rattle 'n hum wrote:
That happens! Tillers should be slanted inboard looking from back to front. If they're not, just pull the rudder pins and flop the whole schmutz around, then set toe. Consider adding a piece of electrical tape or something to the starboard end of the crossbar as a reminder.
Just FYI, Jerome - "schmutz" is Yiddish for "little dirt". Proper use would be something like, "Hand me the scrub brush - there's some schmutz
in the non-skid I need to clean out."
The other Yiddish word that's often misused is "putz", as in "I was putzing
around the garage today, working on the boat."
"Putz" is a noun describing a very specific part of the male anatomy. Now you know why it's funny.
/been married into a huge Jewish family for almost 30 years. Some of my wife's relatives can speak conversational Yiddish.