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

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 →

Week ~ 62 (Click on post image to view more images)

Above image is a culmination of recent major additions which include pilothouse, bulbous nose section of the bow and the crowning achievement, the mast head! The following are differing images of the newly installed mast head from afar to closeup.

Week ~ 61 (Click on post image to view more images)

Follow the installation of the Bulbous Nose (Ice Breaker) on, “Fishermans Finest” bow!  

Week ~ 60 (Click on post image to view more images)

Ice Breaker! Bulbous Nose…actually is constructed upside down for obvious reasons. And next image is a side view with a hole in the right for the bow thruster. Facing north is the recently placed pilot house viewed from the busy… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 59 (Click on post image to view more images)

Here she goes, the pilothouse, the ships nerve center. Follow its journey from the ground to its final resting place on top of, “Americas Finest”. And here it is! In all it’s glory…          

Week ~ 58 (Click on post image to view more images)

The pilotHouse has just left here (The Big House i.e.. fab shop) in the wee hours of the morning and headed for the main shipyard to meet up with its destined place, on top of, “Americas Finest”. Follow her short… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 57 (Click on post image to view more images)

Wheel House, (bridge, pilothouse) with a fresh coat of paint on her is set to roll out and over to the ship yard to be lifted up onto, ” Americas Finest “.  Here are some of the skilled men that… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 56 (Click on post image to view more images)

Ice Breaker! Otherwise known as the bulbous nose which is attached to the front of the bow module has come together as work continues towards completion. Work also continues on the opposite side, the stern.   PilotHouse being readied for the… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 55 (Click on post image to view more images)

Southside of bow module with bow thruster waiting for bulbous nose to be attached north end. And side view of module. Bulbous nose unit waiting to be moved to main yard to be attached to bow unit. Back at the Big… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 54 (Click on post image to view more images)

Yes, its a net bin one of three to be built for Americas Finest. The pilothouse, all aluminum is shown in the background with her windows installed covered in black.   Top side of pilothouse almost finished with all aluminum… Continue Reading →

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