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.

“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.