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Fuel Prices at  Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$ 4.66/gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.45/gal

 *Prices subject to change

Weekend Weather:
Saturday, May 12th 
Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the 50s.
Tides: L 11:42 AM, H 5:50 PM 
Sunday, May 13th
Mostly Sunny. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the 50s.
Tides: H 6:16 AM, L 12:42 AM



A certain large marine supply store chain just sent out a sales announcement touting that they now have FREE SHIPPING TO STORE !


Wow, that's great, but we're wondering why it took them so long. You see, Rex and Cove have been doing this for years.....  75 years ! And in their fine print, it explains that shipping will take 8 - 10 days ! We have been offering next day delivery (ok, 2 days max) on supplies from dozens of suppliers, giving us a vastly larger selection.... At lower prices.


Special order something with us... we dare you.

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Lower Fuel Prices Forecast

Cruising !


The Energy Information Administration's revised forecast is encouraging news for the economy and bodes well for boaters.

The government's forecast anticipates fuel to be some 30 cents lower than previously forecast. We'll have to wait and see, but perhaps that encouraging news will allow boaters to plan more cruises going a bit further than in recent years. 

Osprey's in the Harbor


Even if you have no interest in birding, it would be hard osprey-with-fish

not to notice and admire the Osprey's throughout the

Norwalk area.  There are multiple nests beginning up the Norwalk River near the I-95 bridge , on the flashing green rock pile #1 (aka "buglight") off of Vet's Park, another on a  pole at Calf Pasture Beach behind the Cove administration buildings and one out near the power plant on Manresa Island.


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More on the Green Marina Initiative:


Sanding Boat Bottoms... In short, all dust and debris from sanding of boat bottoms must be contained and collected. Debris falling on the ground must be vacuumed up (not just swept) and the area around and under the vessel must be left clean. The intent is to stop rain from washing the paint debris into the storm sewers and ultimately into the Sound. Never use a garden hose to clean the area !


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Rules of the Road Review:


Boats approaching each other head on... both boats must alter course to starboard to pass (as if on a road). Neither boat is the "stand on" vessel, both must "give way". If you are unsure of another boats intentions, make a dramatic 20 degree veer in course to indicate your intentions and slowly come back onto course. When done while you are both far apart, this will give the other a "heads up".  If still on a collision course and they don't see you, take immediate action to avoid them and sound your horn 5 times signalling danger.  Remember that sailboats sailing, unless passing, are the stand on vessel.  Be safe out there !

boats meeting head on 

CT Coastal Navigation Course at Rex

By Sound Environment Associates

Saturday  5/19/12  9:00 - 1:30

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