Originally Posted by starnetman2001
Mine is always on transom and started each time I leave for about 10 mins to motor out of port.
Had to use it 3 times in 4 years. Once it saved me from hitting rocks. Would never have had time to mount if it was stowed.
I have it connected to main and res tanks too so no chance of running out of juice.
Given that contaminated fuel may be a cause for primary engine failure , many folk prefer to keep secondary back-ups with completely seperate fuel supplies ! I'm guessing that the main objective of an auxillary is to get out of trouble , or limp back to safety rather than to continue the cruise .
I agree with keeping it on the transom and regularly starting her up though .