Smokers and boating.....

Discussion in 'Announcements & FAQs' started by jbruere, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. jbruere

    jbruere New Member

    Aug 30, 2010
    2006 Sea Ray 220 Select
    350 Mag MPI w/Bravo III Drive
    THANK YOU for all the replies! I'm so relieved to see that I am not the only one with this opinion. I also really like the idea of bringing their own life jacket to stink up :) I probably wouldn't have thought of that!
  2. xravenx

    xravenx Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    Baltimore, Md.
    370 Sundancer 1995
    8.1s (2013) w/ V drives
    This is what I'm talking about as I do the same with my cigars........................ I actually have a little plastic placard on the lower part of the helm that says "POSITIVELY NO SMOKING". I discourage cigerette smoking on my boat but I'm not going to be a pr!ck about it. Cigars on the other hand are always welcomed and are enjoyed every weekend on my boat.

  3. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    Twin 7.4l
    Why did you end the trip early?

  4. amazing2926

    amazing2926 New Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Portage, Indiana
    1981 Sundancer 245
    260 Mercrusier
    I am a smoker, and smoking is permitted on my boat but not in the salon. HOWEVER, I would never light a cigarette on another persons boat. In fact, I have a friend whose boat I boarded last week and he is a smoker and was currently smoking when I asked, do you permit others to smoke on your boat... ? I would hope that people have common courtesy.
  5. just me

    just me New Member

    Apr 19, 2008
    Ozark MO
    268 Sundancer 1988
    twin 4.3 A1
    My boat is a smoking area , but please DON'T throw your butts in the lake . If you don't smoke you may be asked to leave.:grin:
  6. brewster16

    brewster16 Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    Long Beach Island, N.J.
    '07 44 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins QSC 8.3
    Yuck! It's a disgusting habit. There is absolutely no smoking on or near my boat. In fact, I can't even think of any friends or family members that smoke. Maybe I'm going out on a limb here but I'd like to think that boaters, particularly those that subscribe to a thought provoking forum such as this, would have enough common sense not to smoke too.
  7. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    That's the problem with 99.99999% of smokers. The world is their ashtray and somehow believe the butts can be thrown anywhere. bastards I say.
    A few years ago I was at a cross walk, a car is stopped at the light in front of me. The passenger guy has the window half way down. He throws his still burning cigarette that's only 2/3 smoked. It lands at my feet. We haven't made eye contact yet. I picked it up tossed it inside his window onto his lap and it bounced off of him and onto the floor of the car. I smiled and said, you dropped that....
  8. Bob & Sue

    Bob & Sue Active Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Browns Point Tacoma WA
    Sold 1999 270DA Sundancer
    5.7l Mercuiser
    My wife and I smoked for years (dumb dumb dumber) since we quit nobobdy smokes anywhere near us even our marina has a butt can at the gate no smoking anywhere after you enter. Even when I smoked never threw a butt in any water fish feed on filters it plugs them up and there dead. In this state it's an $1100.00 ticket to throw a lit cigarrete out the car window I just checked our small town has given out more lit cig tickets than talking on the phone tickets there only worth $124.00
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  9. endless seas

    endless seas Active Member

    Feb 13, 2008
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Not allowed on our boat at all EVER!
    My wife's boss just had all the cockpit seats redone on his boat at a tune of 5k.First time out one of his guests burned a nice size hole in a cushion!
  10. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    To get them off my boat. I meant to say end "their" trip ASAP.:grin:
  11. Bugsy24

    Bugsy24 Active Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Freehold, New Jersey
    2008 310 Sundancer
    T-350 Mag,Br3's W/Axius
    What I find funny are the people who find smoking "Disgusting" won't think twice about Lighting Up a big Honking Cuban Cigar and stinking up the whole neighborhood!! :lol:
  12. KayKook

    KayKook New Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Mitten State
    89' 200CC Cuddy (Sold)
    175HP 4.3L V-6
    I smoke everything I can find, except cigars. But I do not smoke anywhere but on the swim platform. Guests do the same. To completely ban it from your boat, is just as stupid as not allowing red wine on your boat if a guest brings a bottle. It's just a friggin' boat, not an operating room.
  13. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
    +1 Where would out economy be without smokers? Think of all the jobs lost in the medical field and the tobacco companies. We are keeping America afloat right now!
  14. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
  15. wvsundancer

    wvsundancer New Member

    Apr 12, 2010
    Charleston, WV
    2003 280 Sundancer
    496 MAG
    Made the mistake once.. no more... $260.00 to recover the port front set in my 23' bow rider 15 years ago sloved that problem.
  16. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Yeah, I would much prefer to smell the burning of paper that wraps cigarettes to the smell of fine 100% tobacco. :smt043
  17. Smile Maker

    Smile Maker Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Guntersville AL
    06 220 SD 5.0L
    5.0L MPI Alpha I
    I don't smoke.
    But, I have no problem with one of my valued, invited guests smoking on my boat.
    Most posters on this board are overly uptight.
  18. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Red wine is always welcome. Keep a can of "Spot Shot" handy and you might find yourself spilling wine just to watch that stuff make the stain instantly disappear! It's probably giving me cancer, but the carpet is CLEAN.

    However, until someone invents burn-removal-in-a-can, I'm sticking with the smoking ban. I had someone lay a lit cigarette ON THE DECK! Then they let it burn out. It left a deep, 2" long burn in the gelcoat that was expensive to fix and I can still see where it happened almost 10 years later. I also have a fake snap in the cockpit carpet covering another burn (made from somone standing on the platform, but leaning in)

    No. No more smoking on or even NEAR the boat.
  19. Big Island Lifer

    Big Island Lifer Active Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    '96 330 Formula SS
    For Sale '85 255 Amberjack
    Single 5.7
    I prefer no smoking. There is one girlfriend of a close friend that comes out occasionally. She is too hot to say no to.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    That's called the power of the stench, no pun intended. :smt043

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