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How to operate an outboard motor in freezing temperatures

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Can I Use My Outboard in Freezing Temperatures? Avid duck hunters and fishers alike will brave temperatures below freezing and get out on the water. Whether its spring fever begging you to get out there early or an early freeze in the fall, outboard motors are designed to operate in harsh conditions and should function […]

Making this mistake could cost you thousands of dollars

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There may be things in life you can skimp on to save you money but the following scenario can end up costing you thousands of dollars down the road. You see, many do-it-yourselfers perform basic maintenance on their boat motors throughout the season. Most of these simple projects turn out well and save both time […]

Winterize with US Boatworks

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Winterizing your boat motor before the first hard freeze this year is extremely important to prevent expensive damage to your engine.  A cracked block will cost thousands of dollars to repair not to mention missed time out on the lake next spring while you wait on your motor at the shop.   Insurance companies will […]

Did You Winterize Your Outboard?

While we traditionally talk about winterizing sterndrive engines, it is important to remember that your outboard engine needs some attention at the end of the season.  You may be thinking it’s a bit early to be writing about winterizing and you would be correct, however, we do remind our faithful blog readers to winterize throughout […]

Last Saturday of the Season

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Tomorrow is the last Saturday we will be open in 2015.  Starting in November, US Boatworks will be closed on Saturdays through February.  This allows for a much needed break for our employees.  Its a time for us rejuvenate over the winter and prepare for boating season 2016. If you haven’t winterized your boat yet, please do […]

Time to Winterize your Sterndrive

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Our lot is almost full with Kansas City area boats to winterize. Many boaters have already decided to get their boats in for winterization service this year due to the cold weather in Kansas and Missouri this week. Our customers choose US Boatworks for our great rates and outstanding reputation. Each winterization is personally performed by one […]