Do you all like to do the winterization of your outboards yourself, or do you have it done by a shop?
I have a Yamaha 40hp, and 4ph kicker. Last year (first year with boat) I had it done at the shop, and had a bad experience. On both motors, they didn't tighten the gear oil drain screws well enough. On the kicker, the drain screw was so loose, that I could literly tighten it with the tip of my finger. I noticed the problem because oil was leaking out! When I brought it to the attention of the guy at the shop, he acted like it was no big deal, and just walked away! Well, I'm in Juneau, so I guess they know we have few choices.
I just don't want to mess up the motor by doing it myself, but I have little faith in the shop. Maybe I'll just have to take it to another shop...
What do you all do and recomend?