Fruits and vegetables for solo circumnavigation on a 26 sailboat.?

It sounds really cliche, but I have a dream to solo circumnavigate the globe.I plan on buying a 26 and learning to sail ASAP . How does one get a diet of fruits and veggies? Do they refrigerate the goods or just wait til the next port to resupply on some? Stock a lot of sauerkraut like the old days to prevent

It sounds really cliche, but I have a dream to solo circumnavigate the globe.I plan on buying a 26 and learning to sail ASAP . How does one get a diet of fruits and veggies? Do they refrigerate the goods or just wait til the next port to resupply on some? Stock a lot of sauerkraut like the old days to prevent scurvy?I am trying to cut as many costs as possible. THanks for reading.

Best Answer:

Atlas: Fresh fruits and veg are not going to last very long. Nice to have a small supply at the beginning of the voyage. Suggest the following alternatives. dried fruit lasts a good long time. Dried currants and raisins have a plenty full supply of vitamins and energy. Grow your own bean sprouts on the voyage. Mungo beans placed inside a folded damp hessian sack will sprout. This gives you a supply of fresh veg, nice in cooking too.
Tinned fruit and veg can be a help but beware of weight. Mark the tins on the top or bottom with an indelible pen as labels tend to peel of if damp or wet.

Other answer:

Atlas:
Very few 26' boats have circumnavigated the globe.
and those that have were sailed by extremely experienced sailors.
You are clearly no where experienced to circumnavigate your local duck pond let alone open water.
Reading books about it is about sa helpful as reading books about space travel and thinking you qualified as an astronaut .
Suggest you get some training under your belt as well as years many years of sailing experience.
Then after a few years give up the idea!
realtor.sailor:
Solo circumnavigation has been done in boat that small, but you've got a lot to learn before attempting it. Handling and how the boat reacts to foul weather conditions should be at the top of your list.
Ianab:
Cans… Lots of cans.

Now I'm not going to pour cold water on your dream, but you need a lot more experience in open ocean sailing before you set out. Get on a crew of a long distance yacht for a few trips and you will learn a lot. If that doesn't cure you, then carry on and get your own boat. But at least you will then have the experience to have a decent chance of success.

james:
Mostly dried fruit and food. Water is the big item. Don't think you can do it today. South out of America. Then do east out of Columbia S.A. lots of drug runners today. The Gambie is at near war need be south of Nigeria. Pirates in those waters. Run the coast down around the horn. Then to OZ. Up the islands to the Philippines. Then to Hawia. The panama canal, back to Florida. Need 60 days water and food on board to do at a leg. take the Red Sea rout but lots of shooting there and pirates. Need a double master to do.
CB:
do you know how to enter foreign ports? Do you know which ports offer potable water and supplies. What paper work will be required on board (ship documents personal documents) when entering foreign ports? Items considered contraband by country when entering ports – there is so much to learn – navigation by the stars, proper use of marine radios, emergency procedures (weather, pirates, equipment failure and repair).

– fruits and vegetables should be so low on your priority list it isn't even readible yet.

fuzzy:
buy books by others that have already done it. eg Kay Cottee's book (First Lady I think it was called) also Rory McDougal's Cooking Fat plus any others that come up when you google "small boat circumnavigation".
Concentrate your reading on those that have done it, not those that are wannabes
thor:
If you want to cut costs on the basic necessities of life in a very hostile environment, you're going to be dead before too long.
DR + Mrs Bears face:
Hi having just looked to see what exactly a sailboat 26 is. so you will be yet another one rescued by the american coast guard. i hope they charge you for the case of saving your life. it is a lame idea, for many reasons.
Jack:
NO bananas; bad luck on a boat!

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