Home | Classifieds | History | Technical | Links | Store | About Us | Email
Topics Topics Edit Profile Profile Help/Instructions Help Member List Register  
Search Last 1|3|7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

Atlas Imperial with Steel Shed is On ...

Old Marine Engine » Diesel Inboards » Atlas Imperial with Steel Shed is On the Move « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

George Coates
Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 08:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good Morning All,
I have decided to bring the Tugboat to the Calvert Engine Show. It's about a 2200 mile trip, so we're going to get started on April 14, 2004 from Houma, LA. We should arrive in Solomons Island on Friday, April 30.
For those that don't know, I bought a Atlas Imperial 6 cylinder, 400 Hp Direct reversing enigine with floating shed 18 months ago.

www.ghcoates.com/tugboat.htm

With the help of MANY people, the tug is ready to travel.

Will see you there,

George Coates
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ernie
Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good luck George!
Looking forward to seeing you and the "steel shed" at Calvert
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

miro
Posted on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 10:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

George - all the best for the your trip - see you at Calvert

Miro
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Richard Day
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 07:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good Luck George, We will make sure there is a space for the "shed" in the middle of the parking area right next to where Dave Reed was last year. Looking forward to a great treat. Dick Day
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

richarddurgee
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 09:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

George,

What is the draft and cruise speed of the " John Arthur" ?
Interested in your navigation route.
Will you go the southern route around Florida or the cross state Okeechobee Waterway?? Have brought six and seven foot draft vessels across the waterway recently, stirred a little mud in a few spots, ten feet is max draft.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

George Coates
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 07:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the luck and I am excited to say the least to see you all there...

Draft is 6ft and change (depending on fuel), and cruise is about 9 mph. We will go through the middle of Florida.

George
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

paulgray
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I called the Coates on their cell this am. All is well- they are in Mississippi and have been on the water a couple days. The mighty Atlas is performing AOK and they are making 8-9 knots. They will be reporting in on this board soon. Good luck gentlemen!!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Olarry
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would invite them to stop at my place.Its only 1/2 hour from calvert by car.The problem is its an all day trip by boat at 9 knots.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

rbprice
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 09:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Have a safe and wonderful trip George. What a wonderful thing it will be to see and hear your old Atlas run. :o)

See you and yours in a few weeks.

Bob Price
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

paulgray
Posted on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

4/17- I am reporting in for the John Arthur. The Coates have passed Panama City FL and are heading to the St. Lucie Canal. Trip has been uneventul except for a couple of bumps on the bottom in 2 spots. The dolphins seem to like the John Arthur. They have been constant companions- certainly a good omen! Even have seen a manatee. George Sr keeps tabs on the mighty Atlas down below- she has been performing like a pro. Air starting tank pressure only drops 10 psi overnight and most of the crew and Capt George sleep on the boat. Linda Coates is running parallel on shore arranging dockage and hotel rooms. Geo Sr now does a every 2 hr check on the engine to keep it oiled and look for leaks/ hot spots. They expect to be on the eastern coast of FL in 2 days. The tug has hot water and refrig/freezer to keep the crew happy.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

andrew
Posted on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 07:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What a fantastic effort! Should be quite a trip.

Here is the link again to George's site where you can see the boat and crew:

JOHN ARTHUR


Here is a photo of a previous trip from George's site:

tugcrew
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

paulgray
Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 08:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

4/20- The John Aurthur is 50 miles outside of Tampa as of 8 am. George hopes to be in Ft. Meyers by this evening. His mom and brother will depart at Tampa. They made it across the open water of the gulf last night. Some 5' swells at times but then cleared out and calm. The Atlas seems to like the 50/50 mix of #2 and #3 diesel.
They will get fuel soon for the trip across canal.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

paulgray
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Saturday- Just spoke with George. They have been stuck in St Lucie on the bottom in shallow water for last 2 days; just got a tow off. Looks like they will not make Calvert.... They made it through canal AOK and ran argound just under i95 bridge...shoot.
Luckily, knock on wood, the Atlas is still kicking strong.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Richard Day
Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 07:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What a lousy break. We are all pulling for George so hope his luck improves. Looks like the weekend will be AOK for weather.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Katie W. Aiken
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 01:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Our family saw the John Arthur as it passed our home on the Bay la Launch (Orange Beach, AL)stretch of the ICW April 16 late afternoon. Have enjoyed your website with your log of restoring her to working order. We would be interested in knowing more about the tug's origins. She looks a lot like the ones our grandfather designed/built along the Louisiana/Texas Gulf Coast (Lake Charles & Port Arthur). Sorry y'all ran aground en route to the east coast. Will look forward to seeing more about your adventure online.

