What can be done to protect your boiler and save money?
1. Use proper layup methods, either fully wet or fully dry — no "partly" or shortcut methods. Open every hand hole every time. Gaskets and elbow grease are cheaper than boiler repairs. By all means, store your boiler inside, out of the weather. You don't need all the facilities of a top-notch RR Engine Terminal, but a good roof and sides will do wonders. And yes, cover the stack!
2. Clean out as much sediment and scale as possible. Use a high-pressure washer, if necessary. If you are a regular user of Terlyn LSB, this will be an easy rinse out, instead of a major blasting operation the old hard way.