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Boating till what age????

Old 12-06-2007, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by salesmanship View Post
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 !!!!!


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

Kept the Bullet and the condo and joined the cig 20 restoration club.
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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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Old 12-06-2007, 05:25 PM
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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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