(Closed) My family finds me to be a stick in the mud

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
1789 posts
Buzzing bee

It seems like there might be a bigger situation that this is stemming off of. Without knowing all the detail I don’t know what/how you would be over reacting. It is against the law to drive drive a car drunk just like it against the law to drive a boat drunk. I view them as the same thing in my eyes. I woiuld certainly never let any of my family or friends drive OR boat drunk. That being said I have been the designated driver with many very drunk friends in the car/on the boat and I think that is perfectly fine as long as someone has responsibility.

Post # 5
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530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves

@Katnisseverdeen:  I get both points cause I’m like you, if I know something shouldn’t be done (especially something illegal) I always get a pinch of “No I won’t do that”, especially if is something that can be potentially dangerous like this, but I do get why some people think it’s not a big deal, but it’s hard sometimes to play along if you’re not comfortable with the situation.

Post # 6
Hostess
18615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You are not overreacting.  Driving a boat drunk is just as bad as driving a car drunk, plus you can crash and drown yourself.

Post # 7
Member
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t mind people drinking on the boat… I grew up that way I guess and still do it with friends. I would be nervous driving on the boat with anyone drunk, but a few beers doesn’t bother me whatsoever.

Post # 9
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3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

If the rules are that strict and enforced, I wouldn’t do it either. Here people can drink on boats, you just can’t be driving and drinking.

Post # 10
Member
9057 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Katnisseverdeen:  I tend to be the family stick in the mud as well. I don’t think it’s illegal to have open alcohol on a boat in bc, but I don’t think I’d be comfortable with a drunk person on a boat with me as a passenger and the driver should certainly not be drinking at all.  

Post # 11
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915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Katnisseverdeen:  I realize its not a wise decision, but as long as I feel safe I find it to be the choice of e driver. But it’s just something I grew up with, we go to put in bay often and everyone knows everyone is doing it. 

Post # 13
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1024 posts
Bumble bee

@Katnisseverdeen:  I hear ya. It’s not fair of them to make light of the situation – Especially since it’s your boat.

I didn’t know about those laws! Good to know! I’m going sailing on Friday – I might ask the owner of the boat if he knew about it (I’m in Ontario as well).

Post # 14
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7610 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I live in Ontario and have drank many a drink on boats.  However, if it’s your boat, it’s your rules!  Don’t invite them back until they’re willing to respect your decision to follow the law to the letter.

Post # 16
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3849 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I don’t think you are being too uptight.  I think they are being too irresponsible.

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