Until today, the aft deck of ‘Minnow’ resembled a cobweb, because I had tied together a number of ropes converging to a specific point above the deck for retaining one of the sheet blocks. This afternoon I replaced the tangle of ropes with a single stainless steel eye bolt. The ropes are no longer a hazard, and since they have been eliminated there is room for the helmsman to sit unimpeded on the deck, from where he can steer the boat with the tiller extension. Hopefully, the eye bolt will be as effective at securing the block in the optimum position for keeping the sheet clear of the outboard. It certainly looks a lot smarter, and it will be maintenance free.