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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. 19'th 
Mostly Sunny  
Highs in the mid 60's
and lows in the 40's.
Tides: H 12:06 PM L 6:38 PM 
Sunday, Oct. 20'th
Highs in the mid  60's  
and lows in the 40's.
Tides: H 12:47 PM L 6:46 PM 

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Cove Store Hours
Mon - Sat  8:00- 5:00
Sun  8:00 - 4:00  

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Sun  8:00 - 5:00

Weather Permitting 


Captains Cup Hours

Mon - Thur  8:00 - 1:00  
Fri - Sun  7:00 - 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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Stop By
for a relaxing treat
SALE At the Cove 
Nautical Boutique !   
See our inventory clearance table for select items up to 40% OFF

Holiday Shopping Yet ?

See the new selection of Weems and Plath Clocks, Barometers and Instruments

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

We would appreciate your feedback !
Fort Lauderdale
Boat Show

Oct. 31 - Nov. 4   

6 Locations &  

3 million Sq. Ft.  

of Boats ! 

Are your Running Lights Working ?

It's Getting  
Dark Early 
How 'bout your
Underwater Lights ? 

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On the Water News
Dredging of Norwalk Harbor to Start this Week. 

Have you have see the aluminum survey vessel sounding the Norwalk river to determine the dredging plan ?

The schedule is to dredge the outer Norwalk River (from the power plant to the Stroffolino Bridge) working 24/7 and to have the dredge spoils dumped mid-sound. New Haven Harbor is next to be dredged and the cleaner New Haven spoils will "cap" the more polluted Norwalk Spoils.

Remember, Norwalk was a "Factory Town" and had many polluting factories (including hat factories) along the river in the 19'th and 20'th centuries. 


See these links for some interesting Norwalk History:    

Living History - Hat Factories 

History of Mills on the Norwalk River



Please be aware that 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. 


Winter Contracts have been POURING In !


Norwalk Cove  Winter spaces are filling fast - If you need a winter contract, please contact the Service Department at  203-838-3681 or Click HERE


For Cove Winterizing Service: Click HERE  


Rex Marine contracts are:  HERE


Note: Rex has limited indoor storage space   still available.   


Reserve your space and winterizing service now !  


Outboard Winterizing - How things have changed !


It used to be as simple as "ear muffs" for running fresh water into an outboard, spraying some fogging agent into the carburetor air intake, changing the lower unit gear lube, clean and lube the prop shaft, change the zincs and Presto, it's done, let's watch football !


Ok, with an older two cycle engine that may still suffice, but modern four cycle engines need a bit more love and attention.  

(plan on recording that game on the DVR).   


Is Flushing Necessary ?    

For fresh water boaters, probably not. For saltwater engine use, ABSOLUTELY ! Saltwater is a silent, corrosive killer that can corrode aluminum and accelerate rust on steel. It also leaves behind salt deposits that can build up inside the cooling passages of your engine and cause blockages over time. Flushing also will remove residue debris, silt, sand and some marine growth.

For more.....  CLICK HERE
Last Week to Donate a Coat, or Hat, or Gloves....

Please donate new 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 donation at the Rex or Cove Ship's Store   

Boating's Next Wave - Introduce Someone to Boating


Anyone paying attention has noticed a decrease in the number of people boating. Of course the economy has hurt boating as an industry, but there are other serious reasons participation in boating has fallen off in the last decade. 


Time constraints.  We're just working more, and harder and technology won't let us escape ! So we try to fit everything in less time. This has really hurt the sail boat industry, but affects boating as a whole.


Competing activities; biking, kayaking, golf, spectator sports, video games, TV, the internet, you get it.......


For More....  Click HERE
Oyster Bay's 30'th Annual Oyster Festival  

This Weekend - Rain or Shine - Oyster Bay, New York
The weather looks promising this year - a great day trip for Saturday !   

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 Evenings,  Thurs. Oct 24th and

*Wed Oct. 30'th 

 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.   (* Note date change due to Halloween)


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,