Ive owned my 246 for almost a year now, but finally got my first real test run/fishing trip in. I like the boat quite a bit more than I was expecting. I thought the engine noise of the diesel and speed would be more of a problem. I have a few newb questions about the boat. The steering is a little stiff, the rudder seems to have some play. Is there a good method to lube this? The gearbox is quite noisy when first engaged at idle speed. It seems to quiet down after a few minutes though. Is this normal? It has zincs on the trim tabs, but there is pitting on the prop. Does the prop system use a zinc or does this depend on bonding wires found in the bilge? The boat has a fresh water washdown switch on the back, Im not seeing a tank for this anywhere? Am I not looking in the right place? The fish boxes in the floor constantly fill with rain water, pumping them out seem to be the only option. I am concerned about freezing weather damaging this. The boat is kept in Panama City FL, so it will freeze on occasion. Any real solutions there? Lastly, the deck drains quite slowly and the check valve drains in the back seem to clog easily. I lost my last boat to hurricane Michael last year, I think the deck drains had much to do with this. Is there an improvement I can make here?