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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

7/31/14  Vol 5.20
Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$4.28 /gal   &
Diesel  $4.25 /gal 
 *Prices subject to change
Saturday, Aug 2nd 
Chance of Showers   
Highs in the 70's
and lows in the 60's.

L 10:23 pm H 4
:30 pm  
Sunday, Aug 3rd 
Chance of Showers  
 Highs in the 70's  
and lows in the 60's
L 11:11 am H 5:18 pm 

See what the ships stores at Rex and Cove have for your FUN day on the boat.  


Check out the new delivery of HELLY HANSEN
rain gear at the Norwalk Cove Store

Rex Store now stocks Evinrude E-Tec  

outboard oil  


Mini Golf  is OPEN
Summer Hours

Open 10:00 till 10:00
Every Day   

- weather permitting -

Busloads of kids have been visiting!

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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 - Thurs 8:00 - 7:00 
Fri, Sat 8:00 - 8:00 
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, 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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Boating Videos
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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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Last Saturday's Dinghy Poker Run was a BLAST!

We had over 150 hands played and 33 Boats, filled 10 tables and almost ran out of chairs...


Click HERE for Pictures.

See a Classic Beauty - Lady Olga
Hidden in plain sight, down the A-Dock ramp, is an older boat who's beauty and detailing mask her history of four Atlantic crossings, transiting the Panama Canal, visiting the Galapagos Islands, and voyaging from Bermuda to the Azores, then to Portugal, Gibraltar, and France.

Based in Porto Rico with US owners who love to travel, Lady Olga is lovingly tended by her captain, Errol Sargeant and crew. Sargeant was weened on model boats at his family's shop on the island of Bequia    (See link HERE), so it's no surprise that Lady Olga looks as she does.

This season, after her stay at Norwalk Cove, Lady Olga will summer along the New England coast, ultimately reaching Camden, Maine before heading back to the Caribbean.

Book Signing at Norwalk Cove Ships Store

This Saturday 


Meet Lisa Wilson Grant, author of Norwalk - Images of America
Saturday, August 2'nd at Cove 9:30 - 12:00 noon.

Norwalk is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's Images of America. The book, by local author Lisa Wilson Grant, uses stunning vintage images and postcards to illustrate the history of this town.  


Get your signed copy!

Huntington Lighthouse Festival  - August 30th


A great on-the-water party accessible only by boat! Bands play from the roof of the Lighthouse to an fleet of anchored boats from 11 am til dusk.


Read THIS article or 

See THIS website for info.
AIS  - The Future is Bright   

Last we we touched on what AIS (automatic identification system) is, and how it works. Now we can look at some of it's uses and potential uses.

If you missed, read it HERENow we can look at some of it's uses and future uses.   


As a Man Overboard Locator


A recent safety product introduced by Kannad (a McMurdo Co.) is the Safelink R-10, a personal AIS man overboard transmitter.   

The SafeLink R10 transmits target survivor information, including structured alert messages, GPS position information and a unique serialized identity number back to the onboard plotter or AIS receiver. An inbuilt high precision GPS receiver provides accurate position information to assist in quick recovery of survivors. It will transmit continuously for a minimum of 24 hours and has a 7 year battery storage life and features a flashing LED indicator light to aid detection at night and a self test facility with battery use indicator.

Put one of these on your man overboard gear or in your inflatable life vest for added security. For info, click HERE    


 Virtual Buoys

Imagine an important buoy being hit by a tug and barge and is now missing. It might take a week or more to get a replacement buoy on station. Now imagine that a portable electronic unit with a VHF antenna is put on the shoreline nearby, transmitting an AIS signal that creates a "virtual" buoy on the correct spot on the water. Of course it's invisible to the eye, but highly visible on your AIS receiver or chart plotter.  Welcome to the future!   


The Coast Guard is testing a system in San Francisco that can do just this and more. It may take years to roll it all out and for AIS receivers to reach all segments of the marine market, but it's coming.


Read more HERE    and   HERE 


Things To Do:       

The Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach.

Held in the city park next to Norwalk Cove Marina. Bring a folding chair and picnic meal.  Be prepared to sing along or get up and dance!

WED, August 6th, 2014, (raindate: Aug 7th)

7:00 pm ... Cash is King-relive the country sounds of Johnny Cash  

Click HERE for the schedule of Wednesday evening concerts. 


The VIBES - Bridgeport July 31st - Aug 3rd

Gathering of the Vibes is an annual music, arts and camping festival now in its 19th year. Rock On! 


Hint:  You can hear the music from the water! Seaside Park, Bridgeport

Info HERE 
2014 SWIM Marathon is August 2nd. 
Good Luck & Swim Safe! 

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

Ban the Bottle
Use a refillable water bottle!

Did you know Americans use 1,000 plastic water bottles every second, and almost all will end up in landfills, even though they can be recycled? That's about 38 billion water bottles a year.

Considering the 1.5 million barrels of oil needed to make those bottles, the environmental impact of plastic bottle waste is truly staggering


Join Ban the Bottle, an organization who advocates a simple commitment to reduce your personal waste by giving up bottled water, even if it's just a few days each week. Together, filtered water and a reusable bottle are an ideal solution for going green at home and on the go. It's an easy change that can make a big difference.

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