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Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.39
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If you have a busy life  
but love the water,  
it's the answer!  

Wed, November 16th 6:30 - 9:00 
A Sound Future: An Open Forum for Shaping the Long Island Sound Blue Plan
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.

Where: The Maritime Aquarium
10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT

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. Rex's Bill Gardella Jr. will be one of the presenters. 
    Info & RSVP....HERE 
Nov 17th
Open Public Hearing on the WALK Bridge   

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will conduct a public hearing on the Environmental Assessment/Section 4(f)/Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE) of the Walk Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk. The public is invited to review informational exhibits at 6 PM and to attend the public hearing at 7 PM.
The EA/EIE report is available for review on the Project Website at

The public is encouraged to provide comments on the EA/EIE by:
The public comment period is open until the close of business on December 5, 2016.
Rex's Phil Sweet is a STAR!  
Well, maybe not in a theater near you, but still a star!  

Phil figures prominently in the US Power Squadrons Digital Media Library production "Anchoring a Boat" !! You'll note he works hard to insure the boater gets exactly the anchor he needs. See "Anchoring a Boat" below.

The recently introduced Digital Media Library is the Power Squadrons new effort to promote safe boating, boating skills and basic boating knowledge.

    See the DML.... HERE

Nov 16th
Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron   
Diving on the Titanic 

The Squadron's November meeting features a special guest speaker: Paul-Henry Nargeolet is Director of Underwater Research at Premier Exhibitions, RMS Titanic, Inc. 

He is a deep-sea diver who has visited the wreck over 30 times. His teams have excavated more than 5,000 artifacts from the site, which have won awards in Titanic exhibitions.

Come to the meeting to hear what it is like to see the Titanic up close. Members and guests are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

To contact us, please e-mail: 

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16,  7:30 pm
Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club 
9 Grass Island Road,  Greenwich, CT
See the website... HERE 
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 
The Mayflower II Arrives at Mystic Seaport for her Ongoing Restoration

The Mayflower II is a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to North America in 1620. She was built in the UK in 1957 and was given to the US as a gift of appreciation for help and cooperation during World War II. The ship docks at the Plimoth Plantation museum.

She arrived at Mystic Seaport Nov. 2 to start the third phase of a multi-year preservation project with the goal of having her ready for the 2020 commemoration of the Pilgrims' arrival. She will return home when the project is completed in 2019.

See more (and join the kickstarter campaign)...HERE    
Filtering Fuel - the Experience of a Cruiser

From PassageMaker Online
If you do a fair amount of cruising and use diesel fuel, this article is for you. In it fuel cleanliness levels are explained:

"When our fuel was analyzed, I found our average ISO cleanliness code sample reading was 21/18, which translates as "very dirty." The first figure is the number of particles larger than 2 microns in a milliliter of diesel fuel; the second figure is the number of particles larger than 5 microns in the same volume of fuel.  Typical fuel samples come in at 10/7.

In the process of testing, I also learned that "normal" fuel typically has 7.5 5-micron particles per milliliter. The fuel sample taken from our Nordhavn had 15,000 particles that were 5 microns in size, and 3,750 particles that were 15 microns..."

Read the article... HERE

And everything you ever wanted to know about
diesel fuel... 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! 
"Spirit of the Sound" Hauled at Cove  
The Norwalk Maritime Aquarium's 64 foot aluminum research vessel / floating classroom was hauled for seasonal maintenance and bottom painting with Seahawk copper free paint at Norwalk Cove. The Seahawk paint is the safest, environmentally-friendly product on the market with an advanced non-metal biocide. It completely eliminates the leaching of copper compounds into the environment and is ablative and self-polishing.

Additionally, no barrier coat is needed over most antifouling paints!

Revolutionary in design, the new catamaran is the only research vessel in North America with hybrid-electric propulsion. She runs virtually silently on electric power for 2-hour study cruises on Long Island Sound. The 64-foot all-aluminum vessel replaced a diesel-powered trawler. Public cruises, school group charters and private parties now enjoy a cleaner and greener venue on Long Island Sound.  
Last Lighthouse Cruise is this weekend. Info is.... HERE

The Top Boating Apps for 2016

Here is a list compiled by Discover Boating of the most popular boating apps for your phone or tablet;

Navionics Boating - GPS

Time and time again, when we speak toboaters and ask them what GPS app they're using, Navionics Boating is the answer. Navionics is free to download and offers in-app purchases for charts and other upgrades, such as autorouting. It's available for both iOS and Android devices.

NOAA SuperRes Radar HD (iOS) or RadarScope (Android)

In order to enjoy the day safely on the water, a close eye must be kept on the weather. See the RadarScope radarapp or NOAA's SuperRes Radar app.

These apps are not only good for boating, but just great to have any time you want to see what kind of weather is rolling in.


Ideal for sailors, kitesurfers, windsurfers and everyday boaters, this app allows you to see the wind, waves
and weather across the globe in real time. 

Windfinder is available for free (iOS and Android), or you can purchase the ad-free pro version (iOS and Android).

See the entire list... HERE

Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling 

See the updated list...     HERE 
On a Final Note,