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View Poll Results: What is the age of your boat?
1-5 years 45 4.10%
6-10 years 35 3.19%
11-15 years 40 3.65%
16-20 years 75 6.84%
More than 20 years 756 68.92%
More than 30 years 145 13.22%
Too old to tell.... 1 0.09%
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I wish I understood the results of the poll. The oldies are beating out everyone else. Is cost a function of age? Is it that newer designs are poor, or unattractive?
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Well, consider that fiberglass boats have been on the market for about 50 years, and that there were probably a lot more boats built in the late 1960's and early 1970's than have been built since the 1980's (due to the cost of oil, from which the plastic if glass-fiber-reinforced plastic comes from, and due to the luxury tax that killed the boat building industry, and other factors).

So one explanation for the poll results is that there are simply a lot more older boats out there than newer boats.
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Is cost a function of age? Is it that newer designs are poor, or unattractive?
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Yes.
I'm not sure if your comment is sarcastic or not. The reason I asked the question was because I've seen people lambast modern designs online. It led me to consider that newer, isn't always better.

Lots of comments about "canoe bottoms" and performance sacrificed in the name of accomodations, that sort of thing.
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I'm not sure if your comment is sarcastic or not. The reason I asked the question was because I've seen people lambast modern designs online. It led me to consider that newer, isn't always better.

Lots of comments about "canoe bottoms" and performance sacrificed in the name of accomodations, that sort of thing.
Joking, but not sarcastic.
Most production makers these days build what will sell the most boats to the most people, not necessarily the best boats for a particular use. Feel free to draw your own conclusions.
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Ah, gotcha. I didn't consider that aspect.
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My 30 year old Centaur is only half my age and still gets me out there.
If only I was as reliable.
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