Jim Malloy lived and sailed for fifteen years on the H.M.S. Dolphin, a 76- foot square rigged barquentine. She flew eleven sails on three masts and bore four deck cannons, two stern swivel guns and a bow chaser. She is a scaled replica of the original Dolphin under the command of Captain Wallice who discovered Tahiti before Captain Cook.
He owned a private island in the Bahamas and a private museum dedicated to the history of privateers.
Jim sailed throughout the Bahamas, Indies, and Jamaica. It was during this time, his novel, Raptor’s Revenge, was imagined.