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(Daily Mail)   There is only one state where the words, "homemade", "party boat", "unlicensed captain" and "capsizes" go together   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 32
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2013-10-14 10:23:11 AM
The tag says "Florida" but my heart still says "South Carolina," subby.  We are also a state of waterways, coastlines and intoxicated morons!
 
2013-10-14 10:44:52 AM
This could have easily happened in Michigan or Wisconsin.
 
2013-10-14 10:52:14 AM

Tom_Slick: This could have easily happened in Michigan or Wisconsin.


Maybe in July or August, but not October.  That's just asking for hypothermia up there.
 
2013-10-14 11:07:59 AM

factoryconnection: Tom_Slick: This could have easily happened in Michigan or Wisconsin.

Maybe in July or August, but not October.  That's just asking for hypothermia up there.


True, I was just trying to think of states with a large amount of drunken DIYers and easy access to large bodies of water.
 
2013-10-14 11:18:14 AM
Maritime Shenanigans are everywhere.
 
2013-10-14 11:20:48 AM

Tom_Slick: factoryconnection: Tom_Slick: This could have easily happened in Michigan or Wisconsin.

Maybe in July or August, but not October.  That's just asking for hypothermia up there.

True, I was just trying to think of states with a large amount of drunken DIYers and easy access to large bodies of water.


Beer can regatta.

www.ya-gottaregatta.com
 
2013-10-14 11:22:28 AM

Tom_Slick: factoryconnection: Tom_Slick: This could have easily happened in Michigan or Wisconsin.

Maybe in July or August, but not October.  That's just asking for hypothermia up there.

True, I was just trying to think of states with a large amount of drunken DIYers and easy access to large bodies of water.


Forgot to add the linky
 
2013-10-14 11:22:45 AM
Yeah, like several people here, I can think of at least three other states.

From personal experience. From the shore, thank goodness.
 
2013-10-14 11:22:57 AM

Tom_Slick: This could have easily happened in Michigan or Wisconsin.


Or Tennessee, no part of which is more than an hour's drive from an artificial lake. And where any kind of regulation is looked upon with great suspicion.
 
2013-10-14 11:24:39 AM

blatz514: Tom_Slick: factoryconnection: Tom_Slick: This could have easily happened in Michigan or Wisconsin.

Maybe in July or August, but not October.  That's just asking for hypothermia up there.

True, I was just trying to think of states with a large amount of drunken DIYers and easy access to large bodies of water.

Beer can regatta.

[www.ya-gottaregatta.com image 850x599]


Looks like fun not nearly as challenging as a cardboard canoe race though.
 
2013-10-14 11:25:29 AM

blatz514: Tom_Slick: factoryconnection: Tom_Slick: This could have easily happened in Michigan or Wisconsin.

Maybe in July or August, but not October.  That's just asking for hypothermia up there.

True, I was just trying to think of states with a large amount of drunken DIYers and easy access to large bodies of water.

Beer can regatta.

[www.ya-gottaregatta.com image 850x599]


I used to work an event like that called coke floats wasnt as much fun since kids were making them.

I had family in Ohio make a party raft before. They used barrels they had gotten from the Smuckers plant and since most of them were good carpenters it turned out pretty well. When it wasnt used as a raft it could be lashed to a walkway and become a dock.
 
2013-10-14 11:26:05 AM
TFA has a helpful photo of what a boat may look like. I'd like to see the original; it sounds like something out of There, I Fixed It.
 
2013-10-14 11:26:34 AM
So is basically everything illegal now?  Building your own boat is illegal?

Would like a word

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2013-10-14 11:27:30 AM
www2.nau.edu
 
2013-10-14 11:27:49 AM
Captains don't need a license. It's a federal requirement, but one can assume all party boat captain are too drunk to use their knowledge so I view it more as a suggestion than a requirement.
 
2013-10-14 11:30:19 AM

Tom_Slick: This could have easily also happened in Michigan or Wisconsin.

 
2013-10-14 11:32:43 AM

JohnCarter: So is basically everything illegal now?  Building your own boat is illegal?

Would like a word


Agreed. I also don't understand why these microbreweries are all hamstrung because they can't get permits to brew new recipes during the government shutdown. Where I'm from, we call that am opportunity.

No government
No permit
No records
No problem
Drink up
 
2013-10-14 11:36:44 AM

JohnCarter: So is basically everything illegal now?  Building your own boat is illegal?

