Sun sets on the boating season…

It’s that time of year, when we switch our thoughts from tubing, skiing and fishing on Lake Erie to Cider, Autumn colors and Pumpkins as well as Pull-out. Which also means that if your one of the last hold outs trying to get one more day on the Lake, be sure you don’t miss out on getting your ship in shape for the winter months to follow.

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So be sure to let us know how we can help you protect your favorite investment from the cold. Our award winning Service Department has already serviced hundreds of boats and we are at the ready to get yours taken care of as well. Stop in and see why Romp’s should be your Home-port for this winter and the summer that’s right around the next corner. Because it’s  never to early to plan for fun.

Till then, here’s your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. PARTLY
SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.
SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET.
SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST AND
DIMINISHING TO 10 KNOTS OR LESS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.

It’s time to Pull the boat….Before temps fall with the leaves.

If you haven’t noticed it yet take a minute and enjoy this fall season as the colors this year are exceptional. Of course those very colors, while great to look at, also are the main indicator that now is the time to get your winterizing scheduled before Mother Nature shift gears and the temps drop.

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Here at your home-port we have been busy pulling and preping the boats for their long winter naps. This week we were able to get to the half way point of pull-out. So if your one of the hold outs, hoping for one last day of perch fishing we hope you get it, and hope that we can help you get your boat ready for the cold months ahead.

Be sure to stop in and let Romp’s Award Winning Service Dept take care of all your pull-out needs. After all, you don’t want to be this guy.

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Till then here’s your weekend forecast (NWS):

…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

REST OF TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. CLOUDY. A CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET...DECREASING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE.
TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH. MOSTLY
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. MOSTLY SUNNY.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. 
SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. PARTLY
CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.

“R” Hours and Yours….

Well, tis the season. As boats start their migration toward shore and our staff leave us during the week to further their education here’s what you need to know about what that means for all of us at your family fun marina.

The Store-Office will be open from 10 am – 4 pm Everyday.

However, the office and gas docks hours are now 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please note the change if your coming out for pump out or fuel services. Gas docks are self serve weekdays and full service on weekends only.

So as the temps fall this week it may be a good time to get your pull-out order filled out and turned in so we can get you on the schedule. If you need assistance with your order feel free to stop by we’d be glad to help..

After all, things are always looking up at your homeport!

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Pull-Pull-Pull the boat.. It’s that time of year

We know, after a summer full of fun in the sun here at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina we have started pull-out in preparation for the winter to come. Of course the weekend forecast, though cool, still may have an opportunity or two to get some much needed Perch in the freezer, but the leaves turning means we have to turn our attention to Pull-Out.

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With the fall colors captains know it’s time to do two things. First secure your dock for next season as you want to make sure you get the pick of the litter here at your homeport. Then, it’s time to review your pull-out paperwork carefully, mark the services you need us to perform for you, then turn in your pull-out order. We have already started the process as several early bird captains prefer some nice weather to prep their boats in.

So if you would like more information about boating at Romp’s please stop in and see us, we are open from 9-5 both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. If you need help filling out your pull-out order make sure you let us know, we are here to make things as hassle free as possible. We hope to see you dockside!

Here’s your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTH. MOSTLY
SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET. 
SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH. MOSTLY
SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST.
PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

Temps fall with the leaves..

We knew it had to happen sooner or later, just as the perch season was hitting high gear with mid week temps near 80, Mother Nature switched it up on us for the weekend. As the sun sets on summer and fall finally arrives now is a good time to get your pull-out planning done.

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Here at your home-port we are in the process of taking our boats out and winterizing them in preparation for the winter months to come. When the leaves start to fall, so do the temps as a sign to all captains the need to plan for the off-season. If you need help with your planning for pull-out, stop in and see us, we would be glad to assist you. We offer a wide array of winterizing options and storage in a hassle-free environment. You just get a form, check the service boxes and turn it in, we do the rest!

Till then, here is your weekend forecast (NWS):

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. SHOWERS LIKELY. A
CHANCE OF WATERSPOUTS. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET.
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. A CHANCE OF WATERSPOUTS. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET.
SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF WATERSPOUTS IN
THE MORNING. RAIN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET. 
SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.

