In a couple ways, (some) dragons are like pirates. They take what they want and they want what they take (to quote a mildly obscure Mickey Mouse cartoon), they roam freely with little fear of reprisal, they have a love for gold.
But dragons are not really known for sailing, which is what made the idea of a pirate dragon more interesting. I kind of wish I had more time to play with it tonight, but Life ran late.
From little dragons that replace parrots to draconic naval pirates, the spectrum is nearly endless, if only I had taken the time to look for references. Naval braid probably doesn’t look like that.