View Poll Results: How old are you?
Under 21....just a kid still...look, i'm 35 and still and always a kid 2 1.09%
21-35....ok, a little older, working hard, dreaming. 5 2.73%
36-45....probably so busy with family and young kids no time for anything 12 6.56%
45-55....omg aren't these kids ever going to be on their own and why must I work so hard 36 19.67%
55-65....I can see retirement in my future...or maybe I can retire early... 74 40.44%
65-75....Finally peace. Wish my body could keep up with my mind 51 27.87%
75-100....pinching myself. Life is wonderful even when it isn't. I'm thankful for each day 3 1.64%
100+....ok, couldn't resist...and no smart alecks pick this...that means you RTF..no no no 0 0%
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:28 PM   #1
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Age of trawler dudes and dudettes...

Wifey B: Trying again....won't be too quick on trigger this time...

Ok, I thought it might be interesting to know the ages of the group in general. No need for anyone to openly reveal their age unless they want to, but just in the poll. Seems some discussions may be reflections of the age groups and age differences. I'm sure or hopeful all of us do try to understand there are different generations even reflected here and respect them all...
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:38 PM   #2
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55-65....I can see retirement in my future...or maybe I can retire early..

Yep that's me..
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:38 PM   #3
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:40 PM   #4
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55-65....I can see retirement in my future...or maybe I can retire early..

Yep that's me..
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:03 PM   #5
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OK I don't fit the descriptions.

Early 50's, empty nester since 39 years old and my kid being that he served in the USCG hasn't asked for a single dime since then.

Retirement is the day I can withdraw from my 401-K without tax penalty, which coincides with the day I write my last boat payment check.

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I'm 25, started seriously trawler shopping when I was 23, and bought my Nordic Tug just after my 24th birthday. Buying a trawler at this age wasn't particularly easy—quite a few brokers dismissed me because I fell so far outside their normal age range, which was frustrating.

I'd always loved boats and had spent time on a 22' C-Dory going from Puget Sound to SE Alaska and around Vancouver Island. I figured this was the best time in life to buy a boat, liveaboard, and travel...no house to deal with, no stuff I'd filled up a house with, no kids, etc.

It helps that I have to be boating for my job (updating/editing a cruising guide).
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I'm 25, started seriously trawler shopping when I was 23, and bought my Nordic Tug just after my 24th birthday. Buying a trawler at this age wasn't particularly easy—quite a few brokers dismissed me because I fell so far outside their normal age range, which was frustrating.

I'd always loved boats and had spent time on a 22' C-Dory going from Puget Sound to SE Alaska and around Vancouver Island. I figured this was the best time in life to buy a boat, liveaboard, and travel...no house to deal with, no stuff I'd filled up a house with, no kids, etc.

It helps that I have to be boating for my job (updating/editing a cruising guide).
Wifey B: What an incredible job to have. Sounds like a wonderful way to live at 25. When I was 25 I was just about to finish college, but grad school still to come (didn't start until 22), and our boat was a 25' Cobalt bowrider and boating was on a lake in NC.
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I'm 25, started seriously trawler shopping when I was 23, and bought my Nordic Tug just after my 24th birthday. Buying a trawler at this age wasn't particularly easy—quite a few brokers dismissed me because I fell so far outside their normal age range, which was frustrating.

I'd always loved boats and had spent time on a 22' C-Dory going from Puget Sound to SE Alaska and around Vancouver Island. I figured this was the best time in life to buy a boat, liveaboard, and travel...no house to deal with, no stuff I'd filled up a house with, no kids, etc.

It helps that I have to be boating for my job (updating/editing a cruising guide).
Everyone on the forum has turned green. Not from being sea-sick but with jealousy! I like your life choices! I don't quite fit the pole's description either. Turning 40 this year. But no kids.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:21 PM   #11
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:27 PM   #12
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Wifey B: The descriptions aren't important. I just put them so the numbers wouldn't get lonely.
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If I'd known retirement was so much fun I'd have started saving for it many years earlier and retired earlier.
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