Katie Aiken
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

paulgray
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 11:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thursday 4/29- Bob Mayeux had Georges cell and he was heading in Georges truck for Jacksonville to do crew swap. I have been out of town so I have not heard from them in last couple of days. Looks like Solomons is at least a week out...shoot. Looks like the Blue Ball Road bunch ; me, Dave both Georges and Harry will not be there this year- Dave and I have som local committments that Sat.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Richard Day
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 10:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry to hear you all won't be able to be with us on the weekend. I am glad to find out that you won't be able to come as tomorrow I was planning to dig out the large Hettinger cylinder I wanted to give Dave. Will let it go for now and perhaps we can connect up at Tuckahoe or later. Sorry George and the John Arthur won't be able to attend the show. I know it must be a big disapointment for George.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

George Coates
Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello All, Just a quick note to say that the John Arthur is moving again and we spent the night in Thunderbolt, GA last night. We have had a hard time getting through FL. There's just no water in the ditch... We will make Charleston tonight. Thanks for all the support. Hope Calvert show goes well. If someone would be kind enough to forward some pictures, I'd appriciate it. As it is now we will tie up the John Arthur in Rock Hall on Friday for a few days.

Will be home and compiling pictures soon.

George Coates
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

olarry
Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 08:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you could stop at calvert a few of us could get a look anyway.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

George Coates
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 06:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We're home!!!! 24 days, 2280 miles. And the Atlas didn't miss a lick!!!!! I'll post more on the website as I can, but ya'll should give me a few days to step back into life...

George
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Dick Gibbens
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 08:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good Job George! I knew your determination would prevail! Best to you, the crew and the John Arthur! Congratulations ! Dick
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Richard Day
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 04:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A well deserved congratulations to George and all his crew. A monumental trip one for the history books for those that collect and restore antiwue Marine engines. Now George you should think about bringing it to the Mystic Show in August.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ernie
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 06:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup and I know first hand that is is an easy trip. (compared to what you just did) From Mystic to Delaware City is only about 60 hours at 6 knots. I have done the trip several times. Sure would like to see the John Arthur at Mystic.
Glad your to hear you arrived home safely
Ernie
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

andrew
Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 08:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice going George and the crew! That's a lota miles!
Andrew
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

rholcomb
Visitor
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 05:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a chat with the last owner of the john arthur this week he is living in westport washington on another tug.....he has video and documentatation of when he saved it from a scrap heap years ago my e-mail is down just got back from vacation
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

george_iv
New member
Username: george_iv

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 08:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is very interesting!!! Did he have any information to share?

George
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

rholcomb
Visitor
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 10:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

here is a pic of the tug he has now I told him about yours he called it by name...........

tug
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

David Rahn
Visitor
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 12:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm looking for a good photo of an Atlas Imperial to illustrate an article for Western Mariner magazine. Can anyone help?
Cheers,
David Rahn, Publisher
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

george_iv
New member
Username: george_iv

Post Number: 3
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 08:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello, I have a few pictures here on this site.

http://www.ghcoates.com/Tugboat%20Engine.htm

Hope this helps,

George Coates
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

poker casino344
Visitor
Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

poker casino poker 102
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

poker casino49
Visitor
Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 02:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

poker casino poker 958

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Bold text Italics Underline Create a hyperlink Insert a clipart image

Username: Posting Information:
This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Password:
E-mail:
Options: Automatically activate URLs in message
Action:

Administration Administration Log Out Log Out   Previous Page Previous Page Next Page Next Page

Home | Classifieds | History | Technical | Links | Store | About Us | Email
&copy 2005 OldMarineEngine.com, P.O. Box 188, Forest Dale, VT 05745-0188 • Phone: 802-247-4864 • All rights reserved.
   Marine Engine Seloc Repair Manual Lookup Tool

marine gas engine repair and restoration