Boats are a fine part of any man’s retirement. They give us something to do, offer us new places to see and keep us active mind, body and spirit. We in turn need to care for our boats. Repair and maintenance, adequate staffing and adequate funding, including boat insurance are all things we have to do for our safety boats. Everyone has something to do.
When we pull out now many of us lose our will to continue fighting. We all need to feel needed, need to feel that we are doing something worthwhile. For women, it is often simply the continuation of family life and domestic tranquility that made up most of their lives. Men on the other hand live their lives with a goal. We work for fifty or more years trying to bring home the bacon. Having a goal ahead of us is necessary for our psyche.
Many men simply die after retiring because they have nothing to do. Having a boat gives a man something to do. Keep in good condition, learning the skills necessary to properly maintain the smooth sailing and track finances including things like boat insurance keeps sharp. A boat can lead to places that have never been before and no two sunrises are the same at sea. You travel to new places and meet new people, something that will keep anyone young at heart. Almost everywhere, even inland states are places for someone to enjoy browsing. Even if you’re in a small lake you will get a different perspective. If you are in the ocean is another lifetime. The best parts of life still need financial maintenance like mooring fees, licensing and boat insurance. When we are active we are happier. A man with something to do, a purpose to life is a man living longer. Some men can do small things, reading, golf, fishing from the dock or making a model. These things are all fine activities, I like myself. Some need more to do. A boat is a good step down for some. Does not require much of his time, but just enough. Little things like checking the cables or boat insurance can keep you young and happy in spirit.