Outboard Maintenance Schedule

So you haven’t kept up on your outboard boat engine maintenance?  Perhaps you were not aware that maintenance is required or you have no idea where you stored the owners manual to dig into the details. If you need some tips for outboard maintenance, you came to the right place.   Regular boat engine maintenance … Read more

DO THIS BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR BOAT OUT THIS SEASON

Dad and daughter fishing

May is here already and the kids will be out of school before we know it.  Memorial Day is around the corner. Its time to think about getting your boat out of storage and begin your spring boat maintenance. So, if you find yourself asking, “do I really need to perform boat maintenance?”   or … 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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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

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

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

Boat Maintenance Tips

The calendar says it’s almost spring even though all the clouds and rain make it feel like a distant dream.  As we are just entering the month of April, its time to get your boat out of storage and begin your spring boat maintenance.  So the question is: where to start? First, ask yourself if … Read more

Duck Season!

Duck Boat Mercury Outboard

Judging by the huge quantity of duck boats we have in our repair shop for tune ups right now, it seems that duck season is upon us. Learn some boat repair tips below. To be sure your first duck hunting trip this year goes smoothly, we highly suggest your outboard motor is running in top … Read more

What you need to Winterize your Outboard or Sterndrive

Winterizing tips for do it yourselfers: This week temperatures took a dip and it definitely feels like fall outside.  Enjoying these cooler temperatures out on the water should be very tempting right now.  Traffic on the lake will be at a minimum so it might feel like you have the lake to yourself.  While it … Read more

OEM vs Generic Fuel Lines

Mercury Outboard w fuel line

We receive numerous phone calls each day about boat motors not running properly. Often times we try to help our customers troubleshoot the boat fuel line problems over the phone if possible.  No sense in bringing a boat in for service if the answer is a quick solution that the owner can handle. So, when discussing … Read more

Boat Motor Spring Maintenance

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It’s finally here.  Time to get your boat out of storage, dust off that cover and begin your spring boat motor maintenance. So the question is, are you a do-it-yourselfer or do you bring your boat in for annual boat spring maintenance.  The good news is that US Boatworks supports you no matter which option … Read more