I fully agree, Large Cannons have to be modified. Shorter range, less accurancy, and a maximum number of them on a ship.
for example consider stern large cannons LIMITATIONS:
on a schooner max 1 stern large cannon on a fixed spot/position. ( you cannot have 8 large cannons on a back of a schooner....).(same for bow large cannons).
on a brig: max 2 stern large cannons on a fixed spot/position.(same for bow large cannons).
on a gally: max 4 stern large cannons on a fixed spot/position.(same for bow large cannons).
so if u have a faster ship u can have the possibility to reach your target and fight it(takeing some damage, not ista-sink). If u have 8-4 large cannons on the back u sure no 1, even if have a faster ship engage u. this is not FAIR NOR FUNNY!
NOW SIDES LIMITATIONS:
right now no 1 use anymore medim gunport guns and medium cannons..... why they exists??? so let them be part of the game again.
on a schooner: max 2, each side, on a fixed positions large cannons.
on a brig: max 3, each side, on a fixed positions large cannons.
on a gally: max 6, each side, on a fixed positions large cannons.
For my point of view: outsides gunports ANY CANNONS it should have the 300% 400% weight. to force the limitation.
ANOTHER THING TO CONSIDER IS THE WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION:
the ship can have an unbalace weight distribution limitation. not easy to explain but i can try.
All the stuff on the ship: resource box, smithy, cannonballs box, CANNONS, CONSTRUCTIONS; have to be balanced on the weight.
this limitation can help to avoid only 1 side costruction on ships, to many cannons on stern/back. the ship will soaring( i dont know if is it the right word).
i hope you guys found this interesting. let me know.
have a good day waiting for the new patch.