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



Weeks ~ 94 through 97 random images ( working on book project, floatingSteel )

December 2016, welding inside bow. Also 12.1.16, ship tie offs…as always fabricated upside down for obvious reasons.

Week ~ 90 (Click on post image to view more images)

My first look at the power plant…it has been under wraps. And what these are I am not sure and would not venture a guess. I would not want to maintain them.   Now here is a hatch cover! Fishermans Finest,… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 89 (Click on post image to view more images)

A first image of Americas Finest in her natural environment. Quite windy up here on her bow looking north….. to Alaska! A first view out of the pilot house windows… A panoramic preview left to right for her new captain and… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 84 (Click on post image to view more images)

Four day weekend! Equipment gets well deserved rest. Lets look around. Looking towards the bow. On the main deck facing north towards huge spools that will work the nets. Now looking north towards the bow is the main cargo hold. Looks… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 51 (Click on post image to view more images)

Independence Day holiday at the ship yard…As I recall this nations independence owes much to the maritime industry. I have posted some images of Fishermans Finest at rest. The top deck, as always a great view! The bow is shaping… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 50 (Click on post image to view more images)

An inside cut view…next view of work farther into her belly. This 50th week has been a busy week for, “Americas Finest”. A fish processor was installed, windows were cut into the pilothouse. And work continues on the bow and… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 44 (Click on post image to view more images)

Alls quiet…three day weekend at Dakota Creek…check it out .

Week ~ 42 (Click on post image to view more images)

WHAT the….!!   Angles, and lines, oh my… The growing up of Americas Finest…

Week ~ 14 (click on post image to view more images)

You can see the steady progress on Module #105 from Posts to week 12 – 13 to this week! The featured image this week is the monster mover, “KAMAG” she’s resting in the shade between gigs. The image of module… Continue Reading →

1st week! Welcome to Floating Steel – Join The Journey of, “Americas Finest” (click on post image for more images)

    July 1, 2015 11am my first look at, “Americas Finest.” Hard to imagine that this seemingly unpretentious beginning  will turn into a hi tech ocean fishing trawler destined for the Bering Sea and who knows where. This is my first… Continue Reading →

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