This Christmas give your captain a gift that will really float his boat!

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.

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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 with no extra fees)
  • * Dairy Dock Ice Cream Tokens (purchased through our store with no extra fees)
  • * 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; wa-laa! Smiles ensue! The card holder can use all of the amount at once or a little at a time.

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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 are good only at Romp’s Water Port, Inc.)

Turkey Time at your home-port!

It’s that time of year when, soon, the smell of turkey and dressing will be in the air. Families will gather and enjoy their time together, and we are excited to do the same.

So…with that said, we are announcing our Turkey Hours for the coming week as we take a break like our forefathers did.

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The Marine Store/Office will be closed from Friday, Nov 18 until Monday Nov 28, however if you need to pay a bill or would like dockage information we can still meet you by appointment. Just give us a call or email us.

The Service Dept will be open both Monday and Tuesday (Nov 21, 22) next week from 8-5 and can help you with paying a bill, scheduling service or dockage information if needed.

We certainly hope you enjoy time with your crew as much as we look forward to time with our family.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving from your family fun Marina.

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Docks are out…Temps forecast to be “Fall”ing soon…

Who would have thought that the weather would have held out with these very mild temps thus far this fall. In fact, we still have some occasional boat traffic on the river despite the onset of cooler temps forecast this weekend.

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Yet, as you can see, the docks have made their way to shore and the marina is slowly being prepped for the cooler weather forecast just ahead of Turkey Day.

But in the meantime, we can always look back on the terrific 2016 season with some very fond memories of our time on the Lake. And our time with family in the great outdoors is something to give thanks for!…

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Thank you Veterans!… We know freedom is not free.

As we go about slowly preparing the marina for the winter months ahead, we want to stop and take a minute to thank all of our Veterans out there. We are truly grateful for your service to our country.

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We know a lot of our Captains and crew have served and show their pride in both attire they wear and with pride by the various service flags flown from their ships masts.

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Our eternal thanks as we continue to enjoy the freedoms your service provides!

On a side note, we will be closed this weekend as we start our winter schedule. Our Winter Hours are listed here. If you would like information about a dock for the 2017 season just give us a call or email us, we can schedule an appointment to meet you most any time during, or even after hours if needed. Have a great weekend!

 

“R” hours and yours…the times they are a changing.

It’s that time of year…the last of the boats are being pulled today and tomorrow, then the docks soon follow them to shore. So we have some changes in our office hours to announce as daylight slowly decreases here at your home-port.

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The Marina Store/Office hours are now 10am to 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Store/Office will be closed on weekends. The Gas docks are closed for the season (thanks to all who support us all summer long, we really appreciate your business).

The Service Dept. is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

If you are interested in a dock for next season and would like to visit us during off hours, please contact us and we will be happy to meet you at the marina and show you what we have to offer.

Thanks everyone for a terrific season!

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Official end to the season as last days of boat pulling arrives…

If the forecast holds true, we should have some nice weather for both the Cleveland Indians and our captain’s and crews to work on their boats this weekend. It’s been a very busy time here at your home-port with temps slowly falling with the leaves as ships migrate toward shore.

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While we still have some boats to go, we want you to know that this will be the last weekend the ship’s store/office will be open on weekends. We will go to a weekday only schedule starting October 31st.

With only a couple of days of pulling left, we will soon start removing docks and prepping the marina for the winter months ahead. So if your a captain still floating at the dock, please make plans to have your boat taken out prior to Thursday November 3rd.

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We thank everyone for a great boating season, it was a very, very good one!..We had a lot of fun and hope you did too.

 

 

Time to pull the boat before the temps fall with the leaves….

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.

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The Store-Office will be open from 10 am – 4 pm Mon-Fri, 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.

Yet 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. We have a full schedule for this coming week (10/24), but still have openings for the week of 10/31. If you need assistance or have questions with your order feel free to stop by we’d be glad to help.. Because you don’t want to be this guy…

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After all, things are pretty colorful at your home-port!

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Fall into Romp’s…for your boat winterization needs

It has already been quite an Indian summer and yes we are talking about both on the baseball field and off it, like here at your homeport.

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Yet, with all the warmth we have had this fall already, don’t be fooled because the cold weather could come knocking any day now. Now is the time to put the final plans on your winter prep schedule and get your pull-out order turned in to the office so we can get you on the schedule to be pulled.

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Because it may be sunny today….but wait 5 minutes…it’s Ohio. Best to be ready well ahead of the weather.

You don’t want to be this guy…

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Let us know how we can help! we hope to see you dockside! Also note that starting October 17th “R” hours will be going to 10am to 4pm please plan accordingly, Thanks!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

REST OF TODAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS…DECREASING TO 10
TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY…THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 4 TO
6 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE.
TONIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING EAST. PARTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
FRIDAY
EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTH.
MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SATURDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
SUNDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AND DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS. SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

Sun sets on a great boating season…Now is the time to plan for your pull-out.

This, of course, was a summer for the ages. Looking back we had most every weekend from Memorial Day right on through to Labor Day with very few (if any) missed opportunities for a boater to enjoy the Lake.

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Just like the change in the seasons, change is happening here at your home-port as well. We are slowly pulling boats and putting them in their winter resting places, albeit in some great conditions as the weather has been in the mid 70’s and sunny all week.

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But don’t let these mild temps fool you. Now is the time to get your pull-out arrangements in order. Let us help you by stopping by the marine office and going over the details of your pull-out order. After all, the best planning is done with plenty of time before it is needed.

So while the sun is still shining stop in at your home-port and let us help you get your fall plans in order before the sun sets on the boating season. We are here to help and hope to see you dockside!

Because you don’t want to be this guy…..

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Your weekend forecast (NWS)

TODAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. MOSTLY
SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. MOSTLY
CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
FRIDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. SUNNY.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHWEST
AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH EARLY
EVENING…THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
FROM LATE EVENING ON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 KNOTS OR LESS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS.

Wind, Waves, and Woollybears….Your weekend forecast.

The Vermilion Woollybear Festival and Parade takes place this weekend downtown. Visitors to the festival have numbered near the 100,000 mark during peak years when the weather is cooperating. We know there is a bit of a soggy forecast for Sunday but want our boaters and guests alike to be ready for this event and the large number of visitors it may draw to town.

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For full WoollyBear info and schedules visit VermilionOhio.com

Our boaters should know that the marina will be accessible throughout, there will be members of the local Soccer Club parking cars for the public here on the property. This will not effect Romp’s Lake Erie Marina customers as parking will remain open and unhindered.

However, with that many people coming to visit we recommend that you either come to the marina early, