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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.