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If you’re a hands-on, do-it-yourself type, check out the following video series on how to prep your boat’s outboard engine and fuel system for its long winter’s nap.
Of course, you should check with the manufacturer of your engine to find out what steps are recommended for your specific make and model of outboard of sterndrive, but the videos and articles here should give you a pretty good idea of the steps involved.
STEP 1: How to Change Your Outboard’s Lower-Unit Oil
STEP 2: Winterizing Your Outboard: Fuel-System Storage Tips
STEP3: Winterizing Your Outboard: Protecting the Cylinders
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Tom Richardson is the director and host of New England Boating. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.