Floating Steel

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



First print exhibition of the floatingSteel Project – and the new “floatingSteel” book. (click on book cover for more info)

      First public showing will be at Northwind Arts Center 701 Water Street Port Townsend, WA.  

Week ~ 87 (Click on post image to view more images)

America’s Finest launch date is here! First part is shown this week and remainder will be shown week 88. Saying she is very impressive is somewhat an understatement. Now here’s her left sides under belly. And her right side! Lets… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 86 (Click in post image to view more images)

Americas Finest is getting her new coat of paint on for next week, it’s the big one! Check in for next weeks (87Th) images of her big launch!   Paint and all final additions and adjustments are getting ready for… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 80 (Click on post image to view more images)

Americas Finest’s hull is in place as well as her name! This next image is the close up of her name. Her name is not painted on as you would expect. Each letter is cut out of steel and welded… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 69 (Click on post image to view more images)

The post image from last weeks blog showed this smoke stack (exhaust pipe) being fabricated in the fab shop. Here it is being hauled up to Americas Finest to its intended location at the end of the engine compartment. Pipe… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 67 (Click on post image to view more images)

This guy is having a wonderful day…he is standing in the main cargo hull. I have not taken an image down here for a while. A lot of work going on here for sure. It always amazes me how many… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 37 (click on post image to see more images)

The missing rib… Facing stern end South, adding on hull surrounding engine compartment. Aforementioned engine compartment… Hull with bow (prow) facing North… Week’s construction progress on hull facing north, bow starboard side.  

Week ~ 29 (click on post image to see more images)

Crucial and precise work needed for aluminum structure for pilot house is under way.The majority of the Big House is utilized for this purpose at this time.   Back in the main ship yard work is ongoing and progressing for,… Continue Reading →

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