Brown Cannon III
It's inevitable, even for pacifists: At some point, you'll clash with other rafts in a water fight. So you might as well come out on top. Here's how.
• Trust no one. The raft with which you were exchanging merry banter moments ago can inexplicably turn on you. Clues to an impending attack: a raft that is too quiet; a raft that appears to be waiting for yours to draw closer; a raft that is trying extraordinarily hard to catch up to you; exchanged whispers and sidelong glances; a gleam in someone's eye.
• Use your weapons wisely. Once the fight has begun, use the bottom one-fourth of the paddle to chip water fast and hard in an upward arc toward the other raft. The back-paddle splash (see "Head Out") is your most potent weapon. If using a bucket, fill it only one-quarter full to maximize your tossing power.