Captain's Log

Situational Awareness

April 28, 2014

By Capt. John Davis    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.  In my career as a Captain, I have taught and trained hundreds of people both in the classroom and on the water to handle a boat.  It is probably the most enjoyable part of my job, although running charters for a…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 we understand will be relocating 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…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 him along and enjoy your time together. It can be a wonderful        experience for all involved, assuming your pet is comfortable on the water.   Some safety tips to consider:   Acclimate your pet to the boating life at the dock, before going on any long outings. Remember to protect him from the…Read More

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What to do if the water starts coming in...

May 2, 2013

0630, a beautiful morning, clear skies, light breeze around 50˙.  I am scheduled to take a 27' 1970's Skiff Craft from Rex Marine to Brewers Marina in Essex.  The boat has been commissioned and cleaned a few days in advance and left to "soak" for a few days in an open slip.  If you never owned or operated a wooden boat before, "soaking" is an essential part of wood boating…Read More

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Just ask Google

March 20, 2013

The internet is a great resource for millions of inquiries on a minute by minute basis.  People rely on the words of wisdom scattered through out the datasphere with the upmost respect.  Many businesses, professionals and even Doctors also rely on the information that is available to serve their customers , clients and patients.  What if that stream of data one day turned off or was…Read More

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If you really DON'T 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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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 Engine Pop 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.  John Hibbard, 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…Read More

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A Changing of the Guard at Rex Marine

October 11, 2012

A fond Bon Voyage was said as Ermine Alford and Bill Dacey retired from Rex and have moved to sunny California.  They will be missed !  We wish them the best on their new adventure.  For a personal message from them, please see below. Assuming the Office Manager role is Denise Kallis of Stamford. Previously with Deloitte & Touche (for 26 years) as a Business Analyst, Denise is a…Read More

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