Well, apart from the fact that the name of the boat changes from Fancy That to Imagine That, and back again a couple of times, The Gift is technically a pretty good story. There are a few other major faux pas, like Howard not knowing the difference between a capitol and a capital, but essentially it's good, even if it does seem to end with a whimper rather than a bang.
The plot is tortuous enough to hold your interest, and the main protagonist pretty well drawn, though his eventual, ex-barmaid, co-star seemed faceless to me; if there was a description of her in there anywhere, I missed it. Don't get me wrong, this is a good story, in places very good, and I got more than one good belly laugh from it. Somehow though, I don't think Howard Faxon will be popular in Grenada!
Read this story, it's well worth the effort. By far my greatest criticism is that the story wasn't long enough! It could have been twice the length, and still not scraped the barrel for ideas. Add it to your library.
Read, and enjoy!