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

April 17, 2018

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 Formula,...

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“Sparks Out of the Waste Stream”

March 2, 2012

3/1/12 By Michael Garvey Last year the Rex Service Department began collecting used spark plugs that would normally end up in the trash and add to the waste stream. Spark plugs have almost no value except for recycling with scrap metal. Some spark plugs contain more than just metal and scrap metal yards wouldn’t always take them. This presented a problem when trying to dispose of the material...

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Enjoy the Off-Season, But Plan for Emergencies

January 13, 2012

By John M. Malatak, Chief, Program Operations, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Safety Division December 2, 2011  Proper planning can help reduce the risks of off-season boating. I love boating in the fall. The colors of the trees lining the shore of the Potomac River, where I do most of my boating, are bursting with bright yellows, brilliant oranges and deep reds. The slight nip in the air mixed with...

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The Life Expectancy of the Marine Engine From Boat Safe.com

October 19, 2011

The average marine gasoline engine runs for 1,500 hours before needing a major overhaul. The average marine diesel engine will run for more than three times that long and log an average 5,000 hours under the same conditions. The number of hours that a marine engine runs is very dependent on the amount and quality of maintenance over the years. The typical gasoline marine engine will run fine for...

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There is a new Bull in town

October 14, 2011

Rex Marine enthusiastically announces the arrival of our 2011 Wiggins Marina Bull forklift, the latest example of our committmant to upgrade our Valet Rack Service operations. Capable of safely handling boats up to 32’ long and weighing 20,000 lbs, our new lift also features a clean burning Tier III Cummins diesel engine, and of course, made in the USA with nearly 100% American components. Rex...

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