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Summer Storms - A Textbook Example

August 13, 2014

  Last week we talked about Summer storms and how to use Intellicast to help predict (and avoid) them. As that edition was being finalized last Wednesday, a VERY strong and fast moving Summer storm ripped through Norwalk harbor with wind gusts of 54 MPH and "white out" conditions... Here are the details of that squall and a look at how specific internet websites and technology can help us…Read More

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The "WALK" Train Bridge OPENED!

June 18, 2014

Last Saturday, June 14'th, a flotilla of boats that had been "trapped" up the Norwalk River escaped! With an army of almost 50 engineers, mechanics, electricians and laborers, the bridge (which was scheduled to open at 9:00 am), opened at 10:00 am for 30 minutes to allow the small armada passage. The bridge will not likely open for the next three weeks as engineers and consultants troubleshoot…Read More

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Things to Do and See, Fun Activities, Courses and Seminars

May 28, 2014

      2014 List of  Fun Activities, Things to Do and See Along the Waterfront, on the Sound and Nearby.  Please see the end of the list for lessons, seminars and courses.         June 2nd 2014     Monday evening   Starting 5.30 pm United States Power Squadrons   FLARE/UP! West Beach, Stamford   (off Shippan Ave, south of soccer…Read More

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NOAA - A Wealth of Information

May 27, 2014

  NOAA, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, traces it's roots back to 1807 when the Nation’s first scientific agency, the Survey of the Coast, was established. NOAA encompasses various organizations which mariners should be aware of. There are six main groups: National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service National Marine Fisheries…Read More

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Boaters make better Lovers?

April 30, 2014

  When it comes to setting the right mood for an evening of romance, would-be lovers go to all sorts of lengths to woo their mate. But a recent survey found that if you're looking for love, the best preparation might be revving up the engine and heading out on your boat.   According to a survey conducted by Discover Boating and Russell Research, boaters expressed a greater…Read More

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Ten common fishing terms explained......

April 10, 2014

    Catch and Release - A conservation motion that happens most often right before the local Fish and Game officer pulls over a boat that has caught over it's limit. Hook - (1) A curved piece of metal used to catch fish. (2) A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his live savings on a new rod and reel. (3) The punch administered by said fisherman's wife after he spends…Read More

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Norwalk Cove Demo Day - Saturday March 8th

February 28, 2014

11am-1pm at Norwalk Cove Marina....... . . The Cove informational Demo Day will offer sessions with the pros covering topics you need to know: . Norwalk Cove Marina presents: Paul Heintz - Mechanics and Engine Repair Demo Kenny Young - Fiberglass/Refinishing Demo Chris Raymond - Rigging Demo The Ship's Store and Nautical Boutique . Demo Day will also Feature: . Intrepid Marine…Read More

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America's Cup: I’m thinking Newport could be in luck….

December 20, 2013

  By Eric Young, San Francisco Business Times   I’m speculating here but I don’t see how the America’s Cup will come back to San Francisco. The numbers coming out today (Dec. 10) showing the level of economic impact and the likely debt the city will incur virtually assure that any talk about bringing the competition back to the bay won’t go too far. It was destined to turn…Read More

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Top Ten Costliest Boating Casualties

November 7, 2013

  Top Ten Costliest Boating Casualties - per an Insurance Company  BoatUS Marine Insurance published a list of the 10 costliest casualties in 2005 and recently, based on the amount of money paid out per category between 2008 and 2012. Note that there have been several large storms including Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, which could skew the results. The first few made the top…Read More

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The End of the Traditional Paper Chart

October 23, 2013

  NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, which creates and maintains the nation’s suite of over a thousand nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters, announced yesterday major changes ahead for mariners and others who use nautical charts. Starting April 13, 2014, the federal government will no longer print traditional lithographic (paper) nautical charts, but will continue to provide other forms of…Read More

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