Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday Sale from US Boatworks-Save $20!

Save $20 off $100, Shop Boat Parts Now!
Our Cyber Monday special begins today and runs through midnight, Tuesday 11/29. Save $20 off our already discounted prices when you spend $100 or more in our online store.  Use code CYBER20 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!!!

We are Thankful

Happy ThanksgivingUS 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.

Friday, November 11, 2016

A Veterans Day Thank You

Veterans Day
Thank  you to our Veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.  These small words can not express our gratitude for the sacrifices you make for us. As a token of our appreciation, Veterans can receive $10 off online boat parts order of $50 or more when you enter code 10save10 at checkout.  Visit our online boat parts store now & explore over 1 million discount boat parts from Mercury, Mercruiser, Evinrude, Johnson, OMC, Volvo and more.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Kansas Right to Fish & Hunt on Ballot In November

If you already completed advanced voting, you may have been surprised to find a proposed amendment regarding the right to hunt and fish in Kansas. This proprosal is taking people by surprise as there has been little talk of it since the main topic of conversation is the presidential election. So what's this proposal all about? What does a yes vote mean? What does a no vote mean? I'll try to sort it all out below.
mercury 9.9 fishing
The November 8th, 2016 ballot in Kansas contains a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would give Kansas residents the constitutional right to hunt and fish. As it stands now, it is not a constitutional right.  Currently there are 19 other states that declare the right to fish and hunt as a constitutional right. The NRA is the force behind the passage of this amendment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism supports this amendment. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks is the governing body enforcing fishing, hunting and trapping regulations.
The intention is to look toward the future to protect fishing and hunting from extremists who may be looking to outlaw hunting and fishing entirely. If passed, current regulations will not change. Licenses will still need to be obtained, seasons observed and property boundaries and safety rules respected. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will continue to regulate fishing, hunting and trapping in Kansas.
So bottom line, a "yes" vote will add the right to hunt, fish and trap to the Kansas Constitution thus further protecting the ability to do so. No regulations change.
A "no" vote will defeat the amendment. Nothing will change about hunting and fishing rights for now.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Duck Season!

Duck Boat Mercury Outboard
Judging by the huge quantity of duck boats we have in our repair shop for tune ups right now, it seems that duck season is upon us.

To be sure your first duck hunting trip this year goes smoothly, we highly suggest your outboard motor is running in top shape.  The first order of business is to tune up your motor.  There are many steps involved in tuning up your motor the first of which is to decide if you are going to do it yourself or leave it to the professionals.  If you are leaving it to the professionals, get your boat into the shop asap to insure your motor is running smoothly. Trusted Kansas City boat repair shops will have a lot of winterizations to do at this time of year so don't put this off until the last minute.

If you are doing an outboard motor tune up yourself, your first order of business is to pull out your boat owners manual.  If you can't locate your owners manual, call our come down to our store in Kansas City to get one. Once you have your owners manual, check guidelines for recommended procedures, lubes, oils and replacement parts.  Failure to use manufacturer required brands can void your warranty and may cause you further headaches down the road.

Start with a visual inspection of your motor starting at the bottom.  Look for signs of leaking lubricant that may run down the propeller.   This could be a signal that seals have gone bad.  If this may be the case, bring your boat in for service. Next check the propeller for signs of damage.  Cracks in the blades by the hub, large chips or bent blades call for repair or replacement of your prop.Duck Boat Mercury Outboard 25 on water

As you move up the motor, check and fix missing or loose screws, nuts or bolts on the lower unit.  Lubricate the grease fittings at the transom bracket, swivel bracket and transom clamp screw as directed in your owner's manual. The throttle control should be inspected and lubricated per your manual.

Next up is to replace the spark plugs and fuel filter. Then it's on to the lower unit. Check your owner's manual for the recommended frequency of lubricant changes for your outboard motor's lower unit. Begin by removing the unit's top and bottom fill plugs and allow the lube to drain into a container of your choice. Replace the lubricant with the manufacturer recommended product by filling lubricant into the bottom fill hole until lubricant reaches the top fill hole. Once filled, replace the top plug, remove the applicator nozzle and replace the bottom plug then wipe clean.

Last but not least, get all your hunting gear out.  Clean, inspect and replace as necessary then get out there and have fun.

