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Old 16-07-2008, 12:35   #31
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thanks, im getting a really interesting variety of answers.
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Old 16-07-2008, 18:03   #32
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How about a nautical sign:

Kids get my Goat!......please leave them in your pasture
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Old 17-07-2008, 06:54   #33
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If there are multiple kids in a family. How about taking just one at a time. Kids are different when not around their siblings. The competition is gone when they are alone with adults.
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Old 17-07-2008, 22:58   #34
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Na.... I wouldn't consider you a kid like what people are talking about here.

We have trouble with "little kids" or "babies" on the boat. You know... those that are in first grade or under.

We had a 12yrs and up rule when chartering.

I'd make a big distinction between a "kid" and a "child." Kids are 12, children are maybe 6, and teenagers are always fine. In fact, my wife and I get along better with teenagers than most adults! ha ha

Maybe *we* need to "grow up"... Go figure.
Thanks Mr. ssullivan and its never to late to be a kid ( I usually get along better with adults than teens and other kids ( go figure) mabye I need to relax more than I already do)
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Old 17-07-2008, 23:09   #35
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If there are multiple kids in a family. How about taking just one at a time. Kids are different when not around their siblings. The competition is gone when they are alone with adults.
I am the odest of four and I think that is a good idea because when my brothers and sister are around I have to watch them all the time and make sure I don't use words that the meanings are similar to other things or they willdo somethig stupid and blame it on me even though they are 14, 12, and 10 my sister being 14 (although they aren't very bright last year they tried to blame me for not keeping the house cleaned at that was why a lamp got broken the catch was I wasn't even in the state at the time so i'm still trying to figure out how anyone was supposed to believe it.)
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Old 18-07-2008, 07:29   #36
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Sulli,

There's growing up, and there's being a responsible adult. I choose not to grow up to an extent, but I am a responsible adult.....LOLOLOLOLOL,,,,,WANNA JOIN ME!
Na.... I'll pass. ha ha ha

We prefer not to have the added pressures of houses, multiple cars, bosses, commutes, etc... I'm happy fixing up boats and doing consulting work, thanks.
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Old 20-07-2008, 19:04   #37
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You either invite people or you don't.

Either your vessel is set up to sail or it isn't. This means no loose stuff for kids to get into.

If you want kids on the boat you must keep them occupied. Give each a hand at the wheel. Make it educational for them....remember most of us got the sailing virus when we were young....so infect someone else.
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"We don't have child-size life jackets." "They are required by law." CHECK!

"Don't worry we have plenty at home, I'll bring his cute Snoopy one" CHECK MATE!!(That's the one with the varnish scratching zippers and clips)
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"We don't have child-size life jackets." "They are required by law." CHECK!

"Don't worry we have plenty at home, I'll bring his cute Snoopy one" CHECK MATE!!(That's the one with the varnish scratching zippers and clips)
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Bingo!

I was pleased to see the family that came to look at our sailboat had put proper fitting life jackets on their kids before they even came out on the dock. That speaks volumes for the parents
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