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Storing Portable Yamaha Outboard

The manual and Yamaha's web site is not helpful. Where can I get complete information on storing portable outboard motors?
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After winterizing the outboard, you can either store it on one side... if you lay it down on one side, it will be alright, but the manual should say which of the two sides is ok. One side will let the oil leak.

The other option is storing the engine on a sawhorse.
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Having some experiance with having to get outboards to run in the spring, if you have room a motor stand of some sort is the best way to store your motor. A lot less hassles and longer engine life and you don't trip over it in the dark.
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