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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

5/8/14  Vol 5.9

Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$ 4.48 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.35 /gal 
 *Prices subject to change
Special SALE

Bottom Paint
Prices - come see!

Boat Zoap 
32oz Bottle
Reg. $ 11.99
SALE $ 10.99

Starter Batteries  
Grp 24, 650CA
Only $ 89.99

Trilux 33 
Antifouling Spray 
Reg Price $36.95 
(that's $6.04 LESS than
the "big name competition")

Saturday, May 10'th 
Highs in the Low 70's
and lows in the 50's.

H 8:49 am L 3
:30 pm  
May 11'th
Mother's Day 
 Highs in the Low 70's  
and lows in the 50's
H 9:38 am L 3:50 pm 
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Cove Store Hours 
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 6:00
Saturday 8:00 - 5:00
Sunday 8:00 - 4:00

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 6:00 
Saturday 8:00 - 5:00 
Sunday 8:00 - 5:00

-Weather Permitting-


Captains Cup Hours

OPEN Thurs- Sun    
9:00 - 3:00
-Weather Permitting- 


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

Thursday thru Sunday 9:00 to 3:00   
-Weather Permitting-

Featuring coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino and Latte, plus teas, iced coffee, several flavors of fruit smoothies, baked goods, croissants, muffins plus healthy breakfast choices like juices, oatmeal, yogurt, Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwiches and a daily hot soup or Chili.
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Boating Videos


Brought to you by Rex Marine,


Power Squadron Courses


Spring Boating Seminars:

Navigating the  
Norwalk Islands   

Saturday morning 
May 24th

9:30 am thru 1:30

for Info and other seminars  
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Mother's Day is Sunday! 

Great selection of gifts at the
Nautical Boutique at Norwalk Cove  Marina

The 'best kept secret in East Norwalk' for hostess gifts, home accessories, shower gifts, great beach cover-ups and sea inspired paper goods.

Can't decide on a present?  Get a gift card! 
Mini Golf is Open this Weekend
     OPEN Sat & Sun 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM         
                   - weather permitting -

See the Cove Mini Golf webpage......   Click HERE

Take Mom Mini-Golfing !
New Formula Boats arrive at REX Marine

Just arrived:   the new 350SS and 240BR
Formula 240BR
Formula 350 SS
Customize your new Formula at Rex!

Rigging Department at Norwalk Cove 

The Rigging Department at Norwalk
has hit the ground running with with a large selection of running rigging in different colors, rigging wire for masts and lifelines, and hardware for power and sailboat lifelines and rigging. Click HERE for details.
The Charles W. Morgan is Going Sailing

Who hasn't stood on the deck of the Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport, imagining they were about to scamper up the ratlines?

On May 17'th, the 113 foot Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world, will head to New London for fitting out and then begin a  multi-harbor New England tour for her three month long 38'th voyage. On select days, the ship will be open for boarding with dockside exhibitions, historic interpretation, live demonstrations, music, and more.

For history of the Morgan.... click HERE
For the voyage HERE
For the Morgan's HERE

Horseshoe Crab Tagging Time  

Romance (of sorts) on the beach soon will be happening under the spring moons, and The Maritime Aquarium needs help documenting it. Sign up to help attach census tags to horseshoe crabs as the crabs come up out of the water to spawn.  It's all part of a census of horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound.

Training Sessions: May 8'th or May 11'th

Tagging Dates:  Wed May 14'th evening at 10:45 PM to 1:30 AM for high tide census and tagging   Thurs May 15'th low tide tagging 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Wed May 28'th evening at 11:00 PM to 1:30 AM for high tide census and tagging   Thurs May 29'th low tide tagging 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Fri June 13'th evening at 11:10 PM to 1:30 AM for high tide census and tagging   June 14'th low tide tagging 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM

See the Press Release HERE
Ladies Night at the Nautical Boutique!
Thursday May 15th  6:00pm - 8:30pm
 At the Ship's Store at Norwalk Cove    


Receive a 10% discount on all Boutique Items
 Spring Make Ready and Launch

Overwhelmed with all the boat make ready chores?   

Do you have lists that have lists?   

Need some big picture guide to make sure something hasn't fallen through the cracks?


Try these links:    


Coming Out of Layup - from the Ace Group    


Spring Checklist - from Discover Boating


Self Survey - from the Ace Group    

Marine Life Study Cruises
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is opening up a new season of Marine Life Study Cruises beginning May 10. Each 2 1/2 hour cruise offers an introduction to what really lives at different water levels and on the bottom of the Sound.  Even if you have a boat, this looks fun and educational............ see the video HERE  

Things to Do and See, Fun  
Activities, Courses and  
Nautical Tag Sale / Flea Market and Open House  
to Benefit Norwalk Sea Scout Ship 6
May 17 & 18   10am-4pm 
- Sponsored by Prestige Yacht Sales at Norwalk Cove Marina -
Bring your surplus boat gear to the Prestige office at Norwalk Cove now and come on the 17'th & 18'th to find more treasures!   Drop off used items (in good condition) Mon - Sat 9 - 5 and Sun. 11 - 3 at the Prestige office. Contact Maureen Mazan at 203-353-0373 or e-mail for additional information.

Please see the Ship 6 HERE 
New Ship 6 Facebook Page...... HERE 
For pictures and more info.... click HERE
Prestige Yacht Sales HERE   

Tell Congress to Stop E15 for Good  


The Obama Administration has yet to finalize its plans to reduce the national ethanol fuel mandate with the 2014 Renewable Fuel Obligations. The corn industry is influencing the debate, and we need your help to counter and get Congress to take action. Now, more than ever, we need Congress to stop E15 for good.


Tell Congress to stop the ethanol mandate and save our boats from the dangers of E15!

Click HERE to join the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) battle against ethanol

On a final note,