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Tides: H 7:15 AM, L 1:34 PM


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Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter VOL 3, Issue 18  8/23/12

Welcome to this week's edition of Harbor Talk Weekly, bringing you updates, ideas and events around Norwalk.
Cove Kids with Kimmy - Tie Dye this Saturday !




Meet Kim this Saturday from 10 - 12 in the breezeway for a Tie Dye adventure !


Bring a clean Tee shirt and have a Great Time !   


Kids of all ages are welcome.


Dinghy Poker Run Update and Photos !



Last Saturday's Poker run was a great success with 23 boats and 57 "players" with ages ranging from 10 to 70+, bounding through the harbor to gather playing cards.  


With checkpoints at Charles Creek, Ascension Beach, Overtons, Rex Marine and by Peach Island in the harbor, the players (armed with water pistols and blasters) had a GREAT TIME ! 


                 For pictures..... CLICK HERE

Huntington Lighthouse Music Fest    Sat. Sept. 1st


The Huntington Lighthouse

Preservation Society presents the 6'th annual Lighthouse Music Fest, the ONLY Music Festival in the WORLD held on top of a working lighthouse in the middle of the water!. This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Huntington Lighthouse!   


Boaters are drawn from New York, CT, Rhode Island and New Jersey!

For more info....... Click Here 

Severe Fouling this Summer 


The very warm weather we have recently experienced has encouraged rapid  marine growth, faster and greater than we've seen in years !  If you are experiencing decreased performance, higher operating temperatures, cooling system problems, generator shutdowns ("LOC" low coolant flow / overheat), etc.... It's time to look at your bottom !  Blocked intakes, hoses, heat exchangers, fouled propellers and rudders, bow thrusters, oh my !  Schedule a shorthaul / power wash or dig out your flippers, it's that time of year.


For Discounted Shorthaul Rates, ..... Click Here 

Boating Skills:  What do all thoses symbols on my GPS plotter really mean ? 


Are they the same as what's on a paper chart ?  A qualified answer is yes, but different manufacturers create charts different ways, but the symbols used all mean something.


NOAA  Chart No. 1 is the Rosetta Stone needed to unlock the symbols on charts. Chart No. 1 "Nautical Chart Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms" provides descriptions and depictions of the basic elements and symbols used on nautical charts published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).


Types of bottoms, wrecks, submerged rocks that are above water at high tide, all the fun obstacles that boaters on the Sound (and the Norwalk Islands) must face every time they go out !  So download Chart No. 1 and pull out your Norwalk Island chart, spend a little time and be amazed at how detailed the charts are for our own backyard !


 To download a copy....  Click Here 

On a final note,