Great Thread, I am a bit surprised at some of the responses, but each sailor is different.
Here is one of mine, not so much of a big deal, and I am not ready to give up on it just yet.
I had to have one of those Weems and Plath oil burning lamps. They look so nice and are so traditional looking, I had to have one. I bought one, I had to, I could not resist. I think it came out and I lit it once in a year. Maybe I will try again this weekend. I have to admit, if it were properly permanently mounted it would look better and might get more use, but it gets so hot that I need to make something that will protect the bulkhead from all the heat. It looks great, but I don't use it. Will try again soon.
Courtney is My Hero
If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White