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View Poll Results: How would you describe your drinking habit?
I don't drink. Period. 12 8.63%
I may have one if the occasion is right. 29 20.86%
I'm a moderate drinker (wine at meal, beer on deck etc.) 74 53.24%
I'm at a party chugging whenever I can! 16 11.51%
I can't remember when I didn't have a drink. 8 5.76%
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:18   #61
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Re: Do sailors drink too much?

"I can't trust a man who doesn't drink, because a man who doesn't drink doesn't trust himself." Ernest Hemingway.

Can't argue with Hemingway.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:29   #62
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Re: Do sailors drink too much?

All I can say is that most sailors can handle it. Still remain somewhat dignified, you know.

Most of the idiots I've seen on YouTube seem to be power boaters, doing their river or lake tie ups.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:34   #63
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Re: Do sailors drink too much?

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"I can't trust a man who doesn't drink, because a man who doesn't drink doesn't trust himself." Ernest Hemingway.

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Old 14-03-2014, 01:50   #64
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Re: Do sailors drink too much?

We live a fuller life so in that regard we're allowed to drink more than those who lead less interesting lives.
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Old 19-03-2014, 15:25   #65
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We live a fuller life so in that regard we're allowed to drink more than those who lead less interesting lives.
Hey can I use this in more areas of my life than just drinking?
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Old 19-03-2014, 15:44   #66
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Old 19-03-2014, 16:02   #67
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Re: Do sailors drink too much?

Never underway.

Safely on the hook, sitting in the cockpit with a glass of Lagavulin and a cigar watching the sun set is a highlight of the day. If it's a day hanging out on the boat and we're not going anywhere, a beer at lunch is a great precursor to an afternoon nap.
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Never underway.

Safely on the hook, sitting in the cockpit with a glass of Lagavulin and a cigar watching the sun set is a highlight of the day. If it's a day hanging out on the boat and we're not going anywhere, a beer at lunch is a great precursor to an afternoon nap.

Ditto.
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Re: Do sailors drink too much?

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” Mark Twain

I drink too much if I'm not careful so I never drink and sail or drive.

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Old 22-03-2014, 20:55   #70
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If you have to ask the Question, youre not drinking enough!
If you're "able" to ask the question, you've not drunk enough.
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Old 25-03-2014, 00:01   #71
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Re: Do sailors drink too much?

Now this may be a bit over the top perhaps regarding drink driving.

Queensland man riding a motorised esky charged with drink driving

I want one. We know how to do it in Aus.

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The questionnaire just records a certain level of drinking. Theres no connotation outside of the title.

No ones judging. Just been my experience on the hook that sailors drink -- ALOT!

If anything, I'm surprised there are others like me who answered that DON'T.

and the numbers so far are mean'd toward the lesser half of the bell curve.
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Re: Do sailors drink too much?

I think all the hype about boating and drinking has more to do with weekend boaters. Cruisers have to just get on with their lives, cruise a little, maintain the boat, etc. Besides, if we crash our home (boat), where are we going to live? Sure we drink and IMO as pointed out on the low end of the bell curve.
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Re: Do sailors drink too much?

Never at sea. But ashore, I drink my share. (When they say "It's 5 O'Clock somewhere", do they mean AM or PM?)

If I can hold on to the floor without falling off, I'm good.
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Re: Do sailors drink too much?

I drink about once a month nowadays. I used to drink entirely too much, everyday I was drunk. You might say I had a problem. I've been a light drinker now for about 6 years.

When I first started daydreaming about cruising was when I was drinking all the time. So naturally, I was daydreaming about bar hopping in a sailboat I couldn't afford. I would daydream about dropping my anchor off the coast and rowing into beach bars every night, no anchorage or anything just right out there beyond the surf. I would daydream about impressing tipsy tourists with my stories of the sea. My guitar, which I could barely play, would get me free drinks in all these islandy bars cause, as you guys know, we cruisers must live on a budget. It all revolved around alcohol.

Then we went and actually did some small cruising. I don't know what actually got me sober... but it was about the time I realised what real cruising was.

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