To become a successful pirate you have to be able to rhyme, insult and hold your breath for 10 minutes. Lacking those abilities a good boat is always a start.
So to increase our childrens career options we started a Boatbuilders Yard in our back yard.
This litle bueaty is about 3 feet long and glides gracefully across the living room floor on its clothcovered hull looking for a price of spanish caravel (or an unprotected cookie jar).
It took us less than a week to make her floorworthy and now she is frequently crewed by our very own dread pirates of small statures.
More on how to build it in posts to come.