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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.24
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Rex Marine is a Certified Mercury Marine Dealer and Repair Center, offering, sales, service and genuine Mercury parts.  

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!  


Do you know
what this
buoy is for ?

E-mail your answer to Rick 

The Dinghy  
Run Was
a Great Success!!  
Last Saturday, Cove hosted the 5th Annual Dinghy Poker Run, it's largest and best yet! 35 dinghies participated, and over 100 folks for dinner enjoyed live music from the band, 'The Take'!!!

We cannot thank our customers, friends, family and the band enough for their participation and support in the Poker Run! The staff is already working on new ideas for 2017!! 
See the pictures...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.  

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!
In the Market for an Island?

One side of Betts Island is for sale.  The listing says "Opportunity of a lifetime! Own your own island! Only a 10 minute boat ride from the Norwalk harbor. No plumbing or electricity. Public records show only 1 acre... owner believes property is larger. Small summer cottage on the island with 2002 remodeled kitchen plus outbuilding. There is apple orchard on the island too."

See the listing with pictures... HERE

See the article in the HOUR... HERE
ON SALE at Rex Marine  
O'Brien "Mercer" Paddleboard Reg 599.99
Summer Special $ 499.99 plus free 2 piece paddle
($59.99 value)  while supply lasts.

Short Haul Special
Schedule a short haul at either Norwalk Cove or Rex Marine and save $$$. It is especially recommended that zincs/anodes be replaced on Bravo3 sterndrives    

August 1st thru 31st  

Rex Service 203-831-5234 
Cove Service 203-838-3681  

Call for Details 
478.4 lb Thresher Shark

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...  was last Saturday... sorry if you missed it ! 
See pictures...

Bingo Night #2 ............ Friday August 19
The 2016 SWIM Marathon is July 30th
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.

For Info about the SWIM Marathon, please click...HERE 
Greater Norwalk Arts Council Presents

INside/Out will be a one day event Saturday August 6th, presenting "Open Studios" and public exhibits celebrating the Norwalk Arts Community.

The Greater Norwalk Arts Council is a Norwalk 2.0 public arts project founded by Jackie Lightfield to provide a member-powered organization passionate about promoting, coordinating and celebrating the vibrant and culturally diverse greater Norwalk arts scene. 

See the website... HERE       
Whales Sighted Again This Week in the Sound!  
Just as last year's banner "crop" of menhaden bait fish and blues attracted whales to the Sound, the whales this summer are much, much larger, as big as 60 feet according to some reports.

Remember, you must stay at least 100 feet away from any whale (or seal) and if they come close to your boat, put the engine in neutural and coast to a stop.  If you see large schools of bait fish, birds circling above the water or strange bubbles on the surface, you're too close! The whales will circle the schools of bait fish blowing bubbles to create a "containing wall" of bubbles. They then come up from below with their huge jaws open, swallowing hundreds of fish.

Take care not to disturb them and SLOW DOWN if they are in the area (keep your radio on to channel 16). 
See the NOAA Whale Watching Guide... HERE  
Credit: Hanna Doyle of Old Greenwich 
To learn more about humpback whales and their amazing migration patterns, the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk has an exhibit entitled "Animals Without Passports"

See the press release... HERE

See the whale sighting report on CBS News... 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 !

See it... HERE 

E-mail additional events to:

Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling  

See the updated list...    HERE

On a Final Note,