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Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.40
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Certified Mercury
Marine Dealer and
Repair Center,
offering, sales,
service and genuine Mercury parts.  
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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 contact Whit Miller  
at Rex Marine.
See the listings... HERE 
or give us a call at 203-866-5555 Ext.135


Rex Valet Rack Service
If you have a busy life  
but love the water,  
it's the answer!  

TONITE AT 6:00!! Public Hearing at 7:00
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 Norwalk Metro North 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.

Marina Note 

Norwalk Cove  
The water is OFF at Norwalk Cove and this is the LAST weekend the Fuel Dock Pumpout will be operational.

Please make sure your boat is pumped out before you are hauled! Remember water expands when frozen, and a frozen and leaking holding tank could be an "interesting" project in the spring!

Rex Marine
The water is OFF at Rex Marine and hopefully you were able to pump your holding tank. The portable pumpout unit is available - please call the service department if you are concerned.

Shaping the Long Island Sound Blue Plan
If you missed it, a large crowd turned out at the Maritime Aquarium last night 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.

The Vision of The Blue Plan:
"A Long Island Sound where the different human uses and thriving marine life are compatible"

The Goals are: 
#1  A Healthy Long Island Sound Ecosystem
#2  Effective Decision Making
#3  Compatibility Among Past, Current, and Future Ocean Uses    
See the website... HERE
The Supermoon is Here!

A "supermoon" occurs when the moon becomes full on the same days as its perigee, which is the point in the moon's orbit when it is closest to Earth.

The term is borrowed from the
pseudoscience of astrology but has been adopted by popular culture and SuperMoonastronomers.
Supermoons generally appear to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons.

According to NASA,while such moons occur around every 13 months, and this week's Supermoon is a special one. It "becomes full within about two hours of perigee, arguably making it an extra-super moon."

The moon won't come this close to Earth again until November 25th, 2034!    Go outside and look! 
Read more about it...HERE 

And in case you were  wondering how a Supermoon might affect the tides... Welcome to WATER STREET !!

P.S. That's SALT WATER - you really don't want to be driving through it! 

Fall Boating FAIL !   
The Super Moon played a role in the accident as the boat hit a rock during an unusually low tide, the fire department said in a press release.

The fire boat was used to rescue the 12 people just before the 39-foot-long boat sank after taking on too much water just after 1 p.m. Monday.

Stamford and Greenwich police departments, Stamford EMS and the Coast Guard all responded to the scene.  

See the Daily Voice article... HERE 

If you are still going out, please remember that there are far fewer boats out to assist in an emergency, and that the water is COLD!

Christmas Gifts are arriving at the Norwalk Cove Ship's Store and Nautical Boutique & Rex Marine 
The early bird will find the best gifts at Cove & Rex. Plus there is time to special order something that is on that hard to please person's Christmas list.

Give a Garmin Fishfinder / Chartplotter, a DSC Radio, foul weather gear, marine ornaments, a flashlight, binoculars, ships clock, rigging knife, barbecue, topsiders, inflatable, outboard, water skis, a Cove / Rex Giftcard or even... 

A new (previously owned) boat from The Rex Boating Club!
Put 20% down - Pay the Balance in the Spring!

More info on the boats for sale...HERE

Rex Marine & Norwalk Cove
       The FREEZE IS COMING Headquarters! 

Everything you need for Winterizing

From A to Z      (Antifreeze to Zincs)

And More !! 

If you haven't made your winter plans,

What are you waiting for? 

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!

 Single Handed Vendee Globe Off to a Fast Start
They may be absolutely crazy, or absolutely the bravest sailors alive... but the 29 skippers who started off from Les Sables d'Olonne France on Nov 6th are now flying at 20 knots towards South America, covering almost 400nm per 24 hours!  

Many of this years machines are more like space ships than boats; carbon fiber hulls, movable water ballast, canting keels and now FOILS. Amazingly, the foils allow the boats to skip over the waves, only dipping their bows every third or fourth wave.

See the website... HERE

Watch one foil at 20+ knots... HERE

The boats, huge crowds and start... HERE

And a prediction; foils are taking off so fast in the sailing world, I'll bet you will start seeing them on power boats within a few years!

Have you Seen NOAA's nowCOAST?

nowCOAST, a great weather website from NOAA for boaters has been updated with a new interface and capabilities.

nowCOAST provides situational awareness on present and future environmental conditions for coastal and marine users by integrating data and information from across NOAA, other federal agencies and regional ocean and weather observing systems. For example, users can assess present conditions by  creating maps of the latest in-situ weather/marine weather observations, weather radar reflectivity mosaics, cloud images from satellites, surface wind and sea-surface temperature analyses, and precipitation amounts for the last few hours.

In terms of future conditions, users can obtain maps of critical weather and marine weather advisories, watches, and warnings, weather forecasts, tropical cyclone track and intensity forecasts, and forecast guidance of water levels, temperature, salinity, and currents from oceanographic forecast models.

In addition, nowCOAST provides users with thousands of geo-referenced hyperlinks to observations, forecasts, forecast guidance, and forecast discussions located on web pages operated by NOAA and other federal agencies to obtain more detailed data and information. For example, users can obtain weather observations from buoys operated by NWS or regional ocean observing systems, NOS tide predictions at specific stations, river discharge observations at USGS gauges, river stage forecasts at NWS forecast locations, and NOS Harmful Algae Bloom forecasts for coastal waters.

All on one immersive website!  Try the boating version...HERE

Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling 

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