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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

9/18/14  Vol 5.28
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Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$4.05 /gal   &
Diesel  $4.05 /gal 
Prices subject to change

The freshest fuel in town, with the fastest high speed pumps! 
Saturday, Sept 20th 
Mostly Sunny 
Highs in the 70's
and Lows in the 50's.

H 9:30 am L 3
:47 pm  
Sunday, Sept 21st
 Highs in the 80's  
and lows in the 60's
H 10:14 am L 4:32 pm 

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lectric Propulsion Dealer 

Mini Golf  is OPEN

3:00 - 9:00

Sat & Sunday
10:00 - 9:00 
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Cove Store
Boat Show Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 6:00
Saturday 8:00 - 6:00
Sunday 8:00 - 6:00

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Sun 8:00 - 6:00 

-Weather Permitting-
Rex Store Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:30
Sat 8:00 - 5:00
Sun  9:00 - 3:00 
Captains Cup Coffee Hours
7 Days a Week
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM  
-Weather Permitting- 

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! 
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at the Norwalk Boat Show


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Norwalk Boat Show  Weekend
Thurs - Sunday 10:00 - 6:00  


See the website...  HERE 
See the Program Guide...HERE    

For Discount Tickets to the Norwalk Show ($5.00 off)   
Buy your ticket on-line! 
Go to and click on the
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WATCH for Boat Show SALES SPECIALS at the  
Cove Ships Store  and Nautical Boutique 
    Winter Storage Contracts are Available  
    for Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove

    REX Winter Storage & Service

    Remember, it's first come, first serve and existing rack and dock customers get the first opportunity to apply!  Rex expects the demand for winter storage space will again exceed capacity and will sell out in September.
    To guarantee a space... 
    We need to hear from you right away! 
    Find the on-line application HERE  and a printable version HERE
    Check out the Rex Refer A Friend Program for additional savings!


    Norwalk Cove Winter Storage and Service

    Norwalk Cove offers storage for yachts to 80 feet along with engine and system winterizing, mast and rigging services and shrink wrapping service.

    Cove Storage and Service contracts are HERE   

    Now is the time to plan Winter & Spring projects !
    Newport Boat Show Update

    Despite the late afternoon rain on Saturday (just as the show was closing for the evening), Newport was buzzing with boat show fever. Sunday was glorious and overall show attendance was reported up over 5% from last year (and boats were selling).  


    Connected to the boat show by launch was the Brokerage Show at the Newport Shipyard, with dozens of "Previously Loved" boats (read - in like new condition). Surrounded by dozens of non-show mega yachts in the yard and on the docks, the Brokerage Show was as much fun as the "official" show. In the yard, standing out above all others (literally) was the three masted schooner "Atlantic", a 185 foot (on deck) replica of the original, which held the transatlantic speed record for over 80 years. Amazing!


          Learn More about the "Atlantic" HERE  



    Shows Coming Up: 


    Trawlerfest - Baltimore  Sept 25 - 28  



    Annapolis US Sailboat Show Oct 9 - 13



    Annapolis US Powerboat Show Oct 16 - 19 


On the Water - The State of Being Called "Blue Mind"


Does being on or near the water lower stress? Is there a chemical reaction in the brain when you are near the water? Some folks say they have salt water in their veins, others can't understand how people can live inland, away from the water. There may be a scientific reason for needing that water "fix".  


A scientist and environmental advocate, Dr. Wallace J Nichols, has written a book on the subject that helps explain what goes on in our minds as we are near the water. It's been attracting neurologists and psychologists from around the world.


Brain imagining indicates that proximity to water floods the brain with feel-good hormones such as dopamine and oxytocin. Levels of the stress hormone cortisol actually drop. Scientists have also discovered that the brain prefers the color blue above all others and water increases our ability to focus.      


"Our response to water is deep," Nichols said. "It's human, it's about life and it's about survival." In fact, our bodies consist of about 60 percent water and our brains, a whopping 75 percent.  "So when you see water, when you hear water, it triggers a response in your brain that you're in the right place," Nichols said.


From rafting to kayaking to surfing, water therapy is increasingly being used to treat a variety of ailments, including wounded veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and depression.


"I think connecting public health to a healthy ocean is critical," Nichols said. "It helps you relax, just literally sucks the stress out of your body and out of your mind."


So you really may crave the feeling you get by being on the water.... and can't live without it. It all makes sense now!    Link  HERE and CBS news report HERE 


"Take two waves and call me in the morning."

Things To Do:       

This weekend:  Sept 20 - 21 2014   Greenport Maritime Festival

This Saturday:  Sept 20  Port Jeff Dragon Race Festival 

9:00 - 5:30 in Port Jefferson Harbor & in town.  
For Info.... Click

Wed, Oct 22 6:00 - 10:00    Singles under Sail present a Movie, Cocktails, a Game of Chance and Fund Raiser for the Leukemia Cup Regatta
The Movie "Maidentrip" - 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. (Movie begins at 7:30) at Norwalk Inn & Conf Center  Adults 10.00 Children under 12 $ 5.00   For info call 203-853-4615 or 203-530-5037 

See the preview  HERE 


Oct. 12th   Chowdafest comes to Norwalk

New England's Best Chowder & Soup Competition will be held in Calf Pasture Park ! (across the street from Cove)

Chowdafest is a culinary competition pitting award winning chefs & restaurants against each other where YOU are the judge! When you arrive, you get a pencil, ballot and spoon. Then slurp down 36 decadent samples of chowder, soup and bisque!  It's up to you to determine who has the best! 

For info.... Click HERE

Oct 18 & 19    Oyster Bay Oyster Festival

CT Events from the NY Times.....    HERE  

Things to Do and See, Fun Activities,
Courses and Seminars
On a Final Note