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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

10/2/14  Vol 5.29
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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, Oct 4th 
AM Rain  
Highs in the 60's
and Lows in the 40's.

H 8:07 am L 2
:32 pm  
Sunday, Oct 5th
 Highs in the 60's  
and lows in the 40's
H 9:05 am L 3:31 pm 

Rex Marine is a Certified  Yamaha Service and Stocking Parts Dealer



Rex is a certified
lectric Propulsion Dealer 

Mini Golf  is OPEN

3:00 - 9:00

Sat & Sunday
10:00 - 9:00 
- weather permitting -
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Cove Store
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 6:00
Saturday 8:00 - 5:00
Sunday 8:00 - 4:00

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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Drop-off / Pick-up location for
North Sails, Fairclough Sailmakers
and Hathaway, Reiser and Raymond


 Plan your Fall & Spring Service Now
    The Maritime Aquarium's New Catamaran has Arrived in Norwalk

    The new 63 foot aluminum catamaran is revolutionary in design as the only research vessel in the world with hybrid-electric propulsion. She'll run virtually silent on electric power for her 2 hour "study cruises" on Long Island Sound.


     The cat, christened "Spirit of the Sound" last Friday, is replacing the 34 year old, diesel powered "Oceana", a familiar sight in Norwalk harbor.  The new cat can carry 60 passengers in a boat / classroom environment versus the 29 passengers carried by Oceana. Seal Spotting Cruises are scheduled to begin in December.


    The boat was designed by Incat Crowther of Australia, and built in Mamaroneck, NY, by the Robert E. Derecktor Inc. shipyard. Her hybrid-electric propulsion system was made by BAE Systems Inc., Corvus Energy and Northern Lights Hybrid Marine. Major contributors include: the Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation, George & Carol Bauer of Wilton, and The TK Foundation.   For more, click HERE

    Winter Storage Contracts are Available  
    for Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove

    REX Winter Storage & Service

    Rex expects the demand for winter storage space will again exceed capacity and will sell out quickly.

    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 !

Cove Happenings 


The Gun Boat 60 "Fault Tolerant" was hauled this week for maintenance before heading to Annapolis to appear at the boat show. (Your chance to see this stunning beauty close up)


With her all carbon and epoxy construction, she measures in at 60 ft X 21 ft and weighs only 42,900 lbs fully loaded. Capable of 300+ mile days, her awesome speed belies the sophisticated beauty of her interior.



Norwalk Cove is one of a handful of yards on the East coast capable of hauling vessels of this size with the mast up. 


Ship 6 Celebration Continues !


Congrats to Ship 6 on their 3rd place finish in the Stamford Yacht Club's Vineyard Race held over labor day weekend. The teenage boys and girls sailed the middle length Seaflower Reef course (143 nautical miles) aboard Celebration II, and did it in 27 hours!

Along the way they saw 2 shooting stars, a low flying sea plane, a beautiful sunset and sunrise, as well as lots of phosphorous glowing in their wake during the night. And of course they did lots of navigation throughout the adventure.

For more information about the year-round Ship 6 program go to


Things To Do:       

Oct. 12th   Chowdafest comes to Norwalk -
This is going to be a MAJOR event. 

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

Annapolis US Sailboat Show Oct 9 - 13  



Annapolis US Powerboat Show Oct 16 - 19    



Oct 18 & 19     
Oyster Bay Oyster Festival 
Great food, Tall Ships (Amistad America) Music and Tents of vendors, easily accessible by boat


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 


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

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