Coastie04

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About Coastie04

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    Dread Pyrate
  • Birthday 05/16/1982

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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. Woodes Rogers Correspondence

    Project Gutenberg has a lot of great, free resources. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55538
  2. No Better Place To Be!

    Agreed. Except if you bring up the dreaded 'bucket boot' debate...then things can get messy
  3. The Boots We Wear (On Bucket Boots)

    Ha ha ha! Probably the oldest debate on this site. By the way, what timeframe were these done?
  4. 18th Century Whaling for Oil

    What are you looking for specifically? In the later 18th Century, the south sea fisheries was beginning to be used for the whalers, though plenty of whaling was still done in the north Atlantic. So, while Moby Dick is set later in the early to mid 19th Century, Melville's experience on a whaler dates a couple of decades earlier, and the real life ship, Essex, which was sunk by a whale went down in the 1820's. Essex was small for a whaling ship of that time, and was in fact launched in 1799. So the experience was probably not a whole lot different than in the latter 18th Century. However, for more specifics I would recommend contacting Mystic Seaport, the Nantucket Whaling Museum, or the New Bedford Whaling Museum (at least for American whaling history-and I'm sure they can point you in the right direction if you're looking for other nationalities). Hope I helped.
  5. Singing Prop - What to Do?

    This is probably the wrong page for this inquiry. However, a lot depends on your boat, your engine, what the prop is, and what's causing the 'singing' (vibration, change of engine effort to create the RPMs, etc.). I'd recommend going back and looking in to the solutions provided on the cruiser's forum, or consult a marine mechanic or architect. There are a lot of factors, and 'singing' is not a very helpful description of a problem. Ultimately though, does it propel the boat and is it causing damage?
  6. Pirate fantasy?

    Tons of pirate fantasy stories out there. Treasure Island is a classic, both book and many movies. Really, just check your local library, bookstore or online and there are plenty of fictional pirate stories in book, film and plays. Heck, I've got well over a dozen children's books about pirates for my kids (I've even got more than one pirate Christmas book for them). Most pirate books these days are fictional to a high degree, unless you're reading academic sources (and there are a number of those out there as well). There really is no lack of fantasy pirate stories, as they've been produced in great quantities for well over the past century. Hope this helps, but I'm surprised that you're not able to find anything even on the internet. Additionally, the Pirates of the Caribbean films began over a decade ago, so they're really not the driving forces anymore. Probably Black Sails has more influence these days. I could probably be more helpful if you were more specific about what kind of stories you're searching for. Are you looking for fiction using historical characters? Out of time pirate stories? Space pirates? Pirates vs. Ninjas? Gingerbread Pirates? Plausible yet still fictional pirate stories? I could make recommendations for all these categories and more. If you're just looking for nautical in general, I can help out there as well (can't go wrong with Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series or Forrester's Hornblower series). Good luck.
  7. 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/
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

    Yet she's being towed to the breaker's yard...
  14. 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!
  15. Because I still can (apparently)

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