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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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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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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 ) :laugher :laugher:laugher
 

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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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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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sad sad sad...
 

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Could be done: A few items to think about;
1. He would have to stay on the 'SunFish'.
2. He would need a support vessel to carry his beer and other foods. Unless he really really likes shusi.
3. His supplies would have to be floated off the support vessel for the reason they can't touch but the bikini babes on said support vessel will be flaunting their lovelyness for moral support... or is that immoral support??
4. There are a few other rules; but my imagination is stuck on rule three 'bikini babes.'
 

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I happen to know from personal experience that a sunfish is just big enough to hold a full case of beer in the hull with you! You just need to plan your waypoints very, very carefully:D!
 
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I am going to do one of them circus navigation things in a zodiac. I have heard about the dangers of shipping containers when single handing and to make the zodiac a bit more rugged and not puncture on impact, I have taken precautions and have filled the tubes with rebar and cement. All ropes on board have been changed to chains as well as that stuff don't chafe.
 
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Do I need classes before I sail on the popsicle sticks? I am leaning towards US sailing....:D
David
You don't need classes, but I recommend you start with a toothpick and work your way up. You can buy a toothpick cheap and they're easily pocketable so you can sail every weekend until you have more experience.
 

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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.
 

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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.
This thread is a joke shananchie. Levity. Don't worry.
 
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