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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.46
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Rex Marine is a
Certified Mercury
Marine Dealer and
Repair Center,
offering, sales,
service and genuine Mercury parts. 

Did you know that Rex is CT's most experienced Mercury Marine dealer....we've been a dealer over 50 years!
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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 

From the crews at
Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine.

Register Today   

Rex Marine's 
Boating Seminar Day  
and Open House!

Sat, Jan 14th

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

Need a good excuse to "Talk Boats" ?? 

Register Now 
Event Flyer...  HERE     Register... HERE 
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

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.       
The Greenwich Sail & Power Squadron


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

Sign up... 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. 
Website... HERE
Rescue at Sea is Getting More Accurate:
Introducing "MEOSAR" 
In a typical satellite-based search and rescue scenario, ships, aircraft or individuals transmit distress signals from an emergency location beacon via satellite to a fixed ground receiving station or local user terminal. The ground station calculates the location of the distress situation and sends an alert to the appropriate rescue authorities.

Today, the beacon-to-alert process depends on a limited number of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites and may take several hours before a position is confirmed. With MEOSAR, beacon signals will be received more quickly and beacon locations identified with greater accuracy thereby reducing this time to minutes.

Modern MEOSAR Beacons can take the 'search' out of search and rescue, and the MEOSAR system can dramatically increase the global search and rescue capability. If you travel further offshore, emergency distress beacons (EPIRBS or PLB's) are key equipment for anyone operating at sea.

The MEOSAR system offers:
  • Near instantaneous global coverage with accurate independent location capability,
  • Robust beacon to satellite communication links, high levels of satellite redundancy and availability,
  • Resilience against beacon to satellite obstructions, and
  • The provision for additional (enhanced) SAR services, such as a ground to beacon return link.
More info is... HERE

Norwalk Cove Summer Contracts are in the Mail!! 


Norwalk Cove Rigging Department 

Now is the time to plan for the spring! Do you 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
Reef Balls Can Save the Shoreline 
A Sacred Heart biology professor, Jennifer Mattei, has been instrumental in introducing "Reef Balls" into Long Island Sound waters off Stratford.

The dome shaped, thousand pound cement balls are placed to create an artificial reef and can not only stop, but reverse, erosion. Each ball is cast with holes that allow the tide and small sea creatures through, making protective void spaces for fish and include features such as with rough surface textures to enhance coral settlement or oyster attachment. 

After creating the Stratford barrier, her group won a $115,198 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Long Island Sound Futures Fund that will be used next summer, with the aid of a team of Sacred Heart students, to plant thousands of marsh grass plugs along the shoreline in front of the barrier. 

See more... HERE
On a Final Note,

Have a peaceful winter, see you in the Spring!