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Sailor seeks to circumnavigate in 10-foot boat

Sven Yrvind is willing to pay a big price for some alone time.

The Swedish sailor wants to cruise nonstop around the world by himself in a sailboat slightly larger than a bathtub.

Armed with a stack of books and 880 pounds of mainly sardines and granola, the 73-year-old seasoned boat builder plans to wedge inside what he affectionately calls a "survival capsule," and spend up to a year-and-a-half reading, writing, thinking and soaking up the wonders of nature. Yrvind is knee deep in the building of his boat.

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