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Old 13-03-2015, 05:35   #61
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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

From what I have read Chichester had beer on tap ie keg beer.I think one of his sponsors was a brewing company.
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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

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... few navies ( if any) actually allow drinking on duty. All now provide an allowance, i.e. money to acquire a drink ration which you consume in your off time. Most have an absolute rule preventing intoxication on duty.
I believe no modern navy now has a rum ration as it was understood.
The Royal Australian Navy never issued the rum ration.
The United States Navy abolished the rum ration in 1862.
The Royal Navy rum ration (half a pint of neat rum, twice a day) was abolished in 1970.
The Royal Canadian Navy abolished the rum ration in 1972.
The Royal New Zealand Navy abolished the rum ration in 1990.

Interesting ➥ The Tradition of Rum and the Sea - Ministry of Rum
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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

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Why not???????????



What good will alcohol do you on a passage?



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Old 13-03-2015, 19:34   #64
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Why not???????????

What good will alcohol do you on a passage?

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Especially for, yet not limited to, single-handed passages ...

1) It accentuates celebratory revelry.
2) It takes the edge off boredom.
3) It opens your mind to new melodies, even if you're not a great singer.
4) It keeps the spirits up.
5) It reminds one that "cocktail hour" is a land-based concept.
6) If you name your glass, it gives you someone to talk to.
7) It reminds you why you love your ice maker.
8) It helps you get a better nights sleep in the doldrums.

Case in point? Here ya go (2:30 & 7:20; "Chip Chip Cherio!"):

Ps; I love this guy's spirit. Never live life too safely, it takes all the fun out of it.

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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

I prefer dry vessels and never drink when underway whether passage or daysail, but understand why others have a different opinion.

My view is that it just isn't worth the risk in the event of an emergency. Even a single drink can cause impairment of reaction time and vigilance depending on bodyweight and tolerance. It almost never ends up mattering, but when an unexpected all hands on deck situation arises, it can matter then.

I've never gotten more than a good natured ribbing for refusing to partake, and my experience is that most people are glad to have one person who always stays completely dry on board. It also has the interesting side effect of crew often wanting to buy me drinks once we're in port. No arguments there!
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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

The only time I have difficulty maneuvering or docking the boat is sober....simple reason zero experience! Actually no problem with beer or wine during passages, no hard liquor. I can monitor consumption of beer and wine, hard liquor not so much. The main thing is we never travel with drunks..

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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

I have 12 bottles of rum 30 liters of wine and 4 vodka.

on a sailboat they can't tell if you are drunk because you can be "following the wind"
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I have 12 bottles of rum 30 liters of wine and 4 vodka.

on a sailboat they can't tell if you are drunk because you can be "following the wind"
Hi Boat_Alexandra, one is never drunk on a boat! maybe 'socially confused' 'have on a rubbery boot' or '3 sheets to the wind' but hopefully never 'geographically disorientated'
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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

We do not drink anything alcoholic while on a passage, in fact, we we never drink while underway, our long history with Beer Can Races notwithstanding.

However, many in our Indian Ocean Crossing Fleet are somewhat anxious that there is no alcoholic beverages to be purchased in the entire country of the Maldives. Sure, you can go to a resort here and buy a drink but for those who had hoped to fill their bilges with booze, they'll have to wait until they reach Mauritius or Madagascar.

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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

jpsgirl96 has a lot of sense, but remember, if during the night you have to move for one reason or another, you want to be clear headed to make the proper decisions. In our tropics it is so nice to indulge in a few sundowners(maybe just one or two) before tea.
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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

i do not drink due to particularly wierd health glitches i believe are particular to underlying conditions caused by inflammation.
i try to keep two bottles port stocked.
i often forget.
keelhaul the bitch....
nothing with which to assuage the sea gods wrath...
uh oh.
that will be rectified. just let me consult with my provisioner.
other than that...my only remaining alcoholic sailor ftiend died just last year so i dont have to experience that problem at sea.

until we meet on high seas i really dont care what YOU do.
just do not cause any problems for anyone.

oh heck. i buy and stock rum on boat when i do not have in my employ an alcoholic.
i cook with liqueurs and rums.
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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

Zeehag, my daughter-in-law has a sign in her kitchen that proclaims, "I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food!"


Do you ever put liqueurs or rum into your food?
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Zeehag, my daughter-in-law has a sign in her kitchen that proclaims, "I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food!"


Do you ever put liqueurs or rum into your food?
i donot drink alcohol due to disabilities directly related to an inflammatory condition.

i only use for in food. it must be buffered before i can consume it so the alcohol will no longer inflame nor cause further inflammation in my body.
beer soaked pollo asada is impressively moist and delicious.
due to inflammation in my neck i am rarely if ever able to eat anything dry. as a result i enjoy being able to swallow foods marinated in whatever alcoholic beverage strikes me.
food is incredibly more appealing when there is moisture and texture and flavor.

as i stated in my post.
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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

I know, I was just kidding you.
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Re: Long distance Sailing. With or without alcohol?

Pilot Rob - totally agree. Also must reveal that at our age the capacity is rather less, or the consequences rather more...so light indulgence it is. Also - it's been mentioned already - but dinghies and drinking can be a pretty bad mix!


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