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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. 12'th 
Highs in the 60's
and lows in the 50's.
Tides: H 5:51 AM L 12:14 PM 
Sunday, Oct. 13'th
 Mostly Sunny  
Highs in the  60's  
and lows in the mid 40's.
Tides: H 6:56 AM L 1:21 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 - Fri  8:00 - 1:00  
Sat & Sun  7:30 - 3:00

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

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for a relaxing treat
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

We would appreciate your feedback !
Annapolis Sailboat Show

This Weekend 
This is THE show for die-hard sailors.   Be There.

Fort Lauderdale
Boat Show

Oct. 31 - Nov. 4   

6 Locations &  

3 million Sq. Ft.  

of Boats ! 

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The Water is Getting Cold !
If you are still trying to squeeze in some last days on the water, be aware.... The water is getting colder and the air temperature REALLY drops as the sun goes down !


So it's time to review the basics of cold weather boating:


  • As a rule of thumb, It's about 10 degrees colder on the water than on land (Cooler still in the late afternoon). Wear layers of clothing with a wind breaking shell on top and bring along hats and gloves.
  • Make a float plan so someone will know you are going out... and call to tell them that you have returned safely when you get back.
  • Check the weather. Use the links included on the left margin to see the current weather in Norwalk from the weather station atop the Cove Administration building and the links for Intellicast forecast and current radar.
  • Wear a life jacket. Even if you don't in the Summer. 

For More........... Click Here    

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 !  


Remember the Green Marina Initiative  

                               when you are winterizing.....


Contain & Absorb - Keep absorbent bilge pads under your engine to contain drips and keep leaks from migrating into bilge water. Use a drip pan under your engine when performing engine maintenance.


Use Non-Tox Antifreeze - use propylene glycol antifreeze for all systems as it's less toxic than ethylene glycol. But remember, even propylene glycol is no longer "non-tox" once it has run through an engine. Take care to recover and recycle it.


Choose Cleaners and Paints Wisely - Choose the least toxic cleaners and antifouling bottom paints possible for  

your specific use and environment.  

Please dispose of properly.


Don't Top-Off - when fueling, fill up to just 90% of your tank's total capacity. Leave room for fuel expansion and help avoid spills.


Make sure the head system is compliant with current local and USCG regulations. Zero discharge is now mandatory in CT.

Please PUMP OUT before hauling. 


Make sure no leaking oil or fuel can reach bilges where bilge pumps operate. Contaminated water pumped overboard will result in stiff fines.


       Ask where to dispose of old oil or fuel. (NOT the dumpsters !)   


       Change light bulbs to LED's to reduce energy consumption.  

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.
                                  Donations accepted through Oct.31'st.

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

Print a Chart Booklet

Did you know NOAA offers free "downloadable" and
printable charts ? 

One of NOAA's handiest navigation products for recreational boaters, the Coast Survey's nautical "BookletCharts"(tm) are easy to download and print from your home computer.

There are nearly a thousand newly updated BookletCharts available free on the Web.

See the NOAA website 
Oyster Bay's 30'th Annual Oyster Festival  

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

On the waterfront in downtown Oyster Bay - Live entertainment, Tall Ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the oyster eating and shucking contest.  
              Click HERE for More 


By Boat - Call ahead:
Oyster Bay Marine Center 516-624-2400 = VHF 71   
Sagamore Yacht Club  516-922-0555 = VHF 78A
To reserve moorings or for assistance.
Fall Boating Seminars

Navigating the Norwalk Islands   

Two Thursday Evenings,  Oct 24th and 31st  from  7 - 9:30 PM


This two session seminar will focus on The Norwalk Islands.... History, Secrets, Tips and Navigation around and between the 25 plus Islands. 




Women Only Boating Skills Seminar 

Two Tuesday Evenings,  Oct 22nd & 29th  from 7 - 9:30 PM   


Continues from where the state eight hour course leaves off:  Brush up on your boating knowledge.   

There is no such thing as a dumb question !


The two session Women Only Boating Skills Seminars will give women the knowledge and skills needed to be more confident on their boats and to learn what needs to be done in case of an emergency.  We will cover rules of the road, simple navigation, boat systems, radios and electronics, docking tips and knots you need to know.


Click HERE for Information or e-mail / text Capt. Rick
On a final note,