All at Sea  

Submitted by:Stephen Trawnik
Start Area: Port Windurst
Start NPC:Paytah (I - 7)
Related Mobs:Paytah (I - 7)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 15 ratings)
Items Required:Dhalmel Hide
Ripped Cap
Sailor's Cap
Items Granted:Dhalmel Mantle
Leather Ring
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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The wind blew away the sailor's cap that Paytah was minding for his father. You fished it out of the sea, but now it is torn and tattered. If you could only find someone who can repair Paytah's father's cap...


Paytah is at the pier near the shopping piers.

(Level Requirement and Fame Requirement unsure. I didn't get this until Level 21, fairly high fame, and level 21 fishing skill)

I had passed by these two children several times, and each time they spoke to me it was about not talking to passing strangers. But one day, it takes a passing stranger to help poor Paytah in his time of trouble. Paytah's father's favorite cap has been lost to a gust of wind and has been blown into the water. A little bit of fishing skill is needed to fish out his poor father's cap, but when you do, fishing it out of the water has ripped it! Never fear, a ripped cap calls for a hat expert, go to Baren-Moren in the Waters district, he has to be able to repair it. Sure enough, Baren-Moren can fix the cap, but he'll need some fresh material to do it. Baren-Moren would require 4 Dhalmel hides to fix the rip (I think to myself, that's an awfully big cap...).

Dhalmel hides can be found on either Wild Dhalmel in Tahrongi Canyon or Bull Dhalmels in Buburimu Peninsula, but the preferred Dhalmel is the Wild Dhalmel, as it is considerably weaker than its bigger cousin. (and of course off of other players or at the Auction House)

Return to Baren-Moren with the hides, and he not only repairs the cap, he has plenty of material left over to make a Dhalmel Mantle (ah, that's what the extra hides were for...) that he happily passes on to you. Then return the repaired cap to Paytah, and the boy is so pleased he happily turns over a Leather Ring he doesn't need. Both items are pretty decent reward for around a level 18-20 character, or even sell at the Auction House well, so this quest is worth the effort.

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# Apr 08 2007 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
I don't think you need anyfishing skills as I use to fish this up all the time when trying to skill up on fishing.

As for fame not sure, I was probley about lvl 2 or 3 windy fame at the time
Not that hard...
# Jan 03 2007 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
Caught the Ripped Cap using a Halcyon Rod with Sabiki Rig on my 3rd cast. Fishing Skill = 3, Job = DRG lvl 43 and I wasn't wearing any special fishing gear.
6 times
# Jun 10 2006 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
4,900 posts
Fishing next the chum chick at the end of the pier (Windy port) with a Hume rod and Sabiki rig, I have pulled this thing up like 6 times in the last half hour. My fishing it only at 2 and I had just recently bumped my Windy fame to 3.
# May 22 2006 at 5:05 PM Rating: Default
Yet another pointless Quest!

Helcy. Pole > Stabiki Ring
Got one after about 3 Stacks of Quues and Sardines. ~ Please Explian Why this Quest is in the Game? I'm intrested to know. As far as i See it it's a waste of space in the game. Unless it gives you alot of Fame Which i doubt.

Edited, Mon May 22 17:00:13 2006
Fishing Skill
# Feb 27 2006 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
I caught the ripped hat within like 3 catches, lvl 0 fishing and lvl 5 Smn, although I am decked out in fishing armor and the fishing image!
How can you love someone if you don't love yourself?
One try
# Jan 08 2006 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
First fish I caught was the hat!

Is it me or are they making the quests a little too easy?


Yuyevon (EQ)
Arkitan (FFXI)
just got it
# Jun 10 2005 at 5:55 PM Rating: Decent
1,298 posts
after 4 casts, i cought the hat. i just think that it has nothing to do with your fishing skill, what rod you're using or bait, just that its all about luck. i cought the cap right next to the boy with a willow fishing rod and lugworms in about 5 minutes.
# Mar 05 2005 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
Used carbon rod and lug worms. Caught it right by boy. Friend next to me lost his Sabuki rig to broken line . After that we both used lugs and caught it about the same time. Don't use expensive rigs, worms or lugs work fine. Luck to all

BTW level 1 fishing exp
quick recap?
# Nov 02 2004 at 10:22 PM Rating: Excellent
44 posts
Talk to the the boy Paytah in Port at i-7 (not j-7).

