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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

6/12/14  Vol 5.14
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
Father's Day 
is Sunday!
20% OFF at Rex Marine

Cove Nautical Boutique
Ship models 30% OFF

Helly Hanson Apparel and Mens Belts 20% OFF 

Hint for Father's Day: 
Give a Garmin
or a Rex / Cove
Gift Card!
Saturday, Jun 14'th 
Highs in the Low 80's
and lows in the 60's.

H 7:08 am L 1
:07 pm  
June 15'th   
 Highs in the Low 80's  
and lows in the 60's
H 7:58 am L 1:58 pm 
Mini Golf  is OPEN
New artificial  Turf, new decorations, new plants and flowers!

Saturday & Sunday  
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Mon thru Fri  
3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

- weather permitting -

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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 - 6:00 
Sunday 8:00 - 6:00

-Weather Permitting-


Captains Cup Hours

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


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

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.

Rigging Department  

at Norwalk Cove  

Need new lifelines, halyards, radar mast or bracket, custom docklines ?  



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Power Squadron Course

Sat. June 14, 2014 

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Fairfield Fire Training Center,  205 One Rod Hwy, Fairfield, CT 06824

Cost $50

Contact: Ryan Glad 

Upcoming USCG Auxiliary Courses 
SoundWaters is looking for an

"Science on the Sound" is a multi-disciplinary and adaptable environmental program designed for local schools, summer campers and community organizations. All crew live and teach aboard an 80-foot three-masted schooner that serves both children and adults in Western Long Island Sound.

To Apply: 
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US Coast Guard Navigation Center Web Site 
A Wealth of Information
This is the CG website for the Notice to Mariners, GPS advisories & status, Almanacs, Nav Rules, AIS and more.

The weekly Notice to Mariners includes Nav hazards, Missing buoys, Light Lists (missing, extinguished, moved, repaired), Chart Corrections and proposed changes.

It also includes Bridge Repairs and info (interestingly, there are no notifications regarding Norwalk's WALK RR bridge - which is still closed to marine traffic*) also including Marine events (races, fireworks, swim events) and info on Hydrographic Survey sites and ongoing operations.

Find it HERE

*Note: The WALK RR bridge is scheduled to be opened on Saturday morning at 9:00 am according to Coast Guard sources, however the Metro-North dispatch center is still saying it's closed to marine traffic until further notice.  Any boats that have been trapped up the river should call the Metro-North dispatch center at 212-340-2050 daily for updates.
Norwalk Cove Welcomes a new Sandwich, Salad and Breakfast Supplier.....Introducing the Cove Deli and Cafe

Norwalk Cove Marina welcomes the the Cove Deli and Cafe to provide fresh sandwiches, salads and fruit cups to the Norwalk Cove Ship's Store and Egg sandwiches and breakfast treats to the Captain's Cup Coffeehouse.
Located on First Street, just blocks from the marina, the Cove Deli will be delivering new high quality products every other day on a consistent basis. They also offers catering services when you have guests aboard!  

See their website and menu...

Radio Watchkeeping

The boating regulations say:                          

In general, any vessel equipped with a VHF marine radiotelephone (whether voluntarily or required to) must maintain a watch on channel 16 (156.800 MHz) whenever the radiotelephone is not being used to communicate.


Source: FCC 47 CFR 80.148, 80.310, NTIA Manual, ITU RR 31.17, 33.18, AP13 25.2

Turn on your radio to Ch 16 & adjust the volume. Turn the squelch down until it "hisses" then back up a's now tuned.  Remember push to talk - release to listen!

                                          For more, 
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Services On Site:   
Intrepid Marine Electronics -  at Norwalk Cove 
See them.... HERE   


Seafarer Canvas and Interiors - at both Cove and Rex

 See their Website..... HERE  
Night Time Boating - Go Slow and Lookout!    
Boating at night brings a wonderful sense of quiet freedom, but slowing down and keeping a sharp lookout is needed. It's easy to rely on instruments and speed along following your outbound GPS path. But there are dangers lurking under the water and out ahead.

A local boater was coming home at night encountered a floating tree stump or log, holing his boat at the waterline. When the water reached his shoes, he beached the boat to prevent sinking and managed to get it onto it's trailer.   


Keep a careful watch for floating debris, especially after a storm or extra high tide. Also watch out for boats ahead. All they display is a white sternlight, which is easily masked by lights from the shoreline. 

Things To Do:       

Save the Date!   The Dinghy Poker Run is July 26'th 
Tune up that dingy! Find that water cannon!  Join in the 2014 Dinghy Poker Run!    Watch for details.
This Weekend: Sea Music Festival at Mystic 
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. 


A World Premier of 15 Dramatic New Marine Paintings by One of the World's Leading Artists
June 21 through July 3 
Special "Collector's Preview" and Presentation by artist Don Demers on Saturday, June 21 at 4:30 pm  with Unveiling of Paintings at 5:00 pm
J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, 1899 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT
More HERE 
The 2014 Clearwater Festival will take place on Sat and Sun, June 21st and 22nd at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY. Festival gates open to attendees at 9AM. 

Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
(aka "the Clearwater Festival" or "Revival") features
seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters' Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus.    
Click HERE for more   
Clam-A-Palooza at IYC 
June 22  1:00 to 7:00 PM 


A fun benefit for the Make-a-wish foundation.  Enter a clam dish or just be a clam taster!    Fun for all   (you could probably come by  dinghy)  Ischoda Yacht Club, 138 Water Street Norwalk


Click...... HERE   


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. 

2014 SWIM Marathon is August 2nd.
Boat Captains Needed

St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound Marathon is the fundraising event for the SWIM's cancer prevention, education and assistance programs.  It will be held Sat., Aug. 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 still 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. Call or e-mail Tom Dolan 203-895-9513. 


Maybe We Haven't Seen it All...

The mantra is Better, Bigger, Faster / He with the most toys....

It seems Intrepid powerboats has raised the bar once again with it's 47 foot quad outboard powered  boat.

While quad outboards have been done before, the "Panacea" sports four of Seven Marine's 557 HP V8 engines for a total of 2,228 Horsepower! It cruises at 55 mph, with a top speed of 73.     

See it HERE (and hold on) 


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  2. an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties  

Things to Do and See, Fun Activities,
Courses and  

On a final note,