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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
$ 4.15 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.31 /gal

 *Prices subject to change

Saturday, Nov. 9'th 
Mostly Sunny  
Highs in the Low 50's
and lows in the 30's.
Tides: L 9:55 AM H 3:56 PM 
Sunday, Nov.10'th 
Overcast & Windy 
 Highs in the mid  50's  
and lows in the 30's
Tides: L 11:02 AM H 5:02 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
Starting 11/11 8-4:30
Weather Permitting
Pump Out is OPEN until 11/17 and fuel dock water turns off 11/11.      Sooner if the temperature drops !  


Captains Cup Hours

Closed - Thanks for your patronage, see you next season !  

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

Winterizing ?

Great Prices and Selection of what you need at Rex and Cove 


Get a Rebate Coupon for  CAMCO antifreeze.  

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

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We had a Great Season !


We kicked off the season with an Informational 'Demo Day' of Capabilities & Services from Cove Marina and our Partners, followed by National Marina Day Open House with Demos at the Rex Marine Center 


There was the Open House at the Nautical Boutique and the grand opening of our new venue, Harbor View at Norwalk Cove.

We had Saturday morning Cove Kids with Hayley and our second annual (and unforgettable) Dinghy Poker Run and the Customer Appreciation Party !    

There were Coastal Cruising Seminars, Women-Only Boating Skills Seminars, 
Navigating the Norwalk Islands Seminars and a Navionics Charting Seminar.


We also welcomed Intrepid Marine Electronics and Petzold's Yacht Sales to the Cove family.

Thank You for Contributing


Many thanks to the Rex and Cove  customers who donated coats, gloves and hats to the Norwalk Shelter !

Hope you are tucked in, it's not too late


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 !  


Fall Boating Seminar

           Navigating the Norwalk Islands   


The Norwalk Islands....  

Their Formation, History, Secrets, Stories and of course, Navigation around and between the 25 plus Islands.


3 opportunities to attend:  


Saturday morning Nov 16th 9:30 am thru 1:30 pm  


Wednesday  Evenings,  Nov 13th and 20th 7:00 - 9:00 pm  


Saturday morning Nov 23rd 9:30 am thru 1:30 pm

Note: Bring a bag lunch to the Saturday Seminars

Please register in advance and bring $ 60.00 per person to the seminar. The Seminar will be held at Norwalk Cove Marina. Click HERE for Information or e-mail / text Capt. Rick 203-216-7800 

Navigating with an iPAD ? 


Nobeltec TimeZero is a marine navigation App specially designed for coastal boaters, featuring the most cutting-edge and useful tools & data.   


Navigate instantly to a waypoint with the Go-To tool,  choose your chart orientation (Course-Up or North-Up), go back instantly to your vessel (Center On vessel) and switch from 2D to a 3D full view in just one click.   Easily create waypoints and routes, overlay complete tidal information and satellite photos directly on the chart for a perfect understanding of the coast line. Configure your NavData panel to keep on screen the specific instrument readings that are most useful to you.

Nobeltec website HERE       iTunes Store  HERE 

Top Ten Costliest Casualties -
                                   per an Insurance Company 


BoatUS Marine Insurance published a list of the 10 costliest casualties in 2005 and recently, based on the amount of money paid out per category between 2008 and 2012. Note that there have been several large storms including Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, which could skew the results. The first few made the top of the list because they typically result in total loss.

Ranking by Total Cost of Claim Type
Ranking by Cost Per Incident
Ranking in 2005
1) Hurricane101
2) Sinking
4) Striking submerged object142
     For the Complete List.... CLICK HERE  


NOT an Improper "Cold Weather" Term   

In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannon fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. But how to prevent them from rolling about the deck?

The best storage method devised was a square based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four resting on nine which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. 

There was only one problem -- how to prevent the bottom layer from sliding/rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a "Monkey" with 16 round indentations. But if this plate was made of iron, the iron cannon balls would quickly rust to it.

The solution to the rusting problem was to make "Monkey" out of brass. Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron does when chilled. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannon balls would come right off the monkey.

Thus, it was quite literally, "Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey!"        (And all this time, you thought that was an improper expression, didn't you?)


On a final note,