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Old 22 July 2014, 08:12   #1
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Storing the outboard when out of the water

Hello everyone,

Should i store my SR with the outboard up or down ( it's PTT)

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Down...

Lets all the water drain out, stops people walking into the prop and if 4 stroke helps to keep all the oil in the normal places...
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Old 22 July 2014, 08:51   #3
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Thanks Steve, it's a 2 stroke and although it is up against a fence, it will be better down. Assume it's less strain on the rams/hydraulics as well?

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I usually store mine in the down position too. I put it down to flush it when I get home and then leave it there til just before I tow it off the drive again.

But it helps the water drain while flushing (and subsequently) and then also keeps the oil/fuel etc in the "right" places for extended periods (before tilting the engine and bouncing it around on the trailer moves them again)!

It also means that I can get behind the boat as I back it up to the fence when stored, so leaving it up would put the prop right against the fence.
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Mine is only used in fresh water but not good to keep water in it?
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Yeah, it's still a good idea to drain water out of it. Especially in the winter when any trapped water could turn to ice (expending as it does so) and potentially burst seals/joints, etc.
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On the Verado owners club website they strongly recommend that you store the Verados tilted down if possible.

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up or down

Down - definitely. Whatever make or 2/4 stroke.
You don't want water sitting in it - fresh or salt
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