Coastie04

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About Coastie04

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    Dread Pyrate
  • Birthday 05/16/1982

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    Male
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    Juneau, AK
  • Interests
    Nautical history, sailing (especially tall ships and my own 'Sanctioned Mistress'), shooting (of all eras and calibers), and homebrewing.

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  1. What wool fabric for medieval joined hose?

    I've found Kass to be quite knowledgeable and helpful over at Reconstructing History. They do have some medeival patterns, and if you email them with questions I'm sure you'd get a knowledgeable reply. I, however, am far from an expert in that area. https://reconstructinghistory.com/product-category/historic-patterns/medieval-patterns/
  2. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    I'm glad to hear he's backing up the databases. Would it possibly be available one day on a thumb drive, CD or DVD for reference? It might not be a huge calling, but there are some here that would love to be able to look back over the decade of compiled information (especially that which is cited). Even for a nominal fee, and with no specific research or project in mind, I'd be interested in something like that. You know, when you speak to him next...
  3. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    Well, it's nearing mid October and she still seems to be afloat, albeit seeming like a ghost ship these days. It's still something I open up once in a while out of habit and nostalgia. Cheers to all my shipmates at the pub throughout the years. Coastie04
  4. Salted Horse

    For the salt cured horse meat in asian countries, how is it salted? I read that most of the salt in Asia was traditionally transported and used as a brine (such as fish sauce, soy sauce, etc.) instead of as dried salt. Would that still have similar curing properties? Or would it essentially pickle the meat in a salty brine?
  5. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    If you're looking at heaven/hell, often when I've seen the superstitions, Fiddler's Green is more of a paradise/heaven than Davy Jones' Locker. Some myths state that Davy Jones' Locker is where sailors go if they die at sea, while Fiddler's Green is where they go if they die on land. I generally don't hear of Davy Jones' Locker being necessarily bad, but it isn't the utopia and 'holiday' that Fiddler's Green is made out to be. So if you want to use them as heaven/hell, it would be easier to have FG = Heaven and DJL = Hell. At least that's my two cents worth.
  6. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    Yep, I check it every so often when I'm actually at my computer. I hope that it's because the information is somehow being compiled and saved, but most likely just waiting for the licenses (or whatever contract term is used for a webpage) to expire.
  7. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    Yet she's being towed to the breaker's yard...
  8. Farewell Twill

    Does this mean I can now go to reenactments in a leather tricorn and bucket boots with a scantily clad 'female pirate', calling myself Captain Twill? It's not like anyone can check my research anymore if I just have a bunch of random pyracy pub on my smart phone to show them :) Oh, and ARRRGH!
  9. Because I still can (apparently)

    Pyracy Pub 2003-2017 Just had to get that extra year in for the record books.
  10. Farewell Twill

    Fair winds and following seas. "Oh better that her shattered hulk should sink beneath the waves, Her thunders shook the mighty deep and there should be her grave. So nail to the mast her holy flag; set every threadbare sail, And give her to the God of storms, the lightning and the gale."
  11. The Way Ahead

    Well, in good sailor fashion, I assumed the best, but prepared for the worst.
  12. The Way Ahead

    Moderators of said facebook group might want to have a couple of 'canned' answers to common questions filed away in a word document so that they can just be cut/pasted when those inevitable questions arise. You know: bucket boots, proper flags and why pirates say "arrrgh" all the time. Unfortunately we can no longer cite/link pyracy.com...
  13. Secret Gift Exchange 2016

    Well, as it looks like it might just be the 3 of us (unless Duchess is holding out on some other names), I wouldn't mind sharing all of the addresses and sending 2 gifts. Also, she did say that she would have the PMs sent by December 1st, so she's still got some time to stay on schedule.
  14. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    The way I understand it, it would require purging all of the personal information so that it doesn't get hacked. I've heard that's harder than it sounds (I don't know, maybe it would delete posts from the user if their profile was deleted?). I'll trust the gurus that know much more than I about these things. I'll still be happy to lend what coins I can spare to see it done properly.
  15. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    I agree with this. For those who know better than Cascabel and myself (and I believe that there was a suggestion by Michael S Bagely -if I'm not mistaken- on Facebook), what is the best way of preserving the information that has been collected here throughout nearly a decade and a half? If there is a way to copy the information and make a new, non-forum searchable reference webpage with all of the Twill topics, I'd gladly spare some silver to see it done. Heck, I wouldn't even need the T-shirt or stickers this time (though, a crowd sourcing fundraiser with those same T-shirts, stickers, etc. as incentives would be another idea for raising necessary funds for creating a new reference pub). Please don't let all this knowledge evaporate; I haven't had time to read it all yet!