1. mbinks89

    mbinks89 Active Member

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    How do you "land" a carrack/sailboat in general?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by mbinks89, Apr 11, 2013.

    In my story there's a carrack full of conquistadors. The opening scene is them landing. How would they beach it? Ropes and pulling? Anchor and rowboats?
     
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    Anchor and rowboats. Though I suppose a one-time beaching might be possible.

    Edit: On second thought, no beaching. The draft was too deep, it would probably run aground before it reached the shore.
     
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    Anchor and rowboats. The big ships never actually touched shore after being launched (unless they were being refitted at a port with a drydock that could accommodate them). All the movies show big ships anchoring off shore and people going ashore in rowboats.
     
  4. mbinks89

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    Okay, thanks.
     

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