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Emergency Repairs - Completed in Record Time at Norwalk Cove

July 7, 2016

Suppose you are racing around the world in a fleet of custom 75 foot ocean racers in a year-long, 14 leg adventure and during the 11th leg, heading for NY, you hit something...hard.  . Who you gonna call?  . Panicked, the Race management called Norwalk Cove to not only replace the bow section on the boat "City of Seattle" that went missing after a container encounter or such "somewhere between…Read More

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2016 Calendar of Fun Things to do Around the Sound

June 30, 2016

It's time to make your summer boating plans - check out our 2016 Calendar of fun things to do around the Sound! We'll be adding to it weekly and ask you to share any additional events you find. See it... HERE E-mail additional events to: rdelfosse@rexmarine.comRead More

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PHOTO CONTEST!

May 11, 2016

The Rex Marine & Norwalk Cove Photo Contest is off to a running start, and the current leading photo is of "Bella" the boat dog! Submit your photos, we'll post them Instagram, and they'll be judged by how many "Likes" they receive. The winner of the Spring Photo Contest will be announced at the Rex June 25th Customer Appreciation / Open House Party and get a $ 50.00 Gift Certificate! Submit your…Read More

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Manresa Island Power Plant Update

April 1, 2016

From our APRIL FOOL'S 2016 Edition of Harbor Talk: The Manresa Island power plant property quietly went out to bid over the winter with two contenders, Building and Land Technology (BLT - of Stamford boatyard fame) and The Trump Organization, bidding on the removal of the power plant and the development of the island. Trump’s organization won the bid and plans have been released to build two…Read More

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Boating Safety Checklist

July 27, 2015

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Rules of the Road Review

July 26, 2015

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Duck Island Yacht Club Laser Regatta

July 22, 2015

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Living in an Ethanol World - Engine & Fuel Tank Management

July 16, 2015

During the gas crisis, when the US was highly dependent on foreign fuel, the EPA mandated that a percentage of corn based ethanol was to be added to the nation's gas. What seemed like a good idea at first quickly soured in the marine industry when it was discovered that ethanol can draw water from the atmosphere and absorb condensation from the walls of fuel tanks and also acts like a solvent on…Read More

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Responsibilities of the Captain

June 26, 2015

  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…Read More

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Summer Fog - Where Does It Come From ?

June 17, 2015

So you will no longer be in a fog....   (sorry) For There are different types of fog, which essentially is a cloud on the ground which reduces visibility to less than 1km. fog to form, the basic requirements are moisture in the air  (the closer to 100% humidity the better) and the air near the ground must be cooled to within 5 F (3 C) of dew point (the temperature to which air must be cooled…Read More

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