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post #8 of Old 06-30-2012
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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

I'll Argus that Boats have Become bigger and more complex.

The 20 something's of yore might have sailed a Lido 14 with other young couples. When they were in their 30s, they bought a "cruising" boat - perhaps a Schock 25 ftr. Just enough to weekend. By the time they were in their 50s, they had made the big plunge and moved up to a huge boat - a Santana 30.


These days, a 30 ftr is sold as a 'tiny' boat.
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