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


January 2016

Week ~ 28 (click on post image to see more images)

View of port side hull forward and north. Starboard aft  newly added section Aft new section south. If you look closely you can see Manitowoc operator in stand by mode. Inside view of newly constructed pilot house (bridge) starboard right… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 27 (click on post image to see more images)

Roof for pilot house under construction in fab shop (big house) just brought from main yard to be fitted and permanently attached.   Just installed columns behind 1st bulkhead and newly installed ribs on stern  (north side) and then…Lunch Time!  

Week ~ 26 (click on post image to see more images)

View of the first bulkhead installed, secured and attached to the module that was installed in the 25th post. Below is the view from the opposite side of the bulkhead from the south (stern). And back in the big house,… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 25 (click on post image to see more images)

See this module flipped and installed stern side (south side) on Americas Finest. Before installation of the newest module, a look through the existing mothership from bow side (north) to stern (south) before new module is added. New module being… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 24 (click on post image to see more images)

New work in the, “Big House” (fab shop). Construction starts up on the pilot house for, “Americas Finest”. You can see the start of the pilot house in foreground, and everyone is working on different components for it. The main structure of… Continue Reading →

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