Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New Mercury MerCruiser 5 Year Warranty Promotion

Mercury Power of Protection program offering long-term customer peace of mind!Mercury Mercruiser 5 Year Warranty Promotion Logo
For a limited time, receive five years of factory-backed coverage (2 years of the free Mercury Product Protection Gold in addition to the 3 years standard limited warranty) on ALL NEW Mercury Outboards.  This offer is good on most outboard  and sterndrive engines sold through March 31, 2018.
Call or come in to check out our pricing on new Mercury Motors.  Customers consistently tell us our prices beat the competition by hundreds of dollars and  our service and expert knowledge is the best in the metro KC area. What are you waiting for?
Mercury-Premier-DealerCall Us: 913-342-0011Email US Boatworks @ sales@boatengine.com
Mercury Marine 5 year warranty offer

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Why you need Fuel Additives for your Boat Engine

Old, untreated gasoline in your boat motor can impact your engine’s performance. Over time old gasoline turns into sludge which can deposit in your carburetor, injectors and fuel lines. Mercury Recommended Fuel CareThese deposits can harm your engine.
Treating your fuel can prevent gunk in your tank and fuel lines and remove any current deposits in your motor. We always recommend the Mercury Fuel Care System if you own a Mercury Motor.  When you buy genuine Mercury products you will be assured that it is specifically formulated for your exact engine. Don’t be fooled by less expensive, multi-purpose additives. Saving a few dollars now may lead to costly repairs down the road.


If you are unsure what additives you need, contact your authorized Mercury Dealer. Mercury Authorized Dealers have the expertise and training to handle all of your engine maintenance service and needs.  US Boatworks is a Mercury Authorized Premier Dealerwith over 30 years experience in repairing and maintaining Mercury Outboard Motors in the Kansas City areaPlease call to schedule maintenance of your Mercury Outboard or follow the recommended guidelines in your owner’s manual.

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 will be even better!


As we say goodbye to 2017, we look forward to making 2018 an even better year.  Our goal is to continue providing a superb customer experience by adding value to every customer that reaches our retail store or online shop.  Adding value through customer education, friendly advice and a wide array of product to meet your needs.  Browse our blog for boat repair topics, call or email us with questions about outboard or sterndrives.  We are the best boat parts store and boat repair shop and will continue to improve and grow over the coming year.
Thank you for allowing us to keep you out on the water all season long.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas
Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year in 2018!
We sincerely thank you for your business and are extremely grateful for the role we play in ensuring your fun out on the water.
From our family to yours, may the New Year ring in an abundance of health and prosperity.
Warmest wishes,
The US Boatworks Team

Friday, December 15, 2017

I Damaged My Lower Unit – Now What?

Tips & recommendations for replacing your gearcase lower unit.

It happens – just plain bad luck – hitting an underwater tree stump, rock or other invisible debris & your 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 have written this article to outline the step you should take if you damage your lower unit.  Use this as a reference tool as you navigate through the process of repairing or replacing your gearcase lower unit.
Damaged Prop = Damaged Gears?First off, if you think you have damage to your lower unit but are hoping that it will be okay if you ignore the problem, be aware that internal damage to your unit may not be noticeable right away.  Slightly damaged
gears may seem to work fine at first but over time the off-kilter gears will wear away and cause eventual failure.  We recommend you have your motor diagnosed thoroughly to determine if you have internal damage.  Check out this forum for further evidence: What smacking a boulder does to your lower unit gears.
We recommend calling the insurance company that has your boat policy before you do anything.  Some policies will cover accidental damage to your drive.  If your insurance policy covers the damage, your claims adjuster will give you instructions as to how to get your lower unit fixed or replaced.  Some insurance companies tell you where to go for a replacement unit or repairs.  Others will approve your repair/replacement estimate at the shop of your choice.  Either way, be sure you have a reputable boat repair shop that specializes in lower units.  Your local boat shop may purchase a replacement lower unit from a 3rd party for you so do yo
ur homework and find out where the unit is coming from. Three options for replacing your unit are discussed below.
The choices you have when replacing a lower unit include a brand-new OEM unit, a remanufactured OEM unit or a new aftermarket unit.  I will discuss the pros and cons of each below.

