How to repair your ships – for Pirates CSG
A question was asked at the Facebook group – how do you repair broken masts?
I do a simple tape job system. I rip off a very small slice of tape and put one on each side of a broken mast. It can still be a bit wobbly or fragile, but usually holds up fine and sometimes can even be taken out and replaced again as normal. If you do this I recommend the very clear tape and not what they might call “transparent” (which is more like a fog color I think).
The few times I’ve tried glue with Pirates stuff it went horribly and I would almost rather just leave masts as-is than deal with any complicated or time consuming solutions.
I have left a few ships damaged for a while (Concord from RV being the main one I remember) – as long as you can see the cannon die marking and there’s some sail, it can almost look cool like the ship is just permanently damaged (depending on the break of course).
Check out this video I made about repairing basic mast breaks. This solution is especially great for repairing the typical break where you have a mast that has splintered near the base. With a thin piece of tape carefully applied to both sides to hold it in place, you should have your ship back into action and sailing in no time!
Question of the Day: How do you prefer to repair mast breaks?
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Alternative “solution”: Make shipwrecks!
If you have multiple mast breaks, your ship is beyond salvaging, or you simply want to experiment with a different solution, you could repurpose a broken ship as a shipwreck! I created this Shipwreck Cove and it’s quite a neat aesthetic to have in games.