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creelclmsn 07-18-2014 01:38 PM

Sailing around the world on a Wrangler
 
Figured I would keep this great question alive.... I am going to buy a jeep wrangler.... Preferably with as much rust and holes in it I can find. Weld a mast to the roll cage and sail it around the world. My question is what size sail should I use? Do you think I can keep it afloat with over inflated off road tires alone or should I equip it with pontoons? Please help I am looking to leave next week.

Mr. Bubs 07-18-2014 01:42 PM

Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler
 
8" PVC outrigger pontoons and you'll be fine. Make sure you have a CB radio in case you run into any trouble, though.

creelclmsn 07-18-2014 01:45 PM

Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler
 
Thanks for the input I will be leaving out of Charleston SC in one week and circumnavigating the world in 3 weeks

bgeddes 07-18-2014 01:45 PM

Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler
 
If i were to do this, I'd look for an old Scrambler. The length at the water line will gain you a few knots of hull speed.

creelclmsn 07-18-2014 01:53 PM

Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler
 
Scrambler is a great idea but very expensive!!!! I think a rusted out YJ (89-95) is the way to go.

krazzz 07-18-2014 02:02 PM

Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler
 
Don't forget to install a winch. You can use that to troll for fish as you sail along. And if things get really bad you can use that to lasso the next super tanker that cruises by.

bgeddes 07-18-2014 02:03 PM

Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler
 
All you really need is the body. For ~$2000 you can buy new.

desert rat 07-18-2014 02:11 PM

Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler
 
No pontoons, spray foam the bottom and a layer of bondo should do it.

krazzz 07-18-2014 02:13 PM

Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler
 
A couple cans of Flex seal will do the trick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOyy6fYvtaQ

FirstCandC 07-18-2014 02:18 PM

Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler
 
Run Sunbrella across the roll bars, it might get hot.


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