1) Please take a look at the two "rust" pictures (hope I posted these correctly; it's my first time using PhotoBucket). What's the best way to stop the rust from spreading any further?
2) Take a look at the location and angle of the spare tire. Our driveway is somewhat short and a little steep. When I pull the boat in/out of the driveway the bottom of the spare drags for about 18" on the asphalt. I'm not overly worried about the driveway - it doesn't even really leave a mark (though it did put a hole in the spare tire cover). But I am concerned about the spare in the long run. We just bought the boat this winter so it hasn't been moved much. After three attempts to properly get it in the garage after washing it today (60 in MN!!!) the sound of the spare dragging was driving me nuts. How should I fix this?