The apocalypse has happened - a super-virulent plague has ripped through, leaving only a small percentage of immune survivors. Luckily, for the purposes of this question at least, there is fairly minimal damage to infrastructure.
A group of survivors is in Sydney, looking for a way to get to greener pastures, when they spy the following: the HMS Endeavour - or at least a replica.
How feasible is it that a group of survivors would be able to sail a replica 17-18th century ship out?
My main thought is that it is a large vessel that doesn't rely on electronics or sophisticated machinery in order to sail - though there would be rotting and decay of the natural components.
- Difficulty of learning how to sail the ship from scratch
- Level of damage caused years of neglect -- she may not even still be floating
- Minimum crew size needed
- Knowledge of modern sailing in at least one or two of the survivors
- Potential to scavenge needed supplies to repair the ship
- Nearby library or museum could hold books with useful information
- Survivors take the time needed to examine the ship and learn it's workings.