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Old 07-20-2015, 05:37 AM
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I'm looking into purchasing a home on Pawley's Island. Part of the plan was to get a boat and keep it in a nearby marina. After looking at the maps etc, I don't see any marinas nearby. Can someone that lives in the area enlighten me about keeping a boat in that area? I wanted to get a small boat about 19' and fish the Intercoastal primarily.

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Old 07-20-2015, 05:48 AM
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Look at murrells inlet or Georgetown.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:50 AM
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You don't have too many options in that area. There is the litchfield plantation marina. Privately owned but I have had a (wet) slip there before w/o being a landowner, next options are in Georgetown and Murrells inlet. You can try dry stack at the boat shed but be advised the steel mill emissions will likely have you scrubbing your boat more than you'd like. All the water in the area will stain your gelcote in short order. The closest public ramp on the waterway to pawleys is hagley. Make sure you have a gps running the rivers north of Georgetown. There are several and it's not hard to get lost.
As for Pawleys creeks you can walk them in most places at low tide. A 14-15ft jon boat with a 15hp has long since been the boat of choice for the creeks. i know that's not what you're asking about but I thought I'd throw that in there. I have countless hours of boat time in that area.
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Tough on Pawleys. I used to vacation there every summer. Closest marina for boat storage is going to be Georgetown. Great fishing near it too I hear.

Alternative- buy a 16 ft. jon boat, fish the creeks and nearshore from your dock or if the house you buy isn't on the creek, there used to be a free one on Pawleys. I think there still is..
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:36 AM
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Thanks for all the quick responses. I was afraid all your answers were what I was thinking. A jon boat is out. We are retired and the wife would like to go out with me, she enjoys being on the water. Besides the fact that the boat needs to have an adequate free board for her. Stacking what I was hoping for. Keeping the boat at home is also out. Well one thing at a time, first we have to get the house, I guess. Not my list of priorities.
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:57 AM
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Georgetown Landing is a nice marina, good folks and has lift slips. This gives you access to the beautiful rivers and ICW to the immediate north, which the wife should enjoy (it's perhaps my wife's favorite stretch of the entire ICW), and a fairly straight shot out to the ocean. South on the ICW, you're pretty much in the Low Country, but McClellanville is a pretty stop for lunch and it's not all that far to Charleston for an adventure.
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:59 AM
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Keep it in Georgetown.

It's about a 15-20 minute run from Pawleys and the fishing in and around Winyah Bay is easily some of the best in SC.

Tons of nearshore reefs, nice jetties, access to North Inlet which is some of the prettiest water SC has to offer. I stay in Pawleys or Litchfield several times a year and always wet slip my boat in Hazzard Marine.
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It's back to square one and plan B. We let the deal fall through. There was just something not right about this sales. Plan B is to sell our condo and move down and rent something until we find what we want. My wife made a comment that the access to a marina was important, which stuck me funny. So we will be down there after the season ends and start looking for something again and making sure we have easy access to a marina. On the upside I'll be able to get a boat even though we won't have a house.

Again thanks for all the info on marinas, this means no area is ruled out.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:30 AM
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I would second (third?) Gtown marina. Wacca Wache in Murrells Inlet may be a good choice too.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:24 AM
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The creeks around Pawley's Island are great fishing for flounder and redfish. As mentioned above, jon boats are the first choice for fishing these waters. It's all small creeks with no jetties to allow for ocean access. If you want to have more water to cruise, fish and have ocean access, you may want to look around Georgetown. If you like the Pawley's Island beach community feel look at DeBordieu Colony. Form there it's a 10 minute drive over to Georgetown Landing Marina.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
The creeks around Pawley's Island are great fishing for flounder and redfish. As mentioned above, jon boats are the first choice for fishing these waters. It's all small creeks with no jetties to allow for ocean access. If you want to have more water to cruise, fish and have ocean access, you may want to look around Georgetown. If you like the Pawley's Island beach community feel look at DeBordieu Colony. Form there it's a 10 minute drive over to Georgetown Landing Marina.

DeBordieu is a great place but you gotta have your $ right, it ain't cheap!
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We have a condo at Garden City, Marlin Quay. Right across the marsh from Murrell's Inlet. Acess to ocean and good inshore fishing,
There's a marina,Marlin Quay Marina right next door. Step out and walk down to the boat.
Marina is not tied to the condos. Last I looked there were several condos for sale.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:38 AM
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Check out Reserve Harbor in Litchfield. http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/reserve-harbor when I lived in Murrells Inlet I would often use their public ramp because very few people knew about it. Their facilities are really nice and they have a huge dry storage facility. They also are the only dry storage facility in the area to my knowledge that has a propane powered lift. IF your going to keep your boat in dry storage make sure the lift isnt diesel or the soot will trash your boat.
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Such a wealth of info. We're back in the market looking at both ends of the Strand. Little River on the one end and Pawleys on the other.
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Originally Posted by MHTrubow View Post
Such a wealth of info. We're back in the market looking at both ends of the Strand. Little River on the one end and Pawleys on the other.

I'd be looking at southern brunswick county nc beaches as well. (ocean isle, sunset beach)
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