Giving him Ransom won’t solve the problem, since most people don’t USE the gold capture ability. I’d much rather see ‘This ship gets +1 cargo spaces. This crew takes up no cargo space’ instead of Cargo Master, and he can keep the rest of his abilities, including Ransom.
Judy should stay as a Helmsman/cannoneer combo. I feel that Repeating Guns should be limited to ships. Kinda like seeing Broadsides Attack on a crew, feels weird.
I’d er with 16 or 17 points for the Slash, since she’s a good ship overall, with built in EA and good speed.