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How to operate an outboard motor in freezing temperatures

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Can I Use My Outboard in Freezing Temperatures? Avid duck hunters and fishers alike will brave temperatures below freezing and get out on the water. Whether its spring fever begging you to get out there early or an early freeze in the fall, outboard motors are designed to operate in harsh conditions and should function […]

The Challenge with Hard to find, NLA Parts

If you own an older boat motor you may find it challenging to get replacement boat 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 […]

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 […]

Save $10 off $100 Online Order

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The final days of our $10 off $100 promotion are upon us. Hurry over to our online boat parts store  and get what you need before the coupon expires.  When you enter memorialsave10 coupon code at checkout, you will receive $10 off your boat parts order of $100 or more. Shop US Boatworks for all your […]

Don’t make this mistake 2021

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What a crazy year 2020 has been for all of us. Who would have guessed that our world would look so different today than it did just 10 months ago. With vacations canceled, baseball and soccer seasons postponed, graduation parties and weddings virtually eliminated, people thorough out the world were looking for new, safe ways […]

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 […]

Outboard Maintenance Schedule

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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 […]

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 […]


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Announcing our $4.95 shipping sale  – Most items ship for $4.95 when you use coupon code “DISCOUNTSHIPPIN” at check out. Offer good now through June 30, 2020. See exclusions below. When you order from US Boatworks, your order usually ships out the same day provided we receive your order by 2pm CST.  We stock over 2 million […]

Where Can I Fish in the Kansas City Area?

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The Great Outdoors remains open for all to enjoy and boating is a social distancing-friendly activity for many.  Whether you have a boat or not, fishing is a great way to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.  There are many awesome places to fish in the greater Kansas City area but navigating which lakes and […]

Mercury Go with 5 Event

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Purchase a new 2.5 – 350 hp Mercury Outboard now through March 31, 2019 and receive 2 additional years factory backed coverage for free.  In addition to the standard three-year factory warranty, you will receive an additional 2 year Mercury Product Protection Gold Plan! Hurry in now before this special is gone. Motors included in this […]

Announcing the new Mercury V-6 FourStroke Outboard

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Mercury Marine recently introduced the brand new naturally aspirated 3.4L, V-6 FourStroke outboard. This outboard is available in  175 hp, 200 hp and 225 horse power. An announcement was made via a Facebook live event last week from the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. This Mercury V6 FourStroke outboard is the lightest and quietest engine you will […]

Why you need Fuel Additives for your Boat Engine

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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

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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 meet […]

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Month

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October has been declared National Hunting and Fishing Month by US. 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 […]

Rebates on Mercury Outboards Available Now!

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 REPOWER SALES EVENT Buy a new Mercury Engine today and save big. Choose between two great Mercury outboard repower rebate offers:   – a Factory-Direct Rebate of up to $1,000    OR    – 0 Down Payment, 0 Interest, and 0 Payments for Six Months Financing. Either way, there’s no better way to join the […]

The best oil for your Mercury Outboard

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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 […]

Happy Labor Day

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Here’s to the many workers have contributed to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. While we recognize the history of this great nation, Labor Day also marks the last big celebration of the summer season.  So, all you hard workers, get out there and enjoy your weekend. Temperatures will change soon and we will be […]

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 […]