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Sailor hopes to cruise globe in a 10-foot boat

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

The Swedish sailor wants to cruise non-stop 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.

“I’ll be completely safe. It’s like a ping-pong ball in the sea, it never breaks,” Yrvind said while showing the boat in his workshop.

“A small boat constructed the right way is always stronger than a big boat.”

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