Floating Steel

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


September 2015

Tools of the trade – written by Jeremiah O’Hagan

Each trade has its tools. These tools are for working steel. They are small and quiet tools, but they will shape ships. They will set angles and square corners, aligning the forces of the universe in patterns that will defy… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 10 (click on post image to view more images)

Featured image is called a, “Kmag” which is built to hold up modules to be built on top of it, then be moved by huge cranes to where and when it is needed, such as deck modules etc. The second… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 9 (click on post image to view more images)

Started construction of the third module this week #106  next to module #104 which was the second module. The first Module #105 is on the cool transport that is a monster mover! All of this confusing explanation is being assisted by… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 8 (click on post image to view more images)

Force…coerce,  constrain,  compel by pressure,  oblige,  bind,  impel,  exert force against

Week ~ 7 (9.11.15) Keel Box Construction (click on post image to view more images)

Enlisted StickMan for graphic of keel box ultimate location. Image shown of keel box during construction. As usual constructed upside down. Keel box will be loaded with steel to the brim for extra weight to assist stability and evenly balanced… Continue Reading →

Introducing “Floating Steel” book project writer Jeremiah O’Hagan!

When a friend put me in touch with Harry, who wanted a writer for this book project, I had only a mild idea of what Harry was trying  to accomplish.  Now, several conversations later, I think we’re embarking on a… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 6 (9.04.15) click on post image to view more images

Modules  #1 & #2  construction continues…as always during construction they are worked on upside down, for obvious reasons.

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