Every time the Rum runs out, there be plenty o’ Pirate riots. The ol’ barkeep had enough o’ that, so he’s switchin’ the liquor with lemonade. Once yer buccaneers be blitzed, they can’t tell the difference!
From now on, if ye don’t have enough Rum to support yer Crew, they won’t die or abandon ship. Ye can use yer Resources to hire all the Crew ye need, and they won't leave when the Rum's gone!
Remember that yer Crew still consumes Resources, so keep an eye on Resource Production. Ye cannot have less than 0 Resources, but yer Crew may use up Resources faster than ye can make ‘em. Prevent this by constructin’ and upgradin’ yer Rum Cellars and Distilleries!