Winter Hours 2014

Time to Winterize your Mercury Outboard

Beginning November 1, our Winter Season hours are effective.  Starting this Saturday, US Boatworks is closed on Saturdays through February.  This brings a nice, much needed break for our employees.  Its a time for us rejuvenate over the winter and prepare for boating season 2015 in just a few short months. If you haven’t winterized … Read more

Chris Craft on Pawn Stars

Shop online for boat parts

My 12 year old son loves to watch Pawn Stars. Today an older episode aired about a old Chris Craft boat they purchased without really inspecting the boat properly. Take a look to see how it turned out for them: https://video.tvguide.com/Pawn+Stars/Sink+or+Sell/17688728/tvo-299236-season-1-episode-3 Watching pieces of that show reminded me about doing your due diligence before you … Read more

Kansas City Boat Show

The Kansas City Boat and Sports show just wrapped up this weekend.  Many area families flocked to Bartle Hall to see the latest boat models.  It’s a chance to look and dream about warmer times and fun out on the water.   Plus the convenience of viewing many makes and models in one place makes it … Read more

Getting a deal on boat parts & repair

Save money

Customers looking for a good deal on boat repair should consider having their boat serviced in the winter.  Most boat shop owners are hungry for business in the cold months and may negotiate on rates of repair.  “At US Boatworks we get a lot of tire kickers calling for prices in the winter”,says owner Mike … Read more

Time to Winterize your Sterndrive

Our lot is almost full with Kansas City area boats to winterize. Many boaters have already decided to get their boats in for winterization service this year due to the cold weather in Kansas and Missouri this week. Our customers choose US Boatworks for our great rates and outstanding reputation. Each winterization is personally performed by one … Read more

Drinking and Driving (Your Boat)

Happy Birthday America! This July 4th many 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 the boat and even making boat repairs as necessary.  I have posted some … Read more

Boating Safety

Boating Safety Be careful on the water. In the last three weeks, the Kansas City Area has experienced three drownings on our lakes and rivers.  Boaters frequently skip the life jackets as they are over confident that nothing will happen to them.  The problem lies with accidents.  Accidents are just that, they are un-intentional cases … Read more

Getting to know your Outboard Motor

Outboard Motor Parts Discover the main components of your outboard motor, the different types of outboards available and what type of replacement boat parts are recommended by experienced boaters. Parts of an Outboard Motor There are three major sections of an outboard motor which are the powerhead, the midsection and the lower unit. The midsection … Read more

Changing Oil for Your Lower Unit in a Mercury Outboard

Mercury Marine Oil and Oil Filter

Changing Oil for Your Lower Unit in a Mercury Outboard Maintaining your Mercury outboard lower unit provides a peace of mind knowing that your boat’s motor will function efficiently when out for a day on the water. Mercury lower unit oil changes are an important part of maintaining an outboard motor. Changing the lower unit … Read more

Boat Restoration and Salvage

Quality Installations Result In More Water Time For many boat enthusiasts there is nothing more enjoyable than sailing in a boat that they have personally restored to its former glory.  In order to maximize time spent in the boat rather than out, it is necessary to consider the key elements of a restoration project and … Read more