I have just purchased a 2011 Gemini
105MC and was well aware of the issue with the drive leg popping up when in reverse.
In fact, on the test sail the broker demonstrated how to properly lube the leg, then how to listen for the right "click" sound when lowering the leg then giving it some forward thrust to make sure... then when he was reversing into the slip... it popped up LOL. Forcing a mad dash to the bow to prevent a collision
with another boat moored in it's slip.
Anyway, I have to make a long delivery
to my home port right away and don't have time to work on a proper fix.
Is it true that some simply run a line from the bow anchor
cleat under the boat and tie it to the drive leg then tighten it when a need to reverse may be imminent?
I don't want to have to worry about this happening as I stop for re-fueling and pump outs and going through locks on my way to home port.