As promised, here are some helpful Kansas and Missouri duck hunting links:

Friday, October 7, 2016

Winterization Service Options

Winterize with Mercury and Quick Silver ProductsWinterizing your motor before the first hard freeze is extremely important to prevent expensive damage come spring time.  A cracked block as a result of freezing will cost thousands of dollars not to mention missed time out on the lake next spring while you wait for your motor to be repaired.  Spend the time and the money to have one of our certified technicians properly winterize your boat before it's too late.

As more and more boats arrive to our shop for winterization, it seems appropriate to review the service options from US Boatworks.  We offer three levels of winterization service to meet everyone's needs.  Feel free to review your options before you come in with your boat.  We are happy to answer all questions you may have regarding our winterizing process & look forward to seeing you soon.
Man in snow with outboard motor
Don't wait too long to winterize your outboard motor!
The BASIC service includes the following:
  • Stabilize fuel
  • Fog engine
  • Drain and refill block with anti-freeze
  • Check engine oil
  • Check gear oil
The STANDARD service includes the same as the basic service above plus the engine oil & gear lube is changed:
  • Stabilize fuel
  • Fog engine
  • Drain and refill block with anti-freeze
  • Check engine oil
  • Check gear oil
  • Change engine oil
  • Change gear lube
The DELUXE service includes all the items in the above standard service plus we pull the outdrive to inspect for wear, inspect bellows, grease u joints, check alignment and grease the bearing.
  • Stabilize fuel
  • Fog engine
  • Drain and refill block with anti-freeze
  • Check engine oil
  • Check gear oil
  • Change engine oil
  • Change gear lube
  • Pull the outdrive & inspect for wear, inspect bellows, grease u joints, check alignment and grease the bearing.

Friday, September 30, 2016

What you need to Winterize your Outboard or Sterndrive

Winterizing tips for do it yourselfers:
This week temperatures took a dip and it definitely feels like fall outside.  Enjoying these cooler temperatures out on the water should be very tempting right now.  Traffic on the lake will be at a minimum so it might feel like you have the lake to yourself.  While it may be a little chilly for water skiing and tubing, it's a delightful time for a nice drive on the lake or even spending day fishing.
Products to Winterize SterndriveWhile you are enjoying the last few weeks on the lake, keep in mind that the task of winterizing your outboard or sterndrive is around the corner.  Winterization will need to be completed before the first hard freeze.  So, boaters have a choice of taking their boat in to have it winterized by certified mechanics or performing the task on their own.  Our blog next week will cover tips on having your boat repair shop complete your winterization. If you want to get ahead of the rush, bring your boat into our shop now while the wait is minimal.
For the diy boat mechanic, preparation is key in winterizing your boat.  Having the correct marine grade oil, lube and fuel stabilizer is important to prevent potential damage down the road.  Picking this up at the auto store or large discount chain is not the way to go.  If you are saving money by doing the task yourself, put a tiny bit of that savings towards genuine Mercury Marine, Evinrude, Johnson or Volvo-Penta oils and lubes.   Below is a list of  what you need before you begin winterization.
US Boatworks customers can enjoy 10% off  your winterization items below when mentioning this blog- carry out only.
Boy repairing Mercruiser SterndriveOutboard - 2 Stroke
Gear Lube
Fogging Oil
Fuel Stabilizer
Outboard - 4 Stroke
Fogging Oil
Fuel Stabilizer
Mercury Marine Oil and Oil FilterEngine Oil
Oil Filter
Gear Lube
Fogging Oil
Fuel Stabilizer
Engine Oil
Oil Filter
Gear Lube

Thursday, September 1, 2016

We Pay Cash for Lower Unit Cores

The busy summer season is winding down and we are already looking ahead to next year.  As one of the top remanufacturers of lower units in the US, we spend a good chunk of the winter months rebuilding gear cases so they are ready to ship out in the spring.  In order to build all those gear cases, we need good used cores to start the refurbish process. We need your cores! Recycle your housing, save the environment and earn some money in the process.

If you have used Evinrude, Mercury or Volvo-Penta outdrive cores laying around, put some cash in your pocket by sending them to us.  We buy Volvo Penta Sterndrive cores, Mercury cores and Evinrude cores and pay you based on the condition of the core you send us.

