Re: Outboard motor winter storage
I have heard to schools of thought on that one. One is that doing so will cause gaskets and seals to dry out, causing leaks. The other is to fill your gas tank, add the appropriate amount of fuel stabilizer, then run the engine until the stabilized gas in the carburetors, then let it sit. I do the latter, and along with pulling the plugs and pouring a little oil down the cylinders, and draining any water from the lower end, I have had no problems. Their is also a fogger you can spray under the engine cowling that helps prevent corrosion.
Personal opinion is a good thing, and everyone is entitled to one. The hard part is separating informed opinion from someone who is just blowing hot air....