Went on an 1 1/2 hour drive to a gun show in another town today. Nice day, sun was out and I was looking at all the boats sitting in the drive or storage facilities all covered up for their long winters nap and noticed something.....of the 3 dozen or so boats that I saw, only two had their motors/ outdrives tilted down in the run position !! I have read many times and mechanics have mentioned numerous times that the leg needs to be down in the run position so water does not collect and freeze as it could crack the lower unit housing. Thought I would post a reminder for folks to remind them of this important step !!! Your call, your motor, but many that I saw look like new engines and I am sure a frozen, cracked lower unit would not be covered under warranty !!!