I finally get off my lazy butt and decide to buy all the golden ship parts from Beedle,since I find it easier to buy stuff than actually kill 3 scores of Phantoms for ship parts.Any tips on Rupee-gathering?
I vote for attacking the pirate ships, especially the ones on the left part of the South-Eastern map and the two in the top part of the North-Eastern map. After you defeat the main pirate ship a red X appears on your map, and you can scavenge a ship part there. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not, but either way you can sell it. Then all you have to do is dock on an island then leave, and you're all healthy to fight more ships. ^^
Check up on Nyave everyday to get good stuff. And sell. Yeah. And uh... yeah attack a lot of pirates, Man of Smiles with ship parts. Sell lotsa stuff.