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Old 11-14-2017, 09:30 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ian View Post
Boat is going into storage on Saturday, will an outboard that sits in a covered area for the winter with the LU removed suffer issues? Maybe just lather a healthy dose of grease on virgin metal areas?

That would be the ideal scenario for me because it would let me take a longer term approach to the project.
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perfectly fine to do that...we used to pull some of them so they wouldn't get stolen during the winter...just cover it so no little critter makes a home inside the exhaust tube...if you are not going to work on it immediately... drain and refill with fresh oil... otherwise you risk the water separating out of the oil and freezing as well as rusting the bearings.

A good run is better than a bad stand!
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