Same here. I do live on a creek versus the main stem of the river which I also think is a factor - especially if you have low profile lifts versus overhead beams when those N'or Easters roll in. I have a 22 foot Grady with a Yamaha 225FS. Run her right through rockfish season (Dec 31) and then usually a little C&R in Jan. Then every 3-4 weeks during Feb and March, when we get 45+ degrees or better, I will take her out for a spin on the river. Before you know it, its April 1 and the fish are back (yup, days are already getting longer!). It comes off the lift several times a year as well for certain maintenance or when it needs something where she has to come off. Depending on schedules, I will change engine oil (via a pump from the cockpit), filters, separators and other minor things while on the lift.I have kept my 25 Parker on a lift year round for ten years. No winterize. Run every 3-4 weeks when a warm day appears. No problems.