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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.45
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Brokerage 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 contact Whit Miller  
at Rex Marine.
See the listings... HERE 
or give us a call at 203-866-5555 Ext.135

John Herrmann 

Best Wishes and Happy Holidays to you and your family from the crews at Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine.

Save the Date!  
Sat, Jan 14th  
With winter closing in, come to
Rex Marine's 
Boating Seminar Day  
and Open House!

Seminars All Day! Food & Libations, Comradery and New Boats to Explore 

Need a good excuse to "Talk Boats" ??  
Event Flyer...  HERE     Register... HERE 

Last Minute Gift Panic ? 
Rex Marine has you covered !

Remember that our
     Rex / Cove 
Gift Certificates
work for everyone!

Open 9:00 - 1:00 Dec 24th    

Sail Storage, Service and Washing 
If you need Sail Pickup / Repair / Washing / Storage Services, bring your sail(s) to the Cove Service Department.

They'll connect you with Neil Pryde, Quantum or North Sails.       
Winter Boat Show Schedule
NY Boat Show   Jan 25-29  
Website... HERE 
Hartford Boat Show   Feb 9-12
Website... HERE 
Baltimore Boat Show   Jan 26-29 
Website...  HERE 
Atlantic City Boat Show    March 1-5
Website...  HERE 
Miami International Boat Show   Feb 16-20
Website...  HERE
Come to the Darien Sail & Power
Squadron's Winter Speaker Series  

January 8th  5:00 - 7:00  Norwalk Yacht Club 
10 Nathan Hale Road, Norwalk 
Come hear Sarah Crosby, Director of Harbor Watch - based at Earthplace in Westport, discuss the premier water quality program in Fairfield County, Connecticut, which inspires water quality improvements and appreciation  throughout the region. The program simultaneously addresses Long Island Sound contamination and educates the next generation of scientists through hands-on research and experiential learning.

Since 1986, Harbor Watch has trained over 1,000 high school students, college interns, and adult volunteers in the work of protecting and improving the biological integrity of Long Island Sound.

The Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron offers...


Do you want to navigate unfamiliar waters  in limited visibility or take an extended cruise with confidence?  Learn to use radar, chart plotters, AIS and other electronic tools to supplement basic GPS navigation.  Obtain a thorough understanding of piloting techniques in a variety of coastal tide, current and wind conditions.

Advanced Piloting is given over 8 Tuesdays at the Greenwich Police HQ, 11 Bruce Place. 

Sign up... HERE

The Wavertree is Back at South Street Seaport
After spending 16 months in dry dock during a $13 million restoration, the tall ship Wavertree is back in her berth at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York.

During the Golden Age of Sail, harbors were packed with ships that carried cargo around the world. Ships such as Wavertree were a familiar sight, and now that she has returned to New York, restored to her former glory, the ship brings back that feeling of grand voyages and commerce.

Wavertree was built in Southampton, England, in 1885, and plied the world's oceans, carrying various cargo. In 1910, after 25 years of sailing, she was caught in a Cape Horn storm that toppled her masts and ended her career as a cargo ship, according to the museum. She was salvaged and used as a floating warehouse and then as a sand barge in South America, where the waterfront workers referred to her as el gran velero (the great sailing ship). In 1968, the museum stepped in, and she was towed to New York to become the iconic centerpiece of the museum's waterfront.

See the museum's website...HERE

and a video of the ship's return... HERE

Upgrade Your Rigging this Winter at Norwalk Cove 

Need to replace your rigging, reefing lines or halyards? Maybe your lifelines?

Check out those rusty turnbuckles and chainplates, dingy lifts, boom lifts and turning blocks.

Call the Norwalk Cove Service Department to discuss with the Rigging Shop.  Call (203) 838-3681
or e-mail

Even Though the CHILL of Winter is Here...

Norwalk Cove Summer Contracts are in the Mail!! 
The winter Equinox was yesterday (the shortest day of the year) so now the days are getting longer and we can...

On a Final Note,