Welcome to the last installment of gearcase education. Over the past few days we have reviewed common gearcase terminology and discussed the three ways you can replace your lower unit. Those were:
- Purchasing a New Gearcase made overseas
- Buying a New OEM Gearcase
- Selecting a rebuilt lower unit from a reputable remanufacturer
So now you have the knowledge and can decide for yourself what unit is best for you. Whatever you do, if you think you have damage to your lower unit but are hoping that it will be okay if you ignore the problem, know that internal damage to your unit may not be noticeable right away. Slightly damaged gears may seem to work fine at first but over time the off-kilter gears will wear away and cause eventual failure. We recommend you have your motor diagnosed thoroughly to determine if you have internal damage.
If you are looking for a knowledgable boat shop to work with to purchase your gearcase, consider US Boatworks. We have been in the Replacement Drive business for over 35 years and know your motor inside and out. Our personalized service will get your unit to you with the exact specifications you need. Call us for pricing at 913-342-0011 or send us a message.
Remember to contact your insurance company before you buy. Insurance claims are always welcome at US Boatworks. Our owner personally handles all insurance claims and is happy to talk with you and your adjuster to get the best deal for you. Thats a wrap on our GEARCASE EDUCATION COURSE.
To get the best replacement gearcase around, be sure to check out our products at: https://www.boatengine.com/lower-units/remanufacture/. We will get you back on the water!