"Would you like another Manhattan?"
"Yes. Could you put less sweet vermouth and bitters in it"
"So you would like a glass of bourbon?"
The raft was much heavier then we thought, but not so heavy we couldn't get it into the water; the log we used to move it along helped. Discussions of water temperature, wind direction, water depth, and novel ideas to float the raft out to where it needed to be anchored took us there in only three attempts. With two of us in the water and two on the raft we ultimately attached the raft to the chain, and anchored it in place.
With this success we celebrated the rest of our cottage weekend playing in the water as if we were young boys.