I managed to salvage six of the dozen or so ships with paper sails, 2 ships of the the line and 4 frigates. I kept the masts and sails of the scrapped ones as I have some other party painted hulls without masts and sails
Next up six ships with metals sails, these have had their masts straightened and sails replaced [hopefully to the right ship :) - as half had fallen off]
That leaves me with 10 partly painted kits of metal ships/sails and 6 hulls without masts/sails. I'm going to focus on the 6 hulls first and leave the unmaid kits for later day.