Yeah. No. It ain't that easy, Dan. What you've got will work on clam inland waters, but no, it won't take you around the world without a great deal of luck or skill.
"I sold the engine
That boat needs an INBOARD engine, an outboard
will not power it in ocean storms and it will hobbyhorse miserably in bad weather
. An A4 is a perfectly good industrial engine that can be rebuilt just about forever.
"I am going to use electric
drive once I can get around to it." Right now, all the electric drives are pretty much expensive experiments. By all means, they may work out. But rebuilding the A4 would have been faster, cheaper, more reliable. Typical offshore safety
rules say you need 36-48 hours worth of fuel
through a storm. Try building your electric drive for that, rather than just flat water or docking
. Ain't gonna be cheap
. Of course, some folks go engineless, if that works for you, you're in a minority, a very small minority, but they enjoy doing it that way.
"I do not have a fancy stove oven only a $150.00 camp stove oven from Cosco."
Yeah, that can work, and I've been on a number of boats that use a $20 Korean BBQ Special gas burner with no qualms. But your stove is in violation of safety regulations
and standards, and in order to dock
you may need liability insurance
, and then the stove may be an issue if your insurer also asks for a survey
"I bought a Coleman 12v cooler from Walmart for $100.00. Using insulation
around it, it works just fine. I can use 5# of ice in a week if not plugged in or plug
it in if I am somewhere that has electricity." I've sailed with just ice and a Thermos. It works, it just isn't going to work as well when you get near the equator. Again, if it is good enough for you...Once upon a time, no one had refrigeration
and somehow, they all survived.
"My boat is more than capable of sailing around the world just as it is."
Could be, if you are. Rachel Ray lived in a what, 10'x12' cabin
in the Adirondacks before she got famous? But she's upsized a bit since then.<G>