Purchased this for a wooden pirate ship playset my husband built. It has been used endlessly! We anchored the mounting hardware next to the tunnel slide to make an easy water slide, however the kids love to keep it unclipped so they can use it wherever they'd like on the ship (port holes, swabbing the deck, target practice...). It looks more like a fire hose than an actual cannon but is very kid friendly. The on/off lever is a nice feature and works easily so water is not left on.