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May-27-2016 @ 1:47 PM                           Permalink
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Philip,

There are no set limits for alcohol consumption like there is for the road. The only byelaw for the Broads regarding this issue is that you must not be under the influence of drink, or drugs to such an extent as to be able to take proper control of the vessel.

So there are definitely no limits once moored up, and only very loose limits when under way. Having said that alcohol and water do not mix, so best to stick to a couple during the daytime and then relax properly once moored up for the night. Cheers

Happy to support the honest and reliable pubs and businesses of The Norfolk Broads.

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Drink is the devil's work and should be stamped out before all society goes to hell in a handcart...

But seriously, if by some means everyone over the driving limit whilst moored up was magically removed, there would be precious few boats moving in the morning.

Fully support 'sober whist moving and until properly secured in a safe place' but after that it's your home, so do as you would there and don't fret....nobody's going to test anyone on a moored boat.

Always a good idea to keep someone with wits in case something needs to be attended to, but otherwise relax and enjoy a glass if you wish.

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Another valuable resource of information is previous posts on the forum, which can be found using the blue-bounded Search button, to the right of the login/logout button. For example, this subject was discussed in some depth 4 months ago http://the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=44&Topic=38114&srow=1&erow=10

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Hi Philip,

I have been regularly hiring boats on The Norfolk Broads for the last 46 years and would not continue to do so if  I was restricted as to what I can drink once I have moored up for the night.

I believe the law on drinking alcohol whilst in charge of a boat is more lax than being in charge of a car on the road and as far as I am aware breathalysers are not in use on The Broads. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

The following is a link to The Broads Authority Byelaws.
http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/399230/Navigation_Byelaws_1995-1.pdf

Below is an extract from the said Broads Authority Byelaws PDF.

"Drinks and Drugs 83.
A person shall not navigate a vessel whilst under the influence of drink or drugs to such an extent as to be incapable of taking proper control of the vessel."

Sorry if I'm repeating stuff already stated but there were no responses to post when I started typing.


Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


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Blooming heck that lot would frighten the horses.

Having a relaxing drink at the end of the day is part of going on holiday on the Broads, if you couldn't drink we wouldn't be going on the Broads and I would say that would apply to 99% of folk.

Having an alcoholic drink or two or three does not equate to going out on the lash.      

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Everything in moderation usually works. I sometimes worry when this type of thread appears on this forum as I believe that the more it is advertised  then the more it will be seen to be frowned upon .( only by some may I add ). Like parts of the broads, some things are best kept hush !!

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I actually think my wife is starting to panic a little; she's a bit nervous when it comes to the 'unknown' and we're having a trip to Wroxham tomorrow to check out cruisers.  If she still feels uncomfortable about the whole situation after seeing several vessels for herself maybe a holiday cottage with the use of a day boat will be a good compromise.

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As a 70 year old granny please don't think that people on the Broads drink irresponsibly because it is just not so.


Please hire a boat,  we are hiring in June,  for goodness sake there is nothing to be concerned about.  My advice is don't moor at pubs,  take your food with you,  moor early and relax,  do you fish.

My husband fishes and I like to paint and read.  So you see we are not so different from yourself I am sure.


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Well said and well put.

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