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bravocharlie posted 11-06-2005 04:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for bravocharlie   Send Email to bravocharlie  
Storing my 18 Dauntless outside for the winter. Boat and motor have been winterized. Should the outboard be stored in the up position (trailer mode) or full down position?
high sierra posted 11-06-2005 05:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Full down . Lets all the water drain out High sierra
Chuck Tribolet posted 11-06-2005 11:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
But I'd cycle it up and down a couple of times, leaving it in
each position for several minutes.

That is, IF I lived where "winterizing" didn't just mean a warm coat
over the drysuit. ;-) We look forward to winter. That lack
of sun means the plankton dies off, the water gets clearer,
and the visibility is, on average, the best of the year.

;-)


Chuck

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