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Hobbies as a Liveaboard?

Howdy all,

My family and I are getting our house ready to sell and expect to attain liveaboard status some time next year.

One of the few things that is really difficult for me is to give up my one hobby. Over the last few years, I've become pretty good at hand forging custom knives. However, I realize that there is just no way to put a smithy on a fiberglass boat. So my shop is being sold off and the proceeds will help us get onto our boat.

My question is, what kinds of hobbies to those who liveaboard have as a creative outlet? I've considered silversmithing as it takes a much smaller setup than blacksmithing does. My wife enjoys making beaded jewelry, so silversmithing could be a good complement to that.

Personally, I am not musically inclined and my drawing skills are limited to stick-figures. So those two are out.

What else is out there to keep the creative juices flowing but not crowd the boat or self destruct in the humid marine environment?

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!

- Mike
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