Floating Steel

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


Puget Sound ship yard

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.  

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 ~ 83 (Click on post image to view more images)

The Big Move! This image encapsulates this monumental event for me as Americas Finest moves laterally (West) to get into a northern launch position as she points towards Alaska, her destiny. Before the move they are tearing down the old braces and discussing the… 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 ~ 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 ~ 72 (Click on post image to view more images)

This weeks progress on Americas Finest bow. It’s filling in at a steady pace…it is quite a dramatic site. This guy is right at the pinnacle, lets go inside. Then take a look out her bow. Lets back up further into… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 71 (Click on post image to view more images)

Americas Finest this week…If inclined see the difference from last week (#70) to see the progress on her bow. Hard to dispute her name. The next two images are different views of her today. Back in the Big House (fabrication… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 70 (Click on post image to view more images)

Now here’s a busy site. Because of the scale you have to look close to find the guy in the circle. By the way, inside that large circle is where the propeller will be installed. You get a first look… 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 →

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