madPete

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  1. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    Aye. With the loss of Fort Taylor Pirate Invasion and now the Pyracy Pub, it has been a bad year or two for pirates. So many fond memories. So long old friend... mP
  2. POD's Boucan Knife

    bump
  3. Classic Leather Portmanteau

    More broken links fixed: Portmanteau in the raw
  4. Classic Leather Portmanteau

    I started this project in November and just got back to it. Have some pics from raw state to finished and thought people might like to see it go together https://picasaweb.google.com/PeterChaaps/PortmanteauProject?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOzikbHBgPWApAE&feat=directlink mP
  5. Pirate Flag (a making of)

    I just hate when the links get broke! here was my flag based on Williams design: flag by madPete Here is William's flag: william's flag
  6. Pyracy Pub Wares

    Just as long as you aren't riding those brooms too Bo ;-) mP
  7. Review of Black Sails pilot

    I bought season 3 on eBay almost a month ago. Season 3 is another another quality production (altho season two was slightly better IMHO). The development of the characters and plot continues. I read a review online criticizing the writers for killing off a character because that character was his favorite, and a major reason people watch the series. Never once did the reviewer acknowledge that history was the basis for the production... DUH! I guess he will be disappointed when Season 4 is the last. Why would they do that? LOL mP
  8. The Traveling Pyrate

    The trick is finding the right duffel. Airline restrictions are usually L+W+H <= 62 inches. This might cause you grief (I assume you truly meant circumference and not diameter Mickey) I found duffel bags ~$20 pretty easily, that are 12in diameter by 35in long or 35+12+12 = 59. so its pretty close to max size mP
  9. The Traveling Pyrate

    I thought some of you might be interested in my traveling camping kit for events. With the exception of the period hammock (I used a lightweight nylon hammock), I built this kit in 2009 for my first attendance at FTPI (known as Pirates in Paradise or PIP then). Over the years this kit has served me very well. This is strictly for events that I fly to. When I drive the stops come off. This kit was weighed for each piece in order to verify it meets the airline 50 # limit. and it comes in a couple pounds under. Kit includes: wedge tent stakes ropes a ground cloth a wool army blanket a cloth bag for pillow (place extra clothes or coat in the bag for a pillow) a German duffelbag a cot OR a period hammock and bag (depending on if I know there are available trees) What it doesn't include: poles - I usually have someone bring extras for me or stop at home depot a chair - I really need a chair with a back and so far have not built one that works with the kit (But I am working on that) My pirate clothing or weapons This bag gets checked and I sometimes roll my knife, utensils and mug inside the tent in the bag. I bring a carry-on with clothing and a small backpack for essentials and that covers it. I know there are improvements to be made - feel free to chime in with ideas. https://picasaweb.google.com/PeterChaaps/Traveling_pirate?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCK_22o_Ou9-83gE&feat=directlink mP
  10. The Traveling Pyrate

    Picasa Web has changed the links. Here is a link to the pics posted previously: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/115342383665312639937/album/AF1QipN7CFJWgLZ2ks194YPO10RgUKzg1YeKegdGDZ14?authKey=CK_22o_Ou9-83gE
  11. 1700 Sleeved Waistcoat

    picasa web albums has changed the link. try this one for the sailor coat pics Sailor Coat
  12. 1700 Sleeved Waistcoat

    Started a sailor jacket. It is based on Reconstructing History pattern 704 - 1700s-1730s Sleeved and Sleeveless waistcoats. The medium weight wool is more a cross between royal blue and navy blue than it shows. The lining is a striped linen tablecloth from the local Goodwill store. oatmeal and light brown stripes. I decided I needed a blue sailor coat to portray a british sailor at some point in time. this color is very flexible for other things as well. No outside pockets, one inside the lining. thinking plain brass buttons at this point. mP
  13. introduction Ahoy, this be an introduction

