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Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina


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Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$ 4.30 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.40 /gal

 *Prices subject to change


Prices are LOW  - Top off and Pump Out Now 

Saturday, Oct. 3'rd 
Highs in the 70's
and lows in the 50's.
Tides: L 6:05 AM H 12:06 PM 
Sunday, Oct. 4'th
 Mostly Sunny  
Highs in the  70's  
and lows in the 50's.
Tides: L 6:46 AM H 12:47 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 - Sat  8:00 - 6:00
Sun  8:00 - 5:00

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

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SALE At the Cove 
Nautical Boutique !   
See our inventory clearance table for select items up to 40% OFF

 Customer Survey
Coming Soon 
Please be on the lookout for
our 2013 customer survey.

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Winter Contracts are Due Now


Norwalk Cove  Winter contracts are due. If you need one, please contact the Service Department at  203-838-3681 or Click HERE


For Winterizing Service....... Click HERE  


Rex Marine contracts are available  HERE


Note: Rex has indoor storage space for  

boats to 50 ft.  


Reserve your space now !  


Plum Island Update

Boaters have long known to avoid Plum Island, home of the "Plum Island Animal Disease Center".


As young adults, crossing through Plum Gut, we would joke about two headed cattle and the "rule" to hold your breath while passing down wind !  


Today the 840 acre island, under the watchful eye of Homeland Security, may be up for sale and the laboratory moved to Manhattan, Kansas.


For more, including history and juicy conspiracy theories... CLICK HERE 


Now Donald Trump may be interested in Plum Island... see LINK  




The Hibbard's off to Endless Summers !

After years of faithful service to Rex Marine and countless boaters, Rex

Service Department Managers John and Jenn Hibbard have decided to relocate to the Sunshine State.


Jen will be leaving for Florida's Gulf Coast this week to get things in order prior to John's departure from Rex at the end of our busy winter storage season. 


John, Jeff Green and Mike Garvey remain ready to help you with winterization and winter storage-related services. Please give them a call in the Rex Service Department at 203.831.5234 for assistance.


Good Luck Jenn !  

Warming our Community One Coat At A Time...

Please give your support by donating new and/or clean, gently used Winter Coats, Hats, Scarves and Mittens to the Norwalk Emergency Shelter.


This donation drive is spearheaded by our friends at Overhead Door Company of Fairfield.



Drop off your donations at the Rex or Cove Ship's Store   


Technology Marches On

It's amazing that only 250 years ago the first clock was perfected to calculate longitude by "Longitude Harrison"  See Story Here

Slowly at first, we've moved from the marine sextant, hand made nautical charts, speed logs, radio navigation (RDF, Decca, Omega & Loran C) to Radar navigation, Sat Nav, Chartplotters and GPS.

The latest variants of GPS plotters and Chart plotter / Sounders include a receiver for both the US NAVSTAR GPS and the Russian GLONASS satellites.

With traditional GPS the average number of satellites visible is 4.4, and with the combined system 7.8 satellites and a wopping 2.5 time better accuracy !

See Panbo and the latest from Garmin for more.
(many phones have dual receivers included !) 

What could be next ?  Remember, the Science Fiction of today is the technology of tomorrow.   

Smart Watches?  Can you keep up ?

Or a Smart Watch that Steers Your Boat ?
Oyster Bay's 30'th Annual Oyster Festival 


Oct. 19'th and 20'th - Rain or Shine - Oyster Bay, New York 

The Oyster Festival originated as a hometown parade honoring Theodore Roosevelt before evolving into the largest outdoor festival on Long Island, under the auspices of the Oyster Bay Rotary. Every year, visitors flock to an Indian-summer weekend on the waterfront in
downtown Oyster Bay - drawn by live entertainment, Tall Ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. A big draw is the Food Court, where volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare.    Click HERE for More 


By Boat: Call ahead; Oyster Bay Marine Center 516-624-2400 = VHF 71   
or Sagamore Yacht Club  516-922-0555 = VHF 78A to reserve moorings or for further assistance.
Norwalk Harbor Dredging Update

The third and final phase of the multi-year Norwalk Harbor dredging project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to begin prior to November 1, 2013.  This phase will involve dredging to restore the 12-foot federal channel from the Route 136 (Stroffolino) bridge to Long Island Sound.  No dredging will take place north of the bridge or in the East Norwalk channel and basin.




To meet project deadlines, the Corps of Engineers' dredging contractor is authorized and expected to work 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.  Heavy equipment will be operating in the channel throughout the anticipated four-week work period.  The channel will remain open to navigation but delays and some inconveniences should be expected.

On a final note,