Drinking and boating

Aleta

Member
Apr 1, 2003
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10
38
Newport
Name
Clarke
Boat
3070 Pursuit
Boarded by the Mexican miltary recently.

We had a couple of beers, gave the guys with M-16's a couple of beers.

Some say Mexico is screwed up - I say "Salud"

Might be last the place to catch fish and have a few cold ones without getting arrested.
 

Bigfish69

Dirty Fisherman
Jun 19, 2006
4,248
0
0
Lakeside Ranch
Name
JOHN
Boat
Wellcraft V-20, 200 hp etec, 85' Holiday sportfisher
Boarded by the Mexican miltary recently.

We had a couple of beers, gave the guys with M-16's a couple of beers.

Some say Mexico is screwed up - I say "Salud"

Might be last the place to catch fish and have a few cold ones without getting arrested.

SALUDE!:hali_olutta:

69R
 

Bigfish69

Dirty Fisherman
Jun 19, 2006
4,248
0
0
Lakeside Ranch
Name
JOHN
Boat
Wellcraft V-20, 200 hp etec, 85' Holiday sportfisher
You would certainly think your skills would be quite a bit above the rest....I don't see why the laws should be any different, unless you were operating a class A vehicle at the time. It's the same thing with the cell phone law...shitty drivers are shitty drivers, regardless of what device they have in their hands! It pains me to admit there are officers out there that would give you grief about having a beer and skippering a boat w/ a class A license, but unfortunately I'm sure there are!

I hear ya!

I will never forget what happened to me this past year during lobster season opener. I was out with my brother trying to pick up some fresh tails and i was pulled over by the harbor police because of a light issue. They pulled up along side my boat and shined the spot light into my boat, my brother was up front earlier sitting on a jump seat and left a beer and bottle of whiskey near the front jump seat. He was now sitting at the back of the boat getting ready to pull a hoop. When the boat swung up along side of me i walked around my console and grabed there boat rail. At this point hes telling me why hes stopped me and i am listening to his every word. Then it happened!!!

He asks me out of the blue if i have been drinking....uh no sir i have not! He quickly points with the flashlight right next to my foot and next to the jump seat where there was a full beer and a bottle of whiskey sitting there. I immediatly new what he was thinking when this happened. He asked me in a more serious voice, whos beer and bottle is that? I quickly replied that it was my brothers stuff and that he was sitting there earlier! He gave me a strange look and then asked me some socialising questions and i can only guess by that that he figured out i was not intoxicated. Whew that was close! You see i did have a beer earlier in the night when we dropped our gear and i was by no means intoxicated but according to the goofy law, he probbly could have taken me downtown. Learning leason to say the least. The law needs to be revamped to read that everyone should be allowed a drink and drive per hour. I think thats fair.

69R
 

gpomplin

Newbie
Oct 13, 2006
3,214
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Santee
Name
gary
Boat
A BIG RUBBER DUCK
I hear ya!

I will never forget what happened to me this past year during lobster season opener. I was out with my brother trying to pick up some fresh tails and i was pulled over by the harbor police because of a light issue. They pulled up along side my boat and shined the spot light into my boat, my brother was up front earlier sitting on a jump seat and left a beer and bottle of whiskey near the front jump seat. He was now sitting at the back of the boat getting ready to pull a hoop. When the boat swung up along side of me i walked around my console and grabed there boat rail. At this point hes telling me why hes stopped me and i am listening to his every word. Then it happened!!!

He asks me out of the blue if i have been drinking....uh no sir i have not! He quickly points with the flashlight right next to my foot and next to the jump seat where there was a full beer and a bottle of whiskey sitting there. I immediatly new what he was thinking when this happened. He asked me in a more serious voice, whos beer and bottle is that? I quickly replied that it was my brothers stuff and that he was sitting there earlier! He gave me a strange look and then asked me some socialising questions and i can only guess by that that he figured out i was not intoxicated. Whew that was close! You see i did have a beer earlier in the night when we dropped our gear and i was by no means intoxicated but according to the goofy law, he probbly could have taken me downtown. Learning leason to say the least. The law needs to be revamped to read that everyone should be allowed a drink and drive per hour. I think thats fair.

