Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Boat Maintenance Checklist

Spring is finally here and the sun and warm temperatures are not far behind.  Soon you will want to be out enjoying theMercury Outboard 4 Stroke  sunshine and what better way to do it than getting out on the water? Before you make your first trip to the lake this year, it’s a good idea to make sure your  sterndrive engine or outboard motor is top running shape. Below is a list of some items to review before taking your boat out. This list does not represent everything you should check but does give good suggestions of where you should start. Please consult a certified marine repair mechanic prior to working on your boat motor.  It’s also a good idea to consult your owner’s manual for maintenance instructions specific to your boat model.
CHECKLIST:
Cables, Belts & HosesAlways check for cracking that occurred during winter storage.
Control cables with cracks or swelling on the outer layer may indicate need to replace.Belts should fit tightly around the pulleys to prevent slipping. A worn belt may have a black substance near the pulley & also may fit loosely.
Contact your boat repair center or order cables online to replace yourself.
Electrical ConnectionsCharge your battery and test it so you can be sure it will hold a charge. Electrical systems should be routinely inspected by a qualified technician.Review electrical connections for cleanliness and tightness. Check for corrosion which is often a sign that the Kansas City Area Mechanic fixing boatconnection may not be safe. Remove terminals and use a wire brush to clean connections and cable ends.

Propellers & Hulls
Inspect propellers for damage. Verify the propeller is properly secured.
If you experience unwanted vibration, poor performance and damage to the propulsion system, your prop may be damaged & need to be replaced.
Inspect the Hull – look for cracks & distortions. Clean the outside of your boat using an environmentally-safe cleaner.
FuelCheck your fuel lines for damage. Signs of damaged hoses can be either cracking, hard hoses or very soft hoses. Remember to check fuel hoses, connections and tank surfaces.
Insure clamps and fitting are secured.
Ensure the engine, exhaust and ventilation systems are also all functioning properly.
Fluid Levels
Check all fluid levels including
Engine oil- Change the oil if this was not done during winterizing. Include a new oil filter & change drive lubricants
Coolant
Power trim reservoir
Power Steering Fluid

Safety GearLifejackets need to be in good condition It’s important for passengers to have access to the correct size lifejacket for their body weight.
Onboard fire extinguishers must be the correct class for your boat, fully charged.
TrailerInspect trailer wheels, verify that tires are inflated to proper level.
Check that trailer straps are not worn and are holding properly.
Verify that your trailer is the proper size for your boat.
Go here for a more extensive boat maintenance checklist.
- See more at: http://www.boatengine.com/checklist-for-boat-maintenance/#sthash.PbaGl0n8.dpuf

Friday, April 7, 2017

Mercury 250 Pro XS Wins

Mercury pro Jordan Lee claims win for the 2017 Bass Master Classic last week on Lake Conroe Park near Houston, Texas.  Lee finished day one of fishing in 37th place and pulled off an incredible come back to claim first place by a large 4 pound margin.
As reported by Mercury Marine News, the top 5 finishers in the contest all ran Mercury Marine 250 Pro XS outboards.  The Pro XS is the best-selling tournament fishing outboard in the world, and has powered more competitive anglers to victory than any other engine. Run with the same confidence professional tournament anglers have – trust Pro XS.
Stay tuned for updates on the next tournament April 6-9 on Toledo Bend Reservoir in Louisiana which has been ranked as Bassmaster’s “Best Bass Fishery in the World” two years in a row.
- See more at: http://www.boatengine.com/mercury-250-pro-xs-outboard-wins/#sthash.dy5DwOhD.dpuf

Friday, March 31, 2017

Time to get your boat ready for the season...

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 yourspring boat maintenance.  So the question is: where to start? First, ask yourself if you are you a do-it-yourselfer? Do you like to get your hands dirty and enjoy the challenge of understanding the ins & outs of boat maintenance? Or, do you prefer bringing your boat in for service and sitting back and letting the experts handle it?   The good news is that US Boatworks has you covered no matter which option you choose.
For the boat owner that would rather relax and let us do the work, bring your boat in for its spring checkup soon.  We will look over your boat motor and make sure your precious time out on the water is maximized with fun.  Plan on enjoying hours of worry free time on the lake by allowing the experts do the work.  Our mechanics attend several weeks of manufacturer training every winter so rest assured they are experts in their field and care about each and every boat they service.  Feel free to check our on-line reviews for further evidence that you will be in good hands by choosing US Boatworks for Kansas City boat repair and service.
For the do-it-yourselfer, we stock boat parts, oil, filters, lube – everything you need to get your boat in tip top shape.  We provide only Mercury, Evinrude or Volvo brand name oils that are recommended by your manufacturer.  Don’t be fooled by the cheaper auto oils and lubes.  Over time, you motor’s performance will suffer.
Should you need to order boat parts for your outboard or sterndrive, our on-line engine selector shows engine diagrams/microfische with the corresponding part names.  You can even add parts you need to a shopping cart if you desire.  If you are not certain of what you need, call or email parts department for friendly help with your purchase.
The team at US Boatworks is excited about the upcoming boating season and looks forward to helping keeping you out on the water this season.  We appreciate you supporting your KC area boat dealer.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

10% Off Boat Parts!

