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Avoid this Deadly Combination

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Happy Birthday America! This July 4th thousands 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 your boat and even making boat repairs as necessary.  I have posted some tips […]

Forgetting this could destroy your day on the lake

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Planning for a day out on the lake can takes some serious planning.  The most  skilled packer may have lists of items to buy before hand, items to bring in the car for the ride to the lake and also a list of items to go on the boat.  Hopefully we remember the important stuff: […]

OEM or Aftermarket Boat Parts?

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There is a big debate among boaters concerning OEM vs Aftermarket parts. There are several components to be considered when you buy OEM or aftermarket boat parts yet most buyers are strictly looking at the MONEY. I could give countless examples where the quality of aftermarket parts is inferior but since most choose to buy parts […]

The Case For The Non-OEM, Aftermarket Gearcase

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There are new, replacement, non-OEM boat lower units & sterndrives on the market selling for extremely cheap prices. Can these prices be too good to be true?  You know the saying – “you get what you pay for”, so is that the case with these gearcases made overseas? What are the pros and cons for […]

Checklist: Boat Maintenance

Summer is finally here.  The sun is shining and bringing with it warm temperatures.  Clearly you will want to be out enjoying these summer days and what better way to do it than getting out on the water?  Before you take your boat out, it’s a good idea to make sure your sterndrive engine or outboard motor is […]

I’m Mad as Heck To See This Senseless Tragedy

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I frequently write about boating safety equipment and fear that my articles are often ignored.  This story is a prime example of why safety measures and warnings should not be ignored.  Proper boating safety saves lives! It’s been just over a week since the tragic Duck Boat incident at Table Rock Lake.  Many families lives were […]

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day US Boatworks

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, […]

This Fatal Flaw in Boat Safety Could Have Dire Consequences

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    Planning for a day out on the lake can take some time.  The most skilled planner will have lists of items to buy before the trip, items to bring in the car for the ride to the lake and a list of items to go on the boat.  Of course we remember the […]

Safety Equipment for Boating

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Planning for a day out on the lake can take some time.  The most skilled planner will have lists of items to buy before the trip, items to bring in the car for the ride to the lake and also a list of items to go on the boat.  Of course we remember the snacks […]

Why choose US Boatworks?

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Welcome to our new blog. Find out more about our company, the products we sell, and why you should choose US Boatworks as you #1 Kansas City boat dealer.