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Last Updated: Monday August 31 2009 09:16 GMT

How would you keep busy on a boat?

Mike Perham on his boat

A 17-year-old boy has become the youngest person to sail solo around the world.

Mike Perham spent around 10 months travelling in a boat by himself, with just sea birds and fishes for company.

So if you were to set sail for months on end, how would you keep yourself busy?

Would you read a book? Play games? Listen to music? Take photos? Or maybe try a spot of fishing?!!?

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"I would take pictures, listen to music and probably play games and take a portable TV on battery and probably draw."

Jade, 14, England

"I'm going to keep myself busy with my PSP, my state-of-the-art laptop, my mobile phone, my DS Lite, my Nintendo Wii, my Xbox 360, my Playstation 3 and my food which I just couldn't live without. Forget clothes, they're not necessary!"

Amira, 13, London, England

"I might take my Nintendo DS Lite, binoculars, wrestling figures (hahaha!), a portable DVD player, etc. food, pens, paper and books (Lord Of The Rings) etc. Anything entertaining."

Riordan, 12, England

"Every second of mine would be spent learning something new everyday. From maths books to new words or anything really that will benefit me later in life and help me achieve what I want to be."

Chantay, 14, Cardiff, Wales

"I would bring my dog Cleo, 100 packets of food, 100,000 books, Nintendo and games, PSP and games, 1,000 batteries, iPod and chargers, Wii with portable solar charger and games, gym equipment, friends and laptop, clothes, camera, diary, pens, dog food and lots more!"

Safa, 10, Sudan

"You could just relax and let yourself sleep"

Toby, 10, Bedfordshire

"Every second of mine would be spent learning something new everyday. From maths books to new words or anything really that will benefit me later in life and help me achieve what I want to be."

Chantay, 14, Cardiff, England

"Because I sail a boat I know what it's like, and there is so much to do you wouldn't have time to play CDs or books or stuff - at least not on the boat I sail."

Stella, 10, London, England

"I would take as many books as possible, a diary, my laptop and a video camera. Not forgetting food!"

Amira, 13, London, England

"I would take books, a laptop, loads of food and a camera."

Humaid, 12, Blackburn, England

"I would take a training bike and attach it to a propeler so I could make the boat go faster and keep healthy."

Tod, 11, Galsgow, Scotland

"If I spent ten months travelling on a boat I'd keep myself from getting bored by eating yummy things!"

Tom, 10, Isle of Wight, England

"I would spend time inventing new recipes to try with the different food. I would read, take photos and make collages with my photos and probably a video diary too!"

Jasmine, 13, UK

"I would take my laptop, my family, my DS and loads and loads of food!!"

Bethany, 9, Ayrshire, Scotland

"I would take books and my DS, lots of food, my laptop so I can chat with family and friends, a camera, a video camera and maybe some clothes."

Sabeen, 10, Oxford, England

"I would take my laptop, DS, craft things and ten extra large suitcases of food!! Oh and my phone. Also a video recorder, binoculars and maybe a book!!"

Lizzi, 11, London, England

"I would take my laptop, my goldfish, my PSP and two large suitcases of food!"

Taylor, 11, London, England

"I would get sick and tired of eating fish all the time because you can't cook on the boat and it gets really boring. So I'd take my DS Lite and a camera, then I could keep a video diary to remember my amazing journey. Also, I would miss my family loads and loads."

Anne, 13, Madrid, Spain

"I would take my pet lobster with me so he could swim beside me as I sailed."

Florence, 8, Florence, Italy

"I'd be really bored and starving because you can't cook in a yacht unless it was magic!"

Fionnuala, 11, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I would take my books, DS, everything like that. But I would miss my friends and family loads."

Luca, 14, Cambridge, England

"I would fill a suitcase just up with new, big hardback books that I would read over and over again. I'd also take my MP3 Player and a ton of batteries, my DS and my portable charger, and my phone, even though it'd run out of battery and I probably won't have a signal. Oh, and a video camera, so I could record myself every day, like a video diary!"

Dolphin, 11, Ipswich, England

"I would take my binoculars, my camera, my DSi, my Wii, and books about birds."

Pedro, 11, Sao Paulo, Brazil

"I'd just sit down and enjoy the lovely views! And the wind blowing in your face."

Meg, 10, Hampshire, England

"I would take loads of pictures, listen to music and read lots of books!!!"

Amy, 11, Liverpool, England

"I'd listen to music and take LOADS of pictures. Maybe I'd make a video diary too! Hmm."

Amy, 14, Lancashire, England

"I'd probably read the Twilight saga (again!) those books are amazing!"

Milly, 13, Oldham, England

"I would definitely not sail on a boat for month unless it was a ferry with a cinema inside it."

Damaris, 10, Leicester, England

"Music player..."

Charlotte, 13, Scotland

"I'd take all my favourite books, my Nintendo DS with all the games, a portable DVD player (plus DVDs) and my trusty camera."

Lauren, 11, Wales

"I would bring my binoculars and bird book to spot different types of bird. Also I would bring a stack of Sudoku books!!"

Atalia, 11, London, England

"I'd die of boredom!!!"

Megan, 10, Kent, England

"I would take a CD player and cool hot CDs."

Rosie, 10, Derbyshire, England

"I would bring a laptop so I could go on YouTube and listen to my music and I'd bring my dog."

Merryn, 13, Birmingham, England

"I would have to bring lots of things like a mobile phone, Nintendo DS and a TV to keep me busy!"

Megan, 12, Wiltshire, England

"I'd take almost a whole library! Plus things like really hard puzzles and mind games because I love those kind of things."

Hannah, 13, Shropshire, England

"I would have to have a telly on mine."

Jasmyne, 13, Devon, England

"I would read a book and get very bored!"

Alicia, 12, Surrey, England

"I would take an XBox 360 or a laptop to keep me entertained."

Ryan, 12, England

"I would make sure I had at least 20 books to keep me going but I would also try to learn at least one fact about each place I visited and record it. Another fun thing to do would be to keep a diary, recording each day and what I thought of it."

Georgia, 12, Norfolk, England

"I would read a book and take a lot of photos and start going mad with talking to myself."

Bella, 13, Nottinghamshire, England

"I would try to bring a small DVD player and just watch films!"

Alesha, 9, UK

"If I was on a boat months on end, I would listen to music and take pictures to show my family what sights I have seen."

Keione, 14, London, England

"I would enjoy the ocean while I'm there and take pictures of everything that has been going on, so that I can remember what a great time I had!"

Hannah, 11, London, England

"I would die from not being able to watch the TV and probably get caught by pirates."

Bethan, 9, Scotland

"I would play my DS, listen to music and call my family! I love reading so I would take loads of books with me to read! I would also try fishing- it might be fun!"

Meg, 9, Renfrewshire, Scotland

"I would get so bored in the ocean all on my own if I was there."

Millie, 10, Devon, England

"I would listen to music, read a book and maybe play a few games."

Charlotte, 14, Yorkshire, England

"I would probably die of boredom but if I loved sailing I wouldn't get bored ... too much."

Alannah, 12, Dublin, Ireland

"If I was on a boat I would try to keep myself busy by reading a book or I'd try a bit of fishing (it looks like it's boring and for old people at the moment but I wouldn't mind trying it!)"

Mona, 12, Kent, England

"I would play on my DSi"

Cassie, 12, Wales

"I'd focus on the journey more than anything else. But also I'd relax on sunny days."

Aliya, 9, London, England

"I'd just be bored to death and scared at the same time. I'd also read a book and play on my DS. Well done Mike!"

Emily, 10, Manchester, England