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Old 11-11-2012, 21:25   #1
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Mooring or inexpensive monthly slip in Charleston, SC

I am currently looking to leave my boat for approximately one month in Charleston. Anyone have information on where i can pick up a mooring or dock for a reasonable price that would be a worry free choice?
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:04   #2
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Re: Mooring or inexpensive monthly slip in Charleston, SC

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I am currently looking to leave my boat for approximately one month in Charleston. Anyone have information on where i can pick up a mooring or dock for a reasonable price that would be a worry free choice?
If it is for the 2-27 you have listed I would think haul "in and out" fees with storage in the non work area of a marina would be pretty cheap and secure with the fewest worries.
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hurry up and finish her. i want to sail with you guys
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Re: Mooring or inexpensive monthly slip in Charleston, SC

The city marina has moorings. The dockage in Charleston is not inexpensive. If you can go a little further south, you can save a lot of money in Beaufort. Chuck
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Re: Mooring or inexpensive monthly slip in Charleston, SC

Good luck with affordable mooring in Charleston. Used to be a marina on the Stono River -- Buzzards Roost. That and the one downstream especially were pretty rough and full of local color, both people and boats. I spent a winter down there 5 years or so ago for $300/month.

Cooper River marina offers special rates for residents. Never been there, but more reasonable than all the ones in town or on the harbor:

Charleston County Parks and Recreation - Hours & Fees

Looks like $317/month or $250 if you are a Chas County resident.

I also like the Charleston Harbor Marina at Patriots Point for fuel or the occasional night tied up. I think you'll pay $600+ there for a month.

I'd say anchor, but I wouldn't do that. You can try Georgetown too, or south like other poster suggested if affordable is what you want.

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You can rent a private slip at Sunset key marina on the Folly River for $250.00/month. Not crazy about a few of tha marina personnel but it's cheap. If you're still looking for a slip PM me and I can give you some phone numbers and advice on how to get in there. Getting in can be tricky but it's not bad if you know the tricks....
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I am currently looking to leave my boat for approximately one month in Charleston. Anyone have information on where i can pick up a mooring or dock for a reasonable price that would be a worry free choice?
To start with, how big is the boat and is it a power boat or sail boat?
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To start with, how big is the boat and is it a power boat or sail boat?
It appears to be a 1960's Alcort Sailfish!
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Re: Mooring or inexpensive monthly slip in Charleston, SC

What's a reasonable price, also?

A couple years ago we stayed at the Charleston Maritime Center and it was $12/ft/month.

It can be a bit tricky to get in and out with the tidal current.
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What's a reasonable price, also?

A couple years ago we stayed at the Charleston Maritime Center and it was $12/ft/month.

It can be a bit tricky to get in and out with the tidal current.

The monthly rate is now $19, 15$ if you are a Boat US member. Maximum stay 3 months.
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The city marina has moorings.
Does it still have moorings? I thought they were all abandoned. I just corresponded with someone who fouled his anchor on one of the old moorings and had to call a diver. The problem is they left the gear on the bottom.
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The city marina has moorings. The dockage in Charleston is not inexpensive. . Chuck
I don't think the marina still controls those moorings.

There are many boats, mostly sailboats, anchored on the Ashley River near Charleston. Many of these appear to be in place permanently or semi permanently, they don't move. Locations are:

Across from the City Marina

Across from the Ashley Marina

Just upriver from Bristol Marina off Brittlebank Park

Just downriver from the W.O. Thomas boat ramp near the I 526 highway bridge

No security, electric or water, but free. If you have a good anchor and know how to set it, this might be an option.

Dolphin Cove Marina on the Ashley river is a dump, but it might pay to check the rates.

Hidden Cove Marina in Monks Corner might be another option. Hidden Cove Marina - Restaurant and marina in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. - Our Marina Like Dolphin Cove, this is far from a high end marina.
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