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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

3/20/14  Vol 5.2

Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$ 4.25 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.50 /gal 
 *Prices subject to change
Saturday, Mar. 22'nd 
Cloudy - Some Showers    
Highs in the Mid 50's
and lows in the 30's.
Tides: L 10:29 AM H 4:29 PM 
Sunday, Mar. 23'rd 
 Highs in the low  40's  
and lows in the 20's
Tides: L 11:29 AM H 5:29 PM 
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Fishing Report ! 
Cove Store Hours
(Until April)
 Mon - Fri  8:00- 4:30
Sat  8:00- 3:00 
Sun  Closed   
Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Fri  8:00- 4:30
Sat  8:00- 3:00 
 Sun  Closed   
-Weather Permitting-   

Captains Cup Hours

Closed - Watch for 2014
Season Opening !  

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

Norwalk Cove
Nautical Boutique  

Many NEW Items
for 2014 ! 

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Spring Boating Seminars:

Navigating the  
Norwalk Islands   

From the Ice age and the formation of Long Island Sound by the retreating glaciers, the Indians and early settlers, to the Oyster Industry, Hotels, Bordellos and Prohibition Speakeasy's.


Come discover their history, along with navigation and anchorages, tips and tricks around the
25 plus Islands.

2 Opportunities  

to Attend:   


Saturday mornings, 
March 29th and again on April 26th     
9:30 am thru 1:30 pm   

Click HERE for Info
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Spring is Here ?

Welcome back to Harbor Talk, the weekly e-newsletter that brings you waterfront news from Norwalk and around the Sound, boating updates and tips, marine safety and rules reminders, and what's going on at Rex Marine Center and Norwalk Cove Marina.

Included are links to Cove Marina's Harbor Cam, the local weather (from the weather station on top of the Cove Administration Building), weather radar links, fuel prices and tides information....   delivered to you each week. 

We hope this finds you happy, healthy, and anticipating the 2014 boating season. We look forward to serving you with your boating needs. 

    From the the crews at Rex and Norwalk Cove  

The Norwalk Cove Rigging Department
Is Ready to Serve You !


The Rigging Department at Norwalk Cove is ready for the season with a large stock of line in different colors, rigging wire for masts and lifelines, and hardware for power and sailboat lifelines and rigging.


The department is also a drop off and pickup facility for Fairclough Sailmakers, Hathaway, Reiser & Raymond and North Sails for your convenience.


Please click HERE for a complete list of services. 



We love a challenge !    

We Can't Sleep at Night !


The calendar may say it's Spring, but the thermometer is still in Winter mode...

We were afraid that this would happen:


It affects us, and may affect you too.  Until the temperature stabilizes, (without plunging into the twenties at night) and some stable spring-like weather arrives, we may not be able to complete some Spring work on time !

This may slow the Norwalk Cove Marina launching schedule. Even if slowed, we will try to stick to the schedule.

We are working on everything that is not temperature / weather sensitive and will work down the list as soon as the weather breaks.  Most affected are bottom painting, cleaning, washing and waxing !

We will do everything in our power to stick to the schedule and get you in the water.  Accordingly, if you are not in a great hurry to get in, please tell us.

Thanks for your understanding.

Demo Day Was a Success !


Norwalk Cove hosted Cove and Rex customers at this year's DEMO DAY....  and the Chowder was great !  


Sessions with the pros included....

  • Paint, gelcoat, fiberglass repairs.
  • Troubleshooting basic engine problems.
  • Care & maintenance of engines.
  • New products & technology for racing & cruising sailboats.
  • New items in the Cove Ship's Store and Nautical Boutique
  • Overview of Spring boating seminars:  Navigating the Norwalk Islands and Coastal Cruising
  • Marine Electronics
  • Brokerage: New and "experienced" boats

Watch for National Marina day activities at Rex. June 14'th   

Mast Walking, Anyone ?

Click HERE for the Video

and HERE for the story
On a final note,