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How to launch a boat

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People that have grown up boating seem to think that there is nothing to towing and launching a boat correctly. When you are around it a lot its like second nature maneuvering your vehicle so the trailer goes where you want it to go and slipping into the water for a fun filled day.  But […]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day from USBoatworks

US Boatworks will be open this MONDAY, JULY 3 from 9-5 pm to serve you before the July 4th holiday. We are closed Tuesday, July 4 and will re-0pen Wednesday, July 5 at 9 am. This July 4th many families will travel to their favorite lake and take their boat out on the water. As usual, hours of […]

Is your boat safe? Find out for free!

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: […]

Boat Safety Checklist

Family having fun on water

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 and […]

MERCURY 250 PRO XS OUTBOARD WINS

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Mercury pro Jordan Lee claims win for the 2017 Bass Master Classic last week on Lake Conroe Park near Houston, Texas.  Lee finished day one of fishing in 37th place and pulled off an incredible come back to claim first place by a large 4 pound margin.As reported by Mercury Marine News, the top 5 […]

Boat Maintenance Tips

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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 […]

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 […]

Kansas Right to Fish & Hunt on Ballot In November

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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 […]

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 […]

OEM vs Generic Fuel Lines

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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 […]

Safety Equipment for Boating

Always wear Life Jackets

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 […]

A few more days of summer

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Say it isn’t so…summer is drawing to an end.  We have 4 more warm summer days to enjoy the lake! US Boatworks will be closed Saturday – Monday so our hard working staff can enjoy the holiday weekend.  We hope you get to do the same. We will be back in the shop ready to […]

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 […]

Drinking and Driving (Your Boat)

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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 […]

Boating Safety

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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 […]