Monday, November 14, 2011

What happened to Southwest Marine in Kansas City?

Southwest Marine in Kansas City has recently closed it's doors after many
years serving boaters. While their loyal customers may be
disappointed, we do hope you will drive further down the road and give US
Boatworks a try. US Boatworks has been in the boat repair business for
over 27 years. Our repair shop has a combined knowledge of 100+ years
experience in repair. Our long-term success is a result of providing
quality service, experience and knowledge. We offer not only the best
service department you will find in the Kansas City area, we have the best
pricing too. We offer one of the lowest labor rates in town for

. We bend
over backwards to see that your boating needs are met - whether you need
parts, a new motor or service on your engine, you can count on US.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Boat Winterization

Winterization under way

Our lot is full to the brim with

Kansas City area
to winterize.  Many boaters 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
mechanic from beginning to end.  Rest assured that your motor will be
properly winterized and safe from the upcoming freeze.

Another reason our
customers choose US Boatworks is because we offer

boat parts that are hard to
.  Parts for older boats that are not longer made are stocked by the
thousands.  We get people from all over the United States looking for
marine parts.  Most of our

old boat parts
NLA - No Longer Available
marine parts

from the manufacturer.  Once a manufacturer stops producing parts that fit
your boat, it can be very difficult or impossible to fix your motor. 

The major brand boat parts we carry are

Mercury Marine, Mercruiser, OMC Cobra,
Johnson, Evinrude and Mariner
.  Our lower unit replacement
program offers you two choices.  Choose a new lower unit or a
remanufactured lower unit by visiting our site.

For more information on any of
these products or service send us an email at or call us M-F
9-5 CST at 913-342-0011.  TIm, Ron or Mike are happy to help you with your
boat repair or maintenance needs.  We are open 9-5 Monday through Friday
until spring hits. 

Happy boating.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Winterize your boat in Kansas City

Unless you are a die hard fisher,
its probably time to get your outboard or sterndrive motor
winterized. Those of you in the Mid-West had better act fast as
the Mid-West is expecting a freeze in the next few days.

So what are your options? 1) You can
do it yourself or 2) you can take your boat in for
service. Here are a few tips for you.

Have US Boatworks
Winterize your boat for you

Take the guess work out of it, sit
back and let us do the work for you. You will be comfortable
knowing we will do the job right. US Boatworks offers
outstanding service and very knowledgeable staff. Tim, Ron and
Mike are amazing and know your boat and parts inside and out.
Plus they love what they do and take pride in it. We have seen
many customers from the old Bruce Marine this year. They are
happy with the service at US Boatworks and promise to come back
in years to come. You can read more about our happy customers
throughout this blog.

Before coming down with your boat,
please call 913-342-0011, to make sure we can get to your boat
before the freeze. We will make every attempt to take care of
all the customers who call us. Our lot is filling up quick.

Winterize your boat yourself:

US Boatworks caters to the
do-it-yourselfer. Feel free to use our
winterizing tips page assist you in winterizing your motor
then get your parts and oil from US Boatworks. We know what your
motor needs and can assist you in getting the right parts. If
you need a manufacturer

boat motor service manual
, we stock those too.

To check our inventory, contact Tim
or Mike at US Boatworks at 913-342-0011 or email us at
. We welcome the opportunity to help you
in your boat parts search.

Happy boating.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Mercury Marine Spitfire Propeller

Mercury Propellers is proud to introduce “Spitfire,” Mercury’s first four-blade aluminum performance propeller for boaters using 25 hp to 125 hp outboards.
Spitfire provides the best performance in the world of aluminum propellers – in fact, it’s 25 percent faster from 0 to 30 mph than Mercury’s best-selling Black Max propeller, and there’s no penalty in top speed.

Key to Spitfire’s performance is its four-blade design. Four blades allow Mercury Marine engineers to increase the blade area of the propeller while keeping the diameter low, which allows the propeller to spin up quickly and improve acceleration.

The low-diameter, high-blade-area design was borrowed from Mercury’s top-of-the-line stainless steel Fury and Enertia propellers. This formula provides outstanding acceleration and holding without compromising top speed. That provides boaters who use aluminum propellers access to the industry’s latest design innovations.

Spitfire was designed from the ground up to be the best-handling aluminum propeller on the market. Spitfire features an extra cup design coupled with a straight trailing edge – similar to cleaver propellers used on race boats. Together they hold the water even in the tightest maneuvers.

“There’s a large segment of customers in the pontoon and freshwater fishing market who are comfortable with aluminum propellers but still want maximum performance from of their boat,” said Dirk Bjornstad, brand manager of Mercury Propellers. “Our research shows that these customers place a premium on fast time to plane and solid holding in turns. Our engineers delivered just that, while retaining the top-end speed that people have gotten from the Black Max.”

