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    Actually, in Georgia it does.

    On the lakes they have police in boats. They give tickets, they give sobriety tests, and you will get a boat dui and go to jail.


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    If drinking while you were in a boat in Florida, there would be a whole lot less of it ........... boating that is.

    Just don't go over the legal limit.
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    Talking Weellll....

    ...whatever "floats your boat!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by FVR View Post
    Actually, in Georgia it does.

    On the lakes they have police in boats. They give tickets, they give sobriety tests, and you will get a boat dui and go to jail.
    Well my boat is in Michigan. And in Micchigan you can enjoy boating and also have a beer. Same law as driving a car here. Except you can have open containers in boats. Peneltys for DUI boating are the same as a car. They make no distinction. The serif department patrols most inland lakes and the Coast Gaurd patrols big water.

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    Talking Hmmm.....

    RiM, you started me thinking...which is always a bad thing. So let's say a guy's on the lake and his boat sinks, stranding him 400 meters from shore. He's got a choice...stay with his cooler full of bear or strike out for shore without it. He decides to stay with his beer, drinking it while treading water. Before you know it the "boat cops" show up and bust him for public intoxication..or what ever...but he's SAVED! Problem solved, he even gets free room & board for the night!
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    What if the guy was really prepared and when his boat started sinking he simply got into the spare boat he never goes out with out?

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    Now I may be wrong but aren't built flotation devices required on watercrafts?
    (so that a boat would sink but only to a certain level?)
    When I was about five yrs old my father did hit a rock which madea rathe large gash and with 4 adults and 2 kids we only went as low as the gunnels, that was 50yrs ago in and old boat of that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsitenha View Post
    Now I may be wrong but aren't built flotation devices required on watercrafts?
    (so that a boat would sink but only to a certain level?)
    When I was about five yrs old my father did hit a rock which madea rathe large gash and with 4 adults and 2 kids we only went as low as the gunnels, that was 50yrs ago in and old boat of that time.
    I hadn't heard that it was requied. Some boat manufacturers do, but I don't think it's a requirement. (can you imagine what your canoe would looik like)
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    Both my last canoes did have at the bow and stern a small compartments with floatation material inserted (liquid just like insulating foam) into them, and my wife got a 14' john boat (Tracker), again with floatation material under the seats. All my Lund, and my Misty River boats had this foam material in any open/enclosed space such as seat wells.
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    I'm sure many manufacturers of smaller boats do that. Boston Whaler is pretty renowned for making boats that won't sink. Around here at least it isn't a requirement. I used to have a 20 ft Sprot Craft that would have had no trouble sinking. My wife (long before we were married) had an 85 ft sail boat.....there are now bouys marking where it sank.
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    I can atest that a mid 80s ski natique will sink..

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    The boat we use for trapping is 20' long and has a stern tank for floatation. But attached to that stern tank are two 60hp Yamaha 4 strokes. I think that if it had a gaping hole in the bottom it would sink like lead brick.
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    That's what I love about my kayak; can't sink it. No motor to crap out on it, either.
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    Kayak, yeh it won't sink but you may end up face down in the water.

    I had a great boat back in the 70's and 80's. It was a 17 1/2 foot Folbot. It had a wood frame and a real thick viynl skin.

    We shot the Del. rapids in Trenton NJ, a place where many a canoe broke in half. My boat just bounced off, did break a rib but the viynl never ruptured. We also shot the Lambertville wingdam, boat was full of water and still floated us down river.

    If you were sitting down in the boat, you could not get thrown or fall out, now if you folded the seats up, ya could take a spill.

    I used it as a duck boat for years, rebuilt the interior and it carried me safely through the waters of the Del. in Dec. and Jan., then carried me through many more duck seasons on the Ches. and Patapsco river in Md.

    As you can see, I just love duck hunting.

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    make camp wet?
    i go home to my girls, complain a few sec. and I get dry cloth and warm food.
    the bonus of having a few (girls, that is).

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    You have a few girls?

    I thought they were called "ewe's"
    1. If it's in your kit and you don't know how to use it....It's useless.
    2. If you can't reach your kit when you need it....Its useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klkak View Post
    you Have A Few Girls?

    I Thought They Were Called "ewe's"
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    Quote Originally Posted by nell67 View Post
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    I just couldn't help myself.........I am so weak....
    1. If it's in your kit and you don't know how to use it....It's useless.
    2. If you can't reach your kit when you need it....Its useless.

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    I'm in Michigan too.

    Quote Originally Posted by ryaninmichigan View Post
    Well my boat is in Michigan. And in Micchigan you can enjoy boating and also have a beer.
    Only if you don't meet the alcohol limit on a breathalyzer. Don't know what that limit is for impaired operating a motor vehicle (boat or car).

    Same law as driving a car here. Except you can have open containers in boats. Peneltys for DUI boating are the same as a car. They make no distinction. The serif department patrols most inland lakes and the Coast Gaurd patrols big water.

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