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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

6/26/14  Vol 5.16
Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$ 4.58 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.45 /gal 
 *Prices subject to change
Saturday, Jun 28th 
Highs in the 80's
and lows in the 60's.

L 7:01 am H 1
:01 pm  
Sunday, June 29th
 Highs in the 80's  
and lows in the 60's
L 7:40 am H 1:40 pm 
Mini Golf  is OPEN
Summer Hours

Open 10:00 till 10:00
Every Day   

- 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-

Cove Fuel Dock Starting Monday
June 30th

Mon - Thurs 8:00 - 7:00 
Fri & Sat 8:00 - 8:00 
Sunday 8:00 - 6:00

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, and a daily hot
soup or Chili.

In addition, we now offer
fresh egg burritos, egg sandwiches and fruit cups delivered daily from Cove Deli!

Rigging Department  

at Norwalk Cove  

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



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Upcoming USCG Auxiliary Courses 


Please keep your dog on a leash
in the Marinas and on the docks. Thanks! 
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Have a Happy 4th of July! 
Here's the Local Fireworks Schedule:
Norwalk   (Calf Pasture Beach) INFO 
           Thurs. July 3rd at Dusk   Rain Date  7/5

               Tide:  H 4:25 PM  L 10:45 PM


Rowayton, (Bayley Beach)   INFO 
            Fri. July 4th 9:15 Rain Date  7/5   


Westport, Thurs. July 3rd  Rain Date  7/7
Rex Note:  On July 3rd, for the Norwalk Fireworks, the Rex rack service hours will be extended to accommodate returning boats.  


Rex & Cove Note:   Please tell the Dockmaster anytime you will be away for the night. The best way to insure your slip will be empty upon your return is to send us your float plan that includes your return date. That way, if you need to return early, we will be sure your slip is empty - given a few hours notice.  Thanks. 


For fireworks elsewhere in CT, Click HERE 

Boating at Night - Running Lights

This diagram and the video links below will give you a basic view of what running lights are required for different boats. Just be aware it gets more complicated when you add tugboats, barges and other commercial vessels into the mix.

See Page 4 of the CT State Boaters Guide.....

The Coast Guard Rules

Note that sailboats under power are required to display the forward white "steaming light" even if their sails are up.

Double Park.... Please!


OK, when do you ever hear that request?   With the parking at Rex very tight on a busy weekend, we are encouraging family members or guests to double park their cars to maximize the available space.  It also shortens the walk to the docks! See the picture and please, Double Park!


With that said, we must also request that you not block in someone you don't know!  

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  

It's Sunscreen Time!


It's also time to start doing some homework on what you are putting on your skin.


What started as a quick reminder to "lather up" forced an evaluation of what was currently being used, how effective was it, and finally, were the ingredients safe? Boy, what a surprise to find that the most prevalent ingredients from a year or so ago now have all sorts of warnings about them!   


Do your homework. As boaters, we spend a large portion of time in the sun and need to protect ourselves. Remember, skin damage is cumulative. All those sunburns you got as a kid are going to haunt you as you age, so don't add to it now.


Here are some sites where you can check your existing sunscreen, and research what you SHOULD be wearing. 


Meanwhile, wear a wide brimmed hat and a loose fitting light colored shirt.... and stay under the bimini whenever possible!
Things To Do:       
Mystic Blues Festival - This Weekend, June 27 - 29
The Second Annual Mystic Blues Festival will be held June 27, 28 & 29 at the beautiful Mystic Shipyard in Mystic, CT. The festival showcases an array of blues legends, including Grammy winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and Blues Artist of the Year award winners.

Info...... HERE


Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Fundraiser 

July 12 at Norwalk Cove's Harbor View


Kayak for Camp is a charity paddling event designed to raise funds and awareness for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Open to all human powered watercraft (kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, etc.) and paddlers of all ability levels, the event features 2-Mile, 4-Mile and 8-Mile route options surrounding the beautiful Norwalk Islands.


Be a Bandit and join Team Hole in the Wall today! Your support will help The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provide "a different kind of healing" to more than 20,000 children and families battling serious illness each year, completely free of charge.

Participants must provide their own kayak or paddleboard, personal flotation device, and paddle. If you do not own the equipment, please view our list of suggested rental locations.   


More Info.... 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. 


Save the Date!   The Dinghy Poker Run at Norwalk Cove is July 26th!  

Tune up that dingy!

Find that water cannon! 
Join in the 2014 Dinghy Poker Run!   

Watch for details.  
2014 SWIM Marathon is August 2nd. 
Boat Captains Needed 

To register, please click...  HERE  
For Info about the SWIM Marathon, please click..... HERE

The VIBES - Bridgeport July 31st - Aug 3rd

Gathering of the Vibes is an annual music, arts and camping festival now in its 19th year. Vibes has grown into a four-day festival that has featured such world-class talent as all founding members of the Grateful Dead, Gov't Mule, Elvis Costello, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, and more.


Hint:  You can hear the music from the water!


Seaside Park, Bridgeport


Info HERE       

Things to Do and See, Fun Activities,
Courses and  
On a final note,