Unfortunately I did not start my love for the water until later in my youth. Spent pleanty of time on my uncles sail boat as well as his little Glastron he use to have but never was really too interested in the responsibilities involved in piloting a boat. Did not really strive to get a boat of my own until I was in my early 20's. That was right after I realized I'm a hell of alot better fisherman than I am a golfer. It's never too late to learn and I am currently reading Chapmans Piloting and Seamanship as well as a few other books. So hopefully in my near future I too will take the plunge and achieve my goal of becoming a Captain.