Like all our greatest debates, this one raged during those sunset hours on the docks when the drinks flow freer and the fish stories get grandiose. The topic, naturally, was boats, this time which was the most versatile. Family Guy argued for the deck boat; Fish Head pegged the center console. Gold Chain? He was certain his go-fast could produce more thrills than any of our lame choices — and, well, let’s just say prove a little more versatile with the ladies.
That’s when I pronounced them all wrong. “The world’s most versatile boat?” I asked with just a hint of swagger. “Easy. It’s a personal watercraft.”
They mocked me, of course. So as all brave men do in the face of adversity, I threw out a dare. Give me five days on the Sea-Doo Wake 155, and I’d prove it.
“Time’s wasting,” said Gold Chain, throwing a Benjamin onto the table. “Let’s see what you’ve got.”
I had five days to do just that.