A Florida man wants to be entombed in his boat when he dies

Jim Tucker reckons the concrete-hulled boat in Santa Rosa Sound where he spends his days has about 1,000 years before it crumbles into dust, settling into a mushy pile at the bottom of wherever it might be moored.

However long the boat lasts, when it does go down, Tucker will go down with it. He plans to be laid to his eternal rest in the bow of the now nearly century-old vessel, probably in a body bag encased in fiberglass inside a sealed concrete vault.

“One of the questions you might have,” Tucker surmised recently, “is ‘Is it legal?’”

After spending “about $800” with a local attorney, Tucker has an answer — sort of.