At sea, it can be equally frustrating when squalls demand one sail change after another. After three days and three nights of sail changing, single-handed sailor Dan Bowen's nicely summed it up with the words, “Rog, that sail’s been up and down like a pair of whore’s drawers!”
And why did the gearbox give me problems…at the end of the day I found that the manufacturer had sent the wrong instruction manual!
With a dead camera battery there’s no picture of the gear box. This sketch of a tramcar is about as close as I can get to something mechanical.