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Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina


Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at  Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$ 4.50 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.35 /gal

 *Prices subject to change

Saturday, Aug. 10'th 
Mostly Sunny  
Highs in the 80's
and lows in the 60's.
Tides:L 8:24 AM H 2:26 PM 
Sunday, Aug. 11'th
Highs in the  80's
and lows in the 70's.
Tides:L 9:04 AM H 3:07 PM

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Cove Store Hours
Mon - Fri  8:00- 6:00
Sat  8:00 - 5:00
Sun  8:00 - 4:00
Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Thurs  8:00 - 7:00
Sat 8:00 - 8:00
Sun  8:00 - 6:00

Weather Permitting 


Captains Cup Hours

Mon - Sat  7:00 - 5:00 
Sun  7:00 - 4:00

Rex Store Hours
Mon - Fri  8:00 - 5:30 
Sat  8:00 - 5:00
Sun  9:00 - 3:00

Boating Videos   
 How to SNAG a Cleat


 "Knots to Know"
The Round Turn with Two Half Hitches

Tie fenders on using
this knot !
Fun Things to Do Around the Sound

Here's a list of fun things to do around the Sound for July and early August.


This is in addition to the great Wednesday Night Concert Series hosted by Norwalk Parks & Rec. at Calf Pasture Beach.    




The Dinghy Poker Run  

Click  HERE for new pictures (posted Fri. 8/2/13)  

34'th Americas Cup
Louis Vuitton Cup

Semifinal Videos
Americas Cup Videos
Americas Cup Website
Click HERE

If you race sailboats, you'll  LOVE this one:

Irish Olympic Sailing Commentary....... 
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Superstitious as a Seafarer


Seafaring has always been one of the world's most dangerous occupations, and throughout history sailors have searched to find the cause or underlying reason for accidents or disasters. This has given rise to popular superstitions that have continued through today.


The popular expression "knock on wood" is based  on seafarers pounding the hull of the boat to test for rotten wood, since a solid hull "thumps" a good solid sound and a rotten hull thumps a dull thud. So, with a pending multi-month voyage ahead, seafarers wanted to be sure they were on a "sound" and ship shape vessel.


A good, sound, stout vessel was just the start of insuring the good fortune of a sailor, there were many other important  

superstitions to heed........


For more, Click Here

A Facebook Style Page for Your Boat ?  


Are you often identified by your boat ? 
                                     "Hi, I'm Mary - fro
m Serenity"


Ever wish you could contact (or remember the name of ) someone you only "know by boat" ?  Now there's a way to put a name with that boat and it's a new Facebook-like site for your boat called ....e-Boat Cards.   

Brought to you by the folks who created the VERY useful and highly recommended cruising tool Active Captain.

Try it, and join the "Long Island Sound Cruising Club" with us.

Harbor View at Norwalk Cove   
There's been a flurry of activity since the grand opening of the beautiful new venue space at Cove. The largest event to date was a corporate function with over 300 guests held in July. 

Party-goers enjoyed a beautiful afternoon along the private beach with games of bocce, beach volleyball with music and dancing.  David's Soundview Catering provided sumptuous food with a casual theme.   

Remember, September is a great month for outdoor functions, with warm, clear days and cool nights.  For information about our venue, please call      203-838-4686 or see our Web Site.  


Courtesy of David's Soundview Catering.


Protection for Your Phone or Tablet

Are you using your phone or tablet more frequently on the boat ?  

Is it time to consider a protective case.... just in case ?

Here's a quick guide to some options that are available...   
The lowest common denominator is a heavy duty zip lock bag, followed by the waterproof pouch type cases. Most will allow touch screen operation, and, though less elegant than a custom fitted case, are very reasonably priced.


The more elaborate cases are either water 

repellant, semi-waterproof or completely  

waterproof. Some will even allow your   

phone to double as an underwater camera !


Check out the following guides to give you a feel of what is out there and, after choosing the style you like, follow the Manufacturer's Link to see a sampling of manufacturer's web sites: 


From Panbo, "The Marine Electronics Hub":  Click Here


Waterproof Case Review on CNET:   Click Here


NYT article (circa 2012) on waterproof cases:   Click Here 
For Manufacturer's Links:   Click Here 
Sale at the Norwalk Cove Ships Store

 Sale on WATER TOYS !

Get up to 20 % off on a selection of tubes, water skis and watertoys at the Norwalk Cove Store.


Short Haul Special


Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine  
are offering a Short Haul Discount
of $ 2.00 per foot off the regular
for a mid season short haul  
through August 30'th.    

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On a final note,

It starts when they are very young....