Originally Posted by samt
I work with outboards. And must admit there are certain outboards that are worse than others for it. The common story is customers putting the boats away doing nothing to the engines, taking them out a few months later when the sun comes out and getting angry when they don't start and they miss a days boating. Now if they all got them serviced in the winter i wouldn't be stuck doing overtime on the best days of the year, and could be using mine (it got used for 3 days last year).
I have a friend like that, his boat is inboard engined but he tows it home end of Sept.
Takes it back down for Easter.
Does nothing to it at all, not even draining the water out the blocks.
He hasn't uncovered it this winter since he bought it back.
Infact it was seized last Easter but I managed to fee it off, just!!!
But he always starts it by tipping fuel straight in the carb after its been stood up, wonder why!! Lol
With mine I dont do anything with the fuel at all. I don't ever disconnect the fuel line from the engine. But I do run it every 3 weeks minimum and do maintain/service it as necessary!
Any problems or potential ones get sorted straight away.