Rusalka (marinarusalka) wrote in little_details,
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Ship repairs

Okay, so in my story, there's an 18th-century English ship-of-the-line that's been damaged by a storm to the point where she can't make it back to port.  The crew manages to sail her to a nearby deserted island so that they can make emergency repairs.  My question is, how would one do repairs "in the wild" like this?  Can a ship that big be beached?  If yes, how would it be done?  And about how long would it take to, say, jury a mast and rig and patch a leak in the hull?
Tags: 1700s (no decades given), ~boats and other things that float
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