Some days are good…Summer better!

Officially summer has begun! We did have a good start to this week despite a forecast for the weekend that we may have to keep an eye on. Of course we will still get the marina ready for your family fun no matter the circumstances because the pool is a balmy 83 degrees and the drinks are served cold, that forecast you can count on!

Here’s what the early part of the week looked like here at your home-port:

So here’s hoping that you have a chance to get some Lake Life in and just get away from the stresses of an everyday routine, no matter the weather.

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After all, it’s never too late to get some greenery, in your scenery…We hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!
Your Weekend Forecast (NWS):

TODAY
South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to
3 feet.

FRIDAY
South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. Showers
and thunderstorms likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4
feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
West winds 5 to 15 knots. Showers and
thunderstorms likely in the evening. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet.

SATURDAY
West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4
feet…then subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

SUNDAY
West winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day…then a chance of
showers Sunday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

 

It’s Fish Festival weekend in Vermilion, and it arrives with a BANG!

Tonight’s the night for the start of Vermilion’s Fish Festival so get ready. Tonight, June 16th, the Fish Festival committee will presenting the annual FIREWORKS kickoff! This exciting event will take place right off of Vermilion’s own breakwall at the entrance to the harbor.

(pic above by Scott Dommin courtesy of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, Fish Festival times and events here.)

Due to safety, and the fact it will be held at the mouth of the Vermilion River there are some issues that all boaters should be aware of. The details below were provided by the Festival of the Fish committee and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce:

  • Due to the safety of this event we are asking spectators and boaters to take a look at the map (below) of the area and please be aware of our safety zones that will be set in place.
  • The west entrance to the Vermilion River will not be accessible once the fireworks are placed on the break wall. We are asking that boaters use the east entrance to navigate both in and out of the Vermilion River .
  • There will be complete river closure starting at 9:30pm until 11pm.
  • The fireworks display is set to begin at 10:00pm.
  • There will be five to six temporary buoys set up 500’ around the detached break wall and boaters are permitted to watch the fireworks show on the north side of these buoys.
  • Both attached piers the one by Main Street Beach and the other by the lagoons beach will be off limits to spectators.
  • The fireworks display will be visible by personal boat on the Lake, Main Street Beach and Festival area.
  • Thank you in advance for understanding as we understand there maybe a few inconveniences.
(pic below just a generalized example for entertainment purposes).

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So get ready to get a real bang out of your summer!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Waves 1 foot or less.

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.

SATURDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves
1 foot or less.

SATURDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms in the evening…then showers and thunderstorms
likely overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.

SUNDAY
South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms during the day…then a
chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday night. Waves 1 to
3 feet.

Hot-Hot-Heat at your Homeport…weekend temps are headed up!

Temps are going up and the time is right to make SPF your BFF because the weekend forecast is a hot one.

Sizzling temps and even hotter fun in the sun is on tap at your home-port this weekend. It may be time to get out of the office A/C you’ve been stuck in all week and let the kids make a splash.

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We hope to see you dockside as the pool is a balmy 83 and the drinks, well, they’re always ice cold.

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Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY
Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

SATURDAY
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves
1 to 3 feet.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
15 to 20 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Temps 85f/71f (high/low)

If your weekend doesn’t look like this… you may be missing the boat!

June arrived just in time and with it some sunshine and blue sky late in the week. We finally got a break from the wet days of May and with it some decent fishing reports. So things are looking up at your home-port.

We will start to post the boating forecast right here on the main page so you can plan your next get away.

So let your work week melt away with a classic V-town sunset; we hope to see you dockside!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Mostly
sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

TONIGHT
West winds less than 10 knots becoming southwest.
Mostly cloudy in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Waves
1 foot or less.

SATURDAY
East winds less than 10 knots becoming northeast.
Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

SATURDAY NIGHT
East winds 10 knots or less becoming south. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely during the day…then a chance of showers Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

The water temperature off Toledo is 65 degrees…off Cleveland 60 degrees and off Erie 61 degrees.
(forecast for informational purposes only, for up to date forecast visit NWS)

 

Memorial Day Weekend arrives at last!….

