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Kallie C. Eymard Begins Work

Eymard Marine put its latest pushboat in the water last August from its Harvey, La. yard. The 70 x 28 x 9.5-ft. boat was finished out alongside the dock for a September delivery. Named the Kallie C. Eymard, the vessel features three Cummins KTA19 M3 engines producing a total of 1,800 hp. Each engine turns into a Twin Disc 5202 gear with a 6:1 ratio and turning 66 x 54-in. four-blade stainless Coolidge propellers from Jefferson Wheel. According to Gary Eymard, due to rising fuel prices, the center engine has been set up with a shaft brake so that if a job only required 1,200 hp, one engine can be shutdown to save on both hours and fuel. Deck winches are a pair of Nabrico 40 ton electric over hydraulics loaded. Electrical power is provided by two Cummins 4B3.9 powered 35 kW gensets. Steering, designed by Don Strauss, is a full follow-up hydraulic with two 10 hp Marathon motors to for the flanking and steering rudders. An M&M bumper system has been installed on the push knees and around the bulwarks. A secondary work or fleet deck extends from the upper push knees to the second deck of the deckhouse to provide save working space and easy access to empty barges. The wheelhouse, on the third deck level, has a 25-ft.-above-water eye level. Electronics included ICOM VHF phones, Furuno radar, Dahlenberg air horns and 19-in. Perko searchlights and running lights


Popular Boat: Popular Engine

Photo courtesy of Eymard Marine Construction and Repair

On the Mississippi and throughout the U.S. inland waterways, pushboats of about 70 feet and with around 2000 hp are ubiquitous.   They can be seen in barge fleeting operations along the riverbanks for pushing one or two 30,000-barrel oil barges. In recent years, the standard power package has been a pair of Cummins’ popular KV38-M engines. These V-12-clylinder 2300-cubic-inch displacement engines have evolved over the years to take advantage of new technologies and, more recently


Conrad Shipyard Delivers First of Six Liftboats

Morgan City, Louisiana Conrad Industries, Inc. announced that Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc. took delivery of the first of six liftboats under construction at Conrad Shipyards. It was a beautiful spring day in South Louisiana as Avis Bourg III along with his wife Tiffany and their daughter Lacie, the namesake, christened the 175’ Class liftboat, “Lacie Bourg”. Toby Eymard stated “We are very excited about putting this vessel into


Pushboats Near Completion

Photo Credit: Alan Haig-Brown courtesy of Cummins Marine

A Progressive Barge Lines 2400 hp 75 x 28-ft. pushboat has a bright new paint job and is nearly ready to be swung into the canal.  A second boat, which was being built at Eymard Bros. Towing’s yard at along the opposite side of the canal, was gone from the yard. It is back down the canal at where it is being finished out. Lee Leboeuf had purchased the boat with all the steel work completed and the engines installed


Iconic Engines: Cummins K38-M

Image courtesy Cummins Marine

Most Americans will recall an iconic automobile engine from their youth. It might be an early 1950s Ford V-8 flat head or a 1970s Dodge 426 Hemi. Over the decades other engines have been added to the list. In a similar fashion mariners have identified classic marine diesels. One such is the Cummins 38-liter 2300-cu. inch engine known over the years as the KTA38. Canadian fisherman John Lenic has been running one in his 1978-built steel purse seiner Ocean Marauder


MarineCFO raises the bar for OMC

Offshore Marine Contractors to implement MarineCFO Enterprise Software. MarineCFO Inc., a provider of Marine Software including On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel, Fleet Maintenance and Financial Management Software Solutions to the Marine Transportation Industry, announced today that Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc. has chosen to implement the full MarineCFO Enterprise software suite. Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc


Gulf Coast Workboat Repowered with Volvo Penta Diesels

Zimco Marine saved $40,000 per engine per boat in fuel costs after repowering two shrimp boats with twin Volvo Penta D13 engines.

Based on impressive fuel consumption and performance results from the Volvo Penta engines installed in a new-construction pushboat, the operator decided to repower one of its older vessels with the same D16 engine package. When Volvo Penta supplied the main propulsion system for the M/V Ted Kayser, a new 60-foot pushboat christened at the end of 2012, it was Allemand Industries, Inc., the Volvo Penta Regional Power Center in Harvey, LA, that oversaw the installation






 
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