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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 7.2
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Rex Marine is a
Certified Mercury
Marine Dealer and
Repair Center,
offering, sales,
service and genuine Mercury parts.  
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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

Buy Factory Direct at the 
Formula Boats NE Showroom 
Contact John Herrmann

Rex Marine's 
Open House!
Sat, March 25th   

Ship's Store Spring Sale  

Seminars All Day!

Food & Libations, Comradery and New Boats to Explore

Many Store Specials !!  
Welcome the spring and 2017 boating season
with us !!

Each seminar is limited to 30 students and, due to space limitations, require individual registrations.   

Cove Rigging Department is Ready to Help!   
Spring is right around the corner! 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
Boating and CT Certification Courses  

The window we have before spring finally arrives is the perfect time to take a boating course! Learn some new navigation tricks or safety skills or finally get the required CT boating certificate if you want to boat in CT.

See the updated list... HERE

Note: If your organization is offering courses or seminars, please e-mail the info or links to Rick: 
Rex Valet Rack Service 
  • Indoor and Outdoor Summer Valet Rack Service for powerboats up to 32 ft.
  • Keep your boat looking NEW !  Indoor Valet Rack Service is like a garage for your boat. Helps it look better, longer.
  • Includes free dockage for consecutive day use.
  • Annual, seasonal, monthly, or weekly availability.
  • Easy and convenient 5 minute, "Launch on Demand", no advance notice required during operating hours. Or use the mobile Launch App.
  • 24/7 access: Your boat can be used anytime, including night or early morning.
 Learn More   See the RACK MAN video

See the winter storage Drone Clip... HERE
Norwalk Cove Ship's Store  
& Nautical Boutique Update 

The store is stocked up & ready to go for the season and new Nautical Boutique Items are being delivered daily!

This week the store and fuel dock will be open through Friday, but next week they will be open additionally on Saturdays. Beginning April 1st the store and fuel dock will be open 7 days a week.
Store SALE March 25th - To celebrate the Rex Open House, the Cove Ships Store will match the incredible Rex SALE prices! 

Remember all Cove members are welcome to the seminars at Rex !! 
Countdown to the America's Cup this June in Bermuda 

The eyes of the world will turn to Bermuda's iconic Great Sound where the best sailors on the fastest boats will battle for the oldest trophy in international sport.

Racing will begin with the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers on May 26th, with the series winner facing off against the defending champions "ORACLE TEAM USA" in the 35th America's Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton beginning on June 17th.

Over the winter some astounding progress has been made:
How about almost completing the whole while foiling?  Tacking & Jibing on foils?  Leg powered winches?   Amazing stuff... HERE

See the Americas Cup website... HERE
Manresa Island Power Plant Update

The Manresa Association meeting on February 28th featured a background presentation by the firm of Fitzgerald & Halliday, the company who is preparing the formal Economic Impact Analysis.  
It's a very interesting review of the history of Manresa and a recap of the key issues for the forthcoming Analysis.
Throughout the nine months it will take to complete the Economic Impact Analysis, F&H will hold a series of public meetings to seek input and provide updates. F&H does a good job of making the information accessible and is wide open to hearing from all who are interested in the project.

To read the background presentation, click... HERE 
Is Your Safety Kit Ready for Spring 

Now is the time to start making lists!  One important list to make is the review of your safety gear: 

Are your flares up to date?  Have the correct types and number?   If you've never shot off a flare and think it would be a good skill to master, see the "Flare Up" event in the boating courses link... HERE    Have you seen the new battery powered electronic flares that replace the old car style flares?

Have you inspected your life jackets recently ? Are they readily available, in good shape, appropriately sized to the crew and Coast Guard approved?

Do you have wooden plugs for your through hulls?

Is your radio working, DSC programmed with your unique MMSI # so you can be easily rescued?  Is your GPS Connected?

Is your first aid kit good to go? 

Fire extinguisher(s) still in the green?

If your boat is over 16 feet you MUST have a throwable cushion or ring. Do you? Is it in good shape? Is it a bright color so it can be seen?

Just asking.... 
On a Final Note,