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Fall Fishing Is Here, and the Waters are Getting COOLD

November 19, 2019

Some intrepid boaters, fishermen and a few kayakers are still going out on the water, and the water is getting COOLD !   So it’s time to review the basics of boating in the Fall: As a rule of thumb, It’s about 10 degrees colder on the water than on land.  Wear layers of clothing with a wind breaking shell on top and bring along hats and gloves. Make a float plan so someone will know you…Read Fall Fishing Is Here, and the Waters are Getting COOLD

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Responsibilities of the Captain

November 14, 2019

 We see the fun plaques:  The Captain's word is Law....    or      Marriages performed by the Captain are valid ONLY for the duration of the cruise.... But what are the REAL responsibilities of the Captain (vessel operator or "boater") ?   Three Major Responsibilities of Every Boater Practice good seamanship. It is the responsibility of every boat or PWC operator to take all necessary…Read Responsibilities of the Captain

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Almost Time to Winterize - Here are Some Ideas

October 24, 2019

 If you are winterizing your own boat, here are some things you should add to your list to protect your boat from moisture, freezing or corrosion damage: Drain your fresh water tanks, including the hot water heater and winterize with non-toxic antifreeze (AKA Pink Stuff). Winterize all other plumbing including fresh and salt water pumps and drains, air conditioning, refrigeration, ice makers…Read Almost Time to Winterize - Here are Some Ideas

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Pet Safety While on the Water

August 1, 2019

  If you enjoy boating, you probably enjoy taking your best friends out on your boat. What if some of your best friends happen to have four legs and a tail? The following tips can help you keep your pet safe and happy while out on the water. Keep plenty of fresh drinking water available Provide a shaded area—excessive exposure to the sun can cause problems for animals. Protect their…Read Pet Safety While on the Water

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Fresh Water Systems Require TLC!

July 18, 2019

Fresh Water systems require TLC!  While drinking your boats’ fresh water is never a good idea, this water is most helpful for cleanup, dishwashing, etc. when your system is well-maintained. While many boaters are not aware that system maintenance is required, the good news is, it is pretty simple.  Even if you use your boats’ water nearly every day, ‘things’ like to grow in your water…Read Fresh Water Systems Require TLC!

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91 Octane Gas now at Norwalk Cove Fuel Dock

July 2, 2019

91 Octane Gas now at Norwalk Cove Fuel Dock!   Just in time to enhance your Holiday boating, we have upgraded to 91 Octane gasoline at Norwalk Cove Marina. Marine engines at cruising speeds work much harder than car engines, the engine load equivalent of a truck towing a fully loaded trailer up a steep, endless hill.    More and more Marine engines require 91 octane to deliver full rated…Read 91 Octane Gas now at Norwalk Cove Fuel Dock

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Siren Marine

June 6, 2019

  Our summer boating season is now upon us. We take great care in helping you enjoy your boating experience to the fullest – to that end, we are always on the hunt for the latest and greatest technology to maximize your time on the water and reduce the possibility of unexpected issues. Norwalk Cove Marina is proud to offer you the Siren Marine® family of Connected Boat® products. This…Read Siren Marine

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US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medal to the Rescuing Crew on Disco Volante, Michael Margulis and Adam Murphy 

May 16, 2019

.US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medal to the Rescuing Crew on Disco Volante, Michael Margulis and Adam Murphy  The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to Six crew for their rescue nine people separated from their capsized powerboat.  On July 26, 2017, Disco Volante, a Hanse 400 from the Sound Sailing Center was teaching an Advanced Coastal Cruising…Read US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medal to the Rescuing Crew on Disco Volante, Michael Margulis and Adam Murphy¬†

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Why You Need AIS

May 9, 2019

The Universal Shipborne Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a system of transponders installed on vessels which transmit over two dedicated digital marine VHF channels. An AIS transponder sends AIS signals, making your vessel visible to others with AIS equipment. It also receives AIS signals from AIS equipped vessels, as well as Aids to Navigation (Buoys) and portable man overboard devices…Read Why You Need AIS

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Why is 89 Octane Fuel Important?

May 2, 2019

  Our friends at ValvTect offer an explanation of how the addition of ethanol undermines octane and fuel efficiency:   There are three potential causes for “octane loss” and unfortunately none of them are linear.   First: Ethanol separation.  In regular E-10 gasoline, ethanol accounts for about 3 octane numbers.  Should the gasoline phase separate the gasoline on top of the…Read Why is 89 Octane Fuel Important?

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