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

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hull

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 ~ 22 (click on post image to view more images)

Featured image is module #106 bow forward (north side), being attached to modules 205 & 206. #106 is being set down on fixture to be leveled and permanently attached.

Week ~ 21 (click on post image to view more images)

Featured image is Module #204 which is moved in front of module #205 in it’s correct position fore (bow). You can see, “America’s Finest” taking on her shape. Side view of connected modules. View of inside connected modules as work… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 17 (click on post image to view more images)

Featured image is half of engine room, next image is from the other side of engine mod.  Next images is of two modules built right on top of each other, I believe #s 105 & 205. Next you can see… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 16 Hat Trick in the Rain (click on post image to view more images)

Module #102 rolled out of the Big House (fabrication shop) to place the deck on top to be fastened. The deck was positioned outside to be lifted up by the two cranes. Module 102 is rolled out on top of KMAG… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 15 (click on post image to view more images)

Their can be drama in shipbuilding as well as a little awe. These craftswomen and men not only are expert at what they do, it seems they do it in neck breaking speed.

Week ~ 13 (click on post image to view more images)

You can see that things are evidently moving along. We see structures forming dramatically. You can compare the progress from week 11 from this (13th) week, also the below image is only one day from the featured image at the beginning… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 11 (click on post image to view more images)

Featured image this week is module #105 which was actually the first module. If you look at week ~ 9 you can see it before it was moved and before it was flipped upside down to its natural position. This image is where… Continue Reading →

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