Been playing with a 1 hit point total per ship instead of separate hit points for hull, crew and rigging. This is what Black Seas does. You loose a little chrome off Post Captain but it does speed play and to me the beauty of Post Captain is the sailing. The Sailing rules make an Age of Sailing game. Anyway I am still just messing around with it. If you are interested in my thoughts I did a playtest with 2 brigs Gina provided us from her War of 1812 game set on Lake Ontario also found on this forum. I hope it gets published Gina; I will buy it! Found here:
PS Brian, let me know what you think. This is your area not mine.