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07 July 2007 @ 11:13 am
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I found these while researching ships' decks.

This site has information about tactics, sails, copper sheathing, etc. It may be a pop-up heavy, though.

This cute little story works in a lot of sailing terms, which you can click for a definition. The time period is a little late, but it probably still works for POTC.

Is the upper stern deck on the Black Pearl called a quarterdeck, or a poop deck? Or maybe both?
Eledhwen: stavrostorn_eledhwen on July 7th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
I'd say the Pearl has a poop deck - Wikipedia says that poop deck is where there's a cabin underneath, and that certainly fits for the Pearl.
Shyaway: PotC Black Pearlshyaway on July 9th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting those links. :-) I'm going with both quarterdeck and poop deck - the first site says that the quarterdeck can include the poop deck. Besides, the PotC Visual Guide calls it a quarterdeck. *g*
justawenchjustawench on July 9th, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that about the Visual Guide - thanks! It's silly of me, but I just don't care for the term poop deck. However appropriate it might be, I thought it would break the mood of my story.
Shyaway: PotC Black Pearlshyaway on July 11th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!

No, I certainly understand that. If it's silly to be oversensitive to words' connotations, well, it's a silliness I share. :-)