As we take time this weekend to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country, we are also excited that the boating season arrives at last. Mother Nature may sprinkle in a pop up shower, but the time has finally arrived for some heat and the hopefully flat lakes of summer.

We have been busy as bees getting the marina ready as starting Saturday Putter-Port returns, the Romper Room opens, and the Pool opens as well. See the side column for “R” hours.

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Plus, we will always have your favorite flavor of Ice Cream here at your home-port! So be sure to join us this weekend as we celebrate and thank the servicemen and veterans for their service to this great nation and offer remembrance of those we have lost.

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We hope to see you dockside!….

Third Thursday Starts Tonight…and other things…

The beginning of Summer arrives tonight in downtown Vermilion with the town’s Third Thursday event tonight. For those of you not familiar with Third Thursday, it is  a celebration which has various musical performers stationed throughout the town and, of course, flowers along with a great sunset all totally free of charge!

Of course we are still launching boats with Memorial Day weekend fast approaching so if you need assistance with your launch order or have questions stop in the marine store and let us help.

We hope to see you dockside!

 

Safety first…. Free inspections get you in ship shape!

With Memorial Weekend soon approaching we are still in full launch mode here at the marina as we get boats in the water. One of the things you notice when you launch 250 or so boats is that many captains need to review their gear and most importantly their safety equipment.

With that in mind we have asked State Watercraft Officers to lend a hand Sunday June 25th 10am-2pm. The officers are going to provide free safety inspections to make sure you and your crew start the season out in the best way possible. So mark your calendars now, then check in Saturday June 25th and get your vessel all checked out.

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If you can’t make that safety inspection and to help you start your season off right, the Vermilion Marine Patrol has given us a blank inspection sheet for you to use in preparing your safety gear for the upcoming season. Just click on the image below to enlarge it and print it.

After all the best captains are the ones who don’t rely on luck! See you dockside!

 

We’re a Launching…so don’t miss the boat!

Sounds catchy doesn’t it? When the Sun does eventually shine, temps roll up in the 70’s every day and the boats will start to make quite a splash around here. As you can see in the image below if you start with a good morning, it all flows smoothly from there.

So our job is to get going and get the boats in the water so our captains and crews can start enjoying the many days of boating ahead.

 

For those looking for a place to drop anchor, we have a good selection of docks available, but some of those are going fast so make sure you stop by and get yours now.

Remember Memorial Day weekend is getting closer as every day we tick off the calendar in May is a day closer to kickoff. So make sure you have your ship in shape and get those launch orders filled out and turned in soon. You don’t want to miss the boat!

 

Why wait for your ship to come in?…. We’re launching at your homeport!

Was a pretty good week dockside at your homeport, we launched some boats, then launched some more, then…well…launched a couple more; so we really are making a splash at your family fun marina.

Some Captains and Crew have even taken to the lake in search of Walleye before the water gets too warm and the big eyes go deep. Though this time of year everyone has to use caution out on Lake Erie when she’s only in the high 40’s lower 50’s.  Not quite bathing suit weather just yet.

We encourage our dockers to check their launch orders over and get those turned in so we can get you on the schedule. Also, those already in should go through their safety gear and make sure everything is in order prior to heading out.

Then for those still looking for a nice place to drop anchor, stop by Romp’s Lake Erie Marina and let us show you what we have  to offer. (such as here, here and here

It won’t be long before Summer will be right around the corner and you wouldn’t want to miss the boat!

Launch the boats, Launch the boats, Launch the boats….rinse, repeat.

Also, for best results…just add water!.. We know it’s kinda campy, but we are pleased that despite a week of up and down weather we were able to make quite a splash at your home-port with boat after boat headed toward the docks.

With every boat we launch the marina starts to look a little more like summer. In fact we’ve even taken a spin out on the Lake today and though it looks like occasional rain, it was nice to get that “Erie” feeling being back on the water again.

So if your still debating what needs done to get your boat ready, stop by and let us help you get your launch order filled out so you can be the next vessel sitting at the dock in ship-shape, ready to go.

We will be open 9-5  both Saturday and Sunday and hope to see you dockside.