Huron Lady II

Huron Lady II

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Enjoy a 90-minute boat cruise along the St. Clair River with drinks

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Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Not valid until 24 hours after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must give at least 24hr notice to reschedule. Rain or shine, unless inclement weather. Valid 7 days a week, times vary. Check online or call for schedule. Valid only for Public Sightseeing Tours. Must be 21+ with valid ID to consume alcohol. Limit 1 drink per person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $25 for a public sightseeing boat cruise for two with drinks ($50 value)
  • $50 for a public sightseeing boat cruise for four with drinks ($100 value)
  • $75 for a public sightseeing boat cruise for six with drinks ($150 value)

Propellers: Like Tires for Your Boat

Propellers create the driving force that moves your boat through the water. Read on to learn more about what they’re made of and how they work.

Creating forward movement: propellers both push and pull a boat through the water, thanks to their curved, angled blades. As they spin, the blades push water down and back. At the same time, water rushes forward through the propeller’s hollow center, called the hub, to replace the water that’s been pushed down and back. This creates a simultaneous forward-pulling motion.

Pitch: pitch refers to the theoretical forward movement of a propeller in one rotation. In other words, it’s how far the propeller can drive a boat under ideal conditions. There is an upper limit here: a pitch that’s too high strains the engine, causing reduced RPM. It’s best to choose a pitch that runs within your engine’s recommended wide-open-throttle (the boating equivalent of “flooring it”) RPM range.

Materials: aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, and nibral—a metal alloy consisting of bronze, aluminum, and nickel—are all common propeller materials. Each metal has its strengths: aluminum is lightweight and absorbs impact; stainless steel is rigid and performs well on heavier boats; nibral is strong and durable, and can summon lake sprites if you speak its name aloud; and bronze is resistant to saltwater and corrosion, but also is expensive and hard to repair, making it the least common material used in propellers.

Blades: most recreational propellers have three, four, or five. Four- and five-blade propellers are good for high-horsepower motors, since they enhance acceleration and stability, but they can’t match the speed of three-blade props, which create less drag. These typically run a few miles per hour faster than their four- and five-blade peers.

Rotation: most boats use right-hand propellers that rotate clockwise, but twin-engine crafts run one right-hand propeller and one left-hand propeller to balance each other out. Like two people paddling on the same side of a canoe, two right-hand propellers would end up spinning the boat in a circle, which is only good if you want to do water donuts on the principal’s front pond.

Customer Reviews

Lovely schooner and great environment! Terrific day in September and a very nice tour of the waterways and this rejuvenated waterfront. Thanks for the experience and will come back again with our kids.
Lori P. · September 26, 2016
Short and lovely ride along the US & Canada sides. Narrated history of area. Great views from the boat. Boat was in great shape; clean & comfortable.
Denise J. · September 21, 2016
Very Nice and informative boat ride. I would definitely recommend it!!
Barry G. · September 20, 2016
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    Huron Lady II

    207 Water Street

    Port Huron, MI 48060


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