I want to make a world where there's no rivers or oceans but instead they're replaced by quicksand or similar. People get water from rain and water springs or wells.
So I want to create a warship for their naval battles, either to yaarrghh plunder the booty or invasion. I think a bridge is too predictable, and can easily be cut off or blockaded, and creates a bottleneck to the invader unless they widen it, and I don't know how much it costs to make a bridge to cross an entire ocean compared to ships, or whether it can withstand wagons or mounted animals crossing, but regardless, I want to make a naval battle with warships, even if portable bridges like pontoon bridges and similar would be possible or cheaper (so even if you bring that up, please also include regarding the ship design).
The size of the warships are variable, but for simplicity's sake just assume they are as big as galleon ships.
I think the ship bottom should be flat like a raft in order for it to float, but I am not sure so correct me if I am wrong.
The ship is in a wind sailing era so no steam power or wheel paddle, if wind is not sufficient to make it move please include how many people need to row it or what type of sail can achieve it (originally I want to use junk type of sail) or the numbers of sails, and it's OK if the answers say there's no ship design with that size that can sail on quicksand too, at least I know a raft can sail on it so small ship warfare is at least feasible for me (but correct me if I am mistaken).
It's a wooden ship, so no weird shape to accommodate better sail in quicksand from metal shaping.
And since this is warship, I am worried regarding the cannon fire or where to place them, or if it's far better not to use cannon at all, since I think the recoil may make the ship capsize or sink or get in deeper due to the shaking.
I also considered including waves for the quicksand ocean (not decided yet, so you can ignore it) but I am not sure if a normal ship can float in it, since I saw some video about sand waves that it can sink many things, but correct me if it's possible for ship to float.
If possible please also include the math, since I am not good with math, and sorry if I make lots of misconception or the answer turns out to be obvious, I am not that knowledgeable about ship design, and my physics knowledge is at best similar to stone age level.