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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

12/4/14  Vol 5.38
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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! 

Sat Dec 6th
Highs: almost 50
Lows: mid 30s


H: 10:47 am  L: 3:45 pm
Sun Dec 7th
Chance of Rain 
Highs: 40s
Lows: low 30s

H: 11:31 am  L: 6:06 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 - Sat  8:00 - 5:00
Closed Sundays

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Please call for fuel dock hours and fuel availability as we install new tanks

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  Shop
Closed for the 
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How did that happen? Seems like it was just August! 
Norwalk Cove Presents a Rigging
Seminar with Harken

Saturday Jan 10th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Marine hardware technology is traditionally introduced, tested and proven at the grand-prix and Americas Cup level and eventually filters down to everyday recreational cruising and racing boats. As it becomes wide spread, it also becomes more affordable to the average sailor.   

Come join us for some chowder and learn how the latest in hardware technology from Harken can make your boat faster, safer and easier to use.

Please reserve your spot by registering with Kate Russell; or by calling 203.838.3681

2015 Summer Cruises with the Rex & Cove Cruising Club

Join the fun & tell your friends! 

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

Introducing our CRUISING CLUB!!

For dates, more info and to sign up, click HERE
Norwalk Cove's  Nautical Boutique
The Nautical Boutique has a selection of Masks, Fins & Snorkles by Head, 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

Note: The Cove Store will be closing for the season on Dec. 20th

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 - Start this Saturday

Navigating the Norwalk Islands   


The Norwalk Islands....  

Their Formation, History, Secrets, Stories and  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.  

2 opportunities to attend:  


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 Dec 6th   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   Info    HERE 
Volvo Race Update:     
The Volvo Ocean Race is the leading round-the-world sailing race for teams, with a series of stops that give fans the chance to experience the additional In-Port Race series. It began in 1973 as the Whitbread Race. Today it is sailing's biggest offshore race and one of the most coveted prizes in the sport. It lasts for nearly nine months - it's the longest sport event in the world. 
This year's race started in Alicante, Spain on Oct. 4 and will finish in Gothenburg, Sweden with a final in-port race on June 27, 2015. The race route spans the globe, stopping at 11 ports, covering 38,739 nautical miles.

This week team "Vestas Wind" from Denmark, skippered by Australian sailor Chris Nicholson, hit a reef in the Indian Ocean and the crew had to abandon the boat. After stripping all the  valuables, hardware and electronics, the crew was rescued and transported to safety.     


Follow the race..... HERE  

Here's an article on how a boat bristling with technology could hit a reef.
Read it HERE 
Things To Do:     
Safe Boating Class at Rex Marine  

Starting on January 24th from 9-5, classes will be offered once a month at the new Rex Marine Training Center. 

Join SEA Dolphin for the first SBC class of the season.  This one day class will allow you to earn the CT Safe Boating Certificate required to operate a boat in Connecticut.  Please see the online schedule for dates.

Please call 800-510-9995 to register or sign up online...

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