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Re: What Cheeses Me Off!

I'm in the same aggravated trades as Mark is in right now (about 500 yards upwind of him), and my problem isn't the halyards since I've got those wrapped tight. My problem is the da**ed wheel lock. When a big gust hits and the boat is at end extreme end of one swing and then is jolted to the opposite end of the swing the forces on the rudder are strong enough to overcome the wheel lock and it SQUEELS for about 5 seconds and wakes me up. I'm lazier than Mark since instead of getting up, removing the wheel cover and tying the wheel to something with a piece of line, I just pretend that there won't be any more gusts that strong and I can just shut my eyes again. I was only wrong 10-15 times last night, and there's still no line attached to the wheel


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