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Old 06-17-2015, 12:50 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Seriously though....if you have greater probabilities of needing medical care while boating, staying closer to shoreside facilities is advisable.
As Captain or owner, you must know when to say "no." A bit to both ends of the spectrum in seniors and kids. We know a couple in their 80's who had to stop boating. They don't leave home often although we've had them to our home a couple of times. However, we did take them out once. Never left the ICW. Never were more than 5 minutes from a dock. They had a great time though as they'd assumed they'd had their final time on a boat before. We did it on a weekday too to avoid a lot of weekend recreational boaters.

You have a responsibility as the one in charge. We won't take a woman 8 1/2 months pregnant and we won't take one pregnant at all beyond quick access to medical care. Simple Risk Avoidance.
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