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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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Why is 89 Octane Fuel Important?

March 20, 2017

  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 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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Boating Safety Checklist

July 27, 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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