Drinkin On Board

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Boston, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. kim s
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    kim s Junior Member

    in UK ----Your nicked. Buck stops with the skipper.

    I know what you mean as it would be diffiult to prove.
    Especially if the are a large 2 year old:)



    Whilst on a birthday w/e, my wife was designated skipper as she dont drink.
    The good thing is ----She can do the job quite easily::D .
    So she can just take over -----sorted
     
  2. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    ok since I am moments from finally owning a yacht and heading up to the Ketch area I'm reviewing the most important of posts and this one seems like I should burn it into my memory

    drink all you want on the hook but no drinking under way

    but that Canadian waters what about Alaska
    can I be moored and a few sheets to the wind or whats the deal

     
  3. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    course this plan might work out assuming I have a kid handy

     
  4. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    Well the laws in BC are up to the officer,and your behavior in a grey zone.
    BTW any stored open liquour has to be away from the operator in an enclosed area.

    If you're caught-be respectful and if they see you're minding your own business,not rip roaring drunk,have your life jackets on,and not speeding around they'll just confiscate it or ignore it.
    Sass them and you're gonna get it.

    I've been caught 4 or 5 times while fishing with a friend with a half sack in a smaller boat-no fines,and confiscated it just once.

    Just keep it out of sight,and BTW when you're off in the wilderness do what you like- just don't get drink and drive.
     
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  5. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    It is not a bad idea.
    Should be implemented here in the US

    I Maine a couple die because their boat was ram by a guy who was drung and driving his 300 hp at night at 40 miles per hours. He end up, after he ram the couple, on the land several feet and a tree stop him.

    He was previously pull over for drunk driving several time.
    In court NO APOLOGISES, he didn't gave a **** about the dead couple.

    I forget, he is a prominent figure of the society with a big company.

    Put him in prison, and forget the key.

    Daniel

     
  6. Ramius41
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    Ramius41 Junior Member

    In Louisiana , its the same as driving a car....Wildlife and fisheries or the local police flotilla or Coast Guard(usually reserves) patrol and look for drunk drivers....Most boats are under 25' and almost always way over powered!....and the usual 30-40' performance boat(cigarette type)...which cause a large amount of the accidents on the waterways here....its mainly rivers...not many sailing vessels. Same rules as driving a vehicle on the land....same penalties also.....they stop you and have you blow into a breath-a-lizer....if you pass they let you go ...if you fail you go to jail and DO NOT COLLECT 200 dollars!:p .... I personally do not drink when I drive my boat,but speed has to do more with that(mine is fast!) ... I am one of those that is WAAAAYYY over powered!....and they ticket ALOT of people every weekend!
     
  7. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    After all it is not the penalty the official bodies put on you, the sea charges higher fines, be sure!

    Even at the hook, the watchkeeper has to be sober, no way around. If that is not acceptable, go camping!

    Regards
    Richard
     
  8. wardd
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    wardd Senior Member


    do bears eat drunk campers?
     
  9. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    No but they drink their beer, some might prefer something stronger too..
     
  10. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    dunno, but they don´t eat drunk boaters, according to the records. So drinking on a boat might be safer in the end?

    Thinking a bit further it maybe the best idea to drink while flying a airplane. I mean there have been no drunken pilots eaten by bears, as far as I know.............
     
  11. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    actually its a really bad idea to drink and fly, buddy of mine has a split tail bonanza and we go up every once in a while. I copilot for him sometimes but if we hit a pub wherever we went then we have to wait a while before flying back

    you need to really be on your game in the air, things can go wrong really fast.

    my thing is if I'm living aboard and I'm parked whats stopping us from having a few over diner or throwing a party. Seems there must be some provisions for having a good time while "not" driving your home around

    B
    ps
    I cab it or take the train most places even if I'm not sure if I'm going to be having a few.
    its just safer
     
  12. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    actually its a really bad idea to drink and fly, buddy of mine has a split tail bonanza and we go up every once in a while. I copilot for him sometimes but if we hit a pub wherever we went then we have to wait a while before flying back

    you need to really be on your game in the air, things can go wrong really fast.

    my thing is if I'm living aboard and I'm parked whats stopping us from having a few over diner or throwing a party. Seems there must be some provisions for having a good time while "not" driving your home around

    B
    ps
    I cab it or take the train most places even if I'm not sure if I'm going to be having a few.
    its just safer
     
  13. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    When moored in port, nothing against some partying, of course. (as long as I am invited)
    When at the hook in really sheltered waters, well, what can happen?
    When at the hook ashore, the game gets different. A sudden change in wind direction, some old swell, and the like, and your anchor may slip, something may brake. You might get no chance to sleep off your overhang, or if, it may become a long sleep, too long.
     
  14. Tug
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    Tug Junior Member

    I wrote and passed my ontario boating exam after staggering out of the pub....
    I should be good to go....
    Cheers
    Tug
     

  15. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Senior Member

    .....at least not before it hits the tundra.:)
     
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