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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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Hathaway Rigging at Norwalk Cove Marina

June 9, 2017

     When the crew at Norwalk Cove Marina heard of the retirement of the principals at sailmaker & rigging company Hathaway Reiser and Raymond, the initial reaction was sadness that another iconic stalwart of the industry was gone. The second reaction was of opportunity, and the third reaction was in the form of a question… how can we help preserve the legacy of Hathaway? The discussions…Read More

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Something Serious - Cold Water Boating

May 28, 2017

  Every spring and fall we hear about the potential dangers of cold water boating.  This week a potentially tragic accident occurred in Norwalk that needs to be reviewed..... Here's what happened:  It's time to get the boat off the dock and onto the mooring, so you tow it out with the large dingy.  Your friend asks if you need help, but you've done this dozens of times before and say no. …Read More

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Did You get April Fooled?

April 1, 2017

The April Fools Harbor Talk newsletter was just that.... an April Fools newsletter ! None of the news items were real !  Just fishtails. Thanks for your feedback, it's going to be a great summer ! Click HERE if you missed it or want to see previous years April Fools editions              Read More

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It may be Spring, but the water is still Cooold!

March 30, 2017

Some intrepid boaters, the crew teams in their shells and a few kayakers have been on the water already and have realized the water is still VERY cold !   So it’s time to review the basics of boating in the early spring: 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…Read More

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VHF Radio Channels & Radio Use

July 19, 2016

If you carry a VHF radio onboard, (a good idea for all boaters) you should maintain a watch on channel 16 whenever the boat is underway. Commercial vessels and all vessels over 20 meters and those carrying passengers for hire are required to maintain a radio watch.  (see the Federal Regs... HERE) Most radios have a memory scan option where you can add specific channels to the memory and press…Read More

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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.   UPDATE:   Trump’s organization won the bid and plans have been…Read More

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