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    Ocean Peace Pics

    As a lot of you know I've been working in the shipyards. I come across a lot of cool stuff every day. This was by far the funnest project i have worked on.
    The Ocean Peace is a fishing factory trawler that came to our yard 3+ months ago to get widened and have a bulbous bow added. With a bow thruster. I thought I would share a few pics I took of the work I did.
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    We used a 600 ton Gantry Crane to hang the sponsons.
    It took 4-6 ton comealongs with max pressure to pull the sponsons in to the old shell.
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    Re: Ocean Peace Pics

    More Pics.
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    The lower frames in the second pic I fitted up with my russian friend Beida.
    They were used for the bulbous bow transition plate.

    The final picture is the Ocean Peace being transported to drydock for launch. Theres still more to do on this boat I'll keep you posted.
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    Re: Ocean Peace Pics

    wow! That is some very cool work! thanks for sharing!

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    Hello Galen, that is some awesome stuff that you got to work on there. If you can share, which yard are you working at? We've got a number of ex-students who are working for U.S. Fab, used to be called U.S. Barge, also associated with Vigor Marine. I can certainly see where you got to experience some really interesting and challenging tasks. Best regards, Allan
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    Hi Galen, haven't seen you around in a while.

    HOLY $HIT!!! That is some awesome weld porn!!! Thanks, but we're gonna need ALOT more of this stuff!!!

    Are you doing alot of the fitting/welding or more CWI work?
    How thick is the steel outer hull shell?
    Stick, wire feed, electrode, wire, machines?
    What exactly is the bulbous for?
    Do weldors make good money doing this?
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    Holy crap that's cool!!!
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    Re: Ocean Peace Pics

    Neat little project

    What a terrific job you have. You be careful out there, that could be one dangerous workplace if you're not on your toes.....

    cheers,

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    Great post!!! The best thing about this site it the willingess of everyone to help each other out and share ideas and pictures. Appreciate the photos they are very interesting!

    Keep up the good work!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cantthink View Post
    wow! That is some very cool work! thanks for sharing!
    you bet you dont get to see this everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Neat little project

    What a terrific job you have. You be careful out there, that could be one dangerous workplace if you're not on your toes.....

    cheers,
    Thats 100% right ive seen soo much stuff happen in the blink of an eye. Gotta look out for each other. Thats how we all get to go home at the end of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stick-man View Post
    Hi Galen, haven't seen you around in a while.

    HOLY $HIT!!! That is some awesome weld porn!!! Thanks, but we're gonna need ALOT more of this stuff!!!

    Are you doing alot of the fitting/welding or more CWI work?
    How thick is the steel outer hull shell?
    Stick, wire feed, electrode, wire, machines?
    What exactly is the bulbous for?
    Do weldors make good money doing this?
    Hey Stick-man!!!!
    Weld Porn bahahahahaha!
    Yeah Ive been working 7 days a week. Up to 12+ hour days and I also just got a beautiful new roommate. I've been busy.
    On the Ocean Peace I mostly fit and weld. I have an eye for detail and good with the tape measure and grinder. Still have some things to work on like mastering the torch and ceramic tape welding but things are coming along. In the second pic is a overhead weld and ceramic open root weld.
    On other boats my job varies.

    The Steel on the outter shell is close to 7/16" or 1/2 " now. It used to be 3/8th's kinda scary if you think about that boat in the first picture in the Bering Sea in the winter!!! Now it has 16' more width with and roll stabilizers. It's just a little longer maybe 15-20 ft.
    We run Lincoln 400 or 600 power sources in 4-6 packs hooked up to an LN-25 running usually around 30-34 volts at around 275-325 ipm .052 Dual shield wire E71-T1 All position. Depending on where you machine is you may be as far as 400+ ft away from your machine.
    Sometimes in a pinch we will run 7018 all position as boilermaker/shipfitters.
    The pipefitters are different. They run Tig: copper/nickel, A-36, Stainless and Brazing. Also they are qualified at least 6G if not 6GR in stick for A-36 and copper/nickel.

