We know what your thinking, the boats are out and cold weather is here to stay. To that we say there is no better time then to start planning next summer! What if you could give the someone you love the gift of the great outdoors, of family activity and an escape from the stresses of life.
You can! Instead of buying a gift that your captain or crew member will open and be done with, or worse yet have to return, get them a Romp’s Gift Card! It works similar to a pre-paid visa in that you get a credit card sized gift card that you can use for the following:
- * Dockage and Winter Storage
- * Gas and pump-out services
- * Beer, Pop, Ice, Snacks, and Romper Room Food!
- * Putter Port Passes (purchased through our store)
- * Dairy Dock Ice Cream Tokens (purchased through our store)
- * Service on your boat including launch, pull-out, tune-ups, oil changes, even electronics rigging.
- * Guest passes for the pool.
- * Safety Gear, flares, life jackets etc.
- * Boating cleaners and supplies.
- * Most anything we sell!*
With no extra fees! That’s right a $25 gift card costs $25, a $50 gift card $50, and so on. You name the amount, we load the card, add a boat and some water, mix in some warm weather and stir; walaa! Smiles ensue! The card holder can use all of the amount at once or a little at a time.
So this Christmas give the gift that will continue to put a smile on your captains face all year long. The gift of boating.
(*Some restrictions apply, all purchases have to be made at Romp’s marine store/office, please contact Romp’s for more details. Romp’s Gift Cards good only at Romp’s Office/Store/Gas Dock/Service Dept)
We had a great couple of days off with family and are now back at the Marina prepping for the great season ahead. Of course this time of year this is a lot of maintenance and boat work to be completed before we can even think about docks going back in.
So while Mother Nature does her best to bring a chill about, we want all of our captains and crews to know that we are here from 8-5 daily in the Service Department in case you need to add some off season service to your to-do list. The Store/Office is open Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri from 10 to 3.
Feel free to give us a call, we would be glad to hear from you!
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.
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.
This week is a nice break between last week’s storms and the cold weather forecast for the weekend. As we spend the days repairing docks and boats, every once in awhile we get out to see some fine colors on display by Mother Nature.
So if your out checking on your boat cover, or stopping in to say hi make sure to bring a camera as these are some nice skies to see just before dusk.
For those looking to pay bills or schedule work, please note that we are available in the service department from 8-5 Monday through Friday. Store hours are 10-3 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri.
Though we had some very strong wind gusts and a lot of rain in a short period of time, we are pleased to report that the only problem we had as a result of today’s storm system is a broken pool chair or two.
While we certainly count our blessings, we do send out our well wishes and prayers to those families who may not be so fortunate and hope all of our captains and crews are okay tonight as well.
Well the temps have nose dived early this week as a preview of winter has set in here at your homeport.
So we are glad we were able to get the docks out and stored and the marina put to bed prior to the white stuff hitting the ground.
Now a lot of folks assume we pack up and go off to Florida, but that is not the case. A 17 acre, 250 dock marina takes quite a bit of maintenance to keep in tip top shape. Our crew stays here year round in the shops grinding and painting docks, fixing dock brackets or seawall, dockside utility repairs and, of course, boat repairs and bottom painting.
So while the sun may have set on the boating season, rest assured we are already preparing for the next!
It’s a bit of a sad time of year when the last of the boats are winterized and the docks are removed from the water as we prep the marina for the winter months ahead.
As you can see we have about half of the marina docks out, plus the gas docks and river docks, and even the steps are off of the walk-over bridge.
One by one we are slowly putting the marina to bed and getting ready to move inside to our shops and service garages as we work on boats and marina equipment in preparation for next season.
The leaves have turned a crayon box of colors all around the Vermilion River this week. If you go to our facebook page @ Facebook/rompsmarina you will see several shots like the one below.
With the turning of the leaves we also are turning the page on Pull-Out season this week as we winterize the last of the fleet. This is the absolutely last call for anyone who is still in search of winter services before the cold weather arrives. Please contact the marine store/office to make arrangements as soon as possible.
Now captains, if you are still in the water at the marina, the contract “in-water” season is now over. So please make arrangements to pull your boat as we will soon be removing the docks for the winter. Also, don’t forget to remove your dock box gear as well as those are being collected daily and put in storage as well. On a final note, we have winterized the dock side water and turned it off for the season.
So you can see the leaves are not the only thing changing and getting ready for the cold…If you need help or have questions feel free to give us a call.
Enjoy the fall colors!
With the last week of pull-out starting Monday, we have more changes to announce as we prep for the cold days ahead.
First and foremost, we will be shifting to our winter schedule, which means our store/office/gas dock will be open weekdays only.
So, starting Monday “R” hours are the following:
- Store/Office Open – 10am to 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
- The store/office will be closed Wednesdays and Weekends
- The Service Dept will be open 8am to 5pm daily
- Gas docks are now self serve the rest of the season (till Nov 6th)
- Due to recent temps, the dockside water will be turned off & winterized sometime this week.
Of course we thank all of our captains and crews for a great season and will start the clock ticking on the next one.
This week marked the beginning of some cooler temps and with pull-out in full swing the final farewell to the boating season.
Now is certainly the time to get your pull-out order turned in and get on the schedule if you haven’t done so already. Or, if you take your boat home you may want to make those arrangements as well as temps are just above freezing. Of course one of the benefits of lake front living is that warm lake water will keep the temps near shore slightly warmer, but you don’t want to wait until it’s to late.
Call today if you have questions about pull-out or need assistance.
Your Lake Erie forecast:
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 35 KNOT
GALES LATE. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. WAVES 5 TO
SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 FEET OR
MONDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. WAVES 1 TO
TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. A
CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 2 FEET.