Safety Equipment for Boating

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…