Hector Amezcua/ hamezcua@sacbee.com

Tim Rothwell, of Citrus Heights, built a full-scale pirate ship in his backyard – or at least one side of the boat, complete with gang plank (over the pool) and kegs of “rum.” It’s just the sort of over-the-top project that can inspire any Halloween (or man cave) decorator to kick it up a notch.

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