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Boaters and drinking

I'm not going to start pontificating about drinking while operating a boat (or any other moveable vehicle). My question is this. I've got a sneeking suspicion that cruisers and many other boaters doing a hell of a lot of drinking be it wine, beer, or the hard stuff. There are so many comments about "sundowners", a cold beer solving most mechanical problems, the tradition of grog onboard old sailing ships, rum and the pirates, etc. The previous owner of one of our sailboats lived aboard for ten years in the caribbean and lost his boat and wife because of alcoholism.

Sooooooo... as a group, do you think boaters drink more than the general public or do they just talk about it more? Just as an aside, I quit drinking years ago due to health reasons.

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I don't think they drink any more than any other randomly selected segment of the population...
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I have to say for myself that I only drink when at dock or have secured my anchorage for the evening. That said i sail at least a couple times a week and probably drink less that 20% of the time at at the boat.

I would also say that every time I've crewed in a race, the drinking was reserved for the dock after the last lines where tied off.

My experiences in crewing with cruisers has always been no alcohol on passage. So I would say from my experience it's more responsible drinking than one might think.
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Among full time cruising sailors I think there is a high % of problem drinkers...not so much underway...but at anchor and drinking as a pass time in amounts that are clearly unhealthy for the long term. I don't know that this has anything to do with cruising but maybe folks with alcohol problems gravitate to the simple lifestyle that requires nothing more than to float and drink.
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I consider myself a drinker with a sailing problem, now my friend is a sailor with a drinking problem who really should do something about it.
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My last time offshore (two weeks out of sight of land) we left with 14 cases of beer onboard...........came back with 13 1/2....nuff said.
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Here's a site that combines everyone's first love - drinking, with everyone's third love (second love being sailboats) - guns.
http://montrosebeerandgunclub.com/Home.html
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Here's a site that combines everyone's first love - drinking, with everyone's third love (second love being sailboats) - guns.
http://montrosebeerandgunclub.com/Home.html
They seem like my kind of people.

"July 19 2008
Last week you may have noticed that there was no report on the radio. You may also have noticed that we did not have a grand re-opening of our clubhouse and shooting ranges on the fourth of July. Well, the reason for the former was the latter. The grand opening of our facilities did not open on the fourth of July because. . .
It turns out that, at the last minute, we were shut down by the office of Homeland Security.
It seems that it had come to their attention that a number of airplanes were scheduled to arrive at our clubís facilities from foreign countries that had listed on their flight manifests an inordinate amount of ordnance.
These items ranged from pistols and rifles to mortars and anti-tank guns.
It is said that the flights from the Middle East and South America inspired particularly high levels of scrutiny.
When it was found that substantial amounts of keg beer was also on board, it is reported that the Homeland Security boys got a sly squint to their eyes and left inspection of the beer kegs to guys in radiation proof suits.
The amount of fine beer and ale that was destroyed during the inspection process brought tears to the eyes of more than just a few.
As soon as Homeland Security showed up on site, everybody in home office of the club got on the phones, stopping planes from taking off, causing others to turn around, and just getting the word out in general.
Meanwhile, at the airstrip, club members tried to explain about the Montrose Beer and Gun Club.
The Home Land Security guys grinned at each other; "Sure," they said, "A likely story." And stuff like that. Like as if the club was some kind of a joke.
Finally, after they saw all the T-shirts and hats, and lifetime membership cards, and checked out our web site, and realized that all the beer kegs contained beer, and damned good beer at that, they chose not to press charges.
But, they closed down our airstrip to international flights, and shut down the clubhouse and ranges until the national terrorist threat was a very pale yellow. Whatever that means.
As for not having a radio report last week, everybody in club headquarters was busy sending out apologies to club members about not getting in touch with them about the closing of our facilities.
IF you havenít received your apology yet. . .well, itís in the mail.

Till next week
Helga Biermeister"
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Here's a site that combines everyone's first love - drinking, with everyone's third love (second love being sailboats) - guns.
http://montrosebeerandgunclub.com/Home.html
I want to know, what happened to the women ? Someone's got there priorities out of line.
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