Brand New Manufacturer Unit

This unit is made by your motor manufacturer and will contain original OEM parts.  Quality manufacturing is a guarantee and the unit will come with a nice warranty.  Warranties will vary by manufacturer so please check with a knowledgeable dealer regarding the warranty.
  • More expensive
  • Warranty depends on manufacturer
  • All parts are OEM
  • Outstanding quality drive
  • Usually ships in 24 hours


New Aftermarket Lower Unit 

The new aftermarket lower unit is usually manufactured in China.  The quality control is generally lacking on these units.  The up side is that they are significantly cheaper and some aftermarket manufacturers give a great, 3 year, fault free warranty. While this warranty is nice, it is a pain in the neck to deal with replacing the unit under warranty.  There is the obvious down time associated with diagnosing the problem, calling the manufacturer for warranty replacement, placing a replacement order, waiting for the unit to be delivered then waiting on the boat shop to install the unit.  Do your homework before purchasing an aftermarket unit!
  • Better prices compared to OEM Lower Units
  • Made overseas where quality control and trained mechanics are lacking
  • 3 year, fault free warranty from certain manufacturers
  • Built new to manufacturer specifications
  • Includes all internal parts & is fully compatible and interchangeable with OEM drives
  • Usually ships in 24 hours

Remanufactured Lower Unit

A rebuilt or remanufactured unit should be built by quality, trained mechanics with OEM parts.  These units offer the best of both worlds, giving you OEM parts, a unit assembled by trained mechanics in the US and a nice price savings over new OEM units.  This option is the preferred choice of most boaters.
  • Priced at deep discounts to save you money
  • Rebuilt by trained mechanics in the USA
  • Units usually include a full 1 year warranty but this will vary
  • Built new to manufacturer specifications
  • Includes all internal parts & is fully compatible and interchangeable with OEM drives
  • Usually ships in 24 hours

If you are looking for a reputable remanufacture of lower units, check out US Boatworks in Kansas City.  They have been in the Replacement Drive business for over 30 years and know your motor inside and out. They offer personalized service and will get your unit to you with the exact specifications needed.  Insurance claims are always welcome there.  The owner personally handles all insurance claims and is happy to talk with you and your adjuster to get the best deal for you.  He has been replacing outdrives for over 30 years.
Call them at 913-342-0011 or email them for more info.

Remanufactured Lower Unit availability and pricing from US Boatworks


Friday, November 24, 2017

Thank You

Happy Thanksgiving
US Boatworks would like to say “thank you” to all our customers.  We are proud to be serving the greater Kansas City area with boat maintenance and repair for over 30 years. Our success is due to our wonderful staff and loyal customers.
If you haven’t tried US Boatworks for your boat repair needs, you will be comforted to know our seasoned certified mechanics each have over 25 years experience.  To maintain certification, our mechanics complete training and educational classes each year. Give us a try next time you need some work done on your outboard or sterndrive.
To show our appreciation, we are offering great savings on your online boat parts order.  Our Black Friday Special: Save $25 when you spend $100 or more in our online store.  Use code 25off100 at checkout to receive your discount. Shop reliable, quality boat parts from Mercury, Mercruiser, Evinrude, Johnson, OMC and Volvo-Penta.  US Boatworks stocks over 2 million boat parts so they are ready to ship out quickly to you.  We also specialize in NLA hard to find boat parts. Chances are we have what you are looking for. Shop for boat parts NOW!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Black Friday Sale-Save $25 at US Boatworks

Black Friday Sale save $25 off $100

Our Black Friday coupon begins today and runs through midnight, Friday 11/24. Save $25 when you spend $100 or more in our online store.  Use code 25off100 at checkout to receive your discount. Shop reliable, quality boat parts from Mercury, Mercruiser, Evinrude, Johnson, OMC and Volvo-Penta.  US Boatworks stocks over 2 million boat parts so they are ready to ship out quickly to you.  We also specialize in NLA hard to find boat parts. Chances are we have what you are looking for. Shop for boat parts NOW!!!