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Volvo DPSM Now In Stock

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It’s been a long wait for Volvo-Penta to manufacture their DPSM complete outdrive and DPSM lower unit. Volvo-Penta stopped producing these units in 2021 with no details as to when they would be made again. So now, after over 24 months on backorder, production started up at the Volvo-Penta factory. We recently received both of […]

Changing Lower Unit Gear Lube in a Mercury Outboard

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Lower Unit Gear Lube Change 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 lube changes are an important part of maintaining an outboard motor. Changing the lower unit oil […]

The Truth About Replacement Gearcases #5

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The Best Gearcase Replacement Welcome to part 5 of Gearcase Education.  The previous articles have reviewed common gearcase terminology and discussed the three ways you can replace your lower unit.  Those were: So now you have the knowledge and can decide for yourself what unit is best for you.   Whatever you do, if you […]

The Truth About Gearcase Replacement #3

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The Case for a NEW OEM Gearcase Welcome to part 3 of our Gearcase Education Course. In the previous article, we discussed New Non-OEM Gearcases which tend to be inferior in quality but can save you money in the short term. Next up on our lower unit tour is the new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) […]

The Truth About Gearcase Replacement #2

The Case for Non-OEM Gearcases In my first article we reviewed the basic components of a gearcase to give us a good understanding of what goes into your unit. So in this article, we start with a look at one of the gearcase replacement choices – the Non-OEM Gearcase. You may have been through this already, […]

Our New 40-60 HP ETEC Lower Unit

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USBoatworks now proudly carries the hard to find Evinrude 40-60 HP ETEC lower unit. This lower fits Evinrude Outboard Motors years 2015- present and comes in the 11:32 gear ratio. It replaces OEM # 5009364 and OEM # 5009758. There are many reasons to purchase a rebuilt lower unit over buying new.  Those reasons are: […]

Should I Invest in a Non-OEM Lower Unit?

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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? […]

This gearcase won’t fail you!

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

I Damaged My Lower Unit – Now What?

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Tips & recommendations for replacing your gearcase lower unit. It happens – just plain bad luck – hitting an underwater tree stump, rock or other invisible debris and your boat lower unit is shot.  After you get towed safely back to shore and have a chance to regroup, what are your next action steps?  We […]

We buy Lower Unit Cores

The busy summer season is still upon us and the demand for rebuilt boat lower units is high.  Customers who purchase a lower unit from US Boatworks are eligible for a refund when you return a good core back to us.  If you are one of those customers, send your core back to us – […]

Introducing Our New Volvo-Penta DPS-A Lower Unit

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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 […]

Our Most Popular Seller – The Evinrude Gear Case

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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 […]

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 […]