Welcome to part 3 of our Gearcase series.

In our last article, we discussed the ins and outs of purchasing a New Non-OEM Gearcase. The non-oem lower unit tends to be inferior in quality but can save you money in the short term. Next up on our 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 original OEM parts.  Of course, with new OEM parts and premium factory labor, this product will be the most expensive of the three replacement choices we cover. Quality manufacturing on a OEM gearcase is a guarantee and the unit will come with a nice warranty.  Warranties will vary by manufacturer so please check with a knowledgeable dealer regarding the warranty.

Generally your dealer will not have the exact OEM gearcase you need in stock since they are expensive and as a result are costly to hold in inventory. Expect about 4 days to wait for your new OEM lower unit to arrive at your dealership and add time for installation if necessary. Once installed, you should have comfort in knowing you selected the best unit available on the market. Don’t wait for your local dealer to order you an OEM gearcase, US Boatworks stocks some popular units and can ship them out quickly. Check which gearcases we carry and their prices now.


Next up, we’ll learn about Quality REMANUFACTURED GEARCASES. If you would like to read ahead, use this link now.


*. To get started with a new or remanufactured lower unit from US Boatworks, you don’t have to wait for the rest of this course; check out our website for all the models we carry – https://www.boatengine.com/lower-units/gearcase-selection/.

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