Would like a word

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You can build it, but you have to register it if it has a motor and you want to take it out on the public waterways. Rowboats/kayaks/canoes are exempt unless you strap on a motor.
 
2013-10-14 11:40:00 AM
It sank in six feet of water, what a tragedy.
 
2013-10-14 11:43:52 AM
Florida trumps everything.

Used to be a northerner until about 10 years ago.  Was refined and worldly then.  Now I keep up with current events via Fark.
 
2013-10-14 11:47:12 AM

cirby: Yeah, like several people here, I can think of at least three other states.

From personal experience. From the shore, thank goodness.


But honestly, no one is even a little surprised that this comes from tha F-L-A.  Yes it COULD happen elsewhere, but if WOULD happen in Florida.
 
2013-10-14 12:13:05 PM
The article obviously written by nobody with a clue.   The picture is a stock picture (you find it attached to other non-US articles on boats in general), neither homebuilt nor a catamaran.   Second, a "boating license" isn't required to take your friends out on a boat.   The boat may need registration but the operator does not.
 
2013-10-14 12:42:38 PM
Homemade party boat trifecta in play.
 
2013-10-14 12:48:42 PM

factoryconnection: The tag says "Florida" but my heart still says "South Carolina," subby.  We are also a state of waterways, coastlines and intoxicated morons!


Or anywhere in the Georgia Islands.

But I must say, my first thought was Miami.
 
2013-10-14 01:04:46 PM

Another Government Employee: factoryconnection: The tag says "Florida" but my heart still says "South Carolina," subby.  We are also a state of waterways, coastlines and intoxicated morons!

Or anywhere in the Georgia Islands.

But I must say, my first thought was Miami.


Wherever Jimmy Buffett songs are played, right?  But that would include Montana as well as Texas and Tahiti, so there goes that theory...
 
2013-10-14 01:17:39 PM

rnatalie: The article obviously written by nobody with a clue.   The picture is a stock picture (you find it attached to other non-US articles on boats in general), neither homebuilt nor a catamaran.   Second, a "boating license" isn't required to take your friends out on a boat.   The boat may need registration but the operator does not.


The boat was apparently rented, which is where things tend to get bogged down in red tape. Most marinas will insist boats carry liability insurance for when your 1968 Bristol 27 rams a new Hunter 40 amidships. Most insurance companies will refuse coverage if you rent out your boat to people without making sure they have the necessary credentials.

And if you accept money for taking out people, you damn well better be licensed, or the Coast Guard will be p.ssed. 30 passengers is a lot - the basic captain's license allows you to take out six passengers.

Somebody is going to lose a lot of money on this. Depending on the details, (s)he may end up with a criminal record as well.
 
2013-10-14 01:28:17 PM
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty drinking man,
The skipper Drunk and surly.
28 passengers set sail that day
For a three hour tour, a three hour tour.
 
2013-10-14 01:33:34 PM
www.dockaccents.com

/We put 5 horsepower outboards on floating docks and putter around the lake on them.
//A few people have 2 story boats
///Totally legal in NY.
////They don't sink with 30 people on them.
 
2013-10-14 03:50:38 PM
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2013-10-14 07:03:03 PM

SoupJohnB: Another Government Employee: factoryconnection: The tag says "Florida" but my heart still says "South Carolina," subby.  We are also a state of waterways, coastlines and intoxicated morons!

Or anywhere in the Georgia Islands.

But I must say, my first thought was Miami.

Wherever Jimmy Buffett songs are played, right?  But that would include Montana as well as Texas and Tahiti, so there goes that theory...


Nah, there just is a special, sun baked stupid among the residents there.
 
2013-10-14 08:07:09 PM
Italy. My money's on Italy.
 
2013-10-15 10:19:41 AM
And if you accept money for taking out people, you damn well better be licensed, or the Coast Guard will be p.ssed. 30 passengers is a lot - the basic captain's license allows you to take out six passengers.

Agreed, but nothing in the article said anything about this being a money operation.   Sounds like a couple of guys build a party boat and invite all their friends to go for a drunken sail.

This isn't too uncommon of an occurence around these parts.   Though it's usually a pontoon boat (either with real boat pontoons or sometimes with just dock floats) rather than a cat (though it's possible this is exactly what we have here and it was one more thing that got lost in the translation...what's the difference between a cat and a pontoon boat under sail)?   Usually what happens here is that they operator gets written up for:

1.   Not having a boat registration
2.   Being intoxicated.
3.   Not having sufficient life preservers, exceeding boat capacity, other equipment violations ...
 
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