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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.04


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Rex Marine is a Certified Mercury Marine Dealer and Repair Center, offering, sales, service and genuine Mercury parts.  
Rex Valet  
Rack Service

--Indoor and Outdoor Summer Valet Rack Service for powerboats up to 32 ft. since 1989.


--Includes free dockage for consecutive day use.


--Annual, seasonal, monthly, or weekly availability.


--5 minute, Launch on Demand, no advance notice required during operating hours.


--24/7 access: Your boat can be used anytime, including night or early morning.


 Learn More 

SoundKeeper Needs Pumpout Boat Operators
Please contact Jason
to discuss: 
Save the Date:
Ischoda YC
St. Patrick's Day Party
This Saturday
March 12  12pm-10pm

Great Food, Live Music,
Irish Dancers
Bagpipes at 5:00

Call for Reservations
(203) 831-0371


Rex Marine 80th Anniversary
Spring Open House
March 12th & 13th

Come to the Rex Marine Center Open House for great
savings, seminars, and much, much more!
  • Food & Refreshments
  • Seminars and Manufacturer Reps
    • Saturday  9-11 am RayMarine hands-on demonstration with the latest gear.
    • Sat 10:00 - 2:00 Meet the Pettit Paint Rep
    • Sat 11:30 - 12:30 Garmin & advanced marine electronics discussion.
    • Sat 2:30 - 4:00 Navigating The Norwalk Islands
    • Sunday 10-12 Seamanship Seminar
    • Sunday 1-2:30 Coastal Navigation 
  • Door Prizes and Raffle for great stuff!
  • See the sweet NEW Sea Pro 239 Center Console offered by Rex Yacht Sales

  • Bottom Paint Sale of the Year!!
    • Interlux, Pettit and Woolsey bottom paint starting at $89.99 / Gallon plus mail in rebates. 

Take $ 10.00 OFF our regular LOW price per gallon.   

  • Store Wide Sale including electronics:
    • Garmin Echomap 44DV only $ 269.99
    • Garmin Echomap 54DV chartplotter only $ 499.99
    • Standard Horizon HX290 HH VHF only $119.95
    • O'Brien "Mercer" Paddleboard Reg 599.99 Open House Special $ 499.99 plus free 2 piece paddle ($59.99 value)  while supply lasts.
    • 10% OFF all marine supplies, excluding sale items, electronics, boats and motors
  • See the ALL NEW Sea Pro boats along with the entire lineup of Formula Boats offered by Rex Marine!

Now Stocking Zodiac Inflatables
See the 10'-2" 310 and
13'-9" 420 RIBS

Join us for a great chance to "talk boats" and kick off the 2016 boating season with a bang!  
Watch for more information and reserve your Valet Rack Service... HERE
A New Way to View the Weather: WindyTY
New Apps and web pages pop up so frequently it's hard to keep up with them!  Here's a webpage (and android app) that will give you a whole new appreciation for the weather... on a global scale!  Careful, it's mesmerizing!  You could spend hours playing with this one!
Developed by a kite surfer in the Czech Republic using open source code from "the Earth Project", the program is essentially a map with overlays you can choose with weather conditions such as humidity, temperature, wave & sea data,rain and air pressure.. The map is minimalistic, with no cities or roads, but with a click on the map you get a detailed local forecast for a given spot.  Have fun with this one!    See it.... HERE 
Spring Seminar: The Norwalk Islands    

The Norwalk Islands....  
Their Formation, History, Secrets, Stories and Navigation Tips 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.  
Sat. Morning March 26th   Register HERE
9:30-12:30 at the Formula Boats Northeast training room at the Rex Marine Center. 
Price is $60.00/person & pre-registration is required. Consider 
bring a drink or snack to the Seminar
Click HERE to register.   E-mail / text Capt. Rick   Call 203-216-7800 for info.
S.E.A.  Safe Boating Courses
With the Sea Dolphins,
You're on your way to being...   
Safe, Legal, and Confident!    

Sign up for the CT State required boat operators course, recognized by U.S. Coast Guard & completed in one day.   
 Sign Up......   HERE 
Rex Marine Center
 New Milford CT 
 Stamford CT  
 Danbury CT 
 Navigation Course at Rex
 Private Courses Available
USCG Capt Course Returns to Rex Marine Starting Mon. March 14!
The USCG Captain's Exam "Express" course is designed for busy executives/experienced boaters who want to learn the critical components of the OUPV ("six pack") and Master's license exams in the shortest possible time.  

3 weeks - Mon & Thurs nights 7-9:30 pm  
The $395 tuition includes text book, plotting tools and chart, and all USCG Forms.

Pre-registration before 3/8/16 is required as class size is limited to 12 students. To enroll, email Capt. Chris Kelly at


Sailing Safety 3/28 
Powerboat Safety 3/30
Sail Trim & Maneuvering 5/2Weather and Boating 5/16
Lines, Knots & Hitches 5/9River & Canal Piloting 5/18
Marine VHF Radio 5/11Sailboat Engines 5/23 &
Powerboat Engines  5/25 
Evening Sessions are $15 apiece (six or more for $75). All are held at the Flotilla 72 Training Center on Calf Pasture Beach in East Norwalk. 7:15 - 9:15 pm  Info & Details: 
On a Final Note,