Don't throw that old lower unit out!  Turn it into cash. $$$$$$

Email US Boatworks @ sales@boatengine.comCall Us: 913-342-0011

Volvo DP SM Lower

US Boatworks, Quality Lower Unit Remanufacturing for over 30 Years

Thursday, August 18, 2016

OEM vs Generic Fuel Lines

We receive numerous phone calls each day about boat motors not running properly. Often times we try to help our customers trouble shoot the problem over the phone if possible.  No sense in bringing a boat in for service if the answer is a quick solution that the owner can handle.
So, when discussing the poor performance complaints, popular problematic symptoms usually include:
-Motor will not start
-The engine runs fine for a while, but then shuts down and will not restart
-Loosing power periodically and then when running on plane
Mercury Outboard w fuel lineIf the customer is inclined, we will suggest checking for fuel leaks, reviewing all fittings and connectors for leaks and testing the fuel bulb.  We also ask if the fuel lines have been replaced and if so, what brand has been installed? When the answer is the fuel lines have been replaced by lines purchased at a large discount store, we suggest purchasing OEM fuel lines and installing them with new fittings.  The fuel lines from the discount stores last a fraction of that of an OEM line.  The quick deterioration of the generic lines often times cause boaters more problems than the money saved up front.  Frequent replacing of lines and time lost on the water is far more costly than simply purchasing the OEM lines to begin with.  If fuel lines have never been replaced, they still may need to be changed out with new OEM lines to insure fuel can reach the motor with ease.
If you are in need of new fuel lines or fuel related accessories, we can help.  Our online parts store allows you to select your motor and review the engine diagrams on the screen.  Simply place items from the microfiche drawings in your shopping cart & check out.  We usually ship orders the same day so you receive your order quickly.  Additionally, readers of our blog can enjoy $10 off orders of $50 or more by entering 10save10 coupon code at checkout.
Bottom line, fuel related problems can sometimes be self diagnosed and fixed at home.  We recommend using OEM parts especially with your fuel lines and connectors.  Should you want us to do the work for you, please call or bring your boat in for Kansas City boat repair or service.  There is nothing better than a fun day out on the water with friends and family.  We take pride in quality workmanship and will get your motor running in top shape.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Which Outboard Motor Oil Is Best?

2 and 4 stroke motor oil is readily available at discount stores or automotive stores.  The Mercury 4 Stroke Oil 25W-40price is slightly cheaper than the OEM boat engine oil so we often get the question:  "Can I safely use the aftermarket or generic oil in my outboard motor?"
The bottom line answer is: You get what you pay for.
The manufacturers of the generic oils will tell you that their oils are safe of your 2 or 4 stroke outboard motor. While this may be true but is it the best oil for your outboard?
Many of the budget lubricants use cut rate ingredients to achieve a low price point. They have also manufactured this oil to work with a chain saw, weed eater, lawn mower, car and more.  By covering many different motor types, the choice additives needed for your specific motor are missing. Genuine Evinrude/Johnson and Mercury lubricants are blended with the highest quality base stock and additive packages. The choice of ingredients is driven by the demands of the 2-cycle or 4-cycle outboard engine.  These additives prevent corrosion, reduce foaming and keep your engine properly lubricated.
Our recommendation is to always choose genuine boat motor oil specifically manufactured for your engine for optimum performance. A few extra dollars now could prevent huge repair bills later.
You can pick up genuine Mercury Oil or Evinrude Outboard Oil, lubes and boat parts at our store anytime. Bring in your refillable container and we will sell you bulk oil at a discount.
Review Recommended Care from Mercury for your Mercury Engine.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Remaining Mercury Outboards

The 2016 boating season is in full swing.  Warm temperatures this July are getting boatersMercury Outboard Pontoon 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 2016 Mercury Outboards and are willing to make a deal on them. Our inventory includes:
Mercury Outboard 4 horse, Manual Start with Tiller Handle
Mercury Outboard 9.9 Horse, Manual Start with Tiller Handle
Mercury Outboard 9.9 Horse, Electric Start with Tiller Handle
Mercury Outboard 9.9 Horse, Manual Start, Long Shaft with Tiller Handle
Mercury Outboard 25 Horse, Electric Start, Long Shaft with Power Trim
Contact 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 above, contact us. More Mercury 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 kids go back to school.

