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Cove Mini Golf is OPEN !
Fall Hours
Fri 3 pm - 10 pm
Sat 10 am - 10 pm
Sun 10 am - 9 pm

- weather permitting -

NOTE: Closed during the Norwalk boat show weekend 

Please call if the weather
is 'iffy'..... 203-853-8282

Mercury Marine Update

As a Certified Mercury Marine Dealer and Repair Center, Rex Marine offers, sales, service and genuine Mercury parts to make your boating painless and trouble free.  
The Longshore Pavilion 
at Norwalk Cove

The Inn at Longshore is now hosting all events at the former Ascension Beach Club (Harborview) site at Norwalk Cove.
We welcome them as the exclusive caterers for all affairs.

To book your next event, please call
or click... HERE 

The Origin of  
Nautical Terms:

Chandler: The shoreside purveyor to all the needs of a ship in port. The term originated in the XIV century, when a chandler was a maker and seller of candles, then virtually the only source of illumination. From that period the chandlers services were expanded to include all supplies. The word is Middle English for candle maker from the Old French chandelier

Buoyancy Operated Aquatic Transport. Also; Break Out Another Thousand 
  Beating to Windward
Method of flogging crew to
increase upwind performance when racing.
The definition of cruising: Fixing your boat in exotic locations...

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This Weekend
Newport International Boat Show 

Running through Sun. Sept 20, this prestigious event encompasses 13 acres of Newport's famed waterfront with all makes and models of powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 ft. to 100 ft. - ready for boarding and review.

On the land side, an array of marine products and services to enhance the boating lifestyle. Domestic and international dealers and manufacturers will be on hand to provide you with valuable information and answers to all your questions. With numerous countries represented - it truly is an international event.

Click HERE for details and tickets
                   Rex Store Specials  

Standard Horizon 
Handheld VHF's 
Pre-Boat Show Special 
Save 10% off the Regular Rex LOW PRICE on in-stock handheld radios. 
 Radio      Reg $     Sale $

HX-290  $ 129.95  $ 116.95

HX-851  $ 249.95  $ 224.95

HX-300  $ 149.99  $ 134.99


Take an extra 
OFF in stock O'Brien Tubes and Wakeboards

Limited Supply
It's boat show time !

Norwalk Boat Show*   Sept 24 -27th   Web Site 
Annapolis US Sailboat Show  Oct 8 - 12th   Web Site

Annapolis Powerboat Show  Oct 15 - 18th  Web Site

*Norwalk Cove Raftup Information
The Cove raft-up for the boat show is Sat. Sept. 19'th. Non-raft-up boats must be out of their slips by 8:00 am. Plan on moving back to your slip after 4:00 on Wednesday the 30th. Please remember that all dock boxes, hoses, cables and dock lines must go!   Any questions?      Call Val the Dockmaster 
(203) 838-5899

Did You See THIS on Sunday (right over the Peck Ledge Lighthouse) ?
Last Sunday, while many folks were at the Norwalk Oyster Festival or out on their boats, four F-15E fighter jets were lining up over Peck's Ledge to fly over the Arthur Ashe Stadium in formation as the final note of the on-court performance of "America the Beautiful" played.

Both the planes and pilots are based at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C., where the pilots also serve as instructors.

See the US Open article... HERE 

Take a Day Trip to The City

With some planning for the tides, a trip to NY City for the day (or the weekend) is a great outing.

There are many marinas with transient slips to choose from, or you can anchor out in select "holes" behind the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and off the Liberty State Park launching ramp fairway.

Do your planning with a good Cruising Guide like the Waterway Guide, or plan online with the Active Captain Interactive Cruising Guide (with easy selection of Chart, Satellite, Road and Hybrid views).

Remember the unspoken rule of busy waterways... The "TEN TON" rule: If it's bigger than you are, Get Out of it's Way!!   And have fun.

Electronic LED Flares are Coming   
(but don't throw out your old flares yet) 
The Coast Guard has established a new classification of signaling devices under it's "Electric Distress Light for Boat" 46 CFR 161.013
(found HERE )

So far, only one manufacturer has met the Coast Guard specs, even though there are a number of LED or laser flares out there. It seems the spec requiring the flare to "Float in fresh water with the lens surface at or above the surface of the water" wasn't anticipated and some preliminary designs will need to go "back to the drawing board".  See a good article in Passagemaker Magazine... HERE

See the Sirius Signal website... HERE

Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron
Piloting Course
Start date:
Tuesday, September 29, 2015   
Start Date:   Tues. Sept. 29th
When:         7.00 - 9.00 pm for 6 Tuesdays
Where:        Greenwich Police HQ, 
                  11 Bruce Place, Greenwich
Cost:           $ 115.00 per student 
                  (includes manuals, plotting tools, chart)
Get more info... HERE
East End Maritime Festival  Sept 25-27

The East End Seaport Museum's Maritime Festival is a weekend long celebration of the East End's nautical history.

For the past 25 years, the East  End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation has celebrated the nautical history of the east end of Long Island. Last year over 40,000 guests enjoyed this celebration in the historic Village of Greenport.

Read more... HERE

How Not To Be "That Guy" When Invited On a Friend's Boat

Here's a funny article aimed at first time boating guests.  Consider sharing it if you are inviting "non-boaters" (aka land lubbers, dirt dwellers, etc) out for a boating excursion!
Hey! You've been invited to go boating with your friends! Folks with boats know people will start coming out of the woodwork the moment they buy a boat and are usually more than happy to have some others along. But there are a few rules you need to follow in order to get invited back.  Keep in mind, boats aren't cheap to buy or maintain. Also marine gas ain't cheap either and someone will be cleaning up a house full of tracked in sand and mud after your adventure. They're spending time and money to take you out... so don't act like some jerk at a frat party.

Here's a couple of rules to ensure you'll receive future invites. (Note: When I say guy, I mean guys and girls, I'm from Michigan... it's what we say.)

1) Food - Don't be the guy that brings one bag of pretzel rods for a full day of boating. Eventually you will get hungry (especially after a few beverages) and when you do you will have to depend on the kindness of others to be fed properly. Mainly because they don't want you passing out due to lack of proper nutrition or falling off the boat. Consider bringing a sub sandwich, chopped fruit, veggies, chips or some other easy to transport food. Be gracious when someone does offer you their food and don't just take for granted that the host/hostess is supposed to feed you unless this was specifically implied.

2) Drinks
- Always bring twice what you can drink. Boating is a communal affair and you may have to share a couple beers. (Because there's always the person who came completely empty handed or underestimated their ability to consume beverages on a hot day). Also don't show up with just drinks, put them in a cooler and cover them with ice. Unless you're bringing Fireball, we'll make room in our cooler for that. And drink a water every now and again. Proper hydration will ensure that you don't get too intoxicated and be "That Guy."

More...  HERE 
Things to Do, Events, Seminars and Courses 

Oyster Bay  Oyster Festival
Oct 17th & 18th

More than 150 years ago, Theodore Roosevelt - the 26th President of the United States - was born to a wealthy family that summered in Oyster Bay, not far from the waterfront property that today bears his name. To honor his memory, community leaders organized a parade to celebrate his 125th birthday. The parade proved so successful that it provided the roots of what would become the Oyster Festival in 1983.
Good fun, music, artists and food - make it your last cruise of the season!

Info is... HERE 
NY Times - Things To Do Around CT

See the Times website & list of events...   HERE  

On a Final Note,

Boating shoes, anyone?