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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 7.3
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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 !! 
There may be new snow on the ground, but Spring WILL happen!

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

Additional Seminar Added!

Note: The free Norwalk Island
seminar "SOLD OUT" in two days! To insure that all might attend, a second seminar has been added at 3:30!  

     Sign up ASAP !!
Sea Scout Ship 6 Pasta Dinner Fundraiser  
Sea Scout Ship 6 is having their fall fundraiser Pasta Dinner on Friday March 24th.      Please come and help support the Ship!
Space is limited so signup ASAP....bring your friends, sailors bring your crews! Tables seat 10 people (11 if needed) so let Kai know if you want to reserve an entire table.  They will also be collecting canned food and spare change from your car or under the couch! 
This is a truly special organization in Norwalk that gets kids on the water who otherwise would NEVER have the opportunity. If you can't attend the Pasta Dinner, consider making a contribution.
Your help is needed. Thanks!

Like Us on Facebook:   
See the flyer... HERE 
Check out the Beautiful Nautical Boutique at Cove! 

New Nautical Boutique Items are being delivered  daily! Now open Saturdays and after April first 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 !! 
Stop putting off having to deal with that nagging rigging problem...
Make arrangements now to replace your rigging, reefing lines or halyards,lifelines or rusty turnbuckles. Maybe replace 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: 
Spring Make Ready Checklists  

While we're waiting for the snow to melt to really get started on the boat, now is the time to take the overall status snapshot.

It's easy to be so focused on the important things that you know need attention (like finally cleaning out that fresh water filter next to the water pump) that the basic things get overlooked. So we have some checklists to help you see the big picture...

Discover Boating Semi-Annual Checklist

and the Spring Startup Checklist

By the way, be prepared for a crazy rush at the boatyards! Typically, marine industry professionals HATE these late season winter storms because nothing can be "un-winterized", painted or waxed until it warms / melts....and boaters still all want the boat in on April 15th!  Please consider; if you can't work on it yet, the yard can't either!

Greenwich Boat Show - April 8 & 9 
If you missed the fall / winter boatshows (or just can't get enough), here's another one that's nearby...
This year the show will feature "a remarkable selection of new boats from 19 dealers, representing 43 different manufacturers. Boaters in the market for high-end, luxury vessels can test such brands as Monte Carlo Yachts, Chris Craft, Tiara, Back Cove, Sabre, Southport Boats, MJM, and True North. They'll also be able to try Hunt Yachts, Vanquish, Galeon and Gran Turismo by Beneteau. Rockport Marine will be there with their custom wooden boats.
Anglers hoping to reel in a great fishing boat will have plenty to consider. They can test sport fishing vessels like Everglades, Scout, Grady White, Pursuit, Boston Whaler, and Regulator. They'll also get to try great fishing boats from Release, EdgeWater, Century, Sea Fox, Sea Hunt, World Cat, Seaway and Robalo. For a special experience, step aboard an American or Ranger Tug.

Families looking for that perfect cruising vessel will enjoy such brands as Sea Ray, Monterey, Carolina Cat, Rossiter, Chaparral, Regal, and Bennington pontoons".

Sounds like fun!  Info is... HERE 
Peking is Homeward Bound  

After more than 40 years at the dock at South Street Seaport Museum in New York, the 377-foot  Flying-P Liner Peking, made famous in Irving Johnson's mini-documentary Around Cape Horn, is preparing for a voyage back home to Hamburg, where she will be restored and become the centerpiece for a new German Port Museum.

Read this interesting article by Bill Bleyer... HERE       See the Cape Horn Video... HERE 
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
On a Final Note,

  And we fret about snow !!