• Beginning to see a lot of Sabres around all of a sudden!

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    Sabres and Backcoves "coming in threes".   Two new ones just down from the factory near Portland, Maine.

    The greenish one is Dick Truitt's old boat that is in for repair. (Thats Jack Raymond under the little lift keeping up with things for the big upcoming boat show week).

    New 37 "going green" with Interlux Micron. Also a new Navigation Package installed yesterday and is ready for the 2014 Boat Show.

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  • Did You get April Fooled ? The April Fools Harbor Talk newsletter was just that.... an April Fools newsletter ! None of the news items were real !  Just fishtails. Everyone stays on the same dock,  there are no fast ferry's,  jet skis aren't going to disrupt your favorite anchorages... We may consider the veggie bar and nautical tattoo parlor though..... Thanks for your feedback, it's going to be a great summer ! (see post below if you missed it)   april fools   April Fools Pg 1 April Fools Pg 2 April Fools Pg 3 April Fools Pg 4 And a sampling of the hundreds of replies we got after sending out the apology letter : Dear Stephen and Rick, As for my wife and me, no apology needed -- we thought this was the most creative, interesting and best April Fools surprise we have seen in a very long time! We must admit, we were just gullible enough to be taken in at first -- until we reread and notice on our second read, in plain red ink at the top, "April Fools Edition." So, we howled with belly laughs at the audacity and wit -- and at the sure knowledge of the writers that some readers like us might be a little too quick and skip over the red ink, at first! Thank you for one great April Fools joke. Too bad some of it was only a joke.  Some parts the fictionalized news deserve to be a vision and maybe a reality, oh I don't know, like maybe the High Speed Ferries! And this is coming from a tenant of "B" dock.  We are missing our "Boneyard"/Cove-by-the-Sea" slip already! I would like to think that "a joke a day keeps the Alzheimers doctor away."   But even if I'm wrong about this, who doesn't need a few more laughs for optimal health, happiness and joyful living down by the sea? All the best,    S....... ---------------------------------------------- Are you kidding me?? How highly insensitivity, how rude, crude and just so inappropriate. I'm highly insulted and laughing my ass off. Life's too short we need more laughter and less stress. By the way screw the sailboats.... they should be out on the water anyway. ----------------------------------------------------- Stephen, No need to apologize. Everyone should have seen it was an April Fool's joke when they got to the end and saw the photo and caption "how to get under the bridge on April Fool's day" Thank you for some humor - as we get to the end of this long winter and anticipate a good boating season! Best regards,    G...... ---------------------------------------------- I enjoyed the newsletter, perhaps if someone did not understand the nature of it (a joke) they shouldn't be sitting behind the wheel of a boat !!!!! ---------------------------------------------- Hi Steve, For what ever it's worth coming from me.....i got a real hoot out of the April Fools Edition of Harbor Talk. It was sent out on a Tuesday, not the usual Thursday, and on April first.  I thought it was great fun while it lasted. --------------------------------------------- Greatest April fool's joke I've seen in years.   Thanks. -------------------------------------------- Good grief, no apologies needed. It was fun. What's the matter with these old poops? You should have added that the newly refurbished Rex store was going to be converted to "Mike's Bar & Grill". Now that would have gotten some reaction! Best,   John --------------------------------------------- Personally I thought it was Hilarious, totally made my day. I'm still sharing it with people and laughing every time I read it. Boneyard renamed "cove by the sea" hahahahahaha --------------------------------------------- Ah, I was looking forward to the tattoo parlor and wet t-shirt contests Saturday nights. -------------------------------------------- I thought your April fools edition (clearly titled as such) was good humored. I’m a little disheartened that folks are so wound up that they can’t see a joke even when it’s titled Aprils Fools Newsletter.  They probably read the comics and complain that Dilbert’s boss should reprimanded. Please don’t feel bad. It wasn’t a mistake or in bad taste.  It was funny. Thanks for the laugh. ------------------------------------------- That’s disappointing, I was ready to sign up for Flair Craft training ! -------------------------------------------- Dear Steve and Rich, F....'em if they can't take a joke. Even a half wit like me figured it out.  Although I was thinking to apply for a ferry boat drivers job.... Smooth sailing,    Peter Willcox S/Y Rainbow Warrior --------------------------------------------- I'm shocked that an apology was in order for some innocent, good humor fun. One would think boating brings together individuals with a casual attitude and a sense of tongue in cheek. Guess not. Certainly the winter has taken its toll on a few. ---------------------------------------------- I am hoping that your apology email is tongue-in-cheek, and that no one really complained requiring you to issue a serious apology.    Don't listen to any fuddy-duddies!!!   It was fantastically funny!!!    Keep up the good April 1 work in the future!!! ---------------------------------------------- Omg   I knew there was going to be those people out there with no sense of humor but really....     An apology letter ?! Were the responses that bad?         People....lighten up! ---------------------------------------------- With your position, and the fact that your slips are pre-paid in full … you would be well advised not to pull this shit again. I do not have a sense of humor when the firm I have just written a check for $2,500 uses their "letterhead/official email communications format" to screw with me. I do not read fine print on blogs; I read the headlines.  I forwarded your "joke" on to others that boat thinking it was accurate - due to the format and that it was from you. If I were a Gardella, you would be reading the classifieds.   .
  • Post Sandy Update We’re open and back in operation, phones are up and the fuel docks are pumping !  A major cleanup is underway at Cove afterSandy’s visit. We were very lucky the storm moved through quickly and the tidal surge was less than expected.  It actually crested one hour before high tide was scheduled, and the high water mark in the shop exceeded the 12/11/92 storm by only 12”.  Naturally we were all worried about the docks going over the pilings. Thankfully that didn’t happen and the 400 plus boats on the docks in the marina were all fine. Boats that were blocked fared well and none floated away, but sadly two sailboats did get forced over and need extensive repairs.  A big THANKS to all who came early to secure their boats, and to all that helped with other’s boats. We really have an incredible community of boaters here.  Most docks are at 100% electric and water. The showers are working, so consider using them if your power is still out at home.  We have resumed hauling and shrink wrapping in earnest to race winter’s onset.  If you arrived ahead of the storm but were scheduled for later this month, we will have to move you up to “immediate” status in order to keep up with the winter schedule and make room for others due to arrive.  For those of our customers who may have sustained damaged elsewhere, we will stand by to assist with logistics for your arrival to Cove, should you require that.  We realize you have many other things to focus on right now. We will make sure your boat is well taken care of.  We can be reached at 203-838-3681 or   Thank You,  Rob Gardella Service Director NorwalkCoveMarina

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48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
East Norwalk, CT 06855
Phone: 203 838-2326; Fax: 203 838-9756

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