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Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 7.7
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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

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

Thanks for your great (and very funny) feedback on our April Fools Harbor Talk Edition. It's always fun to watch people's reactions when they realize
they've been spoofed!

If you missed it, click... HERE

We're always looking for more - send in your suggestions for next year's edition!
This Weekend 10:00 - 4:00 
The Greenwich Boat Show

The GBS is the most unique in-water boat show in the Northeast. Each year it's held on the Mianus River in Cos Cob, CT, where boaters can take advantage of free sea-trials to test boats on the open waters of Long Island Sound. This year the show boasts 43 brands from 19 dealers. The show has become a favorite among boaters who get to try an incredible variety of new boat models. And, perhaps best of all, the event is FREE to attend. 

See the show website... HERE 

Spring is Here & Norwalk Cove Has Launched it's First Boats!   
Spring has officially started at the boat yard!  Despite the rainy weather the crew offloaded a boat from transport and launched the first winter storage boat of the season on March 27th.

Ships Store & Nautical Boutique Update 
The Ships Store is stocked up and ready to go for the Spring and Summer season! Stop by and say 'Hi!' to Scott and Susie!

New Nautical Boutique items are arriving daily and Scott is always sure to have any maintenance items for your boat on hand...special orders can also be made!

 See store pictures... HERE
NOAA Invites Public Comment on the Draft of the National Charting Plan

NOAA invites public comment on the recently released National Charting Plan. Comments are due by midnight, June 1, 2017.

The National Charting Plan is a strategy to improve NOAA nautical chart coverage, products, and distribution. It describes the evolving state of marine navigation and nautical chart production, and outlines actions that will provide the customer with a suite of products that are more useful, up-to-date, and safer to navigate with. It is not a plan for the maintenance of individual charts, but a strategy to improve all charts.

Since the introduction of electronic navigational charts (ENCs) thirty years ago, the size of commercial vessels has increased four-fold and navigation systems have become more sophisticated. Additionally, there are now over 15 million recreational boat users in the U.S. and many have joined professional mariners in using electronic chart displays and NOAA digital chart products when navigating. User groups of all types are increasingly expecting more precise, higher resolution charts, and greater timeliness and ease-of-access to chart updates. This plan presents strategies to meet the growing demand. 

Read more... HERE      Read the entire Charting Plan... HERE 
Testing the Waters off Greenwich

Scientists and engineers from Connecticut Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Aquaculture (CTDABA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's New England Regional Laboratory, together with staff from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) Shellfish Sanitation Program began a hydrographic dye dilution study on April 3. They will be tracking the flow and dispersion of wastewater discharging into Long Island Sound from the Greenwich Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF), located on Grass Island in Greenwich Harbor.

A fluorescent dye was released from the Greenwich WPCF. As a result of the dye injection, portions of the Greenwich Harbor may turn reddish in color for a brief time and will be visible from the shores of Greenwich. Please note that this dye is not harmful to people or the ecosystem.

Information collected during this study will be used by USFDA and CTDABA to evaluate the impact of wastewater discharges on shellfish growing areas in Greenwich, and will help scientists determine where shellfish may be safely harvested.  

The ultimate goal of these efforts is to improve water quality in Greenwich waters while supporting the enhancement of this critical natural oyster habitat.

 For the whole article, click... HERE 

Soundkeeper's Local Pumpout Program will become East Norwalk Blue, Inc.

East Norwalk Blue, Inc. will take over the Soundkeeper Pumpout Program, covering no-discharge areas from Rowayton to Bridgeport, CT with 3 pumpout boats.

ENB will work to redirect marine based pollution to the proper wastewater treatment
facilities through their on-the-water free mobile pumpout service operating from Norwalk to Bridgeport. Localized water degradation from vessel waste tank dumping in the Sound creates environmental and health issues to shellfish consumers, swimmers and boaters. They expect an on-line pumpout request page to be up shortly.

See the East Norwalk Blue website... HERE

See a chart of land-based pumpout stations... 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
Maybe Not a Visit from Polyestermites... How About Wild Turkeys ?       

Recent visitors at Norwalk Cove...


And yes, they were chased away!

Boating and CT Certification Courses  
Spring is Here - Now is the time to take that boating course!

See the list of local courses... HERE

Note: If your organization is offering courses or seminars, please e-mail the info or links to Capt. Rick: 

On a Final Note,