Romance and the Sea, the Stuff of Movies and Novels.
While others gaze outward at the sea, boaters gaze lovingly at their boats. Do you have this affection ?
It's easy to see, when walking away from their boat, they turn and look back for that one last glimpse. They'll drive by and look or sit in the parking lot admiring. When in the launch or dinghy pulling away, they turn.
Don't try to talk to them at that moment, nothing else exists.
Is it an unhealthy relationship ?
Are family needs and relationships compromised ?
Are you ready to find out ?
In your relationship, does your significant other share and enjoy your boating indulgences ?
Do they merely tolerate ?
Is your relationship spoken of behind your backs as a threesome ?
Do they tag along with you to not be left behind ?
Do they love you so much that their love is mistaken for boating
Take the test. Add up your answers and see where you stand: Click Here
Boat Maintenance - Your Bottom, Your Prop
The very warm weather we are experiencing
encourages rapid marine growth. Before your next trip or cruise, check your bottom, props and zincs.
While cruising, beware of large floating objects that have become dislodged due to recent high tides !
If you are experiencing decreased performance, higher operating temperatures, cooling system problems, generator shutdowns ("LOC" low coolant flow / overheat), etc.... It's time to check the bottom ! We've recently seen everything from blocked intakes, hoses, heat exchangers to fouled propellers, rudders and bow thrusters. Bravo 3 units with twin stainless steel props should have their zincs replaced.
Dig out your flippers, it's that time of year !
To make it less painful, Norwalk Cove and Rex are offering a Short Haul Discount of $ 2.00 per foot for a mid season short haul through August 1'st.
Register ASAP !
The Dinghy Poker Run
@ Cove July 27'th
Register ASAP for the 2'nd Annual Dinghy Poker Run ! Participants of all ages are encouraged.
Dinghys, Jet Skis or kayaks are allowed (water pistols are encouraged). Join your friends and enjoy a fun day on the water !
There will be 5 card pick-up checkpoints around the harbor. Collect a playing card (in an envelope) at each checkpoint.
Bring the envelopes back to the finish and find out what hand you have for a prize !
Registration is at 11:00 and Game time is noon - 2pm followed by a BBQ and awards at our beautiful new Venue "Harbor View at Norwalk Cove" for all participants.
Entry fee is $5 per 'hand' and multiple hands per dinghy are allowed. Winner takes the proceeds.
Click HERE for the Rules and to Register
Click HERE for last year's pictures
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