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

Week ~ 79 (Click on post image to view more images)

Taking a well deserved break…doing what comes natural. Under the big tent work continues on the last module for the bow. And speaking of the bow, take a look at the specialized winches being constructed for the huge anchors yet to… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 78 (Click on post image to view more images)

Follow the images to watch the men plug up the last space on this deck. Check out the strange things brewing in the Big House (fab shop). Wow, what these guys can fabricate! Check back for an update. Our hull shot… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 77 (Click on post image to view more images) Happy New Year!

Busy at Dakota Creek Shipyards, all hands are working towards the launch of Americas Finest, and fine she is… Her propeller is set from last weeks installation. Another view of this majestic propeller. The first image is her bow nearing completion. The next two… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 76 (Click on post image to view more images)

Installation of the MAN propeller (MAN is the same manufacture of Americas Finest engine) in progress. If you look closely between the tents you can see Mt. Baker in its glory all covered in snow. Some more shots of the propeller… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 75 (Click on post image to view more images)

Its our 75th contiguous week. What a ride…thanks for dropping in. Comments are always welcome.   Here is this weeks hull shot. Next to Americas Finest (left) to her right is her little older sister,  “American Number 1” in for regular… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 74 (Click on post image to view more images)

Wow..they are loading Americas Finest! Almost on a daily basis new equipment of some type is installed before she is buttoned up. Floating Steel…   Now lets go to the rear (stern) and check out what they are up to!… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 73 (Click on post image to view more images)

Weld i.e. join together (metal pieces) by heating two surfaces to the point of melting, using an electric arc and uniting them…in a simple explanation. Welding replaced rivets for ship construction somewhere between the two World Wars. If you drive over… Continue Reading →

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 →

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