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Funny. Since I resumed visiting this site a few months ago, I've had the feeling that a certain number of posters are not really sailors, but people just passing the time on the Internet. No one who has spent significant time on a sailboat could pose these types of questions.

hey the question is valid .... some of the answers however.

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I have a friend who sailed from Bar Harbor, Me, to Bristol England in a 24 foot sailboat, hugging the coast as much as he could. We asked him if there was anything that he failed to take. He said that he ran out of scotch whiskey on the 5th day out, and would have replaced a lot of his water with scotch.

Since he also decided it would be a good time to stop his chain smoking cold turkey on in the middle of the Atlantic, its no wonder he needed more Johnny Walker. But if he'd have taken enough Pinch he probably would have traded one addiction for another.
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I love the idea of long distance sailing with a toothpick or a Popsicle stick but don't like the look of double enders.
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Make sure to install the granite counter tops.
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Does anyone know if it's possible to install a wood fireplace on a popsicle stick raft?
No. But the bonehead in "All Is Lost" installed a very nice one in his liferaft. Cozy.
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That's why I said "funny." I understand he was making fun of the other threads, like the Catalina 22 around the world. Those are the people my comment was aimed at.
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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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Lets at least make the trip interesting. If you back wind the sail you can can do the entire trip in reverse and then you never have to worry about taking water over the bow.
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You can get by with two AA batteries for the fridge, but you're gonna need 16 sq feet of solar panels to keep 'em charged.

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Ok, to the OP, you are seriously out of touch... the sunfish is too slow... you need to use a laser... Get cracking... cause this guy is gonna beat you to it...

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Yeah, SILENCE... see the OP isn't really that crazy.
(edited to revise the last sentence to add the words "really that")
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