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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.20


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Rex Yacht Sales

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.


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


Happy 4th of July!
Here is the firework schedule for displays you can see by boat.
Have a great time & stay safe!

June 30th - Thursday
Westport PAL / Parks & Rec - Compo Beach.
Rain Date July 1st

July 1st - Friday
Stratford - Short Beach. Rain Date July 5th

Stamford - Cummings Park.  Rain Date July 2nd

July 2nd - Saturday
Fairfield - Penfield & Jennings beach.  Rain Date July 4th

Greenwich - Greenwich Point. Rain Date July 3rd

Old Greenwich - Binney Point. Rain Date July 3rd

July 3rd - Sunday
Norwalk - Calf Pasture Beach. Rain Date July 5th

July 4th - Monday
Rowayton - Bayley Beach.  Rain Date July 5th

Rex Note:  On July 3rd, for the Norwalk Fireworks, the Rex rack service hours will be extended to accommodate returning boats.  
Rex & Cove Note:   Please tell the Dockmaster anytime you will be away for the night. The best way to insure your slip will be empty upon your return is to send us your float plan that includes your return date. That way, if you need to return early, we will be sure your slip is empty - given a few hours notice.  Thanks.
Photo Contest Winner!  

Bruce Hoppel was announced the WINNER of the Norwalk Cove / Rex Marine Instagram photo contest at Saturday's Open House at Rex Marine.

His photo, 'Boat Raft Up" had the highest number of "Likes" of all submitted photos. Bruce won a $50.00 Rex/Cove Gift Card.

See all the photo's on the Rex/Cove Instagram page... HERE

Please send additional photos to be posted to

A good time was had by all at the Rex Open House!  
Thanks for your support 
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:
Is Your Dinghy Ready ?
The Dinghy Poker Run is July 23th !!

Is the dinghy patched and ready, the engine tuned and  running? Where are the oars and pump? A wire and lock?  

Remember, Rex is an authorized inflatable repair station for almost every brand of inflatable.
Operation Dry Water 2016 has Begun!
Local marine police and the The US Coast Guard are being extra diligent this summer season to keep mariners safe.   
Nationwide, enforcement efforts are aimed to detect impaired boat operators in conjunction with the national "Operation Dry Water" campaign. Last year the majority of boating accidents in Connecticut that resulted in fatalities were alcohol-related.  
Boat operators found in violation of  the law can face huge fines and even impoundment. Nationally, thousands of local, state and federal marine law enforcement officers will be highly visible on the water as they conduct spot safety checks and enforce BUI (boating under the influence) regulations.
1. Assign a "designated captain" to soberly pilot your boat.
2. Check your Running Lights before you leave. (see below)
3. Go slow, and practice defensive navigating.
4. Check the date on your flares.    
5. It's illegal to run at night with a spotlight (or docking / fishing lights) constantly on, where another boater may be affected. Additionally, they must not obscure your running lights.
6. Check the tides before you go out.         


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

We NEED pictures - aren't there any fish out there ??

Get the Details... 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

Rex Marine Ambassador Program

Rex is excited to be launching our Rex Marine Ambassador Program! It's a great opportunity to win prizes by sharing Rex Marine news and images with your friends. To learn more, go here: You'll also find it on the Rex  home page with the title "Ambassador." 
It's easy to start - just sign up and earn points! Then share as you like with friends and earn more points to win a $50 Gift Card! We'll be awarding one each month to the points leader. Get a head start now!
On a Final Note,