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Old 27 September 2008, 03:35   #1
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Winter lay up

Just a quick one, I have a friend who owns a small river boat used in fresh water with a 15hp four stroke outboard. She has asked what you do with the engine in prep for winter. I use an additive for underfloor tanks and run it through if laying up. What is best for a small boat like this with a seperate fule tank. Cheers
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Stick the petrol in a car and the engine in the shed after spraying some fogging oil into the cylinders.
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Stick the petrol in a car and the engine in the shed after spraying some fogging oil into the cylinders.
Yep-but stick some preservative in the fuel first and run it up to make sure what's in the fuel system already doesn't go stale.
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Cheers , thought that would do.
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i compleatly drain the carb of fuel by the drain screw and remove the propeller and store it stood upright and spray a bit of wd40 over the wiring terminals kill switch ect and then turn the engine over by hand a few times every month or so .
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If you're in an area that freezes, make sure you leave the motor down. If it's up, rainwater will collect in the prop nacelle and freeze, probably requiring replacement of the lower unit.

If the engine won't be run for a few months, you may want to fog the engine to prevent rust in the combustion chambers.

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