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Follow the construction of a Bering Sea Fishing Trawler from start to finsh

Week ~ 72 (Click on post image to view more images)

This weeks progress on Americas Finest bow. It’s filling in at a steady pace…it is quite a dramatic site. This guy is right at the pinnacle, lets go inside. Then take a look out her bow. Lets back up further into… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 71 (Click on post image to view more images)

Americas Finest this week…If inclined see the difference from last week (#70) to see the progress on her bow. Hard to dispute her name. The next two images are different views of her today. Back in the Big House (fabrication… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 70 (Click on post image to view more images)

Now here’s a busy site. Because of the scale you have to look close to find the guy in the circle. By the way, inside that large circle is where the propeller will be installed. You get a first look… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 69 (Click on post image to view more images)

The post image from last weeks blog showed this smoke stack (exhaust pipe) being fabricated in the fab shop. Here it is being hauled up to Americas Finest to its intended location at the end of the engine compartment. Pipe… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 68 (Click on post image to view more images)

Work continues on the smoke (exhaust) stack in the Big House (fab shop). And these three guys are at it… This is the new compressor room, not too much room…looks like we have a guest entrant. Next, take a look… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 67 (Click on post image to view more images)

This guy is having a wonderful day…he is standing in the main cargo hull. I have not taken an image down here for a while. A lot of work going on here for sure. It always amazes me how many… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 66 (Click on post image to view more images)

These men are waiting for the first of over 100 plus tons of new machinery for “Americas Finest”, wow! And she will still float! The engine, gear box and generator. For you purists the last image is a copy of… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 65 (Click on post image to view more images)

Lately when I walk throughout the ship, one thing keeps coming to mind. This is either a pipe fitters dream or nightmare. The image is the view where the engine will be placed underneath the temporary boards you see. This next image… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 64 (Click on post image to view more images)

Looking NW at the new additions to the stern (back end) of, “Americas Finest”. Next image is the welders view of the inner section of the bow that is under construction and will be sealed. You can see all the… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 63 (Click on post image to view more images)

Looking down to the newly added bulbous nose, lower section of the bow. I noticed how she, “Americas Finest” is slowly moving closer and closer to the water, a natural migration I’m sure. The next image is from the immediate upper… Continue Reading →

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