Does your propeller need repair?

The important things to look for when determining if your propeller needs repairs (besides the obvious dings and scratches) are performance changes. If you are losing speed or seeing changes in the WOT (Wide Open Throttle) rpm reading on your engines, the prop could be the problem. If you are feeling a vibration while running at any speed, it could be due to imbalances in the propeller blades. Even small bends or dents in your propeller can cause larger issues with imbalances. Be sure to get your propeller in this Winter for a recondition, and be ready to hit the water come Spring!

Henry S Smith CoAbout Henry H. Smith Company’s 115 Year History

Henry H. Smith and Company was founded on May 15, 1900 by Henry H. and William H. Smith. They located the company in the heart of downtown Detroit on the corner of East Jefferson and Brush. By 1910, they had established themselves as the largest marine suppliers in the Midwest. During the 1970’s, the business was relocated to Algonac, establishing twice weekly service to the marinas in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and in Ontario, Canada.

Henry H. Smith Company currently employs 3rd and 4th generation members of the Smith family. We carry one of the largest inventories of new propellers in the Midwest. We also manufacture and/or distribute shafts, rudders, struts, and all related hardware. HHS Company has built a strong reputation for quality workmanship as well as fast, efficient service and delivery. Henry H. Smith Company has always provided, and will continue to provide, our customers with the best products and services available. Henry H. Smith Company continues to be one of the largest marine repair and distributing facilities in the Midwest.

Our mission is to provide our customers with the very best quality, service, and value in Marine Drive Systems. We will leverage our vast experience and strong history to ensure our products and services best meet our customers’ requirements.

Port Sanilac Marina has been partners of Henry H. Smith Co. for many years. Send your propellers, rudders, struts or lower units to Port Sanilac Marina and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll have then ready to go for you to start next season off right. Contact Port Sanilac Marina via email or phone (810) 622-9651 for your estimate today!