we time we broke a steering cable, on a small runabout (18 Ft c/w 90 HP ?). It took us several hours to get back to the island cabin
, hand wrestling the outboard
to steer by hand.
In the early morning, I installed a new cable, then woke the boat-owner to take me out water
He fired the engine
, pulled me up off the dock
, and turned to exit the dog-leg cove.
Oops! I’d wrapped the cable backwards, around the steering wheel
Turned wheel left, boat went right - hit rocks. Nobody hurt, minimal damage.
Did I say oops?