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A private armed schooner of 1813 the Lively is a plank on bulkhead kit including laser cut parts, rigging line and block, milled hardwoods for hull and deck planking, preshaped stern blocks and cast fittings. A 54 page booklet and the 2 sheet plans by Jim Roberts give the builder concise, clear and easy to follow instructions. With the novice ship builder in mind, an in progress, detailed web site on the building of the prototype of the Lively is available by logging on to and clicking on the Lively. Here you will find lots of pictures and tips on building. The fully rigged model measures 23½ x 17¼ x 9½ at ¼ inch scale.

We have provided on-line step-by-step instructions with photos on how to assemble the pieces into a finished model of the Lively. You can start with part 1 and move through the steps sequentially, or you can skip around through the following menu:

Part 1 - At the Beginning 1
Part 2 - At the Beginning 2
Part 3 - Mouldings and Main Wales
Part 4 - Building the Bulwarks
Part 5 - Planking the Lower Hull
Part 6 - Planking the Hull

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