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…

We Pay Cash for Lower Unit Cores

We buy 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…

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…

Genuine Mercury Oil
Which Outboard Motor Oil Is Best?

2 and 4 stroke motor oil is readily available at discount stores or automotive stores.  The price 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….

New Mercury Motors in Stock

It’s been an exciting week at US Boatworks. We just received 8 new Mercury Outboards, unpacked them, loaded them up on stands and wheeled them out to the showroom floor. Four of these shiny new motors have 9.9 horse power and offer several different options such as electric start, tiller handle, long or short shaft and…