View Poll Results: How often do I drink alcohol when cruising
I have a drink most days 56 43.41%
I typically have a drink 2 to 3 times a week 31 24.03%
I average having a drink about once a week 9 6.98%
I average having a drink about once or twice a month 7 5.43%
I average having a drink less than once a month 8 6.20%
I don't drink. 18 13.95%
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:44 PM   #21
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If I'm on the boat alone I don't drink. If I'm with friends I'll have a few drinks after the boat is tied up or anchored.

Guests are free to drink when underway, but they know not to drink to excess.
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:47 PM   #22
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:49 PM   #23
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:50 PM   #24
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Moving - Never. At anchor - 2, 3 max (protected), Dock - Well, there are times when I took way many turns on the winch.
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:59 PM   #25
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Yes, but in moderation. With discretion. If conditions might create a need to move the boat, then no. Go for quality, not quantity, enjoy good wines, or spirits, in moderation. Good low alcohol beer, readily available, means I can enjoy a cold beer at anchor on a hot day, without getting affected. If I begin feeling affected, it stops.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:44 PM   #26
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My strongest drink is coffee.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:37 PM   #27
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It's like smoking one cigarette a day. Very few will not become addicted.

Yes Ted I enjoy my coffee at Starbucks. But we never make coffee at home. That limits our intake to less than one cup a day.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:39 PM   #28
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We do not drink until the sun goes over the yard...I mean the radar arch.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:00 PM   #29
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For us the same alcohol laws that apply to driving a car also apply to boats. And specifically, if at anchor there has to someone on board with a boat license who is under 0.05%. Tied to a dock you are free to drink as much as you want, but of remain responsible for your behavior.

So on the hook it is usually just one drink for me, although a glass of wine at lunch might also be followed by one with dinner as well.
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It's like smoking one cigarette a day. Very few will not become addicted.

Yes Ted I enjoy my coffee at Starbucks. But we never make coffee at home. That limits our intake to less than one cup a day.
any real stats for that one?
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:40 PM   #31
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Never while piloting ASD, but once on anchor or at the dock...Scotch and a good cigar.....
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I'll drink a beer or a glass of wine with dinner after a day of cruising. I never pilot the bolt with a beer or drink in my hand. After dinner and before bed, one or two cocktails. Just a nice way to relax while on the water at night enjoying the view and the company. During the week at home, I don't drink at all. One cup of Starbucks bold a day, made with a french press while on the boat. Starting to enjoy Peet's coffee, it's good!
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:42 PM   #33
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I don't have a coffee addiction. Only drink it when someone else has made it. (Thank you Steve and Patty for coffee and breakfast -- great waffles! -- last Sunday on Cary'd Away!)


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Old 04-01-2015, 11:49 PM   #34
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There's nothing wrong with having a beer or two on your boat.

After you are anchor'd or docked for the evening.

If I walk the dock on Seward Alaska any summer evening, most of the people I see will have a beer or a cocktail in their hand. Thats relaxing, and there is nothing wrong with that.

I am right now sitting in my pilothouse watching my water tank fill having a nice beer after a long days work on the boat. The beer tastes good and I can smell my chicken dinner baking in the oven.

A song is on the stereo from the movie "lost boys" and all is well.

Where we get into trouble is operating the boat and or drinking or potting or whatever you're into to excess (brought up pot because its legal in several states now) .

My recommendation is not to judge, kick back, relax and enjoy.
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My recommendation is not to judge, kick back, relax and enjoy.
Wifey B: The purpose of this thread was not to judge. We'll do that when the topic is different and some are claiming they are fine at the helm while drinking or when we see the insane operators zipping through Biscayne Bay, obviously not in trawlers. It was simply to see if the numbers here would be consistent with what we've observed and the opinions we've had of how much drinking is being done.
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See .....the judgement has already been voiced, several times.

Many prolific members here have already made their opinion known public AND privately in at least one other thread.

Not really all that hard from the tone of some posts anyhow.
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Will have one beer per night while at anchor, tied to the dock, or sitting at home, never underway in boat or car. Been that way for the last 20 years; no plans or need to change.

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I don't have a coffee addiction. Only drink it when someone else has made it. (Thank you Steve and Patty for coffee and breakfast -- great waffles! -- last Sunday on Cary'd Away!)


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It was a great get together, great food, good conversation, I'm ready for the next one. And Hey, no one fell in.
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I don't drink alcohol at all. But I do wear shoes.
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