Romps Lake Erie Marina

Lake Erie's Family Fun Marina Since 1957

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Boat….Swim…..Rinse….Repeat….

The recipe for a great summer….

We know what your thinking, what is this, another great weekend forecast? And you would be correct, because it sure looks like Mother Nature has lined up another nice weekend here at your home-port. In fact, some nights have been so clear you can see Cedar Point from the Vermilion Harbor.

cedar point from Vermilion

What has 2 feet or less and no shoes?

The marine forecast, of course.  We will still get our part ready as the pool is prepped, and Dairy Dock still has all the delicious treats you will need to keep you cool. Or maybe just a nice day dockside with friends. It’s all here at your Family Fun Marina.

jump into summer

Even our Magic 8 Ball says…Signs point to yes.

So we have that going for us…. Now Your weekend forecast(NWS):

TODAY...Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast.
Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…South winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Mostly
sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night. Waves 1 foot
or less.
SUNDAY…South winds 10 knots or less increasing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or
less.

Put a little….WOW…in your weekend!

Below are some pics to BOUY you spirits…

With a hot and sunny 4th of July Wednesday already making this a great week, we now look forward to this slight cool down before the Summer temps return for the weekend. In the meantime, our staff here at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina has sent us some pictures taken this week to make sure you don’t get left dockside.

First up Jeff sent us this awesome sunset…

Jeffs sunset

From the picture is worth a thousand words dept:

Then, as if not to be outdone, Kyle has sent us this pic of the boat lights in rriver traffic taken at night using still photography. Begging the question how did they go that fast without making a wake?

Kyles river pic

Finally, here’s your Weekend Forecast (NWS):

..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…
TODAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots. Sunny. Waves 3 to 6 feet.
Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
TONIGHT…North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast 10 to
15 knots. Clear. Waves 3 to 5 feet, subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
SATURDAY…East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
southeast. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Waves
1 foot or less.

Happy Birthday Uncle Sam!

242 is a lot of candles….

Happy Birthday America, you look great for any age; to the greatest country on earth we salute you. Freedom and Independence built this country and we hope you get a chance to enjoy a day of both here at your home-port this holiday!

Celebrate with a bang…

And although Vermilion has already had its fireworks season during the Fish Festival, there will be more from nearby Huron or Cedar Point for you to view if traveling on the water this weekend. All we need is some favorable lake conditions. On another quick note, Vermilion Road has re-opened for travel to and from your family fun marina, and just in time for the busy holiday.

America Boats Romps

Important Safety Notice:

As we all know the marina if full of boats that are also full of gasoline, our environment is not suited for any type of fireworks. So we ask that for the safety of all of our Captain’s, Crew, Guests and their property; that fireworks on Romp’s Property are strictly prohibited.

no fireworks

Your All American, Star Spangled,  Wednesday, Birthday, celebration forecast (NWS):

TODAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms early this afternoon. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast less
than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
WEDNESDAY…East winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves
2 feet or less.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south.
Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

Some days are good…Summer better!

Sometimes all you need is a little Vitamin Sea….

Have seen the weekend forecast? Let us show you a preview of coming attractions. Below is an image taken last night by our own Jeff B. We’re hoping it’s enough to “tide” you over until you can leave work and get dockside for your own sunset cruise.

lake erie june 2018

Did you know?

We thought you might also find this interesting, below you will find the importance of boating to Ohio’s economy. Boating and Lake Erie make up a sizable portion of our state’s income. As you can see that the majority of boat owners are not the rich and famous, but working class folk like us enjoying the great outdoors. Of course you will also notice the percent of Power Boats in the chart below,  a source of pride here at your family fun marina. From our friends at the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

NMMA facts

Now onto the good news..

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY...Southwest winds less than 10 knots becoming north.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Sunny.
Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south.
Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
SUNDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Waves
1 foot or less.

Please note: Vermilion Road remains closed at the railroad tracks. Please us Baumhart, Sunnyside or Rt 60 exits to Vermilion. We will post an update when the road re-opens.

Of Traffic Cones and Ice Cream cones….

Orange Barrel season hits close to your homeport….

We wanted all of our Captains and Crew to be aware that Vermilion Road (Right next to Dairy Dock) is closed at the Railroad Tracks for road repair and resurfacing. This will effect all inbound folks who use this path from Route 90/2.

Instead we want you to know you can still come by Baumhart Rd, Sunnyside Rd, and Route 60 north to Liberty Ave.

rd closed

Splish to the Splash of it….

That said, we are back in action here at your homeport as the season’s fishing has seen some great catches. Like this pic sent in from Lynn, talk about your smoked Walleye.

smoked walleye

Then tonight, (June 21st) is Third Thursday downtown with free live entertainment as bands of all sorts play their music and you get a free sunset. Join the festivities, fun for the whole family.

third thursday vermilion june 21 18

We hope to see you dockside!

This could be you...

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet.
TONIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming east. Showers
likely with a chance of thunderstorms overnight. Waves 3 to
6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet, then subsiding to 3 to 6 feet.
Waves occasionally around 9 feet. Small craft advisory will be
needed.
FRIDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Showers and thunderstorms
likely. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers and
thunderstorms likely in the evening, then showers likely
overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Showers and
thunderstorms likely during the day, then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day. Waves 2 feet
or less.

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