Do not be that guy!
I posted the photo below on the ZTC Facebook page, making a bit of a rant about people tilting their outboard engines up at crowded dinghy docks. I essentially said that if the water is deep enough to not require it, don’t do it!
Several people couldn’t understand why I would say this. If you’ve ever had to “park” at a crowded dock, the answer is obvious. THIS is why…
Raising your engine at a spot like this shows, in my opinion, a total disregard for other people’s property. I don’t care about the mystery threat of stray current around the dock, or growth on the lower unit. Neither are an acceptable excuse. A prop rubbing on the inflatable tubes of a dinghy can easily cause damage. Have some respect… DO NOT be “that guy.”