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Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Brad, that's not drinking too much booze, that's not drinking enough booze.

If he'd had a bigger glass and fell down drunk, there would have been no problem.

Or as Craig Ferguson said about drunk driving: "I don't understand this drunk driving thing. Drinking needs your full attention. Driving needs your full attention. How can you possibly do both at the same time?!"

Now, let's work on getting abe his first BWI conviction, so he can give his full attention to drinking.
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Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Haha!! At least you admit to being boozed up. I've grounded twice sober.

Good you are having fun!
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Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

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Maybe not a real good thing to post in a public forum???
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Comming in at night while pretty boozed up. .
You're going to get loved tenderly here.
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Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

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Comming in at night while pretty boozed up. Comming back up the river and I could not see the channel lights. I thought I was just not close enough... Was disorentated and did not know where I was.
Sounds like it's time for you to make the switch to power, instead of sail...





Too bad you didn't do any serious damage to your boat, it might have taught you something...

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Alcohol affects judgment, vision, balance and coordination. These impairments increase the likelihood of accidents afloat – for both passengers and boat operators. U.S. Coast Guard data shows that in boating deaths involving alcohol use, over half the victims capsized their boats and/or fell overboard.

Alcohol is even more hazardous on the water than on land. The marine environment – motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind and spray – accelerates a drinker's impairment. These stressors cause fatigue that makes a boat operator's coordination, judgment and reaction time decline even faster when using alcohol.

Alcohol can also be more dangerous to boaters because boat operators are often less experienced and less confident on the water than on the highway. Recreational boaters don't have the benefit of experiencing daily boat operation. In fact, boaters average only 110 hours on the water per year.


Alcohol has many physical effects that directly threaten safety and well-being on the water.

When a boater or passenger drinks, the following occur:

Cognitive abilities and judgment deteriorate, making it harder to process information, assess situations, and make good choices.

Physical performance is impaired - evidenced by balance problems, lack of coordination, and increased reaction time.

Vision is affected, including decreased peripheral vision, reduced depth perception, decreased night vision, poor focus, and difficulty in distinguishing colors (particularly red and green).

Inner ear disturbances can make it impossible for a person who falls into the water to distinguish up from down.

Alcohol creates a physical sensation of warmth - which may prevent a person in cold water from getting out before hypothermia sets in.

As a result of these factors, a boat operator with a blood alcohol concentration above .10 percent is estimated to be more than 10 times as likely to die in a boating accident than an operator with zero blood alcohol concentration. Passengers are also at greatly increased risk for injury and death - especially if they are also using alcohol.

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Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

[QUOTE=oysterman23;1907818]I ran aground last Sunday night while feeling my way through an important local shortcut that changes form each year known as Snakehill Channel (Great South Bay)


So where in the Great South are you?
I'm at Corey Beach in Blue Point....
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Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

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Comming in at night while pretty boozed up. Comming back up the river and I could not see the channel lights.
Thanks for the warning about who to stay away from on Lake St. Clair....
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Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Well...one less thing

Now you know how to stick you keel in the bottom to stop before you hit that brown stuff on the chart

I will leave the judgement to those without sin regarding the booze, most of us have had a few too many out there
You were probably listening to that rock and roll music as well
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Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Nice title, very descriptive.

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Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

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Yup, that story has all the ingredients of busting your cherry.

booze, your jib 100% up, disorientation, ignoring warning signs, softly sliding your hull into a slit of river, getting stuck then gunning your engine in forward and in reverse, having a long night, and then work the next day.

Ain't mis-spent youth and sailing great!

Don't worry, your boat still loves you.
Well my jib was not up by that time.
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