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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
$ 4.25 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.30 /gal

 *Prices subject to change

Weather & Tides
Tuesday, Dec 24'th 
Starry with a Chance of Reindeer Sightings

Tides: Don't affect Reindeer 
Wednesday, Dec 25'th     
Very good chance of smiling faces and happy children
Tides: who cares ?

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Cove Store and
Fuel Dock

Closed 12/21
 thru 1/6/14

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 

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For Fun  
Read this about the future of the Americas Cup 
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From our family  
to yours,

May you have a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.
We look forward to a great summer of boating in 2014 !   
Thank you for your GENEROUS Contributions ! 

Shelter, Food Bank and Pantry


The Open Door provides shelter nightly with over 95 beds in their Norwalk facility located at 4 Merritt St. From this same facility they operate the Manna House kitchen and pantry. They serve meals three times a day (over 20,000 per month) and provide boxed and canned goods to the working poor to help them make ends meet. Between the kitchen and the pantry, they provide approximately  60,000 meals per month to individuals and families in our community.


Only Two Days Left !  Please Bring your Donation  
by 1:00 PM Saturday 12/21


Norwalk Cove Marina ● Rex Marine

Petzold's Yacht Sales ● Prestige Yacht Sales


 For Information about The Open Door:

A Unique Educational Christmas 
             Present for Boaters !


Norwalk Sail & Power Squadron    
2014 Winter Courses

Get an early jump on the 2014 boating season by taking a class to improve your boating IQ.  Navigate safely through Connecticut's waters by learning how to read a chart, determine your position and avoid hazards with the USPS Piloting course. Make repairs and troubleshoot electrical problems with the USPS Marine Electrical Systems course
See the full schedule..... HERE   

Wind Chill and Boaters  

            (and skiers, dog walkers, children, etc)


We always hear references to Wind Chill, but what is it, exactly ?    

Wind Chill is simply a way of understanding the combined effect of wind and temperature and what it feels like on human skin.


We all know it feels cooler on the water while boating and often hear the statement "it's always 10 degrees cooler on the water". While that may not be perfectly accurate, it is recognizing the effect of Wind Chill, even on a warm day. So, obviously, what we need to be careful of is the effect of wind when the temperature drops.


Keep in mind that hypothermia begins when you are exposed to the cold and is aggravated by being wet, exposed to the wind or by exhaustion. Technically it is when your body core temperature falls below 95F, the minimum required temperature for normal metabolism and body functions. The warning signs for hypothermia include uncontrollable shivering, disorientation, memory loss, slurred speech, incoherence, drowsiness and exhaustion.


When the temperature drops near freezing, we also have to pay attention to frostbite, which is the result of your body tissue freezing. Frostbite frequently affects the extremities such as fingers, nose and toes and the symptoms include a pale white appearance of the skin and loss of feeling in these extremities. This is why the NOAA Wind Chill chart includes color coded indications of 30 minute, 10 minute and 5 minute frostbite exposure times for uncovered skin.


For more (and the chart) click Here
Winter Boating Seminars:

Navigating the Norwalk Islands,   

Coastal Cruising  and

Basic Boating Skills   


The Norwalk Islands
Saturday morning, Jan. 11th and again on Jan 25th 
9:30 am thru 1:30 pm  
Coastal Cruising
Saturday morning, Jan. 18th and again on Feb 8'th 
9:30 am thru 1:30 pm  
Basic Boating Skills
Saturday morning, Feb. 15th  9:30 am thru 1:30 pm    
Please register in advance
and bring $ 60.00 per person to the seminar.
The Seminars will be held at Norwalk Cove Marina.

Click HERE for Information or e-mail / text Capt.Rick 203-216-7800 

On a final note,

Ho Ho Ho !