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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

11/20/14  Vol 5.36
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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 22nd
Partly Sunny
Highs in the low 40's
and Lows in the 30's
H 10:45 am L 5
:18 pm  
Sunday, Nov 23rd
Partly Sunny
 Highs in the high 40's  
and lows in the 30's
H 11:28 am L 6:02 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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Sunday 8:00 - 4:00
NOTE: Starting 11/30 
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All Week
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-Weather Permitting-

NOTE: Pumpout and Fresh Water are OFF
for the season
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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! 


Winter Storage

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Storage & Service
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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 !

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2015 Summer Cruises

We've had good feedback on the Cruising Club concept and ask that you tell your friends! A few more boats and we'll have critical mass.

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...   
Rex Marine Presents
Formula Boats Northeast Open House

This Saturday Nov 22 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST

You must register by midnight TONIGHT to attend.......
Click HERE

See the newly remodeled 6000 sq. ft. showroom, then see, touch and experience the very best in luxury and performance watercraft by Formula Boats!   We will have plenty of food and drink, music and staff on hand to answer any questions. 

Norwalk Cove's
Nautical Boutique

Planning Christmas presents? 

The Nautical Boutique has a selection of
Clocks by Weems and Plath and A&M,
Hostess Gifts & coastal lifestyle gifts,
Helly Hansen rain gear.

No idea what to give?
Give a Rex or Cove GIFTCARD

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
Fall Boating Seminars


Navigating the Norwalk Islands   


The Norwalk Islands....  

Their Formation, History, Secrets, Stories and of course, Navigation around and between the 25 plus Islands.



From the ice age and the formation of Long Island Sound by the
retreating glaciers, the Indians and early settlers, to the Oyster Industry,
Hotels, Bordellos and Prohibition Speakeasy's.  The Norwalk Islands have always played an integral part in the development of Norwalk and the region. Public Islands, Private Sanctuaries, Posh Retreats.... all right off the Norwalk shoreline.  

3 opportunities to attend:  


Saturday morning Nov 22nd  9:30 am thru 1:30 pm  

Saturday morning Dec 6th     9:30 am thru 1:30 pm    


Saturday morning Dec 13th   9:30 am thru 1:30 pm    



Note: Bring a bag lunch or snack to the Saturday Seminars 

Please register in advance and bring $ 60.00 per person to the seminar. The Seminar will be held at Norwalk Cove Marina. Click HERE for Information or e-mail / text Capt. Rick 203-216-7800 


Coastal Cruising 
        Become the boater you were meant to be! 
2 opportunities to attend:    

Saturday Nov 22nd  2:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Saturday Dec 13th  2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This seminar will focus on the preparation, planning, and skills needed for memorable and safe cruises

       We will cover: 
  • Planning & Provisioning
  • Plotting and Weather
  • A Review of Rules of the Road
  • Anchoring & Docking
  • VHF radios, DSC, AIS & Electronics
  • Cruising style - Marinas or Anchor out ?
  • Review of Charting and how to plot your trip
  • Traditional Plotting and GPS Navigation
  • Find a Marina for Transient Dockage
  • Safe Anchoring in Unfamiliar Areas
  • Safety and Emergency Preparedness


Info  HERE

Things To Do:     
Thanksgiving Parade in Stamford... this Saturday at noon
The UBS Parade Spectacular, Presented by Stamford Town Center and The Advocate/Hearst Media, comes to Stamford Downtown on Sunday, November 23 at 12 noon.  Stamford's annual holiday balloon parade has become one of the largest events of its kind in the country. The parade features everyone's favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats.  Fun for the whole family!           More......  HERE


 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

Yup, It's time...