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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.12


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has long been known in NY & CT as the place to find, purchase and sell a boat. 
If you are looking to purchase a new, used or trade-in boat, or to sell the boat you own, please visit 
or give us a call at 203-866-5555.


Is Mother Nature Anti-Boating ?

The lousy weather and rain continues, making it difficult to get anything done...  Waxing, cleaning, sanding, open engine compartments - all subject to her whims!  Enough already!

Maybe some inside projects can be done now  - to win more "boat time" later?  
Mother's Day Presents at the Nautical Boutique  

The Nautical Boutique at Norwalk Cove has special gifts waiting for Mom.  Nautical pillows, tunics, sandals, trays and decorative bowls, plus many - many more items!


Also consider a pair of Topsiders or maybe an
inflatable dinghy from Rex Marine ? 

Rex Marine & Norwalk Cove are sponsoring a Photo Contest and you are invited to submit your best boating pictures - from Spring Boat Prep to Fun in the Sun! 

Need some ideas? How about a shot of boat waxing or bottom
Instagram Photo! 
sanding (the blue smurf look), the kids helping, taking a break, proud new owners... be creative and show what boating means to you! 

Photos will be posted on Instagram and will be judged by how many "Likes" they receive.  So submit your photos and start voting once they are posted. The photo "in the lead" will be included in Harbor Talk each week.

The winner of the Spring Photo Contest will be announced at the Rex June 25th Customer Appreciation / Open House Party and get a $ 50.00 Gift Certificate! 

Submit your photos to:

See them here...
The Global Climate is Changing, and so is Connecticut's

From the CT DEEP:   Average global temperatures have increased about 1.5°F over the past several centuries. Surface temperatures have risen - sometimes more rapidly, sometimes more slowly - at the vast majority of weather stations around the world and across the United States. These changes often have been especially pronounced since the 1970s. The chart below is based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data for the Hartford area over the past 110 years.

See the CT DEEP (Dept of Energy and Environmental Protection) webpage... HERE

The Norwalk Cove Rigging Department
                    is Ready to Serve You !
The Rigging Department at Norwalk Cove is ready for the season with a large stock of line in different colors, rigging wire for masts and lifelines, and hardware for power and sailboat lifelines and rigging.
The department is also a drop off and pickup facility for Fairclough Sailmakers, Hathaway, Reiser & Raymond and North Sails for your convenience.
Please click  HERE for a complete list of services. 
Rex Valet Rack Service

Makes boating SIMPLE!
1 - Use the app to schedule a launch
2 - Walk down to your ready-to-go boat
3 - Have Fun in the Sun
4 - Drop off the boat and it's put way for you - no hassle.
5 - Refer a friend and you both save $ !!

If you have a busy life but love the water, it's the answer!
 Learn More   See the RACK MAN video
New Study: No Pesticides Found in Long Island Sound Lobsters
If you have been on the water recently you would notice something in the water you haven't seen for a while... lobster pot buoys! After some research, there doesn't seem to be any new news that lobsters are finally making a comeback - even after a harvesting ban that took affect last fall. Instead, here is some news that was released this week:

"HARTFORD - A new study says no traces of pesticides were found in lobsters collected in Long Island Sound in late 2014, boosting the belief that warming water temperatures is the main culprit in a huge lobster population decline in the state.

The findings renew questions about restrictions Connecticut passed in 2013 limiting the use of pesticides that can control mosquito populations that transmit diseases including the West Nile and Zika viruses."

So stay tuned for more info... and watch out for those lobster pot floats!  

This Weekend 
America's Cup Catamarans Race in New York Harbor
This is going to be BIG! 

Where to watch...  HERE

See the NYC AC website... HERE 

11:00 am - Event Village Opens  
12:30 pm - Dock-Out Show 
2:00 pm - Races 1-3 
3:30 pm - Racing Ends 
4:00 pm - Dock-In Show & Poster Signing 
6:00 pm - Event Village Closes 

11:00 am - Event Village Opens 
12:30 pm - Dock-Out Show 
2:00 pm - Races 4-6 
3:30 pm - Racing Ends 
4:30 pm - Awards Ceremony  
6:00 pm - Event Village Closes

Flag Day - June 14th  

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date.

Rex Marine is an Annin Flag distributor and can get ANY Annin flag that's made.

See the master catalog... HERE 

Properly Flying the Flag

It seems nautical traditions and nomenclature are disappearing as fast as new technologies are appearing !  

Generations of mariners have created and followed a code of identifying and decorating their boats that reflects "proper" maritime tradition. Observing flag etiquette will allow you to display your colors with pride.

Read more... HERE
Cove Member Activities

Norwalk Cove Spring Picnic
   May 21st 11:30 - 1:30 
Bingo Night    Friday July 8

Dinghy Poker Run
   Saturday July 23
               This year with LIVE Music for the party  

Bingo Night 
Friday August 19


REX Customer Appreciation Day / Open House 

See you there...June 25th 

Save the Date:   Sat. June 25th

To benefit wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Hospital and Connecticut Veterans through "Operation Gift Cards"

For more information go to the Halloween YC website or call 203 559-5205  

Boating Courses and Seminars 

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling  
See the updated list...    HERE 
On a Final Note,