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Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

So, a friend's cousin's roommate has this small Sunfish boat behind the barn on his family's farm in Oklahoma. He is willing to give it to me for free! I will have to have it transported home to me in New York.

He said it may need a little work and some parts may be missing. He mentioned it also needs a new sail, mast, rudder, tiller, boom, centerboard, and ropes. The hull is in very good shape... just a few holes in the bottom that need patching.

My plan is to clean it up and to circumnavigate the globe - non-stop. Also, I will need to install a refrigerator to keep beer cool during the journey. What size battery will I need?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

You're a loser. A sunfish is huge!

I'm going to circumnavigate on a raft built from 10 popsicle sticks. I'm carrying a package of cloth napkins for sails. If one gets blown out during a storm, I'll just pull a fresh, new one from the package and be on my way.

I find that the popsicle sticks being made of wood, give the vessel a rustic, cozy feeling.
Does anyone know if it's possible to install a wood fireplace on a popsicle stick raft?
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Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

An energizer 9 volt should do it and the bunny will provide food and 4 lucky rabbits feet to ( well not to lucky for the bunny )
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Don't forget to bring a bag of party balloons that you can blow up and use as life rafts in the unlikely event of needing to abandon ship.
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Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

You know what really makes this thread funny? The fact that it is so very close to some of the absolutely serious posts we get around here.
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Get another one. Tie them side by side and call it a sun-a-maran.. At least it will be more stable...p
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I have been around the globe three times on my sunfish already. PM me if you have any specific questions. Ah, scratch that, just ask your questions here.
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Don't forget to bring a bag of party balloons that you can blow up and use as life rafts in the unlikely event of needing to abandon ship.
Evongelo, I give you a LOT of credit for having a great attitude and not stomping off in a snit. Seriously. Welcome to the sailing community.
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Stay north and the water will keep your beer cold enough
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