In Pathfinder I am currently trying to design a few encounters with a supposed ghost ship (actually a Colossal Animated Object) complete with a crew of Haunted Objects (again, Animated Objects), but I am having a few difficulties with the logistics behind my concept that I cannot ignore.
One of the biggest concerns I have is with the ship's Size vs. its occupied Spaces. While looking over the Space, Reach & Threatened Area Templates, I found that a Colossal creature is either 64 feet tall or long, which would be a perfect length for a small ship that the party could board and fight with the crew. However, in the same row, it says that they also cover a space of 30ftX30ft. Since the creature in question is a ship, and a large raft with a 65ft sail is dumb, could I fit the ship in a 60ftX30ft area that the party can climb/board on top of? If not, could I slide around a 30ftx30ft square for the hull of the ship, and have a separate map that represents the deck/quarters of the ship?