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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.13


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Let's just skip Spring and get into Summer...

This weekend looks like it will be mostly clear (could be some showers Saturday evening) and warmer. Maybe we can get some boat projects done or better yet - get out on the water!

Remember, the water is still cold - be safe & have fun!

This Weekend -  CT Spring Boat Show - Essex CT 
See dozens of power and sailboats in beautiful Essex - including our friends from Prestige Yacht Sales (celebrating 26 years this year).
See the show website... HERE 
2016 Calendar of Fun Things to do
Around the Sound  

It's time to make your summer boating plans - check out our 2016 Calendar of fun things to do around the Sound !

We'll be adding to it weekly and ask you to share any additional events you find.

See it... HERE

E-mail additional events to: 

The Rex Marine & Norwalk Cove Photo Contest is off to a running start, and the current leading photo is of "Bella" the boat dog!

Submit your photos, we'll post them Instagram, and they'll be judged by how many "Likes" they receive.

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 the pictures here...
Learn more about Long Island Sound and how
to share it with future generations!

Take a look at SoundKeepers' SoundBook Online.

The SoundBook Online is the online version of Soundkeeper's popular Soundbook, an informative citizen's guide to Long Island Sound and the Watershed.  

The Soundbook has been used by hundreds of classrooms, and thousands of students around Long Island Sound. They have sought greater understanding of the Sound and watershed, as well as ways to protect and preserve its beauty and viability as a great natural resource.

Read it and then share it today with your family and friends. Let's all protect the wonderful natural resource we love!

See the the SoundBook online...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
Long Island Dredging Plan Approved
From the Hartford Courant - No one doubts that some Connecticut seaports and marinas need serious dredging if they hope to survive, but the issue of what to do with the muck that's brought up has created a divide wider than Long Island Sound. 

A 30-year dredging plan released last month by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been greeted by applause on the Connecticut side of the Sound and angry denunciations from New York. 
The big point of controversy is where to put tens of millions of cubic yards of sand and sediment expected to be dredged up over the next three decades, and how much different disposal methods might cost...    
See the article...HERE 
And another from WSHU... HERE    

WOW ! The America's Cup Catamarans in New York 
Last weekend the sailing
spectacle which is the America's Cup came to NYC!

Saturday was a washout with hardly any wind, but Sunday was bright and puffy, the boats screamed in the puffs and struggled against the current in the lulls.  Extremely difficult sailing conditions and admittedly probably not the best sailing venue.... BUT the Spectacle!

The replica of the original America and TWO majestic J-Class yachts were in the spectator fleet with 100,000 cheering observers lining the shore.  They'll be in Chicago June 10-12 and live on NBC sports.

See pictures... HERE  

Mercury 6 HP Outboard 

Regularly $ 1,999.00

NOW ONLY $ 1,569.95  

Lewmar Windlass Special
Get a superior Lewmar windlass for your boat - choose from the deck mount horizontal shaft or the below deck vertical shaft versions
Lewmar V700
Vertical Shaft

Now Only $ 699.99 
Lewmar Pro Sport
550 Horiz. Shaft

Now Only $ 549.95
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 

Save the Date...June 25th 


St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, a charitable grass-roots organization, is hosting the 29th Annual SWIM Across the Sound Marathon on Saturday, July 30, 2016 and are in need of volunteers to help ensure swimmers have a safe trip from Port Jefferson, NY to Bridgeport, CT. This Marathon will raise about $400,000 which will provide cancer screening and preventive education not covered by insurance, and funds other specific needs which include the purchase of wigs, prostheses, medication assistance, free transportation to treatment and appointments, day-care scholarships, support groups and more.

Click here to download a PDF to register your boat

Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling  

See the updated list...    HERE

On a Final Note,