    The bulbous bow allows the ship to ride better in rough seas and increase fuel efficiency. In rough water it keeps the nose down in the water. When crusing it basically helps the boat thru the water reducing drag/ increasing fuel efficiency.

    Our welders usually start around $20.30 and top out around $28.30. Anything over 8 hours in a day is overtime. Depending on the ship you could be making $30+ to $42+ an hour with overtime. With 20-42 hours overtime a week. Its up to you on how much overtime you work. But I will say if you stay home every weekend. Dont expect to stay around when times are slower.

    1st Pic My new roommate and best friend on the left. Life is good
    The Second and 3rd pic are some ceramic welds I did with the LN-25
    The 4th and 5th pic are pictures of the hull just before primer and with a primer coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aevald View Post
    Hello Galen, that is some awesome stuff that you got to work on there. If you can share, which yard are you working at? We've got a number of ex-students who are working for U.S. Fab, used to be called U.S. Barge, also associated with Vigor Marine. I can certainly see where you got to experience some really interesting and challenging tasks. Best regards, Allan
    Hi Allen yes I'm in the Vigor Portland Shipyard that is also home to US Fab. US Fab made the Sponsons for Ocean Peace. Vigor is a great place to work. for the students who want to come down focus on the flux core and stick 3G and 4G. Nice to meet you Allen
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    Quote Originally Posted by cantthink View Post
    wow! That is some very cool work! thanks for sharing!
    I forgot to post the pic of Beida master of the torch. He's litteraly whittleling sp? 1/16" or less of these frames right next to the shell without nicking it. soo cool to watch.

    The other pics r just me playing around at break. Fun place to work. All the metal working toys a guy could want to play with and not a lot of pressure. Love it!
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    Wow, that is very cool to see, I didn't know that they could even do stuff like that!
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    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !!! THAT'S AWESOME work, excellent photos. Thanks for posting, I would never have seen anything like that. I use to only weld that pipe and steel stuff, retired now. Oh, YOU ARE A HANDSOME SON OF A GONE! SEE LAST PICTURE ! Just kidding, thanks bob

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    Man all I can say is wow!!!
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    Sorry, double post. See below comment.
    Last edited by Bistineau; 01-25-2012 at 01:01 PM.

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    Looks like Zapster don't get ALL the fun jobs, I think you may have him beat on this one. Y'all wouldn't happen to be related would you? It would be interesting to see what the performance and fuel efficiency differances are on this boat, before and after all this work. Any way you might can find this out after she gets back from sea trials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !!! THAT'S AWESOME work, excellent photos. Thanks for posting, I would never have seen anything like that. I use to only weld that pipe and steel stuff, retired now. Oh, YOU ARE A HANDSOME SON OF A GONE! SEE LAST PICTURE ! Just kidding, thanks bob
    I love my sock hood.....kidding. That thing sucks but it works in tight spots
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    Awesome pics, looks scary to have that stuff just hanging over your head though.
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    Thanks for posting, that is a real eye full of neat work. So, this ship is headed for the Bering Sea? We might see it on TV someday then. re: Bering Sea and the boat> A fella would take his work seriously knowing what stress it's going to see. Nice of you to offer to take new students under your wing a bit, sign of a real man to give a hand up to beginners.

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    I see a cruise ship in your future...


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    Quote Originally Posted by galencwi View Post
    I love my sock hood.....kidding. That thing sucks but it works in tight spots
    yea ,they do suck . The last one I used was a newer model with a head gear in it. When I was a apprentice 42 years ago the old guy gave me one and it was nothing more than a leather hood with a slot for the lens. They used to call them a monkey mask with the understanding that you could climb in any where with it. yea, right. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE TIME YOU TOOK TO SHOW ANOTHER PHASE OF WELDING SKILL. This is what should be shown to all to see what REAL MEN do to make a buck. Life is short and BE CAREFUL out there.

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