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Ship Design and Appearance
Sand Sled is a large grey and brown ship. The front of the ship features a large purple umbrella for slowing down.
When Vivi, Nami, and Matsuge got separated from the other Straw Hats while traveling across the desert on their way to Yuba. The other Straw Hats then noticed the sand sled in front of them. Usopp, using his goggles, spotted Vivi, Nami, and Matsuge on board their ship and notified the others. Monkey D. Luffy ran towards them and then proceeded to launch himself to the ship and failed to let go, due to the heat making him tired, which resulted in the ship's main mast breaking.
After Luffy introduced himself to the ship's captain, Barbarossa, he freed Vivi, Nami, and Matsuge and expressed his apologies. Luffy, Vivi, Rasa, and Zaba then headed out in small sledges to the Meriyasu Oasis to find wood to repair the mast. After the others left, desert thieves came to attack the ship and the Barbar Pirates. They then launched a big rock in an attempt to break the ship. Barbarossa then tried to stop the rock but failed, so Zoro and Sanji stepped in to destroy it. After their return, Barbarossa told the Straw Hats to head towards Ido for food and water. Afterwards, both pirate crews parted ways.