I think that the teaching of “staying in the boat” is effective because it is so visual. We can relate to it.
Personally, the idea of staying in the boat immediately linked up in my head with another teaching from a few years back. I will explain it with a brief story – but first some background.
I have always enjoyed boats. Sure the canoes and rowboats were fun back in my Scouting days, but the kind of boats I really appreciate are the kind that pull a waterskier.