Maybe someone can help me out: I have a 20 hp Honda on my boat. I asked at the shop whether I should place it "down" in the water or "up" out of the water when the air temperature is below freezing. They said "down". I researched as much as could on-line and came up with the same general consensus. Yet, when I go through the moorage, I see nearly all of the outboard motors (different brands) all "up" even when its below freezing. Are they courting disaster, is it brand dependent, or is putting it down in the water when air temp is below freezing an old wives tale?
Does anyone have first hand experience on this?