Cash for Cores

We buy Lower Unit Cores The busy summer season will be winding down soon and we begin looking ahead to next year.  As one of the top remanufacturers of lower units in the US, we spend much of the winter months rebuilding gear cases so they are ready to ship out at a moments notice.  In order to…

Why Should I Choose a Remanufactured Gearcase?

This is the final article of my Gearcase Replacement Education Series and I have saved the best for last.  In this article, I will discuss REMANUFACTURED GEARCASES. The in & outs, pros & cons, the good & bad…you get the idea. A rebuilt or remanufactured unit must meet two very important criteria: 1) it must be built by quality…

This gearcase won’t fail you!

Last week discovered more about New Non-OEM Gearcases which tend to be inferior in quality but can save you money in the short term. Next up on our gearcase education tour is the new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) unit. The new OEM unit is made by your motor manufacturer (ie. Volvo, Mercury, Evinrude…) and will contain…

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…

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…

Score Some Cash -Send Us Your Core

The busy summer season is dwindling down giving us a chance to remind gearcase customers to cash in on the boat core refund. Customers who purchase a lower unit from US Boatworks are eligible for a refund when you return a good core back to us.  If you are one of those customers, send your…

The Truth About Replacement Gearcases

I want to address a big problem in our industry that no one is telling you about.  The reason for this article is to clear up confusion when it comes to selecting a replacement gearcase.  You see, not all gear cases are made the same and just because the price tag is lower doesn’t necessarily mean…

We are on a Mission!

We are a company on a mission to help boaters select the best replacement gearcase available.  While some boat shops will sell you an unreliable piece of garbage to get your sale, we won’t stand for inferior products.  Our mission is to be sure our buyers are educated about their lower unit choices so they can…

I Damaged My Lower Unit – Now What?

Tips & recommendations for replacing your gearcase lower unit. It happens – just plain bad luck – hitting an underwater tree stump, rock or other invisible debris & your lower unit is shot.  After you get towed safely back to shore and have a chance to regroup, what are your next action steps?  We have…

Save $25 -Black Friday Savings!

Black Friday Sale-Save $25! Our Black Friday coupon begins today and runs through midnight, Friday 11/24. 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…

Announcing our new Volvo-Penta DPS-A Upper

US Boatworks now proudly remanufactures the Volvo-Penta DPS-A upper unit gearcase in several different configurations.  Our rebuilding department has been hard at work remanufacturing quality Volvo Sterndrive Housings in several different specifications to meet your needs:     DPS-A UPPER  (22/23) 1.68 RATIO, OEM#3842918 DPS-A UPPER (22/23) 1.78 RATIO, OEM#3842918 DPS-A UPPER (22/23) 1.95 RATIO, OEM#3842918 DPS-A UPPER (21/26)…

Introducing Our New Volvo-Penta DPS-A Lower Unit

US Boatworks now proudly carries the hard to find Volvo Penta DPS-A gear case in several different configurations.  Our remanufacture department has been hard at work this winter to make the quality Volvo Sterndrive Housings in the following specifications: DPS-A LOWER (17/29) 1.78 RATIO, OEM#3842842 DPS-A LOWER (17/29) 2.11 RATIO, OEM#3842842 DPS-A LOWER (16/30) 1.95…

We Pay Cash for Lower Unit Cores

We buy Lower Unit Cores The busy summer season is winding down and we are already looking ahead to next year.  As one of the top remanufacturers of lower units in the US, we spend a good chunk of the winter months rebuilding gear cases so they are ready to ship out in the spring.  In…

The Volvo SX-M Upper

Our product highlight for this week is the popular Remanufactured Volvo-Penta SX-M Upper Gear Case from US Boatworks.  We offer the SX-M in two popular tooth counts, the Volvo-Penta 22/23 and the Volvo-Penta 21/26.  Within the 22/23 Upper, you can choose from five different gear ratios.  Those are 1.43, 1.51, 1.60, 1.66 and 1.85.  As…

Introducing Our New Volvo-Penta DP-SM Lower Unit

US Boatworks now proudly carries the hard to find DP-SM gear case in several different configurations.  Our remanufacture department has been hard at work this winter to make the quality Volvo Sterndrive Housings in the following specifications: DP-SM LOWER (17/29) 1.78 RATIO   DP-SM LOWER (16/30) 1.95 RATIO DP-SM LOWER (16/30) 2.32 RATIO   There…

Tips for Replacing your Outboard Lower Unit

Replacing a Lower Unit for an Outboard Motor The main part of the lower unit of an outboard motor is really nothing more than the gear case. The gear case is also known as the “business end” of the lower unit. When most boaters talk about changing the lower unit they are talking about disconnecting…

Our Most Popular Seller – The Evinrude Gear Case

Our #1 Seller – The Evinrude Lower Unit Evinrude Lower Units are a big seller at US Boatworks where we specialize in gearcase rebuilding. Let’s take a look at why we are a leader in the the lower unit remanufacturing arena. US Boatoworks has been in the replacement drive business for 30 years and we…