Good Morning Sunshine!..Your weekend awaits.

What a forecast for a weekend. Mother Nature is serving up a great one as both the sun is shining and the fish are starting to bite. That is the perfect combination for fall. Now add to that the bigest one day festival in Ohio, with Vermilion’s own Woolybear Festival this Sunday and there is no reason to stay at home this weekend.

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So get outside while you still can and enjoy all the fun here at your homeport, Romp’s Lake Erie Marina! Because cool weather may not be that far off, so take advantage of all this sun. See you dockside!

Your forecast (NWS):

TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST. SUNNY.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING EAST. MOSTLY
CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST. SUNNY.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING EAST. WAVES
1 FOOT OR LESS.

 

Get hooked on Fall!

We said goodbye to a pretty nice summer and hello to what we hope is an equally good fall. These first couple of weeks since Labor Day weekend have seen the sun shine and the Perch start to perk up.

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But before you head out this coming weekend, know that the Annual WOOLYBEAR FESTIVAL is on tap for Sunday. Which means about 100,000 people will head to Vermilion for this big one day event. Those of you coming out to the marina should start your day early to avoid the traffic. Of course this will not affect your ability to get to the boat. We will have some parking for Woolybear, but it will be in the front field away from the docks.

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So if the perch are biting, don’t be afraid to head out to your homeport this weekend to get hooked! We’ll be open 9-5 this weekend and hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Your weekend Forecast (NWS):

TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST. SUNNY.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS. 
FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST. SUNNY.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING EAST. WAVES
1 FOOT OR LESS.

A couple of nice mid-week days here at your home-port!

The sun came out and the fish have started to bite again here at your homeport. How long it will last is anyone’s guess, but we’ll take each day we can get on the water. Because even a so-so day on the lake is better then a good day at work!

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There’s a couple of business items to bring up briefly so bare with us. If you have not recieved your Pull-Out information please let us know so we can get you a copy. Those who have theirs be sure to turn in your oil change order soon as those will be done in the next week prior to the first week of Pull-out. That way we can get you on the schedule and all taken care of.

Stop in and let us know if you need assistance filling out your order, or any paperwork, we’re here to help.

Also make note: Tonight is Vermilion’s last Third Thursday Event so be sure to stop in downtown and enjoy the free music, flowers and a sunset!

Till then here’s your Romp’s lake Erie Marina forecast (NWS):

THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST.
MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET. 
FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS. 
FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. MOSTLY
CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

Time to cool down?…fall temps arrive slightly ahead of schedule.

Of course one never knows what Mother Nature has planned as she can be a bit of a fickle business partner. Thankfully for everyone this year already has featured a walleye season for the ages. As we look forward, even though there is still quite a bit of perch fishing to be done, it’s time to admit we need to plan for pull-out season. So here at your favorite Lake Erie Marina we have started to talk pull-out.

 

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As everyone should have received their pull-out paper work, now would be a good time to review your records to see what you typically need done. Please be sure to fill out and return the oil change order first thing as those are done in September prior to October pull-out. This will help us get everyone scheduled.

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Next you will need to be sure to check the services on the Pull-Out Order and circle a date prior to turning it in. Double check it just to be sure. Also Included in the paperwork is a handy-dandy checklist to help guide your through the pull-out process.  If you need assistance or have any questions be sure to contact us.

We are in the ship’s store from 9-5 weekends. Hope to see you dockside.

Till then here’s your forecast:

REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY
WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3
FEET.
TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. 
SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. CLOUDY
WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
10 KNOTS OR LESS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF DRIZZLE. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET.
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS.

Perk up..Perch season arrives.

Even though things like the Pool and Dairy Dock have closed for the season it should not get you down as Perch Season has really just started. If your like us, you’re hoping that you can start to fill the freezer with some of Lake Erie’s finest Perch as the season is now underway according to fisherman who stop to gas up.

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So be sure to find your spot and secure your anchor as you should have lots of company this week. Now is the time to get hooked!

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Your forecast:

THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST. SUNNY.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 KNOTS OR
LESS. PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS INCREASING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.