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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.37
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Marine Dealer and
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offering, sales,
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has long been known in
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If you are looking to purchase
a new, used or trade-in boat,
or to sell the boat you own,
please contact Whit Miller
at Rex Marine.

See the listings... HERE
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!  

Happy Halloween!
The cool of fall is in the air & the leaves are starting to pile up, plus everything in the store is pumpkin flavored (exactly when did that start?)  - so it must be Halloween!

It seems neither of the Norwalk lighthouses is haunted, but Execution Rocks Lighthouse is now a B&B & is offering the ultimate haunted overnight stay...

Considered one of New York's most historically significant structures, Execution Rocks Lighthouse still helps boaters navigate the western Sound.  According to legends, Execution Rocks Lighthouse gets its name from the British authorities that used the island to execute their opposition in one of the most sadistic ways imaginable: by chaining them to the jagged rocks at low tide, slowly drowning them as the water rose. 

Plenty of paranormal television shows, most notably Ghost Adventures, have rowed their teams out to the haunted lighthouse in order to search for evidence of the supernatural activity. Many ghost hunters have captured the sounds of disembodied voices, cries of anguish, and even a mysterious black shadow that darts in and out of reality as if not tied to our realm.

Though not on the water, Norwalk's Gallaher Estate and Cranbury Park were investigated.  See the video... HERE

Other notable hauntings to visit.... HERE 

The yards are filling quickly...Winter Contracts are Available Online 

Norwalk Cove Storage and Service Contracts...
Rex Marine Storage and Service Contracts...  HERE 

Now is the time to discuss this winter's projects! Large or small, the crews at Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine will work with you to make next season unforgettable.

Winter projects often include: Repowering, Air Conditioning, Davits & Cranes, Refinishing, Prop and Drive Maintenance, Rigging Replacement, LED Underwater Lights, Bow Thruster Installation, Sound Systems, you name it! 
Rex Marine & Norwalk Cove
        Your Winterizing Headquarters! 

Everything you need - From A to Z  
(Antifreeze to Zincs) including:   
  • Fuel and Oil Filters
  • Tarps
  • Pink Stuff (antifreeze)
  • Fuel Stabilizer
  • Engine Fogger
  • Spark Plugs
  • Engine Oil
  • Shrink Wrap Supplies
  • Bubbler Systems
  • Jack Stands
  • Gear Case Lube
  • Zincs
  • Outboard Muffs
  • Marine Sanitation Filters
And More !!
Stamford Sail & Power Squadron presents 
Cruising Cuba:  Forbidden Paradise
Date:   Monday Nov 7th 
Place:  Halloween Yacht Club
10 Seaview Ave, Stamford
Time:  1930
Refreshments will be served. 

Join guest speaker Bob Osborn, who will share how he gained the needed approvals to make the sailing trip to Cuba along with his personal experience of visiting this country's largest ports along with its rural villages, none of which have changed since the 50s.
 Find more information and RSVP...HERE     
Streaming Radio with a 'Changes In Latitude' Attitude streaming to you. 
Livin' the dream, or just dreaming about it, Tradewinds' streaming radio stirs visions of warm white sands and tropical seas. Tradewinds' is a happy mix of Pop, classic country, classic rock, and easy listening tunes are blended with a bit of  classic reggae and calypso into a tropical delight - Music you can sing along to, and just enough island news, weather, and features to keep informed. Tradewinds says enjoy
'Tranquility Wrapped in Blue and Take the vacation home with you!

Listen now, right HERE 
Norwalk Sail & Power Squadron Presents 
Shellfishing in Connecticut
with Norm Bloom of Norm Bloom & Son, LLC

When:   Sun Nov 6th, 3:00pm
Where: Saugatuck Harbor YC
6 Great Marsh Rd  Westport
Light Dinner & Solude Coffee, BYOB
Price:  $15/per person 
Pay at the door or mail in advance to:
Les White    6 Strawberry Ridge Rd.
Ridgefield CT, 06877 
Guest speaker Norm Bloom from family owned Norm Bloom & Son, LLC speaks about the challenges of managing an underwater, 12,000-acre farm.  Since the 1940s Norm has been an oysterman producing world renowned Bluepoint oysters from Norwalk, Connecticut.  Norm Bloom & Son produce 8 out 10 Bluepoint oysters on the market operating a sustainable farm that additionally harvests clams and lobsters.   
Sea Scout Ship 6 Fundraiser  

Sea Scout Ship 6 is having their fall fundraiser Pasta Dinner on Friday Nov 4th.      Please come and help support the Ship!
Space is limited so signup ASAP....bring your friends, sailors bring your crews! Tables seat 10 people (11 if needed) so let Kai know if you want to reserve an entire table.  Unfortunately they cannot accommodate special food needs.
Please share this with others who may be interested!

p.s. there will be some raffle prizes

Thanks so much, 
Kai & the Ship 6 Crew
Rex Marine is Now Stocking Trailers
In the market for a trailer for your boat, inflatable, dinghy, kayaks or the dog?
(OK, maybe not the dog).

Stop by to discuss your specific  needs and review the various types of trailers available: a bunk trailer gives the best support for long term storage and travel whereas a roller trailer is much easier launching and retrieving if you do so frequently. Choose from single axle, dual axle, hydraulic brakes, electric windlass or crank, heavy duty jacks and accessories.     

For more, click... HERE 
Rex & Cove Brokerage  
A Special "Hard to Come By" Boston Whaler 

2010 Boston Whaler Outrage 220 with a 250 HP Mercury Verado
with only 300 (mostly freshwater) hours.   
This mint condition boat is LOADED and comes with a trailer for only $ 68,500.

Please contact Whit Miller at Rex marine 203-866-5555 or
If you missed it...  The Sound Report Card      

The State of the Sound "Report Card" is out and shows improvement, but also that some ongoing attention is needed.

Here's what you can do:  
See the Report Card...  HERE  
Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling 

See the updated list...     HERE 
NOTE:  OCT - Nov Seminars and Courses Listed


From the Hour:   The Manresa Association has taken a big step toward finding a new use for the dormant NRG power plant that looms over Norwalk Harbor - but it needs a bit more money.

The community organization has raised over half of the funds needed to co-fund a $150,000 economic impact analysis of the property. Mayor Harry Rilling has agreed to provide matching funds from the City of Norwalk.

"The metrics provided by the economic impact analysis will be used to apprise the public and city officials of the financial, social and economic implications of the various possible uses for this landmark property," Mayor Rilling said.

"The Economic Impact Analysis is a critical first step in determining the future of the 125 acre Manresa property, that sits directly on Long Island Sound. This study will provide an objective analysis that will enable Norwalk leaders to make an informed decision on a range of potential options for the property," association director Charles Taney said.

More... HERE
On a Final Note,

Happy Halloween !!