Duck Season!

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…

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…

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….

Boat Motor Spring Maintenance

It’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…