If storing horizontally, be sure to fold
the tiller handle, and rest the outboard
motor on its case protectors.
Be sure all water has drained from the
outboard motor before placing it on
its side, so no residual water can enter
the engine exhaust port.
Any other horizontal storage position
may cause damage to the outboard
motor or oil leakage.
Cover the outboard motor to keep out
dust. Do not use a plastic sheet as a
dust cover. A nonporous cover will
trap moisture, promoting rust and
REMOVAL FROM STORAGE
Check your outboard motor as
described in the BEFORE
OPERATION chapter of this manual.
If the cylinder was coated with oil
during storage preparation, the engine
may smoke briefly at startup.
This is normal.