I tried the boat instance a couple times unmentored and all the monsters were 1 level higher than me (Yellow Con). Then I tried to get help from a friend, to discover that the zone was solo. They Call of the Veteran ported to me and were able to zone into the instance but then got kicked out with the message "Maximum amount of players exceeded".
So I Self Mentored down ten levels and gave the instance another shot solo. It was much easier simply for the fact that when I was mentored all the monsters were the same level as me (White Con). I wasn't able to unmentor at all but I still managed to finish the battle successfully. As others have mentioned mercenaries do not work in the boat instance. Jado818 (talk) 03:22, January 6, 2014 (UTC)