Drinking and boating

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by gpomplin, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. gpomplin

    gpomplin Newbie

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  2. Aleta

    Aleta Member

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    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.
     
  3. Bigfish69

    Bigfish69 Dirty Fisherman

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    SALUDE!:hali_olutta:

    69R
     
  4. Bigfish69

    Bigfish69 Dirty Fisherman

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    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
     
  5. gpomplin

    gpomplin Newbie

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    when they start socializing they are listening to your speech for sluring etc....
     
  6. bigeye2k

    bigeye2k CAPTAIN

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    I leave the drinking to my passangers.
     
  7. u got slack!

    u got slack! Newbie

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    :Smoke_Emoticon:Just sink'em!!! Silver bullets!!!lol
     
  8. riceman1011

    riceman1011 Newbie

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    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.
     
  9. gpomplin

    gpomplin Newbie

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  10. Bigfish69

    Bigfish69 Dirty Fisherman

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  11. yellowklr

    yellowklr My Best Catch!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. SnyperP

    SnyperP Newbie

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    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.
     
  13. Alan

    Alan Member

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    Captains should not be drinking while in charge of the boat. If something goes wrong you are responsible.
     
  14. ganders631

    ganders631 Newbie

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    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.
     
  15. yellowklr

    yellowklr My Best Catch!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I find that if I drive the boat and my wife drinks it works out great for me!!!!
     
  16. chipnice

    chipnice Newbie

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    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
     
  17. marlyn

    marlyn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    good point and there should be something in it for the designated driver...
     
  18. Demon Cleaner

    Demon Cleaner Newbie

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    If it is illegal to have an open container than how do cattle boats/charters get away with it?
     
  19. proliner

    proliner Newbie

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    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!
     
  20. Slofisher

    Slofisher Newbie

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    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.
     

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