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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

12/18/14  Vol 5.40
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Rex Marine Center  


Sat Dec 20th
Highs: low 40s
Lows: high 30s


H: 9:35 am  L: 4:09 pm
Sun Dec 21th
Chance of Snow 
Highs: high 30s
Lows: mid 30s

H: 10:21 am  L: 4:56 pm 
Rex Marine 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

Rex Marine is a Certified  Yamaha Service and Stocking Parts Dealer


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Norwalk Cove  


Norwalk Cove  will be closing at 3:00 pm Friday Dec. 19th for the Holidays and will return Jan 5th.

The Cove Ships Store
 will close for the season at 3:00 pm Saturday Dec 20th.
Reopening in March

Rex Store Hours

Mon - Sat 8:00 - 5:00
Sun  9:00 - 3:00

Closed Sundays after Christmas

Captains Cup Coffee 

Closed for the 

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


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Happy Holidays

 Water Brings us Together

Last Minute Nautical Gifts

Norwalk Cove's  Nautical Boutique
Boutique Items now 25% OFF!
The Nautical Boutique has a selection of Nautical Ornaments, Clocks by Weems and Plath and A&M, Hostess Gifts & Coastal Lifestyle Gifts,
Helly Hansen Rain Gear and Masks, Fins & Snorkels by Head

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


Rex Marine Gift Central

Give a Garmin this Christmas!  or an Inflatable Dinghy, a Mercury Outboard, Sperry Topsiders, Water Toys and much, much more!!

And, If you have no idea what to give...

Give A Rex & Cove GIFT CARD

Norwalk Cove Presents a Rigging
Seminar with Harken

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

Reserve your spot by registering with
Kate Russell;
or by calling 203.838.3681

USCG Captain's Course Starting Tues. January 20th  


If you've been boating for number of years and/or you'd like to elevate your boating knowledge to the next level, Rex Boating Club's Capt. Chris Kelly (founder of American Marine Training) will be teaching the USCG Captain's course starting in mid-January.


Starting January 20th, the course consists of six Tuesday night classes (6:30-9pm) and includes everything you'll need to sit for the USCG Captain's License exam, including text book, sample tests, chart, plotting tools, and USCG Application forms.


In addition to passing the USCG Exam, minimum requirements for the basic "Six-Pack" charter boat captain's license are:     

1) 365 days of on-water boating experience    2) Physical exam and drug test

3) Transportation Worker's ID card (TWIC)   4) USCG Licensing Application fee


Space is limited and the fee is $295 including all course materials. To register, email Capt. Kelly at

2015 Summer Cruises with the
                  Rex & Cove Cruising Club

We've set the dates and are asking for commitments:

June 20-21  Oyster Bay Afternoon / Evening Raft-up and overnight anchor out... Head back home early if you can't stay overnight. 


July 18-19  Port Jefferson - Danfords Marina and hotel.

If you don't / can't sleep aboard, you can get a room! 



Aug 15-16  CT River - Saybrook Point Marina.

Rooms are available if you don't stay on board.
Fun place, beautiful marina.

For dates, more info and to sign up, click
The Mayflower comes to Mystic for a Refit:     
The historic ship Mayflower II is has arrived at Mystic Seaport from her home port of Plymouth MA. Following an intensive survey, she will undergo the first phase of a multi-year restoration in the Museum's Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.  

The Mayflower II is a replica of the original Mayflower that transported the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620. The replica was built in the United Kingdom and sailed to the United States in 1957 and is owned by Plimoth Plantation. The restoration of the 57-year-old wooden ship will be carried out over several years with the ship spending winter and spring at Mystic Seaport and returning to Plymouth each summer and fall. The project is scheduled for completion prior to 2020:  the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival.

See the Mystic Seaport website  HERE 
and a video HERE


The Americas Cup is Coming to BERMUDA !!

The next America's Cup will be raced in Bermuda in June of 2017. The host venue was confirmed at a press conference in New York on Tuesday, 12/2, by Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner for the America's Cup.


"In Bermuda we have a perfect international null venue to demonstrate the excitement America's Cup boats and teams can generate," Schiller said. "The sailing conditions are near perfect. The race course on The Great Sound is a natural amphitheater with room for racing and spectators, amid a spectacular backdrop of islands and beaches. And the proposed America's Cup Village at the Royal Naval Dockyard will be the heart of the event for the teams and fans alike.

"The 2017 America's Cup will build on the successful elements that now define the event - close racing in fast, foiling catamarans crewed by the very best sailors in the world and delivered to an international audience by award-winning broadcasters."


Read the whole story on the WindCheck Magazine website...  HERE 

Fall Boating Seminars -              
            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.  


Saturday morning Jan 17th     9:30 am thru 1:30 pm    


Note: Bring a bag lunch or snack to the Seminar
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! 
Saturday Jan  17h   2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This seminar will focus on the preparation, planning, and skills
needed for memorable and safe cruises  
Things To Do:     
Safe Boating Class at Rex Marine  

Starting on January 24th from 9-5, classes will be offered once a month at Rex Marine. Sign Up Now.

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. Classes will be held in the new Vic Porter Training Center, Formula Boats Northeast Showroom Gallery at Rex Marine Center.

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