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Vessel Safety Check Badge

The US Coastguard Auxiliary has free tools to check the safety of your boat. Their Vessel Safety Website allows boaters to become educated on boating safety.  First, download the Vessel Safety Manual to be clear on the rules and regulations regarding boating safety. Second, do an online virtual vessel safety check that addresses of the following: … 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

New Website Launch!

Boatengine.com website launch

It’s here! After months of hard work this winter, we just launched our new and improved site. Our website has been redesigned to better serve you.  Check it out here.  Find our boat parts look up which shows boat engine diagrams for your specific motor. Simply choose to the engine component and specific boat part that you … Read more

Kansas Right to Fish & Hunt on Ballot In November

mercury 9.9 fishing

If you already completed advanced voting, you may have been surprised to find a proposed amendment regarding the right to hunt and fish in Kansas. This proprosal is taking people by surprise as there has been little talk of it since the main topic of conversation is the presidential election. So what’s this proposal all … 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

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 the … Read more

Boat Motor Spring Maintenance

Kids with lifejackets

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

Chris Craft on Pawn Stars

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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: https://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 … Read more

Drinking and Driving (Your Boat)

Happy Birthday America! This July 4th many 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 the boat and even making boat repairs as necessary.  I have posted some … Read more

Boating Safety

Boating Safety Be careful on the water. In the last three weeks, the Kansas City Area has experienced three drownings on our lakes and rivers.  Boaters frequently skip the life jackets as they are over confident that nothing will happen to them.  The problem lies with accidents.  Accidents are just that, they are un-intentional cases … Read more