Floating Steel

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


December 2016

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 →

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