“Trim the main sail.”
“All hands on deck.”
“I’m afraid she’s run aground, Captain.”
“Go, go, go, go, go, there’s a huge freak’in shark behind the boat.”
This being said, it you are unable to speak early 19th century seaman, don’t waste your precious time with Master and Commander. Captain Jack Aubrey’s high sea adventures are infamous to many in the world of literature, but during almost every battle scene we didn’t know if the main character was commanding a full broadside or requesting a fried bologna sandwich with extra mayo and pickle. Plus, what the heck is a Sloop?
If you happen to have a great uncle with a pair of sea legs or you really love Russell Crowe with a pony tail, then I daresay try this one. It’s your lucky day because there are 20 other books that follow Jack Aubrey and his band of government sponsored pirates. Personally, we were feeling green after the first sea battle. Oh, and that reminds us of another phrase, “abandon ship!”