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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.05


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Rex Marine is a Certified Mercury Marine Dealer and Repair Center, offering, sales, service and genuine Mercury parts.  
SoundKeeper Needs Pumpout Boat Operators
Please contact Jason
to discuss: 
DMV Update

The DMV says thousands of CT boat registrations may be delayed... Read more HERE

Spring Has Sprung!

The drone of sanders and buffers is in the air and boaters are slowly checking items off their spring "to do" list in anticipation of a great summer.

Last weekend's Open House at Rex and celebration of 80 years in business was a great success, with packed seminars and loads of bottom paint and boat stuff marching out the door.  The NEW Sea Pro 239 was well received, and test rides are being scheduled at Rex. (come see it! - a really nice boat!!)

SAVE the DATE:  April 2'nd & 3'rd for the  
Norwalk Cove Ships Store PAINT SALE ! 
(watch for updates and more information)

So, get back to work... and wear your dust mask and eye protection please.
The Nautical Boutique at Norwalk Cove is OVERFLOWING with new arrivals!

This will be a banner year for the Nautical Boutique at Norwalk Cove! Featuring a bigger selection of great new items - you have to stop by.

And for those who get Harbor Talk and don't share it with their significant others.... Shame on you !!   Your boat could be the beneficiary of a Nautical Boutique shopping spree, and said significant other will be VERY HAPPY.   Think about it. 
Rex Valet Rack Service 
  • Indoor and Outdoor Summer Valet Rack Service for powerboats up to 32 ft.
  • Keep your boat looking NEW !  Indoor Valet Rack Service is like a garage for your boat. Helps it look better, longer.
  • Includes free dockage for consecutivenull day use.
  • Annual, seasonal, monthly, or weekly availability.
  • Easy and convenient 5 minute, "Launch on Demand", no advance notice required during operating hours. Or use the mobile Launch App.
  • 24/7 access: Your boat can be used anytime, including night or early morning.
 Learn More   See the RACK MAN video 
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. 
  Private Courses Available
3/19 @ Rex,  3/20 @ New Milford,  3/26 @ Stamford
4/10 @ Danbury,   5/1 Navigation Course @ Rex 
 Sign Up......   HERE  
Spring Seminar: The Norwalk Islands    

The Norwalk Islands....  
Their Formation, History, Secrets, Stories and Navigation Tips around and between the 25 plus Islands.  

Sat. Morning March 26th
9:30-12:30 at Rex Marine


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: 
USCG Capt Course at Rex Marine
- has been postponed until May -

Please contact Captain Chris Kelly to reschedule
Time to Burn The Socks!

Usually coinciding with the spring equinox, the annual ritual celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of spring and the boating season.

It started in Annapolis in the 70's and has slowly spread up and down the east and mid-Atlantic coasts.  Plan on hosting a party of your own!

For a summary of the intricate ritual (which often includes medicinal intake of various libations - including dark rum) see this great article in the Chesapeake Bays' Spin Sheet
On a Final Note,


Rex Marine Center, 144 Water St. | Norwalk Cove Marina, 48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd. | Norwalk | CT | 06855