For instance, when asked what supplies were essential for a global circumnavigation, the panelists responded with wildly different answers. Giesemann ran down a comprehensive list of essentials, including a reliable engine, a radar, and an autopilot. To that list, Copeland added a watermaker, Leonard a set of navigation charts. Simon, who spent his first 14 years at sea cruising on a nonexistent budget in a 26-foot bamboo sailboat, enumerated a considerably shorter list. "When I started out, a sack of rice and a suit of good sails equaled freedom," said Simon.