I'm resuming work on my Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness speedrun! Here's what the run looks like, when I use my old route from May 29th.
Please let me know if you can think of any improvements! xKONEKOxNEKOx has already helped; he or she figured out what makes Gunnar appear/disappear. I make him disappear, by visiting the bilge pump and leaving town. To make him reappear...just wait three minutes. He automatically reappears. (The caveat is that you can't spend the three minutes waiting outside the pub; you have to go somewhere else, like onboard the ship.)
What does that Gunnar disappearing thing mean for the route? Well...it means I need three minutes of stuff to do, in between him disappearing and reappearing. I think I'll solve the triangle puzzle (in the captain's hold) to this part of the run, just to pad it out a bit. I don't want a situation like in my Labyrinth of Lies speedrun, where I was 2-3 seconds early in finishing the timed pot-making challenge, and so I had to leave the building and return to get it.
If someone can think of any other implications this has, I'd be glad to hear them.