Worked on some boats in some extremely nasty weather …and there’s no way (no matter what the guy does for modifications)…that’s going to make it through the incredibly crappy weather and high seas you find out on the ocean.
If huge and really well designed Kodiak Crab boats sink every year up in the Bering Sea…I doubt a Schoolie would last very long.
Plus…how’s he going to keep his wheels & running gear from freezing up solid from rust in his 7-year long circumnavigation?
Now…what I think would be a very cool setup for a Schoolie…. is to go down to the Gulf of Mexico and buy a mid-sized Fuel-Barge or something similar (goes for around $2000.00-$3500.00)
And set the barge up with a place to drive your Bus onto it…and have a small single story house addition added …who knows, maybe a chicken coop and green house too.
Then tow the barge up one of the backwater sloughs …and live on your floating homestead.
When you wanted to do some road traveling …drive the bus off the barge and hit the road....