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I have been thinking about doing this project for a while. There has been a few beginners that have signed on to the site so I thought maybe now is as good a time as any. What I want this build log to be is a step by step instruction in how to build a simple first ship in bottle. This isn't to say don't comment or ask questions. Please ask lots of questions or give input. I want others to learn a lot from this log. Part of the purpose for creating this log is the lack of good kits out there. There are some kits that create beautiful models but they are difficult for beginners. Theres others that are good to learn on but they make ships that look childish. I wanted to make something in the middle. Simple for beginners but not childish. For this project I chose the Burmuda Sloop. It is simple in that it has one mast but as far as ships go this one has great lines and makes for a beautiful ship. To start we need plans. Googling bermuda sloop plans will give a lot of information. Another great resource is the maritime meuseum in Greenwich which has a lot of original plans. These plans for a sloop came from http://prints.rmg.co.uk/art/494822/unnamed-58ft-bermudan-sloop-no-date I also found some rigging plans that can be used. This site also has an extensive history on the bermuda sloop. http://herossea.blogspot.com/2014/02/?m=1