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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

5/29/14  Vol 5.12
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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
The water is
warming up,

Time to think about....

(and Father's Day) 

Visit the stores at Rex and Cove and see the competitive prices.

Hint for Father's Day: 
Give a Garmin 
from Rex Marine 
Saturday, May 31'st 
Mostly Sunny    
Highs in the Low 70's
and lows in the 50's.

L 8:06 am H 2
:06 pm  
Sunday, June 1'st  
 Highs in the Low 70's  
and lows in the 50's
L 8:46 am H 2:49 pm 
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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-


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7 Days a Week
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM  
-Weather Permitting- 


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Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:30
Sat 8:00 - 5:00
Sun  9:00 - 3:00 
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3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

- weather permitting -

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Operation "DRY WATER" Returns
Nationwide, enforcement efforts are being aimed to detect impaired boat operators. From 2012 to 2013 there was a 31 percent decrease in the number of boater deaths where alcohol use was the known primary contributing factor.


Boat operators found in violation of the law can face huge fines and even impoundment. Nationally, thousands of local, state and federal marine law enforcement officers will be highly visible on the water as they conduct spot safety checks and enforce BUI (boating under the influence) regulations leading up to the July 4'th holiday.



1. Assign a "designated captain" to soberly pilot your boat.

2. Go slow, and practice defensive navigating.

3. Check the date on your flares.    

4. Check your running lights an remember it's illegal to run at night with a spotlight (or docking / fishing lights) constantly on, where another boater may be affected. Additionally, they must not obscure your running lights. 

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 1'st and this week is NOAA's Hurricane Preparedness Week to get folks educated about hurricanes and how to prepare for one.

The 2014 NOAA Hurricane Prediction is for a near-normal / below-normal hurricane season, due to a forming El-Nino phenomenon.

See the 2014 NOAA prediction HERE 

For a good summary of NOAA's many services, click HERE

For some basic information on hurricanes, click HERE  
Services On Prem - Stop By and Say Hello 
Intrepid Marine Electronics -  at Norwalk Cove 

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

Call Intrepid today to arrange a test drive in their new showroom at Norwalk Cove Marina.    See them.... HERE   



Seafarer Canvas and Interiors - at both Cove and Rex

Seafarer Canvas is pleased to introduce their new full service production shop at Norwalk Cove Marina, in addition to their existing Rex shop.

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.  See their Website..... HERE  
Things To Do:       
FLARE/UP!  June 2'nd 2014

West Beach, Stamford,  Mon evening  5:30 pm

Shoot off marine safety flares and learn about emergency pyrotechnics.    

Presented by: Stamford Sail and Power Squadron
Contact George Hallenbeck 203-348-7121

Sea Music Festival  June 12 thru 14'th.
Mystic Seaport's  hosts it's 35th annual Sea Music Festival, one of the world's premier sea music events, June 12 thru 14'th.

Fans of traditional sea music gather each year to hear international performers and the Museum's chantey staff perform music from the golden Age of Sail through the best of contemporary compositions.

WoodenBoat Show June 27-29 at Mystic
The 23rd WoodenBoat Show, designed and produced by WoodenBoat magazine, will take place June 27-29 at Mystic Seaport. 


Rigging Department at Norwalk Cove  

The Rigging Department at Norwalk Cove is "hanging around" to help you!
2014 SWIM Marathon Boat Captain  
Registration Now Open

St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound Marathon is the annual season-ending and marquee event of fundraising for the SWIM's cancer prevention, education and assistance programs.  It will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 beginning at Port Jefferson, New York and ending at Captain's Cove, Bridgeport. 
To register, please click........  HERE
For Info about the SWIM Marathon, please click..... HERE

NOTE:   A local team leader is in desperate need of a boat!  If you would like to participate with a multi-year front running team, here's a great way to get started. The team is seeking a 28'-36' boat.

Please help so they aren't forced to pull out of this amazing Cancer Support Fund Raising Event for St. Vincent's Hospital.  Please call or e-mail Tom Dolan 203-895-9513. 


Help Tag Horseshoe Crabs 

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:   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 
Rules of the Road Review


Speed in the Harbor, Near Docks, Anchored and Moored boats

Norwalk Harbor has a 6 mile per hour speed limit which extends all the way up the river within 100 feet of moored vessels and 300 feet from the shore.  The speed zone begins at the Flashing Red "10" Rockpile by the Manresa Island power plant when approaching from the West and from the Quick Flashing Red  "14" rockpile off Calf Pasture Point when approaching from the East. It extends past the moored boats mid harbor and all the way North up the Norwalk river.    


Please remember you share the harbor with other boaters, kayakers, windsurfers, kiteboarders, sailing schools and stand up paddle boarders ! 


Rule - 6 Safe Speed  Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions. In determining safe speed the following factors shall be among those taken into account: the visibility, traffic density, maneuverability of the vessel with special reference to stopping distance and turning ability, at night the presence of background light such as from shore lights, the state of the wind, sea, current, proximity of navigational hazards, and the draft in relation to the available depth of water. Additionally, vessels with operational radar must use that radar to its fullest extent to determine the risk of collision. 


Things to Do and See, Fun  
Activities, Courses and  

On a final note,