Poopdeck Pappy

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About Poopdeck Pappy

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    Plunderer
  • Birthday 09/19/1970

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    Port of Los Angeles
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    Me in a nutshell: I'm a Christian, father, sailor (square-rig and recreational) and Pirate. I due most of my tall ship sailing with LAMI (Los Angeles Maritime Institute) aboard the twin Brigantines the Exy & Irving Johnson. As far as my recreational sailing I recently sold my CAL-25, but I still own a Capri 14.2 and a Sabot. I'm also a Knot Tyer, I don't belong to the local guild yet, but I can splice pretty much any kind of line and I'm really good with fancy work. Now as far as what kind of pirate am I, hard to say. I do a little re-enacting, but I don't belong to a guild or am I 100% historically accurate in my costumes. My favorite gatherings are Buccaneer Days at Catalina Island, Pirate Days Long Beach, Toshiba Tall Ship Festival, and every three years the West Coast Festivals of Sail.
  1. Row boat, long boat, tender boat, cock boat, etc...

    Tall Ship is not a incorrect term, but a lubber term. Square-rig sailors, which I am one, talk about ships based on there rigs ie: Brig, Bark, Top Sail Schooner etc..
  2. Pirate/Nuatical Movies

    Here's mine: 1)Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) 2)Master & Commander 3)Billy Bud 4)Captain Horatio Hornblower 5)Treasure Island (1950) 6)Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 7)The Seahawk 8)Captain Blood 9)Captain Ron 10)Captain Courageous
  3. W.A.G.-word association game

    Coxswain
  4. W.A.G.-word association game

    Hindenburg
  5. Jibs and fore stays'ls

    In answer to your first question the standard rigging on a square-rigged ship would be Fore Staysail which would be the largest of the forward staysails, then the inner jib, then the outer jib, and finally the flying jib. Also on the Fore mast you would find the course sail, the largest of the square sails; the fore staysail and course can't be flown at the same time, then the lower fore topsail, then the upper fore topsail, then the fore top gallant topsail, pronounced: T'GALLANT, and maybe a fore royal topsail depending on type of ship.
  6. Do YOU have what it takes?

    I do have what it takes!
  7. SCRABBLE

    Let's start again Scrabble - Keep it going!!! Change one letter of the bottom word posted and let's see who gets stuck and can't continue! Rules: You cannot add letters. You cannot use foreign languages. You can only change one letter. TRAY = PRAY
  8. W.A.G.-word association game

    Poopdeck Pappy
  9. Billy Budd

    Was finally put on DVD this year, and I will be buying my copy today.
  10. W.A.G.-word association game

    Church
  11. marlinspike seamanship- earliest dates??

    There seems to be some confusion between Marlinspike Seamanship and marlinspike as a tool. I am a Knot Tyer/Square Rig Sailor and I can tell you that Marlinspike Seamanship is alot more than fancy knotwork it includes baisc seamanship knots: bowline, reef knot, buntline hitch, etc, and it also includes splicing, seizing, lashing, coiling, whipping, worming, parceling, and serving line. Marlinspike Seamanship also uses many different tools like: the marlinspike of course, the heaving mallet, the rigging knife, fids, a heaver, a serving stick or mallet. Marlinspike Seamanship is the skill of handling line/rope correctly aboard ship be it belaying a line, tying a knot, or Ballantine coiling a halyard.
  12. Lady Washington Banned From California

    I wondered why the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain didn't come down this season.
  13. W.A.G.-word association game

    Human Body
  14. Best Pirate Phrase Wins

    Fletcher Christian: Well you've done rather well, Ned. Promoted to the rank of criminal. Not even 20 and a death sentence on your head
  15. Re make of Captain Blood....

    I still think Crow is the best choice for the role, Errol Flynn was a action star in his day, and I also like Gerard Butler for the role.