First Responders Rely on US Boatworks

First responders understand they must act quickly and be prepared in an emergency.  When it comes to water rescue and patrol, fire and rescue agencies rely on US Boatworks to maintain their engines and keep them in top operating condition. The Kansas City Kansas Fire Department has been coming to US Boatworks for maintenance and…

DO THIS BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR BOAT OUT THIS SEASON

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…

Happy Independence Day

US Boatworks will be open this Tuesday, JULY 3 from 9 am-5 pm to serve you for the July 4th holiday. We may even be open a few hours on Wednesday, July 4th as our staff will be in during the morning hours to catch up on some work.  If you need us on the 4th,…

Spring Boat Maintenance Tips

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…

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….

Why you need Fuel Additives for your Boat Engine

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…

Happy New Year

  As we say goodbye to 2017, we look forward to making 2018 an even better year.  Our goal is to continue providing a superb customer experience by adding value to every customer that reaches our retail store or online shop.  Adding value through customer education, friendly advice and a wide array of product to…

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Month

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…

DIY Boat Winterization Supply Guide

Winterization tips for do-it-yourselfers: This week daytime temperatures are dipping into the 60’s and it finally feels like fall outside.  Enjoy these cooler temperatures by taking your boat out for a quick drive while you can.  Traffic on the lake will be at a minimum; you may have the lake all to yourself.  It may be…

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…

Which work best? OEM or Generic Fuel Lines

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…

The Challenge with Hard to find, NLA Parts

If you own an older boat motor you may find it challenging to get replacement parts for necessary repairs.  Most boat dealers do not have the time or the warehouse space to stock slower moving, older outboard or sterndrive parts.  To make matters worse, manufacturers only produce replacement parts for a period of time and…

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…

Duck Season!

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…

OEM vs Generic Fuel Lines

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…

Underwater Rescue Team Relies on US Boatworks

KMBC 9 News recently featured an article about the work of volunteers at the Underwater Rescue and Recovery team of Lee’s Summit.  These awesome individuals train every month to be sure their skills in water rescue are in top shape.  The team not only helps in the Lee’s Summit area but assists in the greater…

Boat Maintenance Guidelines

Spring is finally here with high temps in the 70’s all week.  It’s great to be out enjoying the sunshine and what better way to do it than getting your boat out? Before you take your family and friends out on the water for the first time this year, it’s a good idea to make sure…

Boat Motor Spring Maintenance

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…

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday America! This July 4th thousands of families 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…

Chris Craft on Pawn Stars

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: http://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…