Drinking and boating

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  1. gpomplin

    gpomplin Newbie

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    Just heard on the news this weekend there is a big push on drinking and opperating a boat they say that even if there is an empty open beer can in the boat they will be writting tickets for open containers and checking for under the influance,(opperating under the influence) So be carefull we dont need any BDrs taged...Have a safe fishing weekend...:finger::finger:
     
  2. T BICKLE

    T BICKLE super cool LA guy

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    were you "opperating under the influance" when you typed this post?

    jk thanks for lookin out
     
  3. gpomplin

    gpomplin Newbie

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    no got maybe another hour or so yetLOLLOLLOL
     
  4. Burndog

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    Open container? I thought the law was you could drink all you like as long as you are not drunk (whatever the current legal percentage of etoh in your system)?
     
  5. OILAGER

    OILAGER Hecho en Estados Unidos

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  6. gpomplin

    gpomplin Newbie

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    the way they talked it is the same as a open container in a automobile
     
  7. Burndog

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    """A person arrested for operating a motorboat under the influence may be requested
    to take a blood or breath test to determine blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
    Refusal to take the test may result in increased penalties (fine, or jail, or both) if
    convicted. A BAC of .08% presumes intoxication, a BAC of .05% but less than
    .08% may be used with other evidence to determine intoxication. """
     
  8. gpomplin

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    just like driving on the road DUI same laws apply
     
  9. BiggestT

    BiggestT I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If there is an open container within reach of the operator, they assume he's drinking while driving. Containers with other passengers out of the operator's reach are treated like drinking in the back of a motorhome while underway.
     
  10. Burndog

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    I think there is a difference. You can drink but just not to the point of getting legally drunk. SO the open container thing is not applicable. If it is, there are a bunch of us that need to reconsider some of our habits.
     
  11. Marcus

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    While there is no "open container" law for boats, as there is for vehicles, it is just as illegal to operate a boat under the influence as it is to drive a car while under the influence.

    From the article posted above
     
  12. johnnylite

    johnnylite Never too late to change.

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    Operating either a car or boat while legally intoxicated makes you one dumb asshole.
    No excuse, no reason.

    My .02
     
  13. Bigfish69

    Bigfish69 Dirty Fisherman

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    Ahhh shit,,,gotta change the strategy. Here hold the wheel Harold!

    69R
     
  14. Gil Marlin

    Gil Marlin World Peace? Visualize Using Your Turn Indicator

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    Be sure to throw your empties overboard...
     
  15. gpomplin

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    just talked to the coast guard and was told no drinking at all while the boat is in motion and no open containers in the boat at all. he told me if you do have any wash them out good and crush them and put in a bag of sorts before getting back underway and yes if the do suspect that you have been drinking they can ticket and arrest you and impound the boat..
     
  16. DawnPatrol

    DawnPatrol Cora's & Hollis' GrandPa

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    I love to drink as much as the next guy-- especially after a long day of fishing. And I am not preaching to anyone, you do what you wish, but when I am operating my boat I want all my faculties in place for anything that happens unexpectantly out there-- its a very unforgiving environment out there, especially offshore. I am responsible for all persons on board, so I'm on the wagon until I get off my sled
     
  17. Bigfish69

    Bigfish69 Dirty Fisherman

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    Is that right?:1041677399:

    So no one on deck can have and open container while the boat is moving?

    Dangit, time to sell the boat.

    69R

    P.S. Is there a web site we can access more of this info from?
     
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  18. gonsurfn

    gonsurfn Well-Known "Member"

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    Interesting....I was stopped about a year ago by the CG and was inspected. At the time, we had just gotten out of the water from surfing and had just cracked a beer for each of us (2 people). CG asked if i knew the law about DUI on the boat...said it is same as car but open container was OK as long as you are not drunk. I didnt get his name but he was training new cadets at the time.
     
  19. minibic

    minibic God damn i look good!

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    i guess you all are to old to remember lake havasu?, all i know is that on the california side or arizona side as long as you aren't driving you can drink till your dead. don't think that the laws would be different from fresh water to salt, and doesn't the coast guard part of the military? could have sworn it was the police that do the policing. coast guard is more concerned with trafficking of drugs, people, and weapons, bui arrests is of no concern unless you fall out of your boat and they have to come look for you.
     
  20. Burndog

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    Good job calling the Coasties Gary. I did the same regarding having a gun on board.
     

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