There's a boat for everyone, and someone for every boat
My wife and I like to play this game in restaurants, once we've finished moaning about the kids and our respective in-laws. It's called Pick the Occupation.
By assessing how other diners present themselves, you have predicted what they do for a quid. Accountants and teachers are a cinch. Same with tradesmen. Same with scientific boffin types having bad hair days.
You never really know the answer, so it's a kind of futile exercise in stereotyping, but sure helps pass the time between entree and main.
By extension of that, I reckon I can match boats with different character types, and vice versa. It's like how some people look similar to their dogs.
Show me a pair of white shoes and a captain's hat and I'll show you an express sports cruiser owned by a retired salesman. Crisp shorts and rugby top and its Riviera/Maritimo owned by a finance broker. Marlin tee-shirt ...
I'm thinking panel beater or coal miner in a plate alloy sportsfisher.
Jetski owners are harder to fathom, as they range from the apprentice carpenter to full-blown mid-life crisis-ee. The other one that has me struggling are those metal-flake bass boats with super-sized outboards, which remind me of hoon cars which tear away from the traffic lights, only for you to catch them at the next red.
I wonder to myself, 'who the hell would buy one of them'.
But that's the great thing about this sport/recreation/hobby. There's a boat for every personality type, and a personality type for every boat. You may not like them but, hey, there's plenty of water out there.
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