Kids jumping into water off boat
Spring break week Kansas City is winding down.  Time to look forward to those warm summer months when you can get your boat out on the lake.  Are you ready?  If not, check out our sale below for savings on your boat parts order.
There are still a few more days to take advantage of our Spring Break Price Break.  Customers who purchase from our online store through Sunday will receive 10% off their order of $100 or more.  Simply enter coupon code SPRINGSAVE10 at checkout to receive your discount.
US Boatworks stocks over 2 million boat parts from Mercury, Mercruiser, Evinrude, Johnson, OMC, Volvo-Penta, Mariner, Force and more.  We are your one stop shop for those hard to find, obsolete boat parts.  Be sure to try our micro-fiche online boat parts look up for easy shopping. You will be glad you did.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Spring Break Price Break, Save 10%!

Mercury Outboard Pontoon

Shop boatengine.com for Spectacular Spring Break Savings!
In observance of Spring Break and the upcoming St. Patricks Day, Boatengine.com is offering a price break for you.  When you spend $100 or more at our online store, save 10% on your boat parts order. Simply enter SPRINGSAVE10 at checkout to receive your discount. Choose parts from Mercury, Mercruiser, Evinrude, Johnson and OMC.  Click Here to shop Lower Units

At US Boatworks, we specialize in boat parts.  With over 2 Million parts in stock and ready to ship today, you will get your parts fast.  Most orders ship the same day.  If you can’t find what you are looking for in our on-line store, call or email us.  We have thousands more parts in stock that are not in our on-line store.
Email US Boatworks at sales@boatengine.com  Call 913-342-0011 for your Boat Part Needs!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Open Saturdays 9-Noon

Its going to be unseasonably warm this weekend. Spring is in the air as our phones are ringing off the hook and customers are lining up to get their boats ready for the season.  Since our customers need us, we will be open on Saturdays beginning March 4.  Every year beginning the 1st weekend in March, we open our doors on Saturdays to meet the needs of our customers.  So, please come down and see us tomorrow from 9am – Noon.

Bring your boat in for that repair you have been putting off.  Your turn around time in early March is much shorter than what it would be should you bring your boat down in May.  Eliminate the stress of having your boat at the shop when the warm temperatures hit.  It will be lake weather before you know it and you won’t have to disappoint your family by not having your boat ready this season.  Plus you’ll feel good knowing you had your repairs and maintenance done at Kansas City’s #1 boat repair shop.
Merc 115
While you are at the shop, ask about our Kansas City Mercury Outboards for sale.  New specials and rebates just started and they won’t be around long.  US Boatworks pricing on outboard motors usually beats the big guys plus we offer unsurpassed service and knowledge that you won’t find elsewhere.  Once you give us a try, you will understand why US Boatworks is a trusted place to buy Kansas City outboard motors.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Introducing Our New Volvo-Penta SX-A Lower Unit


Volvo SX-A Lower UnitUS Boatworks now proudly carries the hard to find SX-A gear case in several different configurations to fit years 2007-2016. Our remanufacture department has been hard at work this winter to make the quality Volvo Sterndrive Housings in the following specifications:

  OEM# 3842606 SX-A LOWER (17/30) 2.18 RATIO $2,695 button2up
3842605 SX-A LOWER (17/27) 1.97 & 1.66 RATIO $2,695 button2up
3842604 SX-A LOWER (17/26) 1.60 & 1.89 RATIO $2,695 button2up
3842603 SX-A LOWER (18/26) 1.79 & 1.51 RATIO $2,695 button2up
3842602 SX-A LOWER (19/26) 1.43 RATIO $2,695 button2up

There are many reasons to purchase a rebuilt sterndrive lower unit over buying new.  Those reasons are:

-Units are priced at deep discounts to save you money -Gearcases are built new to manufacturer specifications 
-Units include all internal parts & is fully compatible & interchangeable with OEM drives 
-All units include a full 1 year warranty 
-Products usually ship in 24 hours

Please call us or send us an email should you need help replacing you Volvo Lower Unit. You’ll be glad you did.


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