I'd be lying if I said I've never consumed an adult beverage, or even two, while out boating before. I think there's a big difference though between an adult beverage or maybe two vs being buzzed and/or completely wasted. I'm a big guy at almost 300lbs and have a bit of a seasoned liver, so one or two adult beverages, depending on the concoction as well as the potency of said beverages, I might not even feel anything. A Corona Premier at 4% alcohol isn't going to hit very hard, if at all, after only two of them like it would having consumed two or even three double or triple Moscow Mules will. Another big part of it depends obviously on food and if you have a full stomach or if you've yet to eat anything all day. I usually won't ever do more than a beer or two though, especially if it's my boat and/or I'm in charge of everyone else on board. If one of my buddies, my uncle or another extremely competent driver is driving then I might indulge a bit more. That being said... fortunately the fishing has been pretty decent up here over the last couple of years to where we aren't usually out for more than 2-3 hours or so. Knock on wood. And while that is plenty of time to get a nice little buzz going... at 5-6 am I'm still usually drinking my coffee and trying to wake myself up as well as figure out how I made it out to the boat. Alcohol is usually about the last thing on my mind at that point as I'm trying to clear away the mental fog. The YouTube boating fails are absolutely hilarious and definitely have a guilt pleasure of watching those as well. I think most of those the people operating the boats must be absolutely hammered and/or just the biggest idiots in the world.I get a guilty pleasure watching boat fails on youtube and I have to believe that a lot of the "brain off" is more like "booze in". I am not judging people for drinking, I do it at night, at home, when I'm not running anything. I will never drink on a boat I'm running, I think you'd have to be a little crazy to do that, forget booze, if I just take my eyes off the ocean while under way the ocean instantly starts to beat me up. I can't imagine trying to deal with our ocean with some booze messing with your judgement.
Drinking starts after you clean the last fish at home (for me). Gotta pamper what brain cells I have left