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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

10/16/14  Vol 5.31
Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$3.85 /gal   &
Diesel  $3.89 /gal 
Prices subject to change

The freshest fuel in town, with the fastest high speed pumps! 
Saturday, Oct 18th 
Highs in the 70's
and Lows in the 40's.

H 8:04 am L 2
:24 pm  
Sunday, Oct 19th
Mostly Sunny
 Highs in the 50's  
and lows in the 40's
H 8:53 am L 3:14 pm 

Rex Marine is a Certified  Yamaha Service and Stocking Parts Dealer



Rex is a certified
lectric Propulsion Dealer 

Mini Golf  is CLOSED

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Cove Store
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 6:00
Saturday 8:00 - 5:00
Sunday 8:00 - 4:00

Hrs. Starting Oct. 27th

Mon - Sat 8:00 - 5:00
Sunday 8:00 - 4:00  

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Sun 8:00 - 6:00
After Oct 27th 8:00 - 5:00  

-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

New Fall Hours  
Fri. - Sun.
7:00 AM - 3:00 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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Planning a rigging upgrade, lifeline replacement project, new halyards, antennas or refinishing?  Make your plans now!


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


Water Quality Improves in Long Island Sound

For the second summer in a row, concentrations of dissolved oxygen in Long Island Sound are higher than the long-term average, indicating improved water quality and improved ecological conditions for organisms that live in the Sound. Aquatic animals rely on oxygen that is dissolved in water to survive.

When dissolved oxygen levels decline, this can cause some animals to move away, weaken, or even die. Low dissolved oxygen can occur when nutrients such as nitrogen enter a water body in excess, over stimulating plant growth. Nutrients such as nitrogen can enter a water body through discharges of sewage and from fertilizer runoff.

In recent years, Connecticut and New York State have worked with the EPA to implement a nitrogen pollution reduction plan to improve the Sound's dissolved oxygen levels, and to protect aquatic animals and public health. Much of the improvements in water quality is attributable to wastewater treatment facility upgrades and other measures are reducing nitrogen pollution to the Long Island Sound.

See a video from "It's Relevant"...   HERE

Read the entire Press Release from the EPA  HERE

See last year's Sound Health Report   HERE

Winter Storage Contracts are Available  
for Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove

REX Winter Storage & Service
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 
Now is the time to plan Winter & Spring projects !

Cove and Rex Ships Store Update 


While the season winds down, planning for next summer is in full swing! This time of year is when orders are placed for Spring delivery, so the stores will be stocked up and ready to go.


If you have any suggestions for items you'd like us to carry, now is the time to speak up!


Please e-mail   or  with your suggestions.    Thanks in advance! 

ChowdaFest a GREAT Success 


If you missed it, put it on your calendar now for next year's event. If you attended, how many samples did you try ?

For a good summary of the event and the winners, Click HERE

AIS Capabilities are Growing Rapidly!  


The AIS (Automatic Identification System) in the US is rapidly maturing. (see THIS link to come up to speed  with AIS and what it can offer)

The following notice was posted announcing the Coast Guard's testing program which will use AIS to transmit navigation and safety messages to vessels with AIS receivers:


On October 21, 2014, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will conduct AIS test messaging from all USCG NAIS base stations located across the United States; for up to 15 minutes on the hour, from 1100-2215 UTC. These messages can be identified by their Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number: 003669139 or 00366613 and by the words 'USCG TEST' within their contents. This is the first of many tests the USCG will conduct in the future as it seeks to provide another timely delivery source of navigational information and services to promote safety, efficiency, and integration of the Marine Transportation System (MTS).

Mariners capable of decoding these messages can ignore them and should contact the USCG Navigation Center at 1-703-313-5900 or should they encounter any negative impacts due to the testing.  


Click HERE for the USCG AIS website.    

NOAA's Thomas Jefferson has Mapped the Sound  


From 2005 through today, the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson has been surveying Long Island Sound, one project area at a time. Some of the area was last surveyed between the late 1800s and 1939. For the 2014 field season, Thomas Jefferson was assigned her final Long Island Sound project, 89 square nautical miles of Eastern Long Island Sound, Fisher Island Sound, and Western Block Island Sound. When this project is complete, she will have resurveyed over 95% of Long Island Sound and all of Block Island Sound with modern survey technology that allows for a complete picture of the seafloor and highly accurate soundings.


Data acquired by the Thomas Jefferson will update the region's nautical charts and will serve other users within NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and a New York and Connecticut Long Island Sound Seafloor mapping initiative. The mapping initiative creates products for habitat mapping and geological interpretation, and supports state planning and management of this vital resource. 


See the NOAA website..... HERE 

Things To Do:       

This Weekend:


Annapolis US Powerboat Show Oct 16 - 19    


Oct 17 (Friday Night)      A Night for Rescue
Norwalk Inn & Conference Center 7:00 -11:00

Join PAWS and the WASA for a Silent Auction, Raffles and Prizes, Fashion Show, Food, Music and More to benefit PAWS and WASA (Westport Animal Shelter Advocates)     

Websites:  PAWS     WASA 
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


Nov 5th - Voices of Sept 11th "Always Remember" Gala    


Join the Voices of Sept 11th organization's unwavering commitment to supporting those impacted by 9/11 with a fundraiser to provide long-term support services for the 9/11 community, families, responders and survivors, as well as communities impacted by other tragedies.
Save November 5th for the VOICES "Always Remember" Gala in NYC. Norah O'Donnell, Co-Host of CBS This Morning will moderate a keynote conversation with Governor Thomas H. Kean and Senator Joseph Lieberman. Jeff Fager, Chairman of CBS News, will receive VOICES Building Bridges award.

For more information, click HERE




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

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