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Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.38
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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
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See the listings... HERE
or give us a call at 203-866-5555.


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A Sound Future: An Open Forum for Shaping the Long Island Sound Blue Plan
Save the Date: Wed, November 16th

Join us for an evening to learn about, discuss and help shape the Long Island Sound Blue Plan - a new State and stakeholder initiative to better guide future uses of the Sound. This is the Blue Plan Advisory Committee's kick-off event to educate and engage the public about the Plan, which is intended to protect the Sound's natural resources and its traditional human uses such as boating, fishing, recreation and maritime commerce, among others. 

When: Wed, Nov 16th, 6:30-9:00 PM.
(Reception at 6:30 PM. Program at 7:00 PM.)
Where: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk,
10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854

Free admission and refreshments
Come learn about the Blue Plan process, watch the short documentary film Ocean Frontiers II, and join the conversation about what the Plan will accomplish. There will be plenty of chances to ask questions, make comments and discover how you can help shape the Blue Plan.
Speakers include DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee, Dr. Brian Davis of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Christine Nelson of the Town of Old Saybrook, Nathan Frohling of The Nature Conservancy in CT, Bill Gardella of the Connecticut Marine Trades Asso., Melissa Gates of Surfrider Foundation, Dick Harris of Norm Bloom and Son/Copps Island Oysters, Mike Theiler of Jeanette T Fisheries, and Brian Thompson of CT DEEP.

    Info & RSVP....HERE 
Last Call - Tomorrow Night!
Sea Scout Ship 6 Fundraiser  

Sea Scout Ship 6 is having their fall fundraiser Pasta Dinner tomorrow night.     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
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 !!

See Winterizing Tips...  HERE 
Still time to Register!

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     
12 Meter "Freedom" Held Captive  
Most groundings go unnoticed and are quickly forgotten. Occasionally they are locally noted or expensive. Now and then they hit the national media with a bang...

Freedom won the 1980 Americas Cup competition and was skippered by Dennis Conner. A Sparkman & Stephens design, she was built at Minneford Yacht Yard in City Island, NY.

After a few hours aground on Halloween afternoon, she floated off the rocks near Little Captain's Island in Greenwich. Egos sustained more damage than did the keel.

See the Greenwich Free Press article...  HERE

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

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

Need to repower, replace rigging or halyards? Contemplating a new dinghy and outboard for next summer's cruise? Now is the time to see the Pros at Rex & Cove! 
Fort Lauderdale Boatshow 
While we watch the weather to get our winterizing done, many lucky folks are enjoying the HUGE Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

Running from today through Monday the 7th, and stretching over 7 locations and three million square feet, this is where many of the builders and electronics manufacturers will introduce their latest and greatest new products.

If you can't sneak away for the weekend to attend, just watch the boating magazines and newsletters, as well as YouTube for reviews, sea trials and editors applauding the latest sophisticated gadget you MUST have.

Meanwhile, happy winterizing!
See it close up.... HERE

Still time to Register!

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 

Barry Bosworth 
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.   
Garmin Quickdraw will Finally Compete with Navionics SonarCharts
Garmin is touting it's Quickdraw Community, a free, online system where users can share and browse high-definition mapping content that they create themselves using their "Contours" software.

"Contours" lets boaters create personalized high-definition charts with 1-foot contours. It comes standard on all EchoMAP CHIRP products and is available as an upgrade for other Garmin units. This free software allows Garmin customers to collect Quickdraw Contours mapping and depth data on their devices and share it on the Quickdraw Community website.

For more info, click...  HERE  
The Vendee Globe 'Round the World Race Begins

The Vendée Globe is still the only non-stop solo round the world race without assistance. The event was created in the spirit of the Golden Globe, which was in 1968 the first non-stop solo round the world race via the three capes. Out of the nine pioneers, who set sail in 1968, only one made it back to Falmouth in 1969 after 313 days at sea.

On Nov 6th, 29 skippers will launch on the eighth race in custom carbon fiber 60 foot machines - the most powerful monohulls in the world skippered by a solo sailor. They can exceed thirty knots downwind and now feature a standardized keel, either a traditional mast or a winged mast, and these latest generation boats are equipped with foils!
Follow the Race...  HERE

Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling 

See the updated list...     HERE 
Underwater Observation Room - on a Yacht!

Imagine a superyacht that is the first hybrid motoryacht to feature an eco-friendly blend of a single diesel engine, three gensets, a huge battery bank, propeller, azimuting thruster and streamlined hull shape. Imagine fuel economies of thirty per cent,a pioneering electro-mechanical propulsion platform, and Feadship's experience and forward thinking approach within a pure custom creation.

Now add a floating superstructure, an 'open' aft deck area, and the amazing underwater viewing lounge, and the design is reminiscent of a Jules Verne's novel!

Pretty Sweet!   See more... HERE


Daylight Savings Time Ends Saturday Night 
(actually Sunday Morning)

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at exactly at 2:00 am on Nov 6th 2016 as the clocks go backward an hour to make it 1:00am. The mornings will get lighter and the evenings darker and those living in participating states of the United States had an extra hour in bed.

Set ALL your clocks back!   Have Fun! 
On a Final Note,