|This was a
our first trip UP the river for the 2007 season, a Cruise with the
MacRay Yacht Club. Port Huron is 43.2 miles from our dock, and we
had a great time.
A fairly strong storm had rolled
through our home port area about 1:45, and it looked a little iffy
for a while. Finally at 4:00pm we cleared our slip with a both fuel
tanks topped off ($3.59 per gallon). The Mary Anna II was travelling
with us, and they left the gas dock just behind us.
Heading across Lake St. Clair we
cruised at 26.8mph (3100rpm) and then sped up to 29mph @ 3300 rpm.
We hit the no-wake buoy at the North Channel entrance at 4:18. The
weather was now sunny and nice. At 4:30 we cleared the no-wake zone
throttled up to 3400rpm.
For the balance of the two hour
ride up the St. Clair River to Port Huron the water was flat at
times, and then developed a one foot chop. Still, it was a fairly