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Re: Anti-Fouling Paint on an outboard?
I take it, your outboard is down in a motor well? There are certainly mechanisms that make it fairly easy to pull one up and hold it there. However, the issue is often being unable to close the hatch over it. Again, a dockside hatch could be fashioned.
That said, if this isn't practical, for sure you should paint the lower unit. I've even seen some paint just the back and lowest part, when they can't tilt it fully out of the water. The effort they seem to go through to match the waterline cracks me up.
Unfortunately, on my Dolphin at least, there is no room in the motor well to tilt the motor out of the water without cutting a large chunk out of the bottom of the transom.