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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

4/10/14  Vol 5.5

Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$ 4.35 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.50 /gal 
 *Prices subject to change
Saturday, Apr. 5'th 
AM Clouds 
Highs in the High 50's
and lows in the 30's.

L 7:24 am H 1
:25 pm  
Sunday, Apr. 6'th 
Mostly Sunny  
 Highs in the High 50's  
and lows in the 30's
L 8:20 am H 2:20 pm 
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Cove Store Hours
  Mon - Sat  8:00 - 5:00
Sun  8:00 - 4:00 
 Closed Easter Sunday

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Sat  8:00 - 5:00
Sun  8:00 - 4:00
CLOSED Fri 4/11
for testing and repairs

and Easter Sunday 
-Weather Permitting-   

Captains Cup Hours

NOW OPEN Sat & Sun
9:00 - 3:00
weather permitting 

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

Things to Do and See, Fun Activities, Courses and Seminars  

Fishing Report ! 
Norwalk Cove
Nautical Boutique  

Many NEW Items
for 2014 ! 

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Saturday mornings, 
April 26th
again on May 3rd
and May 24th       
9:30 am thru 1:30 pm   
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OPEN HOUSE at REX Marine Center 
this Saturday April 12'th - all day


  We are proud to introduce the
Rex Marine Center

Service Department right in the store for convenience


New Front lot Main Entry


New Displays and Centralized Checkout


Knowledgeable, Friendly Service


Legendary Rex Attention to Detail


GREAT, Competitive Pricing


Did we say Great Pricing ?    


Stop In and Say Hello !


The Osprey's are Back
Weeks late due to the horrible Winter, the Osprey's have made their return to Norwalk harbor and the islands.

For more......Click Here 
Mini Golf is Open this Weekend
and Next Week for Spring Break 


Yes, Mini Golf is Back !   Open this weekend and
all next week for Spring Break. Come Play !!

Please check the Cove Mini Golf webpage for times.......   Click HERE

Note:  Weather Permitting
The Aquarium Catamaran has a Name !   

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk's new hybrid-powered research vessel will be named  "Spirit of the Sound".


The Spirit of the Sound name was chosen out of 315 names suggested by Norwalk school students in a recent contest. Kiara Velazquez, a sophomore at Brien McMahon High School, wins the contest's grand prize for submitting the winning name.     


Read the article from PRweb VOCUS........ HERE 


 and the original Norwalk Hour announcement....... HERE 

Safety at Sea Seminar Update # 1
After spending last Saturday at the VERY serious Safety at Sea training at the SUNY Merchant Marine Academy, I came home home with one ingrained thought....


It is amazing how well an inflatable life vest (PFD) will float you with full foul weather gear and boots on.  But it was very sobering to realize how immobilized you were in the water with it all inflated and how your body heat dissipated, even when in a close huddle with others in the warm pool water.

Climbing into the various inflated liferafts was a exhausting chore. Finally, once aboard a loaded six man liferaft with five inches of water splashing about, stuffy claustrophobia sets in.  It's hard to imagine the same conditions in rough seas, high winds and cold water.   

Lesson # 2:   You REALLY don't want to end up in a liferaft until you actually have to.  Your boat had better be sinking!
Ten common fishing terms explained......

Catch and Release - A conservation motion that happens most often right before the local Fish and Game officer pulls over a boat that has caught over it's limit.


Hook - (1) A curved piece of metal used to catch fish. (2) A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his live savings on a new rod and reel. (3) The punch administered by said fisherman's wife after he spends their life savings (see also, Right Hook, Left Hook).


Line - Something you give your co-workers when they ask on Monday how your fishing went the past weekend.

For more, please click..... HERE
Did You See the Link ?
Click on the link (in the left column) to see an updated & current list of fun things to do on or about the Sound.


If you have something to add to the list, e-mail it to Rick: 

Intrepid Marine Electronics Update

Offering the latest from KVH, Icom, Garmin, B&G, Simrad, Lowrance, Furuno, Raymarine, Fusion and Digital Yacht. They also supply and install electrical systems and charging solutions (engine, wind and solar).

The NEW Simrad NSS evo2 multi-touch chartplotter is now live and in person !     Call Intrepid today to arrange a test drive in their new showroom at Norwalk Cove Marina.
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On a final note,