Should I Invest in a Non-OEM Lower Unit?

Lower Unt

The Case For The Non-OEM, Aftermarket Gearcase   There are new, replacement, non-OEM 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? … Read more

This gearcase won’t fail you!

Last week discovered more about New Non-OEM Gearcases which tend to be inferior in quality but can save you money in the short term. Next up on our gearcase education tour is the new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) unit. The new OEM unit is made by your motor manufacturer (ie. Volvo, Mercury, Evinrude…) and will contain … Read more

Non-OEM Gearcases: good, the bad, the ugly

The Non-OEM, Aftermarket Gearcase   There are new, replacement, non-OEM lower units on the market selling for very cheap prices.  Prices so good they are too good to be true! The saying goes – “you get what you pay for” and that just may be the case.  On the plus side, some of these aftermarket … 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

Our Most Popular Seller – The Evinrude Gear Case

Mercury Lower Unit 1667-9011G90

Our #1 Seller – The Evinrude Lower Unit Evinrude Lower Units are a big seller at US Boatworks where we specialize in gearcase rebuilding. Let’s take a look at why we are a leader in the the lower unit remanufacturing arena. US Boatoworks has been in the replacement drive business for 30 years and we … 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

Changing Oil for Your Lower Unit in a Mercury Outboard

Mercury Marine Oil and Oil Filter

Changing Oil for Your Lower Unit in a Mercury Outboard Maintaining your Mercury outboard lower unit provides a peace of mind knowing that your boat’s motor will function efficiently when out for a day on the water. Mercury lower unit oil changes are an important part of maintaining an outboard motor. Changing the lower unit … Read more