Some are large and some are small
Some are strong, some are feeble
Some are beautiful, some are not
Some are full, some almost empty
Some are rich, some are poor
Some are propelled by one means, some by another.
Some are sea-worthy, some are not.
When choosing a boat, first ask where it is going.
Not all are going where you may want to go
And some will not go the distance.
Inquire about the captain, inspect the crew
See if the structure of the boat is sound.
A good captain might tell you of a place
You had never considered as a destination.
Once on board, it is dangerous to change your mind.
If you straddle two boats, you might fall.
However, if the boat makes water, you must jump.
Still, have no fear
There are those who specialize in salvage.