PS to the very complete picture story of disassembly and blade balancing above:
While you can leave the body-sans-blades up in a hurricane
, I put a funnel which will cover the shaft and nose to avoid any really strong wind-driven rain from getting into the works.
Tape with gorilla tape or similar over the funnel opening and along the sides of the top-to-nose of the KISS body to assure it stays in place and no water
makes it inside the funnel. The tail will keep it turned into the wind.
Very effective and prevents having to dismount the unit.
However, if you had the slip-ring style thrust washer (mine is not), entire removal
is dead simple, too, by merely unscrewing the bottom of the housing (it's held on the pole by a male-threaded coupling which mates with the housing).
Be careful, should you ever have occasion to R&R it that you don't overtighten the base. It's the reason the housing broke and the unit took a swim in a storm.
I use a micrometer to measure (with the stick-out end) the distance of the threads inside the housing, and mark that depth
on the collar which screws into it. If not, it's easy to, with the goop you choose for water
exclusion, overtighten, driving the male end past the threads and stress the housing...