Stay warm and dry
Who needs to go out in a real boat and risk getting cold and wet? You could, instead, just pretend to go cruising with the Coastal Cruising Simulator. 🙂
I found an ad for this in the back of Cruising World magazine and being the geek that I am, I was intrigued enough to visit their website. Happily surprised to see that they actually had a version that worked on a Mac, I downloaded their demo. Although I only had 2-3 minutes to play with it the other day, it appears to be quite in depth.