Tropico Scuba Diving Resort Cannon Collection, Swivels and garrison carriages decorate the resort in our private collection. Many of the cannons are made by us for our live firing fun. Most are turned from either billet stainless or bronze
As I have decided to become a pirate the question arose how I could get myself a ship.
Unfortunately I live far away from any sea, so only a boat would be suitable, because I have to somehow transport it over land.
As you can't - at least in the middle of south Germany - just walk to the next pirate boat seller around the corner, I have to build such a boat by myself.
To still get it on a trailer such a boat should not be to big, so I made a design (all the members of the "Mercury" will recognise the design, because Mr. Brands "Gullah" was the inspiration for my longboat) with a hull length of about 26' (ca. 8 meters) - this is somehow about the maximum length allowed to transport on German streets.
The designing process is still in progress, but somehow I got stuck in making the plans. So I begun to make a 1:10 model.
While building I got some whole different measures at the model than I have detected within the plans. But I can see this happen in real. But only according to my boat building abilities.
The boat is still very silent future music. Money, a place to build and the whole pirate project is still in limbo. But playing with that in my head makes really fun
Soon there will be the story of "how I once robbed Davy Jones' Locker" (under the label of 'Big Belly' Bellamy's Pirate Yarn) published - so stay tuned to learn how this had happened and how Davy Jones' Locker became my sea chest ;)
Somehow I has to start. I have already talked to my tailor, but the development and the making of a whole new wardrobe will cost it's time (and it's - more specifically - my money). So I will need a preliminary wardrobe.
Some I found in my general equipment and some was recently ordered. But getting a pirate the right outfit is quite a task, because I somehow lack a pirating gentlemen's outfitters in my neighborhood. So this has to do it till my tailor and I get along ;)