gasoline in your boat motor can impact your engine’s performance. Over time old gasoline turns into sludge which can deposit in your carburetor, injectors and fuel lines. These deposits can harm your engine. Treating your fuel can prevent gunk in your tank and fuel lines and remove any current deposits in your motor. We always recommend … Read more

Happy New Year

As we say goodbye to 2017, we look forward to making 2018 an even better year.  Our goal is to continue providing a superb customer experience by adding value to every customer that reaches our retail store or online shop.  Adding value through customer education, friendly advice and a wide array of product to meet … Read more

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Month

Duck Boat Mercury Outboard

October has been declared National Hunting and Fishing Month by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.  Zinke is a proponent of hunting and fishing and looks to expand these activities in our National Parks. He notes in an article on the Kansas Wildlife Federation Website, that hunters and anglers play a huge part in conservation … Read more

DIY Boat Winterization Supply Guide

Products to Winterize Sterndrive

Winterization tips for do-it-yourselfers: This week daytime temperatures are dipping into the 60’s and it finally feels like fall outside.  Enjoy these cooler temperatures by taking your boat out for a quick drive while you can.  Traffic on the lake will be at a minimum; you may have the lake all to yourself.  It may be … Read more

Fall into Savings

Ways to Save at US Boatworks  This fall season opportunities abound for savings at US Boatworks.  Currently we have two ways to save.  First, when you order boat parts online, you can reduce your shipping costs to $7.95 when you order $100 or more.  Using coupon code 7dollarship at check out.  (Some exclusions apply) Next up … Read more

The best oil for your Mercury Outboard

Genuine Mercury Oil

Motor oil for 2 and 4 stroke engines is readily available at discount stores or automotive stores.  The price is slightly cheaper than the OEM boat engine oil so we often get the question:  “Can I safely use aftermarket or generic oil in my outboard motor?” Always use Brand Name OEM Oil for your motor. The … Read more

Outboard Engine Care

So you own a Mercury outboard but just haven’t quite kept up on maintenance.  Perhaps you have no idea where you stored the owners manual and are just crossing your fingers that you haven’t forgot any major maintenance items. For anyone who can identify with the above, this article with outboard boat engine care tips … Read more

Which work best? OEM or Generic Fuel Lines

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Our phone rings continuously with about boat motors not running properly. At times, we try to help our customers trouble shoot the problem over the phone. No sense in bringing a boat in for service if the answer is a quick solution that the owner can handle. So, when discussing the poor performance complaints, popular … 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 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 and … Read more