RE: Using the boat...
People from Texas have always been some of my favorite folks.* I think it is because they think and act like they are little bit (or maybe that should be a lot) of everything.*
Of course they practically invented the whole westerner, cowboy thing.* If you say that they aren't from the South they will punch you in the eye.* They have a long coastline and some pretty deep seafaring roots.* With the close proximity to Mexico they even have some latin/multicultural ways.
And Texas women talk really sweet and usually have nice boobs.* There is that, too.