I recently noticed that De-Harts in Auke Bay has a sign in front of the liquor store urging boaters to stock up on Coors products (indicating beer) prior to launching their boat. I urge De-Harts and the distributor to evaluate this message. One may think that as long as the operator does not drink everything is OK.
However, keep in mind that every boating accident or emergency quickly turns into survival situation and will require everyone on board to respond, especially if something happens to the operator.
Plain and simple, drinking and boating do not mix, as in the recent tragic accident in Auke Bay where alcohol may have been a factor.