69R
when they start socializing they are listening to your speech for sluring etc....
 

riceman1011

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Dec 20, 2007
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Orange County
Name
Jeffrey Tedmori
Boat
30Ft Wellcraft Scarab Tournament CC "Paddy Rat"
So let me get this straight... not open containers in reach of the operator? Do i have that right? Cuz i was starting to think that no open containers at all... as if the whole boat would need to be sober or not drinking.
 

gpomplin

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Oct 13, 2006
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gary
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A BIG RUBBER DUCK
So let me get this straight... not open containers in reach of the operator? Do i have that right? Cuz i was starting to think that no open containers at all... as if the whole boat would need to be sober or not drinking.[ everyone seems to be saying something different need to talk to the harbor police or someone face to face or see it in a state police law book!!
 

Bigfish69

Dirty Fisherman
Jun 19, 2006
4,248
0
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Lakeside Ranch
Name
JOHN
Boat
Wellcraft V-20, 200 hp etec, 85' Holiday sportfisher
So let me get this straight... not open containers in reach of the operator? Do i have that right? Cuz i was starting to think that no open containers at all... as if the whole boat would need to be sober or not drinking.[ everyone seems to be saying something different need to talk to the harbor police or someone face to face or see it in a state police law book!!

Only one way to make sure. Get yourself a sixer, jump in the rig and down a few while doing circles around the coasties fast boat. They love that shit. LOL

69R

Attention: This comment was for humorous purposes only and by no means should you ever actually try this.:doh:
 
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yellowklr

My Best Catch!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 22, 2003
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1,216
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San Diego,Ca
Name
Derek
Boat
complicated
So let me get this straight... not open containers in reach of the operator? Do i have that right? Cuz i was starting to think that no open containers at all... as if the whole boat would need to be sober or not drinking.[ everyone seems to be saying something different need to talk to the harbor police or someone face to face or see it in a state police law book!!
There is NO open container law for boating............I'm sure some of these officers are trying to discourage it but there in NO state or local ordinance against it........
 

SnyperP

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Oct 2, 2006
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18
So cal
Name
Dude
Boat
None
Last year we were checked by the coasties on the way out at 4am. They did a complete check of our safety gear/registration and me and a buddy were sitting on the deck having our first beer of the trip. My brother was at the helm without a drink. We asked him what the policy on drinking on the boat was.

I swear the guy said we could be totally blitzed, but the driver would have to obey the regular DUI laws (BAC <0.08). I asked him if we (the passengers) could drink while we were underway. The response was yes. I didn't reclarify for the driver.

I got that directly from the mouth of a coast gaurd officer holding. That's what i'm going by. You guys do what you want.
 

ganders631

Newbie
Sep 2, 2008
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4
8
Southern CA, USA
Name
Gene
Boat
19 foot, Bayliner
Read the facts, do not rely on what you hear on the "NEWS." Enjoy the water and don't drink past the legal limit and you will not have a problem.
 

yellowklr

My Best Catch!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 22, 2003
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San Diego,Ca
Name
Derek
Boat
complicated
I find that if I drive the boat and my wife drinks it works out great for me!!!!
 

chipnice

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Dec 17, 2006
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huntingtonbeach
Name
chip
Boat
16 scupper shananagoat
NEXT TIME YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH C G AND YOUR SHIT BOXED, JUST RIP A CHILLY COORS LIGHT AT EM. IT WORKS FOR ME EVERY TIME
 

marlyn

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Dec 18, 2005
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1,247
113
oak hills
Name
mark
Boat
21' skiff and 12' portabote recycled from milk jugs
I find that if I drive the boat and my wife drinks it works out great for me!!!!
good point and there should be something in it for the designated driver...
 

Demon Cleaner

Newbie
Jul 28, 2008
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Menifee
Name
Jeff
Boat
18' Bayliner, Kayak
If it is illegal to have an open container than how do cattle boats/charters get away with it?
 

proliner

Newbie
Aug 29, 2008
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san diego
Name
manny
Boat
proline
BAC .08% and over​
Inhibitions and judgment seriously affected.
Responses slowed and dull. Behavior greatly affected. High risk of accident.

At .08%, you are legally under the influence of alcohol.

Just like it says .08 you are UNDER THE INFLUENCE. So you can drink but not over .08 CHEERS!
 

Slofisher

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Apr 24, 2009
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Santa Barbara, CA
Name
M A T T H E W
Boat
17' HENRY'O CC. DeepV
A couple weeks back my buddy and I got boarded by the Harbor Patrol. I was really nervous because we had a solid 12 pack of empty cans in a bag on our boat deck, clear as day, but all they did was check all my safety gear and let me go on my way.