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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

4/17/14  Vol 5.6

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
Discounts to 20%

at Rex Marine

Your Spring Make-Ready 
Saturday, Apr. 19'th 
Partly Sunny  
Highs in the High 60's
and lows in the 30's.

L 9:20 am H 3
:21 pm  
Sunday, Apr.20'th 
Partly Sunny  
 Highs in the High 60's  
and lows in the 30's
L 10:15 am H 4:15 pm 
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Cove Store Hours
  Mon - Sat  8:00 - 5:00 
Closed Easter Sunday

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Sat  8:00 - 5:00
Closed Easter Sunday 
   -Weather Permitting- 


Captains Cup Hours

OPEN Thurs- Sat   
9:00 - 3:00
-Weather Permitting- 
Closed Easter Sunday

Rex Store Hours
Mon - Sat  8:00 - 5:00 
Closed Easter Sunday

Rack Launch
Closed Easter Sunday 
Note: Rack Launch Customers can be launched Sat and
left in for Sunday use. 
PLEASE Call ahead ! 

We close on Easter so our employees can be with their families and friends.

Thanks for understanding.
Things to Do and See, Fun Activities, Courses and Seminars
Fishing Report ! 

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Spring Boating Seminars:

Navigating the  
Norwalk Islands   

Saturday mornings, 
April 26th
again on May 3rd
and May 24th       
9:30 am thru 1:30 pm   

for Info and other seminars  
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A Special Message from Rex Marine -
Your "Go-To" Experts for Formula, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and Meridian Boats.


As you may know, Rex Marine has become the Connecticut and Westchester county dealer for Formula boats, and MarineMax will be relocating to another marina. 


We also want you to rest assured that as a factory-authorized Mercury Outboard and Mercruiser Sterndrive and Inboard engine Sales, Parts, and Warranty Service dealer for over 50 years, Rex has been a service provider to thousands of Formula, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Meridian, and other Brunswick group boats since 1989.   

See the special message..... HERE 
Ladies Night at the Nautical Boutique !

Thursday May 15th       

Ship's Store at Norwalk Cove     6:00pm - 8:30pm



New Shipments have arrived!

Lots of new items - great gifts for your home or boat  

  • Jewelry, Sarongs, Tunics
  • Custom boat portraits
  • Nautical inspired cutting boards
  • Provisioning ideas to make boat entertaining more fun
  • Ladies outerwear




 (and guys, pass the message along,  OK ? )
Mini Golf is Open this Weekend

OPEN EASTER SUNDAY     11am -7pm
            - weather permitting -

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

Rex Marine Store Now Offering
After-Hours Pickup Locker   
Recognizing that you may have a crazy schedule (but still need boat supplies), Rex is offering an after-hours pickup locker to help.

Call in or e-mail your order and pick it up whenever you get back to Norwalk - it's that simple.  If you are a rack storage or dock customer, Rex will even put the order into your boat for you.

Sorry, no beer delivery  !

New Rigging Department at Norwalk Cove 

The Rigging Department at Norwalk
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.


 Please click HERE for a complete list of services.
Did you see the BLOOD MOON ?


The moon takes on this color during the eclipse as it passes through the Earth's shadow, taking the color of a desert sunset. 


If you missed it, there are three more opportunities over six-month intervals on Oct. 8, 2014; April 4, 2015, and Sept. 28, 2015.


If you missed it, you can see it ......Click Here 
Safety at Sea Seminar Update # 2
MOB (Man Overboard) - or politically correct
POB   (Person Overboard) pickup

Have you considered how you would go back, find and get someone out of the water if they fell overboard ?  After practicing on a 44 foot sloop in 25 knot gusts, I can tell you,
It's not easy !

Whether you sail or power, the principles
are the same:

Step 1: Yell "MAN OVERBOARD" so the entire crew knows.

Step 2: One person becomes the "pointer" and never takes their eyes off the victim

Step 3: Push the MOB button on your GPS or Plotter.

Step 4: Throw a flotation device to the person and deploy a lifesling or other pickup tool with a floating retrieval line

Step 5: Slow / stop the boat and make a circle to come back around to the person in the water (as if you were picking up a mooring)

Step 6: Stop the boat - keep the prop clear. Sailboats may drop sails to stop the boat.

Step 7: Retrieve the MOB using a hoist, block and tackle, halyard or many hands at the rail (it's harder than it looks)

Step 8: Begin treatment for hypothermia


Don't put anyone else in the water unless it is ABSOLUTELY necessary (and you can get them both back out)


Click on the links below for good videos and articles:



Seafarer Canvas and Interiors
Sets Up Shop at Norwalk Cove

Seafarer Canvas is pleased to introduce their new full service production shop at Norwalk Cove Marina. They offer custom canvas, covers, custom interiors and exteriors, select fabrics and window treatments as well as custom embroidery on fender covers, rugs and canvas.  Bill and his crew will still maintain their facility at Rex Marine.

See their Website..... HERE

On a final note,

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