Puttering about. In my opinion, once you've got the motor running on the average power boat there is little else to do but go someplace and come back. I think most sailboat owners, on the other hand, have a continually renewed list of things they either "need" to do, or want to do, and are very willing to spend the time "puttering" about on their boats when the weather or other factors do not allow for sailing. I think most sailor's wives are hardly surprised when their mate announces he's going to make a run down to the boat, even though it's raining cats and dogs, knowing he may just spend two hours sitting there mulling over the prospects of fitting a thermos holder on the bulkhead next to the companionway. The sailboat owner must consider such weighty matters such as whether or not to fabricate such holder of teak, steel, or unobtainium. The powerboat owner just tosses the thermos on a seat and there it is. I think the sailboat owner actually regrets his electrical system for the most part. The powerboat owner, if he thinks about it, wants more of it. Too simplistic, perhaps.