In addition to the standard Spitfire, there are also three propellers in the line designed specifically for the unique demands of pontoon boats. The Spitfire Pontoon models – considered the best pontoon propeller in the Mercury lineup – feature extra holding and lift to take pontoon boats to a new level of performance.

Availability - The Spitfire propellers for 40-60 hp standard gearcase engines are available now. The Spitfire Pontoon propellers will be available in October, with the 25-30 and 75-125 hp outboard propellers becoming available at the end of the year.

All Mercury propellers are produced with Mercury Marine’s revolutionary, patented Mercalloy for increased strength and durability.

US Boatworks and Mercury Marine invite you to test Spitfire and see for yourself that this is a prop that will meet and exceed the needs of your consumers. To learn more about the Spitfire and see the introductory video, click on the following link: US Boatworks carries all Mercury Propellers including the new Spitfire.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Now stocking Volvo SX-M Lower Unit

New to our extensive line up of Remanufactured lower
and upper units is the Volvo-Penta SX-M. The Volvo SX-M lower unit
or upper unit fits model years 1994- current. We carry all gear ratios.
This popular lower unit currently sells for $ 5,500 when you return a good core
back to us. Call 913-342-0011 to order yours today. Supply is

Monday, May 16, 2011

boating when gas prices are high

We are all frustrated with the high gas prices this month.  At $4.00
per gallon, some of us are scratching our head trying to figure out if we
should get the boat out this year.  Most boaters we polled say they
will be boating this season even if gas prices stay at current rates. 
Fuel prices are about $1.25 more per gallon over last year so when filling
up your boat, you can expect to pay more but is it worth giving up your
favorite sport altogether? 

As we were talking to boaters around town, they did offer us some gas
saving tips.  The best tip for those who rent a slip at a lake and
can't afford to put gas in their boat.  Consider giving up your dock
slip and find a cheaper place to store your boat on land, then you find
savings two ways.  First, storing your boat on its trailer on land is
cheaper than the dock slip.  Second, the gas you put in your boat can
be purchased at a land gas station over the marina gas station saving you
money at the pump.  You can also consider that keeping your boat out of
the water requires less maintenance than that of a boat stored in the water.

We will post more money saving tips throughout the week.  Stay

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tune up your outboard motor

The sun is finally shining and the promise of warmer temperatures is here. 
Tuning up that outboard motor this spring may be the right weekend project for
you.  US Boatworks has all the boat
need to tune up your motor.  Our top sellers are the Evinrude
Carb Kits - item #396701 to 439076.  If these aren't the part numbers you
need, we carry all Carburetor Kits for Mercury and Evinrude Outboard motors. 

Once you have your Carb Kit in hand, you will need some gear lube too. 
We stock an recommend genuine
Evinrude and Mercury
.  Other brands are inferior and will only cause you
trouble down the road.  It's worth the extra few bucks now to us genuine
manufacturer oil and save your motor from damage.  Popular part #s are
778749 HPF XR and0778755 HPF PRO.  These items are always in stock so feel
free to come by and stock up. 

Don't forget, if you are missing your motor manual, we have
Clymer boat motor
for every outboard motor imaginable.  These manuals will assist
you in your repair and maintenance efforts. 

Check back soon for more tips on tuning up your outboard motor.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

We are open on St. Patrick's Day

US Boatworks is open on St.
Patrick's day from 9 am - 5 pm. Come on by and see us. Check
out our new 2011 Mercury motors. I just posted the new motors on
our web site so if you can't get down here to see them, you can view out

2011 Mercury Outboard Motors
here. If you do visit us, consider
tuning up your boat for the season now. Don't wait till the rush
hits. You will have quicker turn around if you bring your boat for
service in March or early April. Also remember, if you are a do it
yourselfer, we have all the
parts, lube and
genuine marine oil
that you need to get your boat in tip top running

I will post more on spring
tune ups in the next week.

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's a big deal, this boat

It's a big deal, this boat

I came across this boating
commercial yesterday.  I guess it has been around a while but with Tivo, I
don't see a lot of commercials.  This one sums it up for us boaters. 
The lady exclaims, 'Its a big deal, this boat".  She doesn't understand
what all the fuss is about.  WE understand what all the fuss is about.  
It's quality family fun, its your hobby, your passion. You want your boat
running the ENTIRE season so you can enjoy those warm days on the water.  
Trust your passion to a boat shop that has that same passion, for boating, US
Boatworks.  We work hard to get you back on the water as quickly as
possible.  We also keep over 1 million boat parts in stock so you don't
have to wait for us to order the part your boat needs.  If you have an
older boat, we have those hard to find,
obsolete, NLA boat parts
in stock. 
Call us at 913-342-0011 or send us an email and let us know how we can help you. 
We ship our parts all over the US.

Here is the commercial.