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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

11/6/14  Vol 5.34
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Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$3.75 /gal   &
Diesel  $3.90 /gal 
Prices subject to change

The freshest fuel in town, with the fastest high speed pumps! 
Saturday, Nov 8th 
Highs in the 40's
and Lows in the 40's.

H 11:52 am L 6
:27 pm  
Nov 9th
Partly Sunny
 Highs in the 50's  
and lows in the 30's
H 12:38 am L 7:13 pm 

Rex Marine is a Certified  Yamaha Service and Stocking Parts Dealer



Rex is a certified
lectric Propulsion Dealer 

Mini Golf  is CLOSED

See you in the Spring!
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Cove Store
Mon - Sat 8:00 - 5:00
Sunday 8:00 - 4:00  

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
All Week
8:00 - 5:00  

NOTE: Pumpout NOW
After Nov 16 please
call first.


-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
Closed for the
Thank you for your continued patronage, 
See you in the Spring! 


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in the Marinas and on the docks. Thanks! 
eLoran ?

Unwilling to trust the US or Russia, the UK is testing a ground based eLoran system to offer redundant navigation options to ships (and boater).

Using long-range radio waves for positioning, much like space-based GPS. It operates on different frequencies however, and carries a much stronger signal that's significantly harder to interfere with.

More HERE 
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Did you Happen to see any of These Nautical
Halloween Costumes at Your Party?


These certainly set the bar pretty high.
Start planning for next year now!
It's Really Time to Decide!
Winter Storage Contracts are Available  
for Rex and 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 !
Rex Marine is pleased to announce it has partnered with Volvo Penta America to offer warranty repairs, maintenance and parts for all gasoline Volvo Penta marine motors.

Contact the Rex Service Department to discuss your needs
or to order parts.  Phone 203-831-5234
Norwalk Cove's

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


Rex Marine's End-of-Season Inflatable Boat Service

Bring in your inflatable boat for a checkup, cleaning and storage.

The Rexperts will:
  • Inflate your boat and perform a 30 point evaluation
  • Clean your boat 
    Note: boats stored in water are subject to additional charges
  •  Provide a FREE estimate of repairs that may be needed
  • Deflate your boat and store it for the winter (Thru April 15th)

 How much, you ask..... 

Only $199 for boats up to 10 feet and  

$299 for boats up to 13 feet!  


(Services for RIB's are available but  

excluded from this offer.) 



Americas Cup Update 


The excitement is starting for the 2017 Americas Cup. Last week the five challenging teams were announced who will battle the reigning champions, Oracle Team USA.  The five teams are from Britain, Italy, Sweden, France and New Zealand. Last September Oracle, skippered by Jimmy Spithill, pulled off one of sport's great comebacks when they overhauled a 1-8 deficit against the Emirates Team from New Zealand to eventually win 9-8.  Spithill is looking forward to see who his team will face.


The 2015 challenger World Series, scheduled for October 2015 and raced in AC45 catamarans (now foiling!) will be held in Bermuda.  Book your tickets now!  The final decision for where the cup will be held in 2017 will be made this December.  The two finalists in the selection process are San Diego and Bermuda.



Affordable Electronic Navigating

If you have loaded Navionics Boating onto your iPad or Android tablet, you've seen how an inexpensive app ($49.00, plus $4.99 each for the Nav Module and Advanced Map Options, with auto-routing on the i-Pad) can blow the socks off a multi-thousand dollar dedicated plotter.  Now there's a color depth sounder transducer / transmitter unit that will integrate depth onto the Navionics screen! 

Unbelievably, the SonarPhone SP-200 "T-Box" can send color depth data to iPhones, iPads and Android devices and costs $ 149.00. (really - not a typo) and the standalone mobile app is free and comes bundled in the Navionics Chart Plotting app. See the full details HERE .

Add an app like the Android based "GPS Test Plus" that shows the complete GPS data from your device (including speed and altitude), and you have a fully functional, portable navigation platform at your fingertips! To really give it a test, try it next time you fly (sit by a window to get the strongest GPS signal) 

Trying to keep current with the fast pace of marine electronics just got harder!

Things To Do:     
Nov 9th - Maintaining Stewardship of Our Water Resources

Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club 3pm  Buffet Dinner, $10 per person, BYOB

Humans have used aquaculture to produce food for thousands of years. Modern methods can produce a variety of food species, in an environmentally sustainable way, to feed a growing human population.

The NOAA Fisheries Milford laboratory has been developing methods and equipment to further our sustainable aquaculture mission since before 1930.  The lab not only works to further a developing marine aquaculture industry but also researches how to maintain stewardship of our water resources.

Brought to you by the Saugatuck Yacht Club and the Norwalk Sail and Power Squadron    

Tickets: e-mail Barry Bosworth at 

Movies at the Maritime Aquarium

Through Nov. 25  1 & 3 pm daily 


Narrated by Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, "Journey to the South Pacific" will take audiences on a breathtaking IMAX adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea.   See a video clip.... HERE  


35th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition - Mystic Seaport
Sep 28 - Dec 31, 2014
The exhibition showcases the most recent works of more than 100 award-winning marine artists from around the world. Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery 


Mark your Calendar

Jan 21 - Jan 25   New York Boat Show 
See Website....   HERE 


CT Events from the NY Times......HERE
On a Final Note