Originally Posted by PuttingDoctor
More bourbon ... I hate running out.
Agreed!, as well as single-malt Scotch, my humidor of aged Cuban cigars, and my favorite foods. Hence, my desire for huge freezer
capacity and a genset.
However, here's one that I haven't seen mentioned: A hobby
. Personally, I need something to keep the brain engaged outside of sun, fun, sails
, and cocktails. For some, that hobby might be something as simple as reading. Mine is recording original music
. Onboard, I will have one electric
guitar and one acoustic guitar, and have already been planning on how to convert a "crew cabin" into my floating "home studio". In fact, it's quite amazing the quality of recordings that can now be produced at home. A loaded Mac, ProTools Software
, some very good Shure mics & very expensive Neumann mics, outboard gear
, headphones, and good studio monitors. Serious fun and brain engaging diversion while floating at sea. I will also have my 100-watt Marshall amp head
and a 2-speaker cab loaded with Celestians for those times anchored with no other humans within miles from my yacht. Bring the amp and cab to the cockpit
and rock via wireless at FULL volume from anywhere on the deck
Like an audio advertisement that screams "Please come and rob me!"
But seriously, whether it be growing spices, knitting, crosswords, writing a novel, or recording original music
, I feel most people would benefit from a hobby
that keeps the neurons firing.