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As a SH, without a prepacked lunch and a cooler in the cockpit, there is no alternative. This is a game that I play to enjoy, not to scourge myself into some sort of holier-than-thou political correctness.
I didn't mean to imply that this was the distinction. God knows sailing has cut badly into my boozing...but I just made a decision that if I ever screwed up badly, the news reports would never have cause to say "alcohol is suspected as a factor".

If we're on the dock and I've been in the sun, a couple of pints of rum will put me right out...
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I have tried it a couple times, but never inhaled.

I can't believe all the BSers on this thread.

We like to drink when in port or at anchor for the night - usually wine, or Dark & Stormies . . . and lots of it. But rarely do I drink more than a beer or two while piloting under fair skies . . . even with my high threshold for incoherency while under the influence.
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Valiente, did not mean you or anyone else. You asked a fair question and after all the Carrie Nation replies, just thought an honest answer was in order. How anyone enjoys themselves is up to them, until the constabulary is required to restore law and order. Remember, I said pirate not ...
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I have had a beer while sailing on a hot day, but never more than one. I must admit that my reluctance to drink more is motivated as much from fear of seasickness as my sense of responsibility. Also, I simply can't drink the way I used to; my body is taking its revenge on me for my misspent youth.
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Also, I simply can't drink the way I used to; my body is taking its revenge on me for my misspent youth.
Take Revenge?? You are putting it lightly. Two Stents, Missing discs in the neck, and all that other stuff, such as 5 broken bones at one time or another and then some. But still in good shape & health but for the minor details.

But it sure was fun.... Misspent? Nah! Hard living? Yeah! 49 years of working the seas for a living. 21 years Navy the rest Commercial time. Complaints?? Well? Can't get hired as a motorcycle Cop. Imagine being able to ride down the Highway above a hundred MPH and not get a ticket... And I had the speeding tickets when I rode bikes.
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While I drink very regularly on land, I tend not to much while sailing. On occation I will have a beer while underway, and "several" after we park. I have crewed on boats where each member of a crew of 6 was required to bring a "case of anything" as their ticket on board for a 2 day race.
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While I drink very regularly on land, I tend not to much while sailing. On occation I will have a beer while underway, and "several" after we park. I have crewed on boats where each member of a crew of 6 was required to bring a "case of anything" as their ticket on board for a 2 day race.
The Hot Buttered Rum race in San Diego, was a blast... the HBR came after the race... But we had to sail back to the other end of the bay after the awards dinner. Well we didn't get lost. Just took awhile. Would you believe 'light airs'?
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In Florida it Is the same as being in a car. If the state water nazi's pull you over and think you are over .08 your going to jail getting a 1,000.00 dollar fine 100 hours of comunity service, and dui school, and possibly further treatment. unless your famous or have a really good lawyer
Not worth the risk to me. thats too many boat bucks.
when they started this they were arresting people at astronomical rate. Just to make sure the word got out. I heard of one guy in a kayac and another in a little dink with a five horse. so apparently they were pretty serios about it.
In one day at the local pirate fest they arrested 25 people in one day.
check your state rules.
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I will have a beer or two while underway. Where I sail the water is never crowded and I don't feel like I am risking my or anyone else's safety by having a beer or two.

One of my great pleasures is a hot sunny day, sitting on the high side in the shade and drinking a cold beer while the boat sails along.

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You asked a fair question and after all the Carrie Nation replies, just thought an honest answer was in order. How anyone enjoys themselves is up to them, until the constabulary is required to restore law and order. Remember, I said pirate not ...
So you're saying the posts prior to yours were all made by lying alcoholics? Of did i miss something?

Edit: i was glad to see other viewpoints, but calling me a liar? eff you!
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