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Outboard Position for Winter
|Author||Topic: Outboard Position for Winter|
posted 10-17-2001 05:24 PM ET (US)
Is there any reason not to keep the outboard in the down (aka running) position during the winter? It would make tarping the boat easier...
posted 10-17-2001 06:33 PM ET (US)
Freezing water in the exhaust part of the lower unit ought to be enough reason to lower it as far as it can go to allow for drainage.
Unless you are lucky enough to be south of the frost line.
posted 10-17-2001 08:24 PM ET (US)
I store my outboard in the down position during the winter so that water doesn't collect and freeze.
posted 10-18-2001 10:25 AM ET (US)
Once drained in the down position, you can raise it but make sure you cover the propshaft with something so water can't collect in the exhaust ports. It will crack your foot if it freezes. I HAVE to raise mine due to the trailer height.
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