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Trim down for freeze! #14235992 01/01/22 04:38 PM
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Trim down your motors guys! Hard freeze coming will wreck a lower unit!

Last edited by 🍀El Gato Azul🍀; 01/02/22 01:45 AM.

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Re: Trim down for freeze! [Re: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀] #14236508 01/02/22 02:19 AM
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Lol I just went to the barn and did this.

Re: Trim down for freeze! [Re: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀] #14236511 01/02/22 02:28 AM
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Re: Trim down for freeze! [Re: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀] #14236530 01/02/22 02:48 AM
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Shoot boy, I wrapped mine with a heating pad wrapped in a towel & trashbag. I love my LU! clap thumb

Re: Trim down for freeze! [Re: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀] #14236603 01/02/22 04:24 AM
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Re: Trim down for freeze! [Re: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀] #14236661 01/02/22 09:04 AM
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So any advice for any idiot that failed to do this?

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Asking for a friend. Boat is in enclosed storage.

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*** edit, when I pulled the boat out of the water last time, the motor was all the way down for 2-3 minutes before I raised it to attach the transom protector ***

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Re: Trim down for freeze! [Re: 🍀El Gato Azul🍀] #14238830 01/04/22 05:24 AM
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I keep mine in my garage and still lower it just as a precaution. Even helps to leave the light on if you can. If your boat is enclosed it should be okay as temps will warm up by mid day each day. If you do have to lower your engine don’t forget to raise them back up when you can as keeping an engine down for extended periods of time can cause damage to your lower unit seals from the pressure. If your boat is outside wrapping them up like Flip n Go is the best way.


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Originally Posted by mjmetro0719
I keep mine in my garage and still lower it just as a precaution. Even helps to leave the light on if you can. If your boat is enclosed it should be okay as temps will warm up by mid day each day. If you do have to lower your engine don’t forget to raise them back up when you can as keeping an engine down for extended periods of time can cause damage to your lower unit seals from the pressure. If your boat is outside wrapping them up like Flip n Go is the best way.


Keeping motor trimmed down will not hurt the trim/tilt seals.

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