If you are drunk running a boat...you are a drunk running a boat...tough
They get people here in the Peoples Republic of Maryland
for DUI while sitting in a parked car/docked or anchored boat, no engine
running, but the law says if it is warm you must have been driving it.
The same thing goes with boats.....If you start or attempt to start....so don't be drinking a brew while puttering/futzing with your engine
They probably saved someones life......a lot of drunk people drown when they slip off a dock
and aspirate a little water
.....alchohol inhibits the mammalian diving
reflex...splash...snort a little water
....less than a cup will do ya in...dead.