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Old 18-01-2011, 16:15   #16
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Spent nine months in county lockup for operating under the influence. came with a nice added bonus of rekless endangerment.
lost a fortyone foot peter morgon fish boat over the deal.
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Old 18-01-2011, 16:24   #17
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I never mess with drugs on board. worried about the coast guard ripping my boat apart looking for evidence. When im in port, sometimes ill smoke a j if i find someone with a little.

as far as alcohol, never when sailing, but anchor or at the dock its great. I think they made boxed wine purley for cruisers. the real question is favorite brand of boxed wine??
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I had to quit doing drugs so I could save up for the boat

Sundowners in the cockpit? I'll be right over!
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Old 18-01-2011, 17:07   #19
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Spent nine months in county lockup for operating under the influence. came with a nice added bonus of rekless endangerment.
lost a fortyone foot peter morgon fish boat over the deal.
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were you operatingyour boat?
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Old 18-01-2011, 17:11   #20
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Old 18-01-2011, 18:45   #21
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I'm not a drinker myself. Booze makes me more nauseas than a pregnant nun. But I don't think I would want to run my boat intoxicated (if I had one) for the simple fact the darn things cost so much.
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Just like on land some people do or don’t like to drink. Personally, as I don’t like to drink alcohol before sunset the notion of a sundowner sits well with me. Regardless, anything cold could do the job and I would not be embarrassed optioning out for something non-alcoholic. I really have to agree that constantly feeling the need to have one too many alcoholic drinks could become addictive. Like any drug this eventually detracts from an otherwise pleasurable experience.

Likewise, my personal morning ritual is a cup of tea. I really can’t understand why anyone sailing would feel the need to get out of bed in the morning and crack a beer. For me this is a real sign of impending alcoholism. Nonetheless, I do have a thing for the odd good bottle of red at night at anchor to a good book, some soothing music and the motion of the sea.

Oh, and beware – drinking at or before heading to sea can really aggravate many people’s seasickness. Some of those who swear by a beer while sailing have probably already killed enough brain cells that it doesn’t affect them anymore. Not the kind of people I would be happy to leave at the tiller of my boat.
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Oh, and beware – drinking at or before heading to sea can really aggravate many people’s seasickness. Some of those who swear by a beer while sailing have probably already killed enough brain cells that it doesn’t affect them anymore. Not the kind of people I would be happy to leave at the tiller of my boat.
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Old 19-01-2011, 06:22   #24
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Agreeably one of the reasons I have no problems sailing solo. I should also admit I have spent a lot of time around poor souls with extreme alcohol and drug issues. Back in my twenties seeing what these things had done to others turned me into a near teetotaler. At least I was super fit and am still going hard when many of my friends and associates are no longer with us.

Then part of the reason I have moved onto the boat is that I am over my neighbours getting up the piss, hitting the ice and acting like out of control morons. Invariably trying to have a beer and a sensible conversation with these idiots turns into a blood bath. The only positive thing is they sleep most of the next day so I can get an uncrowned morning surf while the offshore is still blowing.

I am also not looking forward to Australia Day, which has turned into nothing but am excuse for rampant public adolescent drunkenness and associated anti-social behaviour.

Now as far as catching up for a few sundowners I really hope we can meet some day and enjoy a few beers to a perfect sunset!

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I am also not looking forward to Australia Day, which has turned into nothing but am excuse for rampant public adolescent drunkenness and associated anti-social behavior.
LOL in America that's called New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Thanksgiving and Christmas for many!
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LOL in America that's called New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Thanksgiving and Christmas for many!
ROFL..... in the UK its called 'Friday Night Saturday Morning....
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Old 19-01-2011, 08:36   #27
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Hey There, tried to knock off the drink once. Stayed off for 6 months. Everybody I knew turned into idiots. Started again, I'm better now. Just couldn't fit in with society.
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Sailing is no different from other recreational endeavors like duck hunting or curling.

Some people focus on the game, while others use artificial stimulants to get their rocks off...
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LOL in America that's called New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Thanksgiving and Christmas for many!

It is not so much the drugs or alcohol but the antisocial behaviour. As above this is why I have a real thing against ice. It just turns the kids around me into agro monsters. Just get inadvertently into an altercation with an idiot on the stuff or have neighbours on the crap and you will know what I mean. No wonder the average police officers around here are kitted out heavier than the old SWAT teams.

At least back in the old days before people started genetically modifying dope the only thing it did was eventually turn people into delusional hippies. The stuff was even somewhat useful as a seasickness remedy. Lots of places I reckon it would still be a bit of a ritual to pass around a spliff of “bush” at a sundowner? Regardless, nowadays like most other things it has been modified so most of the stuff is that full of THC and chemicals that it is no better than the imitation ecstasy pills desperate dealers make out of anything at hand.

Gotta say though if you love good wine Australia isn’t a bad place to be at the moment. Due the rising exchange rate a lot of wineries are dumping high quality “cleanskin” bottles on the market at absolute bargain prices. Go on line and you can get the good stuff even cheaper. Good thing I find about grabbing a cleanshin is that once the bottle is done I usually have no more booze on the boat or house. This leaves me happily inebriated without drinking to excess. Even if I have a cartoon I have to think and even put a bit of effort into cracking another bottle. Usually I refrain.
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