Boating Safety - Fenders and Docklines
Note: NOT Bumpers or Ropes !
Bumpers are for dinghies and strollers and a dockline (or any line on a boat) stopped being a "rope" the minute you walked out of the store.
Seriously, walking the docks you can see a vast array of fenders and various docklines ranging from mermaid fenders, "hole on each end" spherical and "line through the middle" fenders, along with docklines ranging from 1/4" clothes line (no kidding ! ) to 3/4" braided color coordinated lines with spliced eyes.
So, what should you really be using to protect your boat ?
Click HERE for to find out.
This Weekend - Clearwater's Great
Hudson River Revival
It seems everyone knows of the Hudson River sloop Clearwater and it's mission to promote environmental concerns and as a champion of the Hudson River. We often see her hauled at Norwalk Cove, where her friendly crew replace planks and ribs, and caulk, and caulk, and paint, and caulk some more. Launched in Maine in 1969 and having hosted over 250,000 visitors, she's always in need of love and care.
This weekend is her special weekend, she's the star of a huge music and environmental festival; The Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival. Featuring seven different stages, dozens of musical groups and performers, dancers, storytellers, boat exhibits, environmental education displays and food vendors, the Revival is the real thing.
Consider attending, the music is exceptional, the crowds friendly and the revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater's numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice-as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat.
Save The Date
Open House at the NEW Waterfront Event Venue
Norwalk Harbor View at Cove
Thursday June 27'th
If you are planning a special event, you'll want to be there.
St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound
Needs Escort and Guide Boats
|Saturday August 3'rd |
A record number of swimmers have registered this year, requiring additional support vessels. Volunteer to be an escort boat or a support guide boat (periphery guard boat to protect swimmers). 18 feet or greater please.
This year on August 3'rd, swimmers will swim from Port Jefferson Long Island to Bridgeport raising money to help cancer patients and their families with financial support for what insurance does not cover. Please Help.
Click HERE for information and registration (or to donate)
THANK YOU !
A big thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday for National Marina Day. The organizations and companies attending appreciate your support. The winner of the raffle drawing for dive lessons offered by Rex Dive Center was Coral Renwick !
Fathers Day Presents at Rex Marine
Our experts will be on hand all weekend to answer any questions and help you with your selection. Our great low prices will be even better with super deep discounts.
Rex Marine is the largest inflatable dealer in SW CT, we have models from leading manufacturers like Zodiac and Mercury in stock and ready to go. Get powered up with motors from Mercury, Yamaha and Lehr Propane motors. Buy any combination and receive $100 OFF!
Rex is also Connecticut's oldest Sperry dealer! We have a huge selection of shoes at an incredible discount to help you keep your footing on your boat and in your checkbook! 20% off already low prices will ensure you won't slip or slide this season... See the REX Website
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