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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.18


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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.

Has your boat been in the water all winter ?

Maybe it's time for  
a short haul....

or maybe more !

Contact the Cove or Rex Service Department
ASAP !! 

Rex Valet Rack Service
If you have a busy life  
but love the water,  
it's the answer!  


Carl Ryan 1948 - 2016

We were all shocked and saddened by the loss of our friend and co-worker Carl Ryan on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Carl came to Norwalk Cove in 1974 and was here for 42 years. His father had also worked for Gardella Trucking, a related family company for 30 years.

Carl was a walking encyclopedia about any powerboat or sailboat, and all marine engines. He could remember most anything and, rarely, if ever, had to look at a manual.

He will be missed by all who knew him. 
His legacy will live on.

Continued... HERE
Saturday, June 25th 
Rex Marine Center's
"We Love our Customers"
Summer Party!
It's been a long winter! Come celebrate summer and re-connect with your boating friends at Rex Marine Center on
Saturday, June 25th     12:00 - 4:00 pm*

Enjoy the Sounds of the Caribbean with the
Steel Drum Vibes of Mustafa Alexander

Special tastings by:  Brockmans Gin, Spiked Seltzer
and Corona beer

Great BBQ fare, steamed mussels, all the fixin's, & more
by "Ripka's at the Beach"

Take a Demo ride on a new Formula,
Sign-up for a free
Better Boating Class, and more!

If you have a friend who has an interest in boating
or Rex Marine, please invite them as your guest.
RSVP (Required so we have enough food!)... HERE 

*Join us under the tent, rain or shine.
Father's Day Gifts at Rex Marine & Norwalk Cove

Father's Day is THIS SUNDAY !!

Stop by the Cove Store for 20% OFF Helly Hansen Items (foul weather gear and dufflebags) and great deals on ships clocks and barometers, rigging bags, flashlights and more!

Stop by REX Marine for 20% OFF Sperry Topsiders, plus special pricing on handheld radios and O'Brien Tubes.

Don't have a clue ??  Get a Rex / Cove Gift Card !!
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 !

See it... HERE 

E-mail additional events to:
Cold Water + No Life Jackets = S.O.S.  !

A series of recent boating deaths in Long Island Sound offer a serious reminder about weather forecasts, life jackets, cold water and wind chill.

Please remember that small craft warnings * really do mean that those on small vessels should seriously consider the conditions and recognize that it may be unsafe on the water.  (*22 to 33 Knots)

The National Weather Service does not specifically identify what constitutes a "small craft". The size of the boat is only part of what a person should consider when venturing out under such a warning. Weight, displacement and hull design are also important factors and an even more important consideration is not just the craft, but the experience of the captain.

Even though we are mid-June, the water temperature is still only in the high 50's. - low 60's. Hypothermia will set in at any temperature lower than 98.6 - see the chart for details.

Finally, most boaters understand the need for life jackets but usually won't wear them. Remember that most boating accidents happen in small tippy boats and that's when a life jacket is most needed! 

See the Cold Water Boot Camp website... HERE 
Norwalk Cove Welcomes Cove Ice Cream!

Norwalk Cove Marina would like to  welcome Cove Ice Cream to the property!

Stop by for a cold and frosty treat. Cove Ice Cream also has treats to keep the puppies cool!

Come check them out - Located next to the mini golf course!


Rex & Norwalk Cove are hosting a "virtual" fishing contest.  (Virtual as in "please don't bring fish in to be weighed" !!)

The contest began June 5th and will continue through Sept. 30th. Winners will be announced in the Harbor Talk Oct. 6th edition with periodic updates and a photo gallery posted.

Get the Details... HERE
Hurricane Season is Upon Us 

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, will most likely be near-normal, but forecast uncertainty in the climate signals that influence the formation of Atlantic storms make predicting this season particularly difficult.

Last season the presence of a strong El Nino pattern in the Pacific led to a quieter season in the Atlantic but a rather robust season in the Pacific. The El Nino is now gone, and a La Nina pattern may develop as early as late summer. This is a situation where sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific run below normal as opposed to the above-normal temperatures of an El Nino pattern. A neutral pattern will likely prevail over the next several months, and this usually means a more active Atlantic hurricane season and a less active eastern Pacific season.

The Rex Marine & Norwalk Cove Photo Contest is underway and here is the current leading photo>>>> 
The aerial shot of  
Norwalk Cove from 
is STILL the leader, with 71 "LIKES" !

Check the link to see many new pictures recently added and remember to "vote" by Liking the picture!

Remember, 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...
Cove Member Activities
Bingo Night............ Friday July 8

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

Bingo Night............ Friday August 19
Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling  

See the updated list...    HERE 
On a Final Note,