I haven't been on a boat since I was a kid but I loved it. A boat is on our when-the-house-is-paid-off wish list. There's three nice lakes close by to take it on.
I would love to get a boat, although I know almost literally nothing about them. (Well, I can rattle off some specs about classic ocean liners, but as far as practical knowledge goes: Zilch.) We live right near the Missouri River, and tons of people have all sorts of craft. My kids and I always joke that we'd love to get a pontoon boat and just float it at the pier so we can hang out in the sun, listen to music, etc.
I started on a 16 1/2 foot Town Class sailboat When I was 9 and graduated to a 17 foot Penn Yann with a 65 hp Merc when I was 16.
I'm impressed! Sailboats seem particularly complicated. I'm sure I'd never master the art of sailing one.