Most don't and have no trouble.If you are going to lay the boat up all winter-it sure would not hurt to run anti freeze in the motor.Boater's World sells a kit that goes right on the flushing muffs and makes it a 10 minute job.
If you do not use anti freeze-take time to trim the motor up/down 3-4 times and allow it to drain.Some water gets trapped if you do not trim it fully down.
You'll often see a few drips after you trim it the first few times.Be sure to store the motor in the down postion.
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