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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

5/15/14  Vol 5.10

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

Flares &
Flare Kits
15 % OFF
this weekend only 

Bottom Paint
Competitive Prices  come see!

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

Saturday, May 17'th 
P Cloudy   
Highs in the Low 70's
and lows in the 50's.

L 8:15 am H 2
:15 pm  
Sunday, May 18'th 
P Cloudy    
 Highs in the Low 70's  
and lows in the 50's
L 9:06 am H 3:07 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 
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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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Tonite - Thursday May 15'th!

Ladies Night at the Nautical Boutique!

Join us from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
 At the Ship's Store at Norwalk Cove   

Receive a 10% discount on all Boutique Items

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 or gift?  Get a gift card! 
A comment from a customer after purchasing a mother's day gift at the Nautical Boutique:  "It was such a great gift I got named Husband of the year"

The Rex Bulkhead and Launching Area is
Finally Done!  

Stop by if you haven't seen the great improvements going on at Rex Marine Center. 
  • The completely re-vamped & modern marine store
  • The re-located Service Department
  • The new bulkhead and travel lift pit (bigger, better, deeper)
  • The reclamation of the Rex Marine SHOW ROOM, now featuring boats from.....  (drum roll): 

Memorial Day is less than TWO Weeks Away 
With the late Spring and crazy rush to get in the water, it seems the major things get checked off the never ending "to do" list, but equally important minor things get left behind.  With the holiday weekend coming up soon, and that first cruise planned, it's time to ask: Have you reviewed your safety gear? Are flares up to date (check the expiration date - 42 months after manufacture)?

Is your other equipment clean, ready and accessible: life jackets, fire extinguishers, inflatable vests, foul weather gear, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. Do you have extra drinking water on board? A first aid kit? Seasick tablets and other medicine? Warm throw blankets and pillows? 

Snacks, kids toys, electronics and libations? Some good DVD's? Radio check?

Remember that keeping the crew happy is really #1 on every list! 
Mini Golf is Open this Weekend
     OPEN Sat & Sun 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM         
                   - weather permitting -

Rigging Department at Norwalk Cove  

The Rigging Department at Norwalk Cove is "hanging around" to help you!
Is Your Dinghy Ready ?

Another thing needed for a fun cruise that gets forgotten until the last minute... the darn dinghy engine!

Is the dinghy patched and ready, the engine tuned and run? Where are the oars and pump? A wire and lock?

Remember, Rex is an authorized inflatable repair station for almost every brand of inflatable... except maybe THIS  

Horseshoe Crab Tagging has Begun  

Join the Maritime Aquarium staff attaching census tags to horseshoe crabs as the crabs come up the beach to spawn.  It's time for the census of horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound.

Tagging Dates:  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 
If you are Planning a Cruise, Remember the

                   Long Island Loop Cruising Club


Rex and Cove, together with other independent marinas on the Long Island Sound, offer each others customers discounted rates on overnight dockage. This gives our customers the opportunity to visit places up and down the Sound in short hops. It's an economical and easy to visit close destinations which may not have been on your radar.


Each member of the Long Island Loop Cruising Club offers something a little different. Boaters can book online or by phone and must mention that they are Dock or Rack Customers (Members) of either Cove or Rex and part of the Long Island Loop Cruising Club to receive discounts. Slips are based on availability, and you must show your membership card.  


For more information and the list of marinas,  follow this link:  


Fresh Sandwiches at Norwalk Cove and Rex

Starting this weekend, find fresh sandwiches at both the Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine Stores.  A good selection, available daily.

Things to Do and See, Fun  
Activities, Courses and  

This Saturday and Sunday! 
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 -

Please see the Ship 6 HERE 
Prestige Yacht Sales HERE   

Marine Safety Tip: Sending a VHF Distress Call


You may only have a very short time to send a distress call on the VHF radio.  Here is the step by step procedure:

  1. Turn on and set your VHF radio channel onto 16.
  3. "This is (name of boat )" Repeat boat name three times.
  4. Describe your boat, such as, size, rig type, color and tell the number of persons aboard.
  5. Indicate the nature of distress (sinking, fire, etc.)
  6. Give position by latitude and longitude or by bearing and distance to a well-known landmark or navigational aid, or in any terms that will assist a responding station in locating the vessel in distress. Include any information, such as, vessel course, speed, and destination.
  7. Indicate the kind of assistance desired.
  8. End with "over."

If you do not receive any answer, repeat your call every 2 minutes.

Note: If you are NOT in a life-threatening situation, but still are in real need of assistance, use the same procedure as above, EXCEPT that in step 2, you replace the word MAYDAY by the the words "Pan Pan" (pronounce PAHNN PAHNN).

A Tip:  Push the button on the microphone to talk, release to listen!

For radio Channels and information, follow this link:

On a final note,