If there are multiple players having a flawless game, your group must be playing this very differently from how my group does it.
When we place pieces, it's usually in the most awkward manner possible in hopes of getting someone to tip the boat. Round one crates on the upper yardarm are a common practice. We are a salty bunch though :arrrh:
haha, most of us do that as well. Some of us are pretty good at catching items before they fall though and we typically have 1 or 2 players that aren't as good and typically empty the boat for the 2 better players :)