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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler

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

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

A couple cans of Flex seal will do the trick.

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Re: Sailing around the world on a Wrangler

Run Sunbrella across the roll bars, it might get hot.
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