If he talks about his Father's hat blowing away, you got the start of the quest, trade him the ripped cap. (doesn't matter if you get the cap before you get hte quest or after - i got it and tossed it about a zillion times before i even knew what it was for.)

Then go to Waters and DON'T talk to Baren, just trade Baren at the hatshop (down south in waters, off the map) the ripped hat and he should ask for 4 dhamel hides.

(If you had the 3 giant bird feather's quest going with Baren before hand that's the reason you don't want to chat with him before just trading him the hat or you'll get the bird feather quest again as someone mentioned, which is, repeatable i think (or obviously if you get it again). All i know is i didn't chat him up i just traded the ripped cap to him.

you bring back the four dhamel hides and trade them to him again without chatting him up, he gives you a dhalmel (finally spelled it right) mantle and a sailor's cap you can bring back to the boy in port and trade it to him. (The dhalmel's mantle is for you, not the boy.) The boy is thrilled and gives you a 'lvl 14 def of 1' leather ring, and bob's your uncle.

this recap is brought to you by all the helpful posts that came before it that helped me figure it out. thanks, everyone, this site saves much time and hairpulling. i despise quests but i guess they kill time.

too many caps
# Sep 05 2004 at 12:55 AM Rating: Decent
248 posts
I caught 7 in an hour today trying to get Sardines for a friend leveling Windy Fame :/
# Aug 09 2004 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
Lvl 25 whm, fishing skill 0.

got the hat, and quest. :)
# Aug 08 2004 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
i just got this on my first cast ever.

level 0 fisherman, windurst waters.

first cast in my life = ripped cap

im like wtf is this, so i came and looked and apparently its for this quest >.>
Catching the Cap
# Aug 02 2004 at 1:46 AM Rating: Good
382 posts
I caught the cap with a Carbon Fishing rod and a Sabiki Rig.

I had been fishing off the pier for upwards of 7 hours before I pulled up a cap. I wasn't fishing for the cap, however... but since I don't see a patented method to fish the thing up, it looks like some people might be in for a wait!

Funny thing is, after I fished it up, my next cast caught another one.
got no ring...
# Jul 05 2004 at 6:37 AM Rating: Decent
149 posts
I don't know my fame level, but I did the quest, but I only got a Dhalmel mantle, no Leather ring. Anybody else experienced this?

Never mind, forgot to trade back the cap to the boy.

Edited, Mon Jul 5 13:28:52 2004
tossed cap
# Jun 03 2004 at 11:21 AM Rating: Decent
161 posts
I had the hat, and somehow at sometime, I tossed it :(

you have any idea if I can fish it again?
RE: tossed cap
# Jun 14 2004 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
yes you can.
as a matter of fact....
ive fished this damn cap up 3 times in a row once ; ;

it says "you regretfully discard a Ripped Cap cause your inventory is full"

even though i was sitting at 18/50 lol
RE: tossed cap
# Jul 29 2004 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
It says this because the item is rare/ex and you can not have more than one.......
Annoying hat
# May 27 2004 at 3:43 AM Rating: Good
103 posts
Before trying to catch the hat, I looked at all the other posters, and decided to try using the bamboo pole + lugworm bait. This got me 85% lost catches, 10% fish, and 5% nothing caught.

So I switched to small worm bait. This got me 85% nothing caught, 10% lost catches, and 5% kelp/rusty leggings.

Next I tried switching to clothespole. Basically the same thing with both baits, only less catches due to some items being too small for the rod.

I switched back to the bamboo pole and small worm bait, as you don't lose it when nothing bites it off the hook.

Having kept track of casts, it wasn't until #116 that I finally got the hat. However, my inventory was full. After throwing a suicidal tantrum, I started plugging away again with the bamboo rod and small worm bait.

Finally, #186 was the lucky number, and I kept the hat the second time I managed to catch it. Rest of the quest is a breeze.

Level 16 WHM, 0.4 fishing skill, 30 gil for image synthesis support

Fished off of Fisherman's Guild Pier, further toward the sea from the plank that leads to the Guild Shop, and facing the opposite direction. (On the pier, there is a series of 3 pair of white planks, side-by-side. I fished from the planks just left of the pair of white planks furthest down the pier toward the sea)

Edited, Thu May 27 04:44:33 2004
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guess what?
# May 22 2004 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
415 posts
i have this quest and the one requiring feathers activated at the same time!!!plus i caught the hat as a level 1 fisher w/ carbon rod and sabuki rig not once or twice,but FIVE times in a row.heck i caught the hat before i activated the quest.
# May 07 2004 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
Race: Mithra
Rod: TaruTaru
Bait: Lugworm or Sibiki Rig
Skill: 0
Fame: People are starting to talk about you.

