Monday, June 18, 2018

Don’t Miss This Give Away!

We are giving away Mercury Marine T-Shirts.
Everyone loves free stuff. And if the free stuff is T-shirts, all the better. For a limited time, when you sign up for our email list you are entered into our free T-shirt drawing. Sign up here.
Each week I blog about boating tips, send money savings offers or update you on cool new boating related products. We spend a lot of time finding valuable boating information that can be read quickly.  We know you are busy!
**The drawing will be held July 16, 2018. Shirts will be sent out that same week.  Be sure to include your mailing address and shirt size when you sign up so we can get that shirt to you should you win.  We will make every effort to get the size you request but quantities may be limited in certain sizes. Shirt colors as shown are gray and black and will be disbursed at random to our winners.  
Our mailing list is always kept confidential. We never share or sell our list & will not bombard your inbox with emails.

Monday, June 11, 2018

REMAINING 2018 MERCURY OUTBOARDS

The 2018 boating season is in full swing.  Warm temperatures this June are getting boaters out on the water to cool off.  Don’t miss out on great times at the lake.  Consider that new Mercury Outboard now while you can get out on the water to enjoy it.
We have just a few remaining 2018 Mercury Outboards and are willing to make a deal on them. Our inventory includes:

Mercury Outboard PontoonContact us
 for more details and pricing.  Feel free to compare us to the big stores. Our pricing, knowledge and personal service can’t be beat. We will get you in the right motor to meet your needs.
If we don’t list what you are looking for aboveask usWe have Mercury Outboards arriving all the time. More Mercury Outboard Motors will be in later this week.
Whatever you do, don’t delay. Get your motor today so you can start making those great lake memories before the summer is gone!

Monday, June 4, 2018

What to do if you want to get rid of your boat

What to do if you want to get rid of your boat and are confused about your options?

Vintage Outboard Motors used for Parts

Being that we are a boat shop that specializes in old nla boat parts, we get a lot of calls asking if we buy old boats.  There are three circumstances in which we will take your old motor:
-At times we will purchase an old outboard motor to resell.
-We definitely take outboards and sterndrives in trade on a new Mercury Outboard or Mercruiser Sterndrive.
-Occasionally we buy a boat motor to part out the engine and resell good used parts. Parting out motors is costly as all parts need to be uninstalled, inspected, cleaned, added to inventory and stocked in our parts room but it is of great service to those wanting to keep their old motor running.
Bottom line, you can certainly call or email us if you are getting rid of your boat motor.  We will do our best to help you out. In the case where we can not use your motor, there are several options available:
-Advertise and sell your boat/motor on Craigslist for free
-Run an ad with other local resale boards such as facebook Marketplace
Donate your boat to Boatangel.com and take the resale value as a tax deduction.
Boatangel offers a unique service in that they will arrange to pick up your boat, make necessary improvements to get it ready for resale and post on Ebay for resale the proceeds of which go to the charity.  They then send you a tax receipt showing the sale price for your records.
Regardless of which of the three options you choose they all give you an opportunity to recycle your boat and keep it out of the landfill.  Unfortunately there are times in which that is your only option.  If you are not able to re-sell or donate your boat or motor, check the internet for your local landfill listing.  They will post hours and costs to dump your boat.

Vintage Outboards

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Memorial Day Savings Extended

We are thankful to those Happy Memorial Daywho have defended this great country throughout the years.
This Monday we remembered our fallen heroes that gave their lives for our freedom.

In celebration of the freedoms that we all are blessed to receive, we extended our Memorial Day Discount. Save additional $20 off boat parts orders of $100 or more placed on-line through Friday, 6/1/19.  Use code memorialsave20 at checkout to see your discount in your shopping cart.

Feel great about buying from US Boatworks for all your boat parts needs.  We are the leader in supplying marine parts in the US.  By stocking over 2 million parts in one location, you can rest assured your order will be in stock, packaged and shipped the same day when your order is received by 3pm.  Your order leaves from our shop location in the heart of the US in Kansas City.  The advantage we have to being a Mid-West boat dealer is that our central location allows for shorter shipping distances to most locations.  These shorter shipping distances can translate into receiving your package quicker.  We expect all of these shopping conveniences will result in a pleasant experience for our valued customers.

