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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.21


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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.


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


SAVE THE DATE - Saturday July 23rd  

Run at
Norwalk Cove
Even if you can't participate in the Run, Come for the Fun!

Participants of all ages are encouraged, and Pre-Registration is REQUIRED!!

Everyone is welcome... Shore & Country, South Norwalk Boat Club, Norwalk Boat Club, Ischoda Yacht Club, Sprite Island... Come on down! Party and BBQ with live music to follow. 
Dinghys, Jet Skis or kayaks are allowed (squirt guns and water cannons are encouraged).   Join your friends and enjoy a fun day on the water !
There will be 5 card pick-up checkpoints around the harbor.  Collect a playing card (in an envelope) at each checkpoint. Bring the envelopes back to Cove and find out what hand you have for a prize !
Registration is  at 1:30 and Game time is 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Put away your dinghy & change between 4:00 - 5:30 with card collection at 5:30 followed by awards and a BBQ with live music till 9:30. Entry fee is $5 per 'hand' and multiple hands per dinghy are allowed. 

If you can't participate in the Poker Run, stop by for a burger and the PARTY !  Plan to stay for the day.    

More info & "the rules"..... HERE

See the Flyer... HERE 
Long Island Sound Health Explorer   

Save the Sound launched the Sound Health Explorer in 2015 as a tool to increase our understanding of water quality conditions in Long Island Sound and to activate local and regional solutions to improve those conditions. They are striving to make the available water quality data accessible to and understandable by members of the public. Without access to reliable data, water pollution will remain a mystery subject to speculation, or worse, inaction.

Empowered with data, they urge everyone who loves Long Island Sound to educate themselves on their local water quality conditions and local sources of water pollution, and focus on the important task of eliminating those sources and preserving the health of our beloved Sound.
Recent data shows a total of 165 beaches on the Sound, or 83 percent, met or surpassed national averages for clean water from 2011 to 2015; up from 159 beaches, or 80 percent in 2010 to 2014. However, some Long Island Sound beaches still suffer from periodic unsafe bacteria pollution. A total of 35 Sound beaches, or 17 percent, had water quality below the national average.

See the Sound Health Explorer site... HERE
Weekend SPECIALS at Rex & Cove Ship's Stores

Buy the O'Brien Mercer SUP at $ 599.99 and get a free 2 piece paddle ($59.99 value) while supply lasts.


Water Toys !!  
  • Tubes and accessories
  • Aqua Zooka (single & double barrel water cannon)
  • Masks, Snorkels & Fins

     SALE PRICE 20 % OFF


    Ready for a New Boat ? How 'Bout an ARK?

    A controversial 510 foot Ark has been constructed and is open to the public in Kentucky...   
    The ark is expected to draw some 2 million visitors in its first year, putting it on par with some of the big-ticket attractions in nearby Cincinnati.

    The builders say the ark is based on dimensions from the Bible. Inside are museum-style exhibits: displays of Noah's family along with rows of cages containing animal replicas, including dinosaurs...
    More... HERE 
    Emergency Repairs - Completed in Record Time at Norwalk Cove
    Suppose you are racing around the world in a fleet of custom 75 foot ocean racers in a year-long 14 leg adventure and during the 11th leg, heading for NY, you hit something...hard.
    Who you gonna call?

    Panicked, the race management called Norwalk Cove to not only replace the bow section on the boat "City of Seattle" that went missing after a container encounter or such "somewhere between Panama & NYC" but to also
    create a new rudder for "Qingdao" to replace the one that was torn off during a media demo sail in NYC. (pretty embarrassing, after sailing around the world)

    The hitch was that both projects had to be completed during the 12 boat fleet's four day layover in NYC...

    More...  HERE 
    Can you beat this one? 

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

    Get the Details... HERE

    E-mail pictures to
    Cove Member Activities
    Bingo Night #1 ............ Tomorrow Night !!  Friday July 8

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

    Bingo Night #2 ............ 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!
    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:
    On a Final Note,