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Forgetting this could destroy your day on the lake

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Planning for a day out on the lake can takes some serious planning.  The most  skilled packer may have lists of items to buy before hand, items to bring in the car for the ride to the lake and also a list of items to go on the boat.  Hopefully we remember the important stuff: […]

We Remain Open

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Undoubtedly, these are unprecedented and remarkably difficult times for people everywhere, and we at US Boatworks hope first and foremost that you are healthy and safe. As global and US. health agencies monitor and report on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are closely following developments to assess how the virus might impact our customers, […]

I’m Mad as Heck To See This Senseless Tragedy

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I frequently write about boating safety equipment and fear that my articles are often ignored.  This story is a prime example of why safety measures and warnings should not be ignored.  Proper boating safety saves lives! It’s been just over a week since the tragic Duck Boat incident at Table Rock Lake.  Many families lives were […]

Too often these outings turn tragic

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There have been awesome memories made out on the water with friends and family. Boating can be a great time whether you are spending a sunny day fishing, skiing or tubing.  While these events help us bond with each other, boating accidents from reckless or ignorant behavior can rip friends and family apart. Here are some […]

Happy Independence Day!

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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!

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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

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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 […]

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 […]