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Rex Customer Appreciation Party 2017

June 26, 2017

The weather was beautiful, the music fantastic, the bar open and everyone had fun!Thank you for making the 2017 Rex Marine Customer Appreciation Party a great success!           Read More

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Situational Awareness

April 28, 2014

  Learning how to run a boat is one of the most memorable things a person can do, some learn on their own and others, with the help of a mentor.  It's important to remember that situational awareness is your primary job when you are running a boat.  Situational awareness is:  Knowing what is happening around you in terms of time and space.  Not a step into the…Read More

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Rex Marine: Your “Go-To” Experts for Formula, SeaRay, Boston Whaler, Meridian.

April 17, 2014

As you may know, Rex Marine has become the Connecticut and Westchester county dealer for Formula boats, and MarineMax has relocated to a marina nearby. We also wanted you to rest assured that as a factory-authorized Mercury Outboard and Mercruiser Sterndrive and Inboard engine Sales, Parts, and Warranty Service dealer for over 50 years, and having been service providers to thousands of…Read More

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Safety on the Water with your Dog

September 11, 2013

Boating with your dog...it seems so simple. Just bring himalong and enjoy your time together. It can be a wonderful       experience for all involved, assuming your pet is comfortableon the water.   Some safety tips to consider: Acclimate your pet to the boating life at the dock, beforegoing on any long outings.Remember to protect him from the…Read More

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If you really DONT want to sell your boat...

March 19, 2013

Do the following, if for some reason you have decided to sell your boat but don't really want to. From the bow: 1. After the last cruise of the season, make sure your anchor and rode have the mud, that you collected after your last anchoring, left on the rode and do not coil the rode just leave it crumpled up and mudcaked in the anchor locker. (If the anchor is rusty, all…Read More

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Inspecting Exhaust Manifolds and Risers

February 14, 2013

Keeping a Wary Eye on Raw-Water Cooled Manifolds and Risers Can Prevent the Premature Death of Your EnginePop Quiz: The owner of a 30' powerboat hops aboard his boat one day to go for a cruise, but his inboard V-8 engine is slow to start. When it finally does start, he notices a distinct knocking noise which he's never heard before. He continues to run the engine briefly, and then shuts it down…Read More

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Rex Marine Center's recommendations to best prepare your boat before winter storage.

October 17, 2012

While we offer any service you might desire, doing preparatory items yourself will save you money and help keep your boat in top condition.Our service manager recommends that on your way to Rex to drop off your boat for winter storage, or by making a point to take one last boat ride if you are a Rex Summer customer, please make note of anything that needs to be repaired or just does not seem…Read More

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How to use your VHF radio during an emergency

June 19, 2012

A while back, the Coast Guard at Station Staten Island had received several emergency "Mayday" calls.  Unfortunately two of them were falsely placed, this leads to very dangerous conditions for both the recreational and commercial boaters in the water that day as well as the Coast Guardsman responding to the search and rescue evolution.  When a Mayday call is received, the watch stander…Read More

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National Marina Day Highlights

June 7, 2012

National Marina Day RecapA big Thank you to everyone who attended National Marina Day last Saturday @ Rex Marine Center. The weather was playing hardball prior to the event but the sun prevailed in the end. Also thanks to the companies and organizations that were represented on Saturday. Below are a few pictures of the event.Congratulations to the Winners of the raffle:Anthony Valenti –…Read More

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Boat Smart From The Start

May 1, 2012

Boat Smart from the StartThis Mothers Day thousands of boaters across the nation pulled off their covers and hit the water. We go out on our boat to enjoy ourselves, leave our worries behind and spend time with family and friends. That however does not excuse us from being prudent mariners. To legally operate any boat with an engine, other than a personal watercraft, or a sailboat 191⁄2…Read More

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