Select a well-ventilated storage area.
If possible, avoid storage areas with
To carry the outboard motor, hold it
by the carrying handle, or hold by the
carrying handle and the lug beneath
the engine under cover, as shown.
Lifting the outboard motor by the
engine cover, or using the installed
outboard motor as a handle or lever
to move the boat, can damage the
If your internal fuel tank and portable
fuel tank contains gasoline, store it
away from any appliance that
operates with a flame, such as a
furnace, water heater, or clothes
dryer. Also avoid any area with a
spark-producing electric motor, or
where power tools are operated.
Store the outboard motor either
vertically or horizontally with the
tiller handle side up and move the
shift lever to the R (reverse) position
to lock the tilt system.