Syphoning the tank is a good idea. My buddy did that last season whenever his truck was low. FYI to those reading, ethanol is hydroscopic meaning it would rather bond with water over gas. It doesn't take much water in your gas to get the ethanol to phase separate and bond with the water. The water/ethanol mix sinks to the bottom of your tank. Since gas is supposed to be a mix of 10% ethanol, if you have 100 gallons of gas you could potentially end up with ten gallons of water and ethanol mixed together. Worse yet when ethanol phases out you lose about two or three points worth of octane rating. Ethanol phasing out will leave that rusty looking residue. Water bonded with ethanol forms globs of snotty looking crap in your tank. That is why I say leave the tank practically empty. Plenty of people run their tanks bone dry all summer long when there is a lot more humidity in the air and the tank is venting to warm salt water air. Most don't have a problem doing it so why would you have a problem storing the boat that way in colder, less humid air?