I had been trying to talk to the kids for some time, and just happend to go fishing with a friend just to keep him company. I caught the hat on my fifth catch!

On a side note: I also managed to catch a fat greedie (in Selbina or Mhaura) but that broke my taru rod and this was before I caught the Ripped hat and with an even lower skill of 0. I guess I am just lucky.
All done at Sea
# May 06 2004 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
I don't know why he wouldn't let me finish the quest for the hat, but I put it down for a few days and went back traded that hat to the boy again, and he didn't do anything. Then traded that hat to Baren-Moren and he did finally give me the quest. All done now :)
# May 02 2004 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
lol i got this at lvl 13 fishing^^
# Mar 31 2004 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
59 posts
when i went and talked to baren-moren he asked me for 3 giant bird feathers NOT dhalmel hides!!
RE: items??
# Apr 01 2004 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
That's for a different quest.
RE: items??
# Apr 02 2004 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
I've activated this quest and I have the hat, but after catching the hat and talking to the children I went to Baren-Moren, and he wants more feathers. I try to trade the hat to him and he doesn't take it. No matter what I do he only wants me to get the feathers. Perhaps that's what he was saying, and I would like to know WTH is going on. I don't know that this quest gives much detail here. Once again, this quest IS active for me.
RE: items??
# Apr 05 2004 at 1:48 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
You need to trade the hat to the boy first.
RE: items??
# Apr 05 2004 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
I did that and he cried and said it was all tore up, so I went to Boren-Moren and he only wants me to do the Feather Quest again. I tried trading that hat to the boy again, but he doesn't do anything else. Any other advice?
RE: items??
# Apr 26 2004 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
I haven't done it but my guess is you just need to finish the bird feather quest first.(which I also must do) The NPC is stuck on that one. The same thing happens with other NPCs that are involved in multiple quests.
RE: items??
# May 18 2004 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
156 posts
Turn in the feathers for the feather quest, but DO NOT speak to Boren-Moren or it auto-starts the feather quest again. Just turn in the feathers, zone, then come back and trade the hat.
RE: items??
# Sep 12 2004 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
it is possible to do this quest with the feather
quest activated - just trade the hat to the baron
and he'll ask you for four dhalmel hides. i Have
completed the feather quest three or four times
previously, however, so that might have something
to do with it ( although prior to trading the hat
to him i talked to him and all he wanted was more
big bird feathers ) .. i was able to trade him
the four dhalmel hides and receive the repaired
cap with the feather quest still active.

1) this may not work if you have not completed
the feather quest at least once .. i can't
vouch for that

2) my fishing skill was at 5 ( barely )

3) windy fame level 9 ( hero )

4) RDM43

5) rank 4
Wierd Item
# Mar 11 2004 at 2:44 PM Rating: Decent
235 posts
Fishing skill 11, L20 RDM, Fame Level 2 in Windurst, with Fishing Moghancement. Waltzed up to the pier on midday Firesday, caught it not once but TWICE. Couldn't keep it a second time, of course. No airship pass, so can't get to the pier.
RE: Wierd Item
# Jul 23 2004 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
118 posts
I caught the hat with lvl 1 fishing skill, using a composite rod and little worms, on my 2nd cast while fishing at the pier by the fishing guild. Saw that the item was rare ex, so I found out which quest it goes to and then figured I might as well use it. ;p
Level 3 fame in Windy btw when I got the quest.
RE: Wierd Item
# Apr 24 2004 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
Do you need the airship pass to get to the guy? I don't recall the pier being off limits to non airship travelers.
Easy catch
# Feb 27 2004 at 2:29 PM Rating: Default
I caught the hat with level 1 fishing skill with a bamboo pole. It's random. Fished off the dock at the guild.
Pole matters?
# Feb 21 2004 at 9:43 PM Rating: Default
It was mentioned earlier that someone thought this cap could not be caught with willow or yew fishing poles. This has also been my experience. Has anyone on here caught the ripped cap with a willow or yew pole? Please post if you have.
# Feb 12 2004 at 3:17 PM Rating: Default
do you have to be windurstian? or can you do it if youre visiting from another country?
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