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Enjoying the peace and quiet of night watches.

But then again I've never sailed with anyone I'd want to watch get rid of their tan lines!
How do you get rid of your tan lines at night??
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Strong UV lamps on deck, and a very, very big battery bank.

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Eryka, every once in awhile they let me outta my bilge cage during daylight hours...
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Reading - yes. Writing - yes - thoughts and song lyrics. Staring off into space - oh yes being that I'm an occasional space cadet and proud of it. Playing my acoustic guitar - hell 'ya.

Wish you could play darts but somehow I don't think you would ever get a bullseye.

Photography - love it and that's how I plan on making my money.

I can see fishing being a good time passer as well as napping in a hammock. What about dropping anchor close to an island - row to shore and have a campire? Bring Horse Shoes?

But I do wish there was some sort of skill eveny like darts - foosball is out - horse shoes on the island? Skimming rocks doesn't work 'cause of the waves.

Swimming - yes. People-watching - oh yes! Hot Babe watching - you better believe it. Bring pebbles on board - drop a life bouy into the water and practice your aim. How about a B.B gun and a hanging can?

I could go on and on...
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I'm in the middle of reading 'Voyaging the Pacific' by Miles Hordern. It's the tale of a voyage from New Zealand to South America and return in a 28 footer Holman Twister. Good read , by the way. In it he talks about having a dart board set up down below so it appears to be possible. though presumably not in a big blow. :-)

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Nice - maybe I'll bring my dartboard then.
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Darts on a fiberglass boat? For some reason that really scares me...
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So, as someone who's never done a long passage, how many books is enough? I think reading would be my primary pastime (while getting rid of the tanlines, of course), and I'm curious how many non-useful, purely for pleasure, unread books get carted along on the average passage.

Mainly because I'm trying to convince my partner to let me bring more than two.

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"how many books is enough?"

How fast do you read All you need are two books, Finnegan's Wake, and The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. You may not *enjoy* them, but you won't finish them both in the same week.
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Mainly because I'm trying to convince my partner to let me bring more than two.
So you won't be helping? Just along for the ride? Bring 3: Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy - that's not a short read.
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