Why is 89 Octane Fuel Important?

May 2, 2019

  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 Why is 89 Octane Fuel Important?

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Helpful Hints for Enjoying the Cooold Fall Waters!

October 31, 2018

Boaters, Fisherman, Kayakers and Paddleboarders are still going out on the water.... and the water is getting COOLD !   Here are some basics of boating to follow during the brisk days of Fall:   Did you know a life jacket is required in CT from Oct 1st- May 31st on all manually propelled vessels?  So if you are going kayaking or paddle boarding, be sure to have one!   The temperature is…Read Helpful Hints for Enjoying the Cooold Fall Waters!

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Rules of the Road Review

July 26, 2018

Here's the scenario: You (Boat A) are leaving the Norwalk town dock after a great lunch in SONO and decide to head out to the Sheffield light house before heading home. As you head South and pass green Can "19" and are next to the Shore and Country Club dock, a boat (Boat B) is coming out of the Norwalk Cove Marina channel with the intention of heading South. At the same time another boat (Boat C…Read Rules of the Road Review

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Winterizing Your Engine

November 7, 2017

  As temperatures fall, water will freeze, we know that… but when that water is inside an engine or gearcase, a cracked block or housing might be the net result, along with astronomical repair bills ! You can prevent this, and sleep well on those cold winter nights by taking the right steps now…. Remember that Neglect = Trouble next season ! Make a Check List - It’s important that you…Read Winterizing Your Engine

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Storm & Hurricane Preparation

September 5, 2017

  Preparation for a direct hit from a hurricane is different from prepping for a wind/ rain event. Until the storms path is more certain, the prudent mariner will prepare for the worst and hope for the best.   Preparing your boat is YOUR responsibility.Consider hauling your boat. It may well be safer ashore. Tie it down. If on a trailer, tie the trailer to a tree or building.Remove all sails…Read Storm & Hurricane Preparation

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Hurricane Season - Be Prepared !

August 30, 2017

  Hurricane Season runs from June 1'st through Nov. 1'st. Earlier this summer, the NOAA 2017 Hurricane Season Prediction called for "slightly more hurricane activity" for this season. See below for safety suggestions and the best sources of information.   Get Timely Updates: Follow live Storm Tracking on the NOAA National Hurricane Center website. It's updated every 4 hours with live…Read Hurricane Season - Be Prepared !

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Using Currents when Planning a Trip

August 2, 2017

Not long ago vessels used to depart "on the tide".  Mariners have long used tide calendars and current charts to find ways to get a free boost from nature. Closely watching weather forecasts helped avoid headwinds or adverse sea conditions, with an occasional boost from tailwinds or waves.   Boaters were spoiled by years of cheap fuel and bigger engines, which made using tidal currents less…Read Using Currents when Planning a Trip

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Summer ThunderStorms !

August 2, 2017

 With Summer comes the chance of thunderstorms with high winds, waves and dangerous lightning strikes. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself and your family from lightning hazards while on the open water.     Don’t wait until it’s too late: Get off the water early: Getting to safe harbor is the safest bet. If you’re in a powerboat and can’t get in, you may be able to get…Read Summer ThunderStorms !

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Places to Visit – Day Trip to Sand City (Northport Harbor)

July 26, 2017

Sand City was the name given to the site of a sand mining and sifting plant on the Southernmost hook of Eatons Neck in Northport LI by the Steers Sand and Gravel Co. in 1925.  Once a long sand spit connected to the land, all that remains today is a small island that once was the final part of the processing and mining operation.  Originally called Port Eaton by it’s owner, Nicholas Godfrey…Read Places to Visit – Day Trip to Sand City (Northport Harbor)

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2017 Dinghy Poker Run Pictures

July 24, 2017

The 2017 Dinghy Poker Run was a blast!  More water fights, more people, more boats and great LIVE music on the water thanks to Norm Bloom's Oyster Boat "Catherine M. Wedmore" and  "The Take", a really good rock group from Westbrook, CT. Additional pictures will be posted on the Cove / Rex Instagram page: See you next year!           …Read 2017 Dinghy Poker Run Pictures

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