Clemson Marina Events

2017
BIG SPLASH EVENT
Join us for our 2017 Annual Big Splash Event at Clemson Marina! It’s one of our BIGGEST boat sales event of the year. Don’t be stuck on land this boating season!

Where and When:

 Location: Clemson Marina, of course!
150 Clemson Marina Dr.
Seneca, SC 29678
Times: Thursday, March 23rd – Sunday, March 26th
9 am to 5 pm every day!

Why Should You Come? 
It’s our biggest event of the year, where do we begin?
  • Come see our 2017 models of Xpress Aluminum Fishing Boats, Veranda Luxury Pontoons, and our used boat inventory!
  • 2017 Season Kickoff Oyster Roast
  • Great local vendors
  • You could win thousands of dollars in prizes

2017 Boats!
Come see the newest 2017 models of Xpress’s original all-welded aluminum fishing boats and sport boats. Also, our 2017 Veranda Luxury Pontoons with Yamaha Outboard motors that will give you the quality, performance, and features you demand! We also have a variety of used boats in our inventory. Don’t forget that we accept trade-ins and we offer FINANCING! We are determined to get you in the boat that you have always wanted!

Oyster Roast
The Grill is hosting our 2017 Season Kickoff Oyster Roast on 
Saturday, March 25th from 2pm to 5pm! 
Tickets Only $40! There are a limited number of tickets. Once sold out, they are no longer available
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Tickets are available for sale at:

  • The Grill
  • By phone (864- 653-6767) during normal business hours (FridaySunday from 11-9)
  • Online Here!

One Ticket Includes:

  • All You Can Eat Oysters
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Coleslaw
  • Broccoli
  • Saltines, Lemons, Horseradish, Cocktail Sauce
  • 1 Draft Beer (must be 21+) (Bud Light, Mich. Ultra, & Shock Top)
  • One Fountain Drink Cup
**OUR BAR WILL BE OPEN AND REGULAR ITEMS ON OUR MENU WILL BE AVAILABLE**
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Win Prizes!
While at our event, don’t forget to register to win thousands of dollars in prizes including: a Yeti Cooler, certificates for $10 pontoon boat rentals, lake fun inflatables, gear for your boat, and much more!

 Our Hours

 

Ship Store 

ThursdayMonday 9AM – 5PMSunday 10AM – 5PM, All Summer Holidays
 
Pay at the Pump Fuel
Monday – Saturday 9AM – 5PMSunday 10AM – 5PM
 
Parts and Service
MondayFriday 9AM – 5PM, Closed Saturday and Sunday

Boat Sales
Tuesday – Saturday 9AM – 5PM, Closed Sunday and Monday

The Grill
FridaySunday 11AM – 9PM, Closed MondayThursday

 

 

We service all makes and models, and we currently sell these #1 brands!

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Spring Branch Boat Ramp at Lake Hartwell temporarily closes

STEPHENS Co., GA. (WSPA) — The Spring Branch Access Area in Stephens County will be closed for about three weeks starting Wednesday, Feb. 8.

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project Office announced Monday that major repairs will be made to the boat launching ramp. The area is expected to reopen by March 1, 2017.

Boaters can use Jenkins Ferry Access Area, also in Stephens County, while the Spring Branch Boat Ramp is closed.

For a complete list of available ramps, contact the Corps’ Hartwell Lake Office toll free at 888-893-0678.

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Crystal ball not so crystal clear – 2017

Once again Balancing the Basin called on its old sage to make a prediction on the summer conditions at the Corps’ Savannah River reservoirs. His editors told him to keep it serious this year.

Writing the 2016 version of this post proved easy enough. Heavy, heavy rains near the end of 2015 and into the beginning of 2016 caused tremendous runoff into the reservoirs that lasted several weeks. This runoff filled the reservoirs to overflowing (literally) which gave ample reserves for the summer recreation season.

Now, 12 months later, the conditions have not repeated. Most of 2016 was dry (see last week’s post) which eventually drained the surpluses from the beginning of the year despite three reductions in outflows.

By starting the year in drought level 2 we need substantial rainfall to catch up. It could happen and has happened – like in 2009. The reservoirs started December 2008 barely above level 4 but by Memorial Day 2009 the reservoirs were in normal conditions and by Thanksgiving reached flood stage.

Also from December 2012 to June 2013 the reservoirs shot from level 3 to flood stage. However, such a dramatic rise this year would be another anomaly, albeit a very welcome one.

The good news: This year has already started well which is typical for January through March or so. This means the reservoirs can start to recover if the winter rains continue, or if the upper basin receives (dare I say it?) some snow.

Snowfall melts into the ground, not directly benefiting the reservoirs, but the saturated ground allows more runoff in subsequent rains. Still, with nature’s recent cycle of drought-rain-drought-rain, most forecasters see a continuation of drought in 2017.

This doesn’t mean a dire season. In keeping with the drought management plan, Savannah District water managers refrain from increasing outflows until reservoir level rise two feet above the drought trigger level.

This gives the reservoirs additional time and resources to recover. It also gives the water managers the flexibility to keep the reservoirs balanced ensuring users throughout the upper basin benefit from the rainfall regardless of which reservoir actually receives the rain.

If history gives us a glimpse into the near future, reservoir levels should rise in the next three months then hold mostly steady for the beginning of the summer. Again, historical data indicates low rain for the summer. Drought forecasters, with much more education than I have, predict more drought, even over the next several weeks.

Finally, having grown up on a west Texas cotton farm with no irrigation, I learned to hold out hope for rain, even when forecasters predicted none. Those hope-filled habits are hard to break.

I do know this: Whether refreshing rain or parching Texas sun, my family survived and thrived and found a way to make a joyful life regardless of what we were given. Likewise, we know the drought cycle here will end and the reservoirs will return to normal levels.

— Billy Birdwell, Corporate Communications Office

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