I find this book to be simply excellent and so so grateful to Betsy for recommending it. Oh and yes, I struggled with naval words and even some archaic dialogue which is not naval, English is my second language you see.
Having said that, in the middle of the book I started to feel that I live there, it is as if I was there and observing the events. Brilliant!
And of course I am in love with both Jack and Steven, and even though I did saw the movie first, I must agree that movie really does not do the books justice. It especially does not do Jack justice, IMO.