Not only do we stock over 2 million boat parts and ship them out to you fast, we also offer everyday discounts of up to 20% off retail prices when you order on-line.  Pricing discounts vary depending on what you purchase, but you will find some of the best pricing on boat parts in the country.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Memorial Day Savings on Boat Parts

To kick off the summer right, we are offering great savings now to get you out on the water before Memorial day. Save $20 off boat parts orders of $100 or more placed on-line through Monday, 5/28/18.  Use code memorialsave10 at checkout to see your discount in your shopping cart.  Order now to get your parts quickly before the Memorial Day Weekend.
Feel great about buying boat parts from US Boatworks.  We are the leader in supplying marine parts in the US.  By stocking over 2 million parts in one location, you can rest assured your order will be in stock, packaged and shipped the same day when your order is received by 3pm.  Your order leaves from our shop location in the heart of the US in Kansas City.  The advantage we have to being a Mid-West boat dealer is that our central location allows for shorter shipping distances to most locations. These shorter shipping distances can translate into receiving your package quicker.  Plus we send most of our packages via FedEx Ground which tends to be delivered 2+ days quicker than those who ship USPS. We expect all of these shopping conveniences will result in a pleasant experience for our valued customers.
Not only do we stock over 2 million boat parts and ship them out to you fast, we also offer everyday discounts of up to 20% off retail prices when you order on-line.  Pricing discounts vary depending on what you purchase, but you will find some of the best pricing on boat parts in the country.
We take pride in serving you and do our best to meet all your boating needs.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Where to find NLA Boat Parts

Boat Parts Inventory
If you own an older boat motor you may find it challenging to get replacement parts for necessary repairs.  Most boat dealers do not have the time or the warehouse space to stock slower moving, older outboard or sterndrive parts.  To make matters worse, manufacturers only produce replacement parts for a period of time and then announce that the parts are NLA- no longer available from them. This leaves boat owners in  a pickle when in need of parts to get back out on the water.  Often times, older motors will be sent to the junk yard because of the lack of available replacement parts.
We have a solution for you! US Boatworks took on the inventory challenges to make NLA parts available for everyone.  We expanded our warehouse space significantly to serve those in need of boat parts.  Our owner personally spends over 2000 hours each year scouring the country for hard to find parts.  Once he finds the parts and pays to have them shipped to our shop, our team then reviews each piece to insure quality and suitability.  Next we log them into inventory, assign a bin location and get them on the warehouse shelf. boat parts
There is a significant time and money investment to get theses NLA parts to our customers.  Our NLA parts will sometimes be more costly than the price when it was new.  This increase in price is due to the time and money investment made to bring them in and store them over the years.  Additionally, we often times pay over retail for parts when they are in high demand and low supply.  Just like you learned in economics 101.
If you are need of hard to find boat parts, please check our easy to use on-line parts store. If we don't have what you are looking for on-line, be sure to call or email us.  If you order with us, we usually ship your part out the same day via FedEx ground.

Friday, May 4, 2018

This Fatal Flaw in Boat Safety Could Have Dire Consequences




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 a list of items to go on the boat.  Of course we remember the snacks and drinks, the water skis and fishing poles all which are a necessity for having a great time.  However, with the fun list of toys comes a short list of safety items which could be a huge help in the event of an emergency.  While we will never use all of these safety items, having the right tools when you need them can make all the difference.  In fact, missing some of these items can make destroy your fun day.  Better yet, having the right safety gear on your boat can save a life.

Boat Safety Items:

boat on fireFire Extinguisher
First Aid Kit
Life Jackets
Whistle or Air Horn
Flash Light
Screw Driver, Pliers
Spare Prop
Prop Nut Wrench
Duct Tape


While researching items for this article, we came across Federal Requirements for recreational boats published by the US Coast Guard.  These regulations go into great detail as to the type of equipment necessary in its 82 page document called A Boaters Guide to Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats.  Page 42 of that document lists the requirements based on the size of your boat.  For our purposes, we are discussing boats up to 26 feet in length. Their list starts with reminding boaters that they need the required  state numbering and licensing then the remaining 8 items are about safety.  Similar to the list above, items required are life jackets, electric distress signals, flares, fire extinguisher, gas tank ventilation,horn or whistle, navigation lights and backfire flame arrestor for non-outboard motors.  We recommend all boaters review this document in its entirety as it address safety in operating your boat as well.  We will cover that topic in another post in the coming weeks.
In summary, take a few extra minutes this year before your first trip out with the boat to
be sure you have the proper safety equipment.  Do it now and at the beginning of each season.  A few safety precautions now can mean the difference between fun and disaster.