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Towboat 'Alois Luhr' (continued) auxiliary engines were supplied by
Western Diesel Services. A Power
Panels, Inc., deadfront switchboard is wired for parallel operation of the generators.
The vessel's two steering (rede- signed to the latest state-of-the-art technology) and four flanking rud- ders (adapted to the new refined stern lines) are mechanically/hy- draulically linked to pilothouse con- trols in a Jeffboat designed system using Racine flanking and steering pumps. All moving parts are auto- matically greased by a Lincoln lu- brication system.
A Kiddie Halon 1301 fixed fire extinguishing system is provided for the engine room. Additionally, there are carbon dioxide units elsewhere, an Ingersoll-Rand fire pump and alarms.
A Fast model M3 sewage treat- ment plant, and appropriate pumps and holding tanks, assure that the vessel is in compliance with all ex- isting environmental protection re- quirements.
Deck machinery consists of one
Schoellhorn-Albrecht, 10-hp, mo- tor-driven, double-barreled capstan; six Beebe 5-hp motor-driven win- ches and a 3,000-pound-capacity boat hoist. There are twelve 10-inch button chocks, four 10-inch roller
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Main Engines (2) EMD
Generators (2) .... International
Reduction Gears Lufkin
System .... EMD Annunciator
Pollution Equipment Fast
Air Compressors (2)
Radar (2) Sperry
VHF Radio (2) Raytheon
SSB Radio .... Motorola Triton
Depth Finder (2) .... ELAC LAZ
Steering System Jeffboat
Swing Indicator .... Rivertronics
Searchlights . . . Carlisle & Finch
Deck Winches BEEBE
Capstan . . .Schoellhorn-Albrecht chocks, eleven 48-inch kevels and six 42-inch kevels welded to the deck.
Noise and vibration in the float- ing Alois Luhr deckhouse is further dampened by Marlite paneling, floor coverings, and suspended ceil- ings. Unusually wide passageways and stairways allow for considerable ease in moving around.
The galley, mess and pantry are on the port main deck with crew's lounge, bathroom and engineer's control room on the starboard. The galley and mess area are equipped with a stainless steel counter top and sinks, Toastmaster electric range, Foster freezer and refrigera- tor, Hobard dishwasher, Oasis drinking fountain, Sunbeam ice maker, and Frigidaire night box.
The cook's stateroom is on the second deck along with the pilot's, deckhands', mates', and engineers'.
A hotel-like guest room and lounge with wet bar highlight the Texas deck which also houses the captain's room, a spare bedroom and an elec- tronics room. All living quarters, lounges, galley, mess and pilothouse are air-conditioned and heated.
The pilothouse has an eye level of 39 feet, and from it all four corners of the vessel are clearly visible. In addition, each of the forwardmost side windows extends nearly to the deck of the pilothouse to provide greater visibility.
Two Carlisle & Finch 1,000-watt xenon searchlights are located atop the pilothouse. One Kahlenberg Q4 airhorn is provided. Two Sperry 340 radars, two Raytheon Ray-78 VHF radios, one Motorola Triton 20 sin- gle sideband radio, two ELAC LAZ 43 depth sounders with Paragon digital display, one Rivertronics
RT-500AC swingmeter, one River- tronics RT-1000 TV antenna, and two Standard 834S walkie-talkies complete the communication and navigation equipment package from
The Alois Luhr is used to push thirty barge tows of crushed rock from the company's quarry in Ste.
Genevieve, Mo., to Baton Rouge,
La., where it is met by other Luhr boats who take the rock on to vari- ous job sites. One of the boats is the new Cletus, also built by Jeffboat and which was designed primarily for the Red River. Luhr Bros, has a number of projects on the Red. The
Cletus has a retractable pilothouse (continued)
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