Merry Christmas…and a Ho-Ho-Happy New Year!

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the marina,…well, along with some good cheer, we would like to share some holiday announcements with you. We are taking a bit of a break here at Lake Erie’s Family Fun Marina. We will be off on Christmas through New Year celebrating with family from Friday December 19th to January 4th.

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Now, if you need us we still will be in and out of the marina frequently, so please feel free to call or email us at the links on our contact page, and leave a message. We’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to time with family and it is our hope that each of our captains and crew get to spend time with their loved ones as well. Enjoy this great season, Merry Christmas from the whole Romp’s Team.

Happy Holidays from your Homeport!

Well the Christmas season is in full swing as shoppers head out to gather gifts for their loved ones. Here at your homeport, we too are getting excited to have the spirit of the season upon us.  Though it’s not here yet, we’re even looking forward to a white Christmas.

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So even though it’s tough to think about the summer months during this holiday season, we want to remind you that when you give the gift of boating, it lasts beyond just this month, but far into the next year.

Give us a call if you would like to discuss where your Captain would like to spend his next summer. After all, the best presents are the ones that make quite a splash!

 

Holiday Season and Santa arrive in Vermilion…

The turkey leftovers are barely hanging in there and even Black Friday has come on gone which signals that Christmas Season is now in full swing. Even the jolly old elf himself has had a chance to stop by Vermilion and check on the progress.

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Of course here he has no need of a sleigh and reindeer, just a ice breaker and the holiday spirit is all that in needed.

We here at your homeport are hopeful that our present will be another great boating season next year. But if your looking for that perfect gift and don’t want to get caught up in the crowds, think about giving your captain the gift of boating with our very own Romp’s gift cards. They are prepaid just like a visa, with any amount you choose to put on it and can be used for most anything we sell, gas, service, parts, dockage, etc.

Give your captain and crew the gift they really want and one that will last all summer long. The gift of boating!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Captains and Crews!

We would like to wish all of our captains and crews a very safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday. We certainly are thankful for all we have been blessed with this past boating season, and look forward to many more to come.

(below: the first Romps Thanksgiving imagined)

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We will be closed Wednesday through Sunday this week to spend time with our families. We will be in and out of the marina throughout the holiday so if you need assistance please feel free to call or email us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Enjoy!

Ice and Snow…Instant winter…Just add water.

While the weather outside is certainly frightening, we are already looking forward to the warmth of the next boating season here at your homeport. And though the arctic winds may be a blow’n, we’re busy sanding and painting and doing all the things we can do to make our next chance at summer the very  best it can be.

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We do want all of our captains and crews to know that we will be taking a brief break next week and will be closed Wednesday the 26th through the following Sunday to celebrate and give thanks with family this Thanksgiving Holdiay. Here’s hoping this finds you warm and in good spirits and able to spend time with your family as well.

Till we see you dockside!

 

Docks are out..We’re still in at your Home-Port.

The days are getting shorter and the temps are falling as we head toward the off season here at your home-port. We have been busy getting the Marina ready for the cold weather ahead as we pull the docks and prep the equipment.

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Most folks start to turn their attention to the upcoming Holiday Season and we are looking forward to some time with family as well. So if your in need of some assistance or are wanting to give the gift of boating this year and need information about docks, boats, or anything we might be able to help you with, please be sure to ask. We still here every week day in the service department from 8am to 5pm working on boats to ready them for the next great boating season, and the office is open four days a week as well.

The docks may be out, be were still in here at your homeport! Give us a call if you need help.

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“R” Winter Hours…

Unfortnately, this time of year is full of lasts. The last fishing trip, check. The last boat out of the water, check. The last dock removed, well, we’re working on that one.

One thing we do want you to know is we are changing are hours with the change of seasons.

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As you can see, the gas docks and the river docks have been removed. If the schedule stays on time and if Mother Nature cooperates we will have the docks out as well this week.

So without any further ado, are new office/store hours are as follows

Store/Office

10am to 3pm Monday -Tuesday-Thursday-Friday

Closed Weekends.

Service Department

8am to 5pm Monday through Friday

Closed Weekends.

If you need assistance, want to pay a bill or would like a tour for some dockage information. Please email us or call the information on our contact page, we would be glad to make arrangements to assist you.

Till then, we hope to see you dockside!

Halloween arrives…and with it we take some time to enjoy family and the season.

With all but a one or two boats left to pull-out of the water, and the rest of the fleet safely on land we have decided to take a bit of a breather here at your home port.

So with the Halloween weekend at hand we are closing the office and giving the crew some time to spend with family.

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So please note that the Store/Office will now be open 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday. We will be closed this weekend. If you need to contact us please call and leave a message or email us, we will be checking in throughout the weekend.

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Enjoy your spooktacular weekend!

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.