Like Tree0Likes

Boating till what age????

Reply
Old 12-06-2007, 09:43 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Wallingford, CT
My Boats: 87 Formula F23LS
Posts: 284
Default Boating till what age????

I just turned 45 and figured I have at least 15 yrs of boating ahead of me, how old have some members boated till, or how old have you seen some boaters? just curious
prosno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 09:46 AM
  #2
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Guntersville. Alabama
My Boats: 32' Fever, 30' Chris Cat (SOLD) & 27' Lazer (SOLD)
Posts: 747
Default

Great Subject.....

On the highway I think people should only be permitted to operate a vehicle until a certain age....and I feel the same with boating, unless your in the open ocean...

Can you imagine how clogged up a lake would be with a bunch of 70+ year old boaters?....lol....J/K

Honestly I think there should be an age limit on driving any motor vehicle, but I'm not sure what age is appropirate.......ask me when I'm 80 if I should still be driving...lol
long duck dong is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 09:53 AM
  #3
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
salesmanship's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Cape Coral FL
My Boats: boats
Posts: 2,159
Default

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.
salesmanship is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 09:59 AM
  #4
Registered
 
cosmic12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Syracuse N.Y.
My Boats: Dreaming of a 32 AT
Posts: 4,951
Default

Not age at all, attatude and what you can aford.
cosmic12 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 10:39 AM
  #5
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tallahassee, FL
My Boats: 1987 Donzi 22; 2008 Donzi 28 ZXO
Posts: 1,654
Default

It's not age specific, it's individual. some people can run marathons at 70+ years old. other's have one foot in the grave at 60 or earlier.
VetteLT193 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 10:41 AM
  #6
Registered
 
BY U BOY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: HOUSTON ,TX
My Boats: 91 Scarab 21' Excel/1999 Proline 200 sport
Posts: 8,778
Default

untill i die
BY U BOY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 10:48 AM
  #7
BL6
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SW Mich / Cape Coral
My Boats: 33' Active Thunder w/ Verado's
Posts: 442
Default

I don't plan on working forever. But, boating, beer & sex is another story!
BL6 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 12:24 PM
  #8
Registered
 
throttleup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Cajun Country
My Boats: AKA Throttle Up Propellers
Posts: 5,143
Default

I am working with a client right now that is 81 years young and his boat is capable of 105 MPH at WOT! Although he admits his wife doesn't like to exceed 87 MPH! Unbelievable isn't it!
throttleup is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 12:26 PM
  #9
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Big Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Westport, CT
Posts: 1,470
Default

My dad is turning sixy this next coming year and he just bought a brand new boat this past year. Now that his racing days are over, it's more about getting out and enjoying the day, rather then seeing how fast he can go. Myself, I still want to go fast!!!
Big Time is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 12:27 PM
  #10
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
dykstra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, IL
My Boats: 29' FOUNTAIN 525SC
Posts: 5,341
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BY U BOY View Post
untill i die
me2
dykstra is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
LPA2106
General Boating Discussion
64
06-15-2004 06:37 PM
Offshore Addiction
General Boating Discussion
4
08-27-2003 06:30 PM
ROADHOG
General Boating Discussion
4
12-01-2002 08:33 AM
SYNERGYN
General Boating Discussion
2
10-01-2002 11:21 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.