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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.  


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We Dodged a Bullet - But We Were Prepared!  

Luckily Joaquin went to sea and we weren't hit by all the rain that plagued the southern states for days.

To those who diligently prepared, thank you - better to be ready for a big storm than making excuses afterwards. Extra fenders and dock lines, remove the canvas... now you can put the canvas back 
up and enjoy the boat for a another week or two. 

This weekend is the Annapolis Sailboat Show. If you haven't made room reservations, good luck, Annapolis is completely booked up!

The Annapolis Powerboat Show is next weekend and together the two shows offer a huge number of boats and booths. Beautiful weather is forecast and the docks are going to be jammed!

Annapolis US Sailboat Show  Oct 8 - 12th   Web Site  

Annapolis Powerboat Show  Oct 15 - 18th  Web Site 
Rex Store Specials

20% OFF
   Boat Show pricing held over for many items in the Nautical Boutique

You will find various items marked off as much as  
50 % 


Rex & Cove are your 
Winterizing Headquarters
(as much as we hate saying that on a 70 degree day) 

Everything you need - From A to Z 
(Antifreeze to Zincs)


Next Weekend - The Oyster Bay Oyster Festival 
Oct 17th & 18th

Great last cruise of the season!

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
Winter Contracts are Available from
Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine
 Make your plans now - Fall is in the air.... 
Norwalk Cove Winter Contracts are ...  HERE  
Note: Plan your Rigging Work Now!

Rex Marine Winter Contracts are...    
  All too soon 
Coming Through the Race

A friend was coming through the Race, entering Fisher's Island Sound, when the boat he was on was met by this...

which was escorting... THIS:

Remember, the world we boat in has become more complicated since September 11, 2001. Boaters must now comply with Homeland Security measures that require keeping a safe, prescribed distance from Navy and commercial ships. Do not approach within 100 yards of a U. S. Naval vessel. If you need to do that to ensure a safe passage you must contact the naval vessel or its Coast Guard escort on VHF channel 16. Do not proceed without clearance. You must operate at minimum speed within 500 yards of a U. S. naval vessel and proceed as directed by it or its patrol.  

Violation of this Naval Protection Zone is a felony, inviting a quick and severe response. You could be boarded, face a $250,000 fine, and time in prison. Learn where security zones are and avoid them. Avoid commercial port operations areas, especially those with military, cruise line, or petroleum facilities. Also avoid restricted areas near dams and power plants.
The Water is Getting Cold !
If you are still trying to squeeze in some last days on the water, be aware.... The water is getting colder and the air temperature REALLY drops as the sun goes down !
So it's time to review the basics of cold weather boating:
  • As a rule of thumb, It's about 10 degrees colder on the water than on land (Cooler still in the late afternoon). Wear layers of clothing with a wind breaking shell on top and bring along hats and gloves.
  • Make a float plan so someone will know you are going out... and call to tell them that you have returned safely when you get back.
  • Check the weather. Use the links included on the left margin to see the current weather in Norwalk from the weather station atop the Cove Administration building and the links for Intellicast forecast and current radar.
  • Wear a life jacket... even if you don't in the Summer. 
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Things to Do, Events, Seminars and Courses 

NY Times - Things To Do Around CT

See the Times website & list of events...   HERE  
On a Final Note,