water draining from outboard motor
by Sam V
(Mountain Grove, MO)
I recently purchased a 17 ft. Bass Boat with a 2004,75 HP Mercury 2 cycle outboard. Before buying the boat the seller and I took it to a boat ramp and backed it into the water and started the engine. It run well. At that point I hauled the boat 100 miles to my house, parked it and covered it up. Now we have had some freezing weather and I am worried that the motor was not lowered to drain the water out. Today I removed the motor brace and lowered the motor to the vertical position.
Do I have anything to worry about as far as water remaining and freezing in the engine?