Living on a boat, especially a small 35 ft monohull, is a practice in minimalism and simplicity. With limited storage space, we had to make hard choices about what to bring and what to leave behind. A lot of what we wanted to bring, we already had - snorkels, fins, exercise gear, First Aid supplies, camera equipment, etc. But, never having lived on a boat before, we had to guess at what other things we might like to have onboard. Would we use a small cooler for beach picnics?