Spring Boat Maintenance Tips

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The calendar says it’s almost spring yet the 30 degree temps make it seem like a distant dream.  As we just entered the month of April, its time to think about getting your boat out of storage and begin your spring boat maintenance.  So, if you ask yourself, “do I need to perform boat maintenance?”   or … Read more

Open Saturdays

It finally happened just like it does every year.  Freezing temperatures left us and  spring is in the air.  Like clockwork as soon as it warms up, our phones start ringing off the hook and customers line up to get their boats ready for the season.  Since you need us, we are now open on Saturdays beginning March 3rd. … Read more

Why you need Fuel Additives for your Boat Engine

Mercury Recommend Fuel Care

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 … Read more

“Thank You” to all of our customers

US Boatworks would like to say “thank you” to all our customers.  We are proud to be serving the greater Kansas City area with boat maintenance and repair for over 30 years. Our success is due to our wonderful staff and loyal customers. If you haven’t tried US Boatworks for your boat repair needs, you will … Read more

DIY Boat Winterization Supply Guide

Products to Winterize Sterndrive

Winterization tips for do-it-yourselfers: This week daytime temperatures are dipping into the 60’s and it finally feels like fall outside.  Enjoy these cooler temperatures by taking your boat out for a quick drive while you can.  Traffic on the lake will be at a minimum; you may have the lake all to yourself.  It may be … Read more

Happy Labor Day

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 … Read more

Outboard Engine Care

So you own a Mercury outboard but just haven’t quite kept up on maintenance.  Perhaps you have no idea where you stored the owners manual and are just crossing your fingers that you haven’t forgot any major maintenance items. For anyone who can identify with the above, this article with outboard boat engine care tips … Read more

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 … Read more

Introducing Our New Volvo-Penta DPS-A Lower Unit

Volvo Penta Genuine Parts

US Boatworks now proudly carries the hard to find Volvo Penta DPS-A gear case in several different configurations.  Our remanufacture department has been hard at work this winter to make the quality Volvo Sterndrive Housings in the following specifications: DPS-A LOWER (17/29) 1.78 RATIO, OEM#3842842 DPS-A LOWER (17/29) 2.11 RATIO, OEM#3842842 DPS-A LOWER (16/30) 1.95 … 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

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

What you need to Winterize your Outboard or Sterndrive

Winterizing tips for do it yourselfers: This week temperatures took a dip and it definitely feels like fall outside.  Enjoying these cooler temperatures out on the water should be very tempting right now.  Traffic on the lake will be at a minimum so it might feel like you have the lake to yourself.  While it … 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 … Read more

Boat Maintenance Guidelines

Spring is finally here with high temps in the 70’s all week.  It’s great to be out enjoying the sunshine and what better way to do it than getting your boat out? Before you take your family and friends out on the water for the first time this year, it’s a good idea to make sure … Read more

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 … Read more

US Boatworks Motor in use by KC Fire Department

KCTV aired a story yesterday about the KC  Fire Department performing rescues on the Missouri River.  The fire department was practicing water rescue techniques while the river is turbulent thus making rescues more challenging.  US Boatworks is proud to be the Kansas City Boat Repair company behind the outboard motor shown in this story.  We … Read more

Trust your Boat Motor Repair to US Boatworks

Choosing a repair shop for your boat motor is a big decision.  Of course you want quality boat repair performed by certified mechanics, but which shop can you trust? History and reputation are both good deciding factors when choosing who to trust with your boat motor. History: US Boatworks has been in the marine service … Read more