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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.22
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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!  


Next Weekend !! - 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 
Remembering Captain Chris Kelly

We lost a friend last week to a very aggressive cancer.

Captain Chris Kelly, a respected boating and seamanship instructor known to many at Rex Marine, was also an award-winning Multimedia Producer and Publisher, Magazine Editor and Entrepreneur. Among his accomplishments were his position as Executive Editor at Power and Motoryacht magazine and founder of, a video-based boating website, where he won a national award for contribution to the boating industry.

He will be missed.  See his obituary... HERE 

Weekend SPECIALS at Rex & Cove Ship's Stores

Zodiac Bayrunner 420 with Yamaha F40L

Stereo & Speakers Included! 

This is one sweet boat!

LOA: 13'-9"  Beam: 6'-3"  Weight 650 Lbs

Rex Sales Price...
$ 19,999.95


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

     SALE PRICE 20 % OFF

    The 2016 SWIM Marathon is July 30th
    & Boat Captains are Still Needed !!
    St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound Marathon is the fundraising event for the SWIM's cancer prevention, education and assistance programs.  It will be held Sat, July 30th beginning at Port Jefferson, New York and ending at Captain's Cove, Bridgeport.
    The annual fundraiser involves more than 250 swimmers making the 26 kilometer (15.5 mile) trek from West Beach in Port Jefferson, Long Island to Captain's Cove in Bridgeport, CT for pledges. The swimmers raised close to $300,000 last year for the SWIM Across the Sound. The SWIM provides 45 prevention's for cancer screening, education and support programs right here in our community as well as providing financial assistance to cancer patients and their families in need.

    Approximately 100 boats - all manned by volunteers - will take part in the SWIM Marathon. Most of them will serve as escort boats, the rest as guide, medic, media and special committee boats. Escort boats will be paired with a team, two-person relay or a solo swimmer and will be responsible for their safety as well as the safety of the crew on board.  Guide boats will maintain the perimeter of the SWIM course and act as a protective shield around the swimmers. It takes great boating skill to allow one swimmer to jump into the water and/or pick up another climbing back on board. Individual swimmers on relay teams tend to do 20 to 30 minute runs, while solo swimmers will be in the water for the entire distance.

    For Info about the SWIM Marathon, please click..... HERE 
    Norwalk Cove has been BUSY with Repairs & Rebuilding Projects  

    The gearbox in a large commercial
    vessel failed. Cove hauled the boat, removed the huge 20 year old gearbox, had it repaired and was reinstalling it this week 

    A well know aluminum ocean racer from the 70's had some serious electrolysis problems and was hauled for repairs. The shaft strut and portions of the rudder are being repaired / replaced.

      At Norwalk Cove, "M Dock" is short for MEGA !! 
    We're up to 40 Lbs !!

    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

    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:
    Ethanol Update
    A few weeks back we urged you to write to your Congressman to voice opposition to the mandate which would allow 15% ethanol gas to be sold.

    Below is an  excerpt of a letter received this week from Congressman Jim Himes.

     "As you know, The Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act seeks to lessen the harmful effects felt by American motorists in our country's pursuit to reduce our carbon footprint by capping the mandated level of renewable components blended in our fuels at 9.7% of projected demand and would maintain the standard of the previous year in the event that the EPA fails to meet its deadline on November 1st. This bipartisan legislation thus reduces the aforementioned negative impacts of "greening" our fuel; this effect would be especially pronounced for motorcyclists whose vehicles are not designed for fuel with an ethanol composition greater than 10%." 

    See the whole letter... HERE
    On a Final Note,