Well, you couldn't have thought he was -always- a landbased handler. This is Wyrbender, around age 16. Sezzy ain't he?
The Adventure of the Black Dolphin.
He and his adventuring group were pressed into the crew of a pirateer vessel which sailed the Sirrion Sea. But that didn't get our Kender down, oh no. He took to sailing like a... well... like a fish in water. Or a Kender hand in a cookie jar.
Truthfully, I think he did it for the hat. Tee-hee!