The next day when your buddy leaves the slip, he'll be clueless. As he leaves the inlet, first one, then two, then 10 beans start rolling off the top and bouncing into the cockpit. As he really pushes the throttles up, the beans will begin to rain down on the unsuspecting crew below. The first time I did this, it was to a buddy of mine who was leaving from Key West [Florida] and heading over to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. It was dark when he left, but as the sun came up, he started hearing these little tink, tink sounds of the beans hitting the cockpit. He was wondering what was going on until he got on plane, and they really started coming down. It's definitely a good prank for the guy who had a big day yesterday and might have celebrated a little too hard last night. There are a couple cardinal rules for pranks, though: You can't do anything that could damage the boat, and you can't mess with the owners or charter guests. You don't want to belittle anyone — what comes around, goes around. Pretty much everything else is fair game.
— Capt. Ed Thompson