1) if your ship is renamed to EGOSOFT, then enemy ships will more often give up.
2) Personally, I earn the initial capital like this: I sell my hunter, I buy a cheap opener and looking for a ginger ships (those who are “Unknown Object”). I capture 2-3 of these ships, I sell and I already have enough of the mine 🙂 These ships do not resist and capture them not so difficult. The main thing is not to greed! Check if the horses are offended by you, and then you will not let into the temple. Personally, I do not know how with them then you can remember.