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Old 12-06-2007, 12:28 PM
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Bob McCoy who recently passed away was an avid boater right up to 80 yrs. old. He had no problem running around in his 43 at 100 MPH +. I have another client in his mid 70's that runs a 50 V.
Just like cars and airplanes. It's not the age it's the person.
I agree %. A buddy of mines dad is 83 and gets out at least 3 days a week. He has the boat rack stored so he can just call up and go for a cruise when he feels like it.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:31 PM
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Older than Dirt ,,, However ,,, If I had known when I was 35 that I would live to be 65,,, I would have paced myself a little differently !!!!! WWWoooo WWWeee ,, what a ride !!!!!

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PS: everything ya ever heard about the 60's and 70's ,,,,, its true !!!
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:43 PM
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The biggest issue for older boaters is injuries sustained on board or boarding- mostly slip-and-fall.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:06 PM
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Frankly, I think a much better question would be:

What minimum age and maturity level should be required prior
to allowing a young person to operate a motorized vehicle capable of killing someone?
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:09 PM
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My father is 60 and is out every weekend in an 80mph bassboat...I don't see that ending any time soon. We have some 50+, 60+ and a 70+ guy in the area with boats running 70-80mph without issue......hope it's me someday!!!!
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:11 PM
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Anyone notice the article on "Recycler" in the latest edition of Powerboat? I grew up around Don as he and my Dad are childhood friends. 67 years old and building/running a 3,600 HP cat at 140 MPH. My kind of boater! I hope to still be boating at that age...albeit probably not at 140 MPH!
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:11 PM
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well since in my will I have a request to have my ashes spread upon the water I guess I will be boating till I am buried

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Old 12-06-2007, 03:23 PM
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Okay so I'm pleased to know that I'll make it boating past 60!
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When you need Viagra - switch from go fasts to cruisers.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:56 PM
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I have a friend that is very close to 80 and he just bought a 44 MTI with 1075's.
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