Sound like a plan. I'm still on the hard. Sanding and painting the prop next. I must say that in-water storage seems like the way to go. (A bit envious!) Perhaps you could start a new thread and post your experiences. I for one would like to know more about the down side. I'm planning for us to stay in the water next winter.
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