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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.07


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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: 

Norwalk Cove Ships Store
This weekend! - April 2nd & 3rd 

$ 10.00 off every Gallon 
$ 5.00 off every Quart 
(except food, drinks, fuel & paint)

& Save The Date for the 
May 21st 11:30 - 1:30 
SALE at the Nautical Boutique
at Norwalk Cove
Early Bird Sale on the entire selection!

Greenwich Boat Show
This weekend - April 2nd & 3rd 
10:00 - 4:00

The GBS is the most unique in-water boat show in the Northeast. It's held on the Mianus River in Cos Cob, CT, where boaters can take advantage of free sea-trials to test boats on the open waters of Long Island Sound. The show has become a favorite among boaters who get to try an incredible variety of new boat models. And, perhaps best of all, the event is completely FREE to attend.  Info... HERE

(Has 9 Boats In The Water!!) 
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, longnuller.

--Includes free dockage for consecutive 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 
Make the "Candy Store Cup" Part of
Your Summer Cruise  
Save the date: July 29th - 31st  for the first Candy Store Cup, following in the spirit of the "bucket" regattas. This is your chance to see the incredible superyachts that grace the magazines up close, racing off Newport. Make it a stop on your cruise or hitch a ride to walk the docks at the Newport Shipyard. If you love boats, you HAVE to see this!!

See the link & updates... HERE


Boating Courses Courses and Seminars

See the updated list...   HERE  

Spares on Your Boat 

Now is the time to start planning for the 2016 boating season (winter dreaming isn't planning!) and one category on your "to do" list should be "Update Spares". Often little things go wrong, and carrying the right selection of spares can save the day.   

Here is a partial list:

Impellers... Put a new one in each year and keep two new ones as spares.  Remember the generator too!

Fan Belts... you know why

Hose clamps... a couple different sizes will do.  Remember you can connect two small ones together to make a larger one.

Rescue Tape and Duct Tape... every MacGuyver does.

A sharp  knife... for when that line gets around the prop.

Diving mask or swim goggles... for when that line gets around the prop.

Fuel filters... dirt in the tanks or a bad batch can ruin your day in a hurry.

Spark plugs... especially for the dinghy.

Real Tools... not a set from Walmart that break under load.  

(If cruising) A toilet rebuild kit... you know why. 
Rules of the Road Review 

Speed in the Harbor, Near Docks, Anchored
and Moored boats
Norwalk Harbor has a 6 mile per hour speed limit which extends all the way up the river within 100 feet of moored vessels and 300 feet from the shore.  The speed zone begins at the Flashing Red "10" Rockpile by the Manresa Island power plant when approaching from the West and from the Quick Flashing Red  "14" rockpile off Calf Pasture Point when approaching from the East. It extends past the moored boats mid harbor and all the way North up the Norwalk river.    
Please remember you share the harbor with other boaters, kayakers, windsurfers, kiteboarders, sailing schools and stand up paddle boarders ! 
Rule - 6 Safe Speed  Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that she can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions. In determining safe speed the following factors shall be among those taken into account: the visibility, traffic density, maneuverability of the vessel with special reference to stopping distance and turning ability, at night the presence of background light such as from shore lights, the state of the wind, sea, current, proximity of navigational hazards, and the draft in relation to the available depth of water. Additionally, vessels with operational radar must use that radar to its fullest extent to determine the risk of collision. 

YOU are Responsible for Your WAKE !
On a Final Note,