    Welcome aboard wascopirate!. I know the Kern County boys well. Were you by chance at the last Dana Pt Festival with them? Alas the days of busy interaction on the Pub seem to be at an end, mostly due to facebook. This is an excellent site for reference however. You can still ask questions and get answers, altho it may take a while to get answers. I'm sure our paths will cross, if they haven't already... mP
  14. Upcoming Acts of Pyracy

    William -you need to get set up with a traveling tent of some sort. It's not a stretch to fit a wedge tent, stakes, ropes, and cot (all wrapped in a wool blanket) into a zippered duffel that gets checked on plane. Under 50# and no big deal. An oar tent is even lighter and easier. I recently added poles that screw together and fit in the bag as well. Pm me and I'll give the details. Clothes fit in a carry-on and/or a backpack. I was gonna say it doesn't quite fit in a seabag, but if one made a seabag the same size as the duffel it just might... mP
  15. Pyracy Pub Wares

    ooo... me.. me... I PM'd you. mP
  16. Upcoming Acts of Pyracy

    Dana Point Ocean Institute puts on a great event the 2nd weekend of September each year, in conjunction with the Toshiba tall ships festival. The tall ships travel up and down the California coast and offer tours and sails. The waterfront is packed with pirates and pirate loving public, vendors and a pirate camp. There is a British Naval unit that mans the Brig Pilgrim and each year the Pirates row in to take over the ship 3 times a day for the public. There is a good showing of pirates of an Historical nature, and shooting of cannons and flintlocks off the pier. http://www.ocean-institute.org/tall-ships-festival mP
  17. Is Flying Canoe Traders gone ?

    They have a presence on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/flyingcanoetradersusa/ but the website it references is broken. Here is info from the facebook page: John Destatte or Judy Yokom. This business is located in Perrysburg, OH, with contact info as follows: Phone: 419-874-7632 Email: john@flyingcanoetradersusa.com This is not an endorsement, just information. mP
  18. 17th century slang and words

    and this is why we become researchers. if what you want is not easily given, its probably not easily found either. mP
  19. 17th century slang and words

    Try "The Vulgar Tongue" by Francis Grose its18th century but is useful mP
  20. On this day in history...

    January 27 On this day in 1671, Pirate Henry Morgan lands at Panama City
  21. On this day in history...

    January 24 On this day in 1808, HMS Iris Cptn. John Tower, captured the French privateer lugger Marsouin off the Lizard
  22. On this day in history...

    January 20 On this date in 1801, HMS Mercury, Cptn. T. Rogers, captured Sans Pareille, Lt. Gabriel Renault, off Sardinia. On this day in 1649, At the conclusion of the English Civil War, King Charles I was brought before a high court of justice at Westminster Hall on charges of treason. The Civil War had been fought over whether the King's power was absolute or was limited by the powers of Parliament. Oliver Cromwell had led the Parliamentary forces to victory over the Royals. In the trial that followed, Charles was found guilty and condemned as "a tyrant, traitor, murderer, and public enemy" and was beheaded several days later in front of Whitehall Palace in London.
  23. On this day in history...

    January 18 On this day in 1670, British privateer Sir Henry Morgan captures Panama
  24. ''Calendar of the Mercury

    Put In Bay is an island on Lake Erie near Sandusky Ohio. ferry to the island. Hotels are pricey but there is camping for the pyrates. Michael Bagley organizes it. https://www.putinbay.com/calendar.htm mP
  25. On this day in history...

    January 13 - On this day in 1690, Captain Thomas Pound, after being captured with his crew the previous month, is tried in Boston, Massachusetts, and found guilty of piracy although he is later reprieved.[1] Thomas Hawkins, an officer under Captain Pound, is also found guilty and similarly given a reprieve. Later sent to England, he is killed during a fight with a French privateer. On this day in 1798, Lt. Lord Camelford, commanding HMS Favorite (16), shot dead Lt. Charles Peterson commanding, HMS Perdrix(22), for mutiny in an argument over seniority at English Harbour, Antigua.