Friday, July 1, 2016

US Boatworks Open Saturday July 2

US Boatworks will be open this SATURDAY, JULY 2 from 9-Noon to serve you. We are closed Monday July 4 and will re-0pen Tuesday July 5 at 9 am.
American Flag and Fireworks. US Boatworks
This July 4th weekend many families will descend to their favoarite lake to get their family boat out on the water. Often times hours of preparation go into preparing for an outing to the lake. Preparation usually includes include cleaning, tuning up the boat and making boat repairs as necessary. Over the last few years, we have helped you prepare for these trips through this blog.  You can find tips about  boat engine preparation from the article we wrote this spring.  Part of that preparation also includes safety measures. Please read our list of safety equipment you should carry on your boating trip.  After all that hard work, planning and preparing, we hope everyone has a great holiday and that your boat runs great.
US Boatworks is closed on July 4th so our employees can enjoy the holiday.  We appreciate all of our customers and recognize that our success is only because great customers come back year after year.  Thank you to all who support US Boatworks.

Friday, June 17, 2016

1st Responders Rely on US Boatworks

Professionals continue to count on US Boatworks to service their outboard motors. Most recently, the Kansas City Fire Department had their rescue boat in for routine maintenance.  They even agreed to pose for a quick picture for us when they came in to pick up their boat. Kansas City Fire Department Rescue Boat serviced at US Boatworks
So what makes US Boatworks stand out as a preferred boat dealer for our local fire and rescue department? We have polled our customers and choose the top 5 factors that make US Boatworks a superior boat repair shop.
  1. Our certified mechanics know your engine inside and out.  Each mechanic has attended many hours of instruction each year.  This education keeps them on top of new technology which rapidly changes each year.
  2. Each of our mechanics has over 25 years experience repairing boats.  So, in addition to being educated with the new technology, our staff has experience working on the late model engines as well.
  3. Our friendly team is always happy to help.  Step into our humble shop and you will find our experienced team ready to answer your questions and solve your problem.
  4. Great pricing: Low overhead keeps our costs down and we pass that savings on to our customers.
  5. Over 2 million boat parts in stock.  This means that we should have the parts you need on hand.  This saves a considerable amount of time while your boat is at our shop- no need to wait for parts to come in from the manufacturer. Your repair will be completed as quickly as possible to get you back out on the water.
We hope you choose US Boatworks for your Kansas City Area boat repair needs.  It's hard to put into words how much we truly care about our customers.  Come in and give us a try, let us earn your business as we have done with our local fire and rescue departments.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Discounts at US Boatworks

We are thankful to our Veterans who have defended this great country throughout the years.
Happy Memorial DayIn order to honor those who served our nation, we are offering everyone an additional $10 off boat parts orders of $100 or more placed on-line through Monday, 5/30/16.  Use code memorialsave10 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.
US Boatworks is closed this Saturday – Monday so our employees can enjoy the holiday with their families. Please call us on Tuesday or send us an email inquiry to  We will get back to you as soon as possible.
We take pride in serving you and do our best to meet all your boating needs.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Safety Equipment for Boating

Safety Equipment for Boating

Planning for a day out on the lake can take some time.  The most family with life jacketsskilled planner will have lists of items to buy before the trip, items to bring in the car for the ride to the lake and also 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.

Friday, May 6, 2016

US Boatworks: Kansas City's Mercury Marine Premier Dealer

Kansas City's Mercury Marine Premier Dealer is once again US Boatworks.
Mercury Marine reserves the title "Premier Dealer" foMercury-Premier-Dealerr only the best dealers in the nation. These dealers Mercury Motor Premier Dealersinvest a considerable amount of time each year to ensure they meet the requirements of this honorable distinction.  Mercury Marine evaluates the performance of  it's dealers every year.  Performance as a Premier Dealer is reviewed on many levels as shown below.
Premier Dealers
  • Have achieved and maintain a high service CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) score
  • Possess all the necessary service tools, testing equipment, manuals, and parts books
  • Employ at least one Certified or Master Technician
  • Provide timely service for all Mercury Marine customers
  • Offer extended service hours and mobile service, when appropriate
  • Use, display, and stock an adequate inventory of genuine Mercury Precision Parts
  • Offer a clean, neat shop with well-organized tools and service literature
The best dealers, who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to customer service, are recognized as Premier Dealers. So how does US Boatworks continue to be awarded this honorable distinction year after year? "It's about excellence and pride in everything we do" says Mike Tracy, President.  For example, Mechanics at US Boatworks  spend many weeks each winter training at the Mercury Marine technical school to be on top of the newest industry technology.  The dealership also invests in marine service laptops, diagnostic equipment, manuals and tools all so your engine can be properly diagnosed and serviced when you need it. Finally, the company keeps shop overhead low and passes that savings on to you. It's a win win for customers who choose US Boatworks for their sterndrive repair or maintenance - Excellent Service & Affordable Rates.
US Boatworks strives to be the best outboard dealer in the Kansas City area.  When we say dealer, that not only means you can trust Boatworks as a quality, knowledgeable source when you are buying a new Mercury Outboard or Mercruiser Sterndrive, US Boatworks can be trusted as your #1 boat repair shop serving Johnson County, Jackson County, Wyandotte County and more.  Quality boat repair is crucial in maintaining your boat motor and insuring that it will be Mercruiser Enginereliable out on the water.  Nothing will ruin your day at the lake like a outboard motor that doesn't run properly.  So when choosing your sterndrive or outboard repair shop, keep in mind that great mechanics make the difference in whether your boat runs great or not.  Look for certified mechanics that have years of experience and also do their continuing education. The team at US Boatworks looks forward to serving you for many years so you can continue to make wonderful memories out on the lake.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Underwater Rescue Team Relies on US Boatworks

Lee's Summit Underwater Rescue and Recovery uses US BoatworksKMBC 9 News recently featured an article about the work of volunteers at the Underwater Rescue and Recovery team of Lee's Summit.  These awesome individuals train every month to be sure their skills in water rescue are in top shape.  The team not only helps in the Lee's Summit area but assists in the greater Kansas City Metro area as well as out of town rescues.  With heavy rains in the area the last few days, we realize how important this crew is to the safety of those caught in these frightening storm waters.  We wonder how many lives have been saved as a result of these volunteers.

 The Underwater Rescue Team must insure their equipment is always in top working order so they my respond at a moments notice.  Equipment failure at anytime could mean the difference of saving a life or not.  The Team relies on US Boatworks to keep their Mercury outboard motors in top running condition.  We are proud to serve the team and love that they understand the value of using Mercury Certified Master Mechanics.  Our knowledgable staff has been happy to keep them safely on the water over the years.  If the Underwater Rescue Team relies on US Boatworks, shouldn't you?

  Video: KMBC 9 News & Underwater Recovery and Rescue

Friday, April 8, 2016

Outboard Motor Spring Maintenance

Merc 115 boy on yellow tubeIt's finally here.  Time to get your boat out of storage, dust off that cover and begin you spring maintenance.  So the question is, are you a do-it-yourselfer or do you bring your boat in for annual spring maintenance.  The good news is that US Boatworks supports you no matter which option you choose.

For the boat owner that would rather sit back and let us do the work, bring your boat on down for its spring checkup.  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 to review your motor.  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 Kansas City Area US Boatworks for boat repair and service.

For the do-it-yourselfer, we stock oil, filters, lube - everything you need to get out on the water.  We provide only the best brand name oils that are recommended by the 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 parts for your outboard or sterndrive, our on-line engine guide shows engine diagrams 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 you no matter what you need.  We appreciate you supporting your KC area boat dealer.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter

Happy Easter
Easter is more than just eggs and candy. It is also about peace, love, and family. We wish  you a blessed Easter.
To help you enjoy your Easter weekend, we are extending our spring break sale through Monday, 3/28. Hurry on over to our parts site, and stock up on all your boating and accessory needs before its too late.  When you spend $100 or more at our online store, save 10%* on your boat parts order when you enter SPRINGSAVE10 at checkout. Choose parts from Mercury, Mercruiser, Evinrude, Johnson and OMC.
US Boatworks specializes in boat parts and lower units.  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 your looking for a quality remanufactured lower unit, visit our lower unit page to discover more about our remanufacturing process and the savings to you when you purchase from us.
The US Boatworks Team
  *Exclusions Apply

Friday, March 18, 2016

Have you used our 10% off coupon code?

Spring break week here in 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.  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 and more.  We are your one stop shop for those hard to find, obsolete parts.  Be sure to try our micro-fiche online parts look up for easy shopping. You will be glad you did.   Shop Now

Friday, March 11, 2016


Spring Break Price Break, Save 10%

Mercury Outboard Pontoon
Shop for Spectacular Spring Break Savings!
For the remainder of the week, is offering a price break for Spring Break.  When you spend $100 or more at our online store, save 10% on your boat parts order when you enter SPRINGSAVE10 at checkout. 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.
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Friday, March 4, 2016

The Volvo SX-M Upper

Volvo SX-M Upper
Our product highlight for this week is the popular Remanufactured Volvo-Penta SX-M Upper from US Boatworks.  We offer the SX-M in two popular tooth counts, the 22/23 and the 21/26.  Within the 22/23 Upper, you can choose from five different gear ratios.  Those are 1.43, 1.51, 1.60, 1.66 and 1.85.  As for the 21/26, we carry the 1.79, 1.97 and 2.18 ratios.
This popular Volvo Upper is somewhat hard to find so buyers should be careful regarding getting quality remanufactured units.  US Boatworks follows the strictest industry standards when remanufacturing gear cases.  We have been in the replacement drive business for over 30 years and know your motor inside and out. Our personalized service will get your unit to you with the exact specifications you need.
In addition to excellent quality and service, our remanufactured gear cases come with a 1 year warranty.  This warranty will provide you with extended peace of mind when purchasing a Volvo Gearcase from us.
For even more peace of mind, lets talk about money savings.  When purchasing a remanufactured unit, you save a considerable amount of money over purchasing a new unit.  Additionally, US Boatworks offers core returns on most units.  By sending back your old core to us, you will receive a credit based on the condition of it.  Ask about our core return program when you call or email us for gear case pricing.
Rest assured,  Insurance claims are always welcome.  Our 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 and is happy to help get you back on the water.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Open Saturdays 9-Noon

Its going to be unseasonably warm this weekend. It feels like 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 February 27.  Normally we wait for the 1st weekend in March to open our doors on Saturdays but we strive 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 late February 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 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.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Introducing Our New Volvo-Penta DP-SM Lower Unit

US Boatworks now proudly carries the hard to find DP-SM gear case in several different configurations.  Our remanufacture department has been hard at work this winter to make the quality Volvo Sterndrive Housings in the following specifications:
Volvo DP SM LowerDP-SM LOWER (17/29) 1.78 RATIO  
DP-SM LOWER (16/30) 1.95 RATIO
DP-SM LOWER (16/30) 2.32 RATIO

There are many reasons to purchase a remanufactured 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.

Call Us at 913-342-0011

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mercury Marine launches 115 Pro XS FourStroke

Merc 115Mercury Marine® launches new products including 115 Pro XS FourStroke outboard at Miami International Boat Show
Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, is raising the bar even higher by introducing the new 115 Pro XS FourStroke outboard at the Miami International Boat Show.
In addition, Mercury is launching a group of new products intended to improve the boating experience including a new side mount mechanical remote control, next-generation Joystick Piloting Systemthree new additions to the Enertia ECO propeller series, Active Trim and a new VesselView digital interface.
Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes video from today’s launch in Miami at and see these new products in action. Contact US Boatworks for more information on this or any other Mercury Outboard Motor. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Looking for Volvo SX-A Lower Unit?

Announcing Our New Volvo-Penta SX-A Lower Unit

US Boatworks now proudly carries the hard to find SX-A gear case in all the different configurations.  Our remanufacture department has been hard at work this winter to make the quality Volvo Sterndrive Housings in the following specifications:
17/30 2.18 RatioVolvo SX-A Lower Unit
17/27 1.97 Ratio
17/27 1.66 Ratio
17/26 1.60 Ratio
17/26 1.89 Ratio
18/26 1.79 Ratio
18/26 1.51 Ratio
19/26 1.43 Ratio

There are many reasons to purchase a remanufactured sterndrive lower unit over buying new.  Those reasons are:
-Units are priced at deep discounts to save you money
-All units include a full 1 year warranty.-Gearcases are built new to manufacturer specifications
-Units include all internal parts & is fully compatible and interchangeable with OEM drives
-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.
Call Us at 913-342-0011  Email US