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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

11/13/14  Vol 5.35
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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 15th 
Highs in the 30's
and Lows in the 20's
L 11:48 am H 5
:49 pm  
Nov 16th
Partly Sunny
 Highs in the 40's  
and lows in the 30's
H 6:20 am L 12:43 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
NOTE: Starting 11/30 
Closed Sundays 

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

NOTE: Pumpout and Fresh Water are OFF
for the season
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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Fall Seminar
Back by popular demand

The Norwalk Islands

 & Coastal Cruising

Become the boater you were meant to be!

Offered Sat.
Nov. 22nd

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The Temperature is Dropping - Is your Winterizing Done ?

Fresh water winterizing should be done ASAP since fresh water will freeze before salt water. The traditional method for winterizing the fresh water system is to pump out all water from the tank(s), add non toxic pink
propylene glycol antifreeze (AKA pink stuff) and pump it through every faucet, spigot, shower and toilet.

If you have an aversion to the smell, feel and taste of pink stuff, you can drain the tanks and use a small compressor set on low (25 - 30 lbs) pressure and blow the lines clear of water. First blow air from the pump to the tank to make sure the feed lines are clear. Then connect the compressor to the output hose of the water pump and methodically open each fresh water outlet individually until every outlet is blowing air with minimal spits of water.

Pay attention that you get every single outlet and all systems that use fresh water to insure nothing is overlooked.

Systems include:

Fresh Water Tanks
Water Pumps
Filters & Strainers
Expansion Tanks
Fresh Water Manifolds
Faucets and Showers
Cockpit Washdowns / Showers
Ice Makers
Fresh Water Toilet Feeds
Shower Sump Tanks and Hoses
Holding Tank
It's Not Too Late!
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.) 


2015 Summer Cruises

Have you secretly harbored a desire to do some cruising but prefer not to travel solo or aren't sure how to start?   Let the cruising experts at Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine make it easy for you...

Introducing our CRUISING CLUB !

We envision some simple raft-ups and overnights, including more elaborate multi-day cruises. Throw in some seminars that will cover in detail what you will need to know, and we have some happy boaters with new found skills and knowledge. Small or large boats, power or sail - it doesn't matter... Do one cruise or do them all, let's have fun!

The First Cruise:  A Saturday afternoon raftup in Oyster Bay. Come for the afternoon and head home before dark or anchor out and spend the night. No dock, no hotel, just us on our boats, on an anchor, under the stars.

The Second Cruise:  Leave Norwalk Saturday for a destination like Port Jeff, where we can stay on the dock and have a nice dinner ashore, followed by open house boat party on the dock for those who wish to participate. Anyone not wishing to stay on their boat could get a room ashore. 

The Third Cruise:  Leave Norwalk Friday PM or Saturday AM for the Connecticut River and Essex. Open house party on the dock followed by dinner ashore as a group or individually.  Again, rooms ashore as required. Sunday return.

Sound like fun to you ?  Interested in joining us ?  We need your feedback and comments.  Please email Capt. Rick at Rex with comments, level of interest, and ideas. Please include your boat name, size, type (including power or sail).

Based on your feedback, we'll plow ahead and start making plans and get back to you with the proposed itinerary. We want to try to get things reserved before the Holidays if possible to lock in the dates for group dockage, dinner reservations, and optionally, hotel rooms.

We look forward to hearing from you!   Rick

Capt. Rick Delfosse...   

Boating Shows on TV 


Frustrated by the onset of Fall and colder weather? Are you missing your boating fix ?  Here's where you can see some good boating shows on TV. 


Depending on your cable / satellite TV provider, some or all of these shows may be available to you. If not, check online! Many, if not all, have previous episodes available to watch online.  Set you DVR and enjoy!


Show / Description                                       Where to Find it  


Distant Shores 

Bestselling authors and award-winning filmmakers, Paul and Sheryl Shard, are known to worldwide viewing audiences as the fun-loving and adventurous hosts of the Distant Shores sailing adventure TV series which airs across in the USA on

(A Wealth of Entertainment)

Sea Nation
Megan McCormack (of Globe Trekker fame) is the host of
Sea Nation, a television series that follows her and a friend as they sell everything and abandoned the comfort and security of their everyday lives. Eleven episodes were completed and a second series of Sea Nation will be made in the Mediterranean

VVH TV (Hampton TV)

The Volvo Ocean Race
is the world's premier offshore race, an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavor which started over 40 years ago.
Sundays on  NBCSN

Also on Outside TV

Extreme Yachts
travels the country to see how top designers and nautical engineers create some of the most amazing vessels ever to hit the high seas.

On the Travel Channel
Website... HERE
Every month "MainSail" explores one of the world's most tough, exhilarating and glamorous sports. We bring viewers the latest on sailing events, upscale travel, technology and business.

CNN Mainsail Site and Schedule
Each week, Ship Shape TV teaches viewers how-to accessorize their boats, how-to make improvements and how-to make repairs to their boats. Viewers even learn about regular maintenance procedures, ranging from simple cleaning tips, to taking care of bilge pumps.

Find it on CSN New England
Fox Sports Net New York, Fox Sports Net New England
is a weekly half-hour television show focusing on power boats and the boating lifestyle. From fish boats to luxury cruisers, great destination and helpful DIY segments, we cover what's of interest to boaters at large.

Powerboat TV
sponsored by GMC Trucks and Pursuit boats in concert with their New England network of dealers, explores the region's varied ports, bays, harbors and lakes, providing viewers with useful boating information and showcasing interesting things to see and do.




Things To Do:     

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