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Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Re: Am I an 'operator' at anchor?
In Canada, at anchor, you are under no legal obligation to open the hatch if a cop comes. A friend was arrested by mounties for impaired driving while sitting in a restaurant, because she ' might drive." Several subsequent severe beatings by mounties were given ,to dicourage her from pleading not guilty.
Can't comment about your specific example Brent, but in Canada you can drink while at anchor, as long as you meet these criteria:
Transport Canada Regs
Consumption of Alcohol
In most provinces: Alcohol may be consumed on board the pleasure craft only if it meets all of the following conditions:
- The vessel has permanent sleeping facilities
- The vessel has permanent cooking facilities
- The vessel has a permanent toilet
- The vessel is anchored or secured alongside a dock
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
Last edited by MikeOReilly; 06-27-2013 at 09:46 AM.