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Re: Downside to leaving outboard motor prop in water?
As already mentioned.. he is in Fresh water. Also, his outboard is in a well, so with the hatch closed, it keeps the rain out. While maybe not a good an idea as say the thick trash bags (which would do the same thing) it would work well in his case
My comment was directed at the video, not the specifics of the OP's situation.
Did you look at the video? I don't see it working for anyone - fresh water or salt water. Pulling your whole boat over a plastic tarp with flotation around the edges is just a stupid idea. No way you'll keep moisture out of the area between the hull and tarp. Even if you don't have barnacles in fresh water, you'll still get slime, mold, leaves, seeds, and all sorts of other organic matter that will decay into a nice smelly culture. There's a reason why swimming pools have chlorine and filters.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
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