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Storm & Hurricane Preparation

September 5, 2017

  Preparation for a direct hit from a hurricane is different from prepping for a wind/ rain event. Until the storms path is more certain, the prudent mariner will prepare for the worst and hope for the best.   Preparing your boat is YOUR responsibility.Consider hauling your boat. It may well be safer ashore. Tie it down. If on a trailer, tie the trailer to a tree or building.Remove all sails…Read More

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Hurricane Season - Be Prepared !

August 30, 2017

  Hurricane Season runs from June 1'st through Nov. 1'st. Earlier this summer, the NOAA 2017 Hurricane Season Prediction called for "slightly more hurricane activity" for this season. See below for safety suggestions and the best sources of information.   Get Timely Updates: Follow live Storm Tracking on the NOAA National Hurricane Center website. It's updated every 4 hours with live…Read More

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Using Currents when Planning a Trip

August 2, 2017

Not long ago vessels used to depart "on the tide".  Mariners have long used tide calendars and current charts to find ways to get a free boost from nature. Closely watching weather forecasts helped avoid headwinds or adverse sea conditions, with an occasional boost from tailwinds or waves.   Boaters were spoiled by years of cheap fuel and bigger engines, which made using tidal currents less…Read More

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Summer ThunderStorms !

August 2, 2017

 With Summer comes the chance of thunderstorms with high winds, waves and dangerous lightning strikes. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself and your family from lightning hazards while on the open water.     Don’t wait until it’s too late: Get off the water early: Getting to safe harbor is the safest bet. If you’re in a powerboat and can’t get in, you may be able to get…Read More

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Places to Visit – Day Trip to Sand City (Northport Harbor)

July 26, 2017

Sand City was the name given to the site of a sand mining and sifting plant on the Southernmost hook of Eatons Neck in Northport LI by the Steers Sand and Gravel Co. in 1925.  Once a long sand spit connected to the land, all that remains today is a small island that once was the final part of the processing and mining operation.  Originally called Port Eaton by it’s owner, Nicholas Godfrey…Read More

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2017 Dinghy Poker Run Pictures

July 24, 2017

The 2017 Dinghy Poker Run was a blast!  More water fights, more people, more boats and great LIVE music on the water thanks to Norm Bloom's Oyster Boat "Catherine M. Wedmore" and  "The Take", a really good rock group from Westbrook, CT. Additional pictures will be posted on the Cove / Rex Instagram page:   https://www.instagram.com/rexmarine_norwalkcove/ See you next year!           …Read More

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Great old pictures of Norwalk Cove & Rex Marine

July 18, 2017

Many thanks to photographer Bill Whitbeck for these GREAT old shots of Norwalk Cove and some employees from the past. Thanks Bill !                          Read More

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Dinghy Poker Run - July 22nd 2017

June 27, 2017

   Save the Date !       JULY 22 2017   It's time for the 6th Annual Dinghy Poker Run and BBQ with Live Music!  Come for the Day to Play!    Participants of all Ages are Encouraged Everyone is welcome... Shore & Country, South Norwalk Boat Club, Rex Marine, Norwalk Boat Club, Ischoda YC, Norwalk YC... Come on down!  Dinghys, Jet Skis or kayaks are allowed (squirt guns and water…Read More

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Ospreys in the Harbor

June 24, 2017

Even if you have no interest in birding, it would be hard not to notice and admire the Osprey's throughout the Norwalk area. There are approximately 20 nests beginning up the Norwalk River near the I-95 bridge , on the flashing green rock pile #1 (aka "buglight") off of Vet's Park, another on a pole at Calf Pasture Beach behind the Cove administration buildings and a few surrounding the old power…Read More

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Scientists find gene for love of the sea

June 10, 2017

Have you had a lifelong tendency to divert time, attention and money to the boat instead of the family, your IRA or fixing the roof ? Are you aware of the suffering and agony caused by the seemingly harmless passion for “simply messing about in boats” ?  Children crying for their absent parent ?    Spouses pining on the widows’ walk ?      Vast sums of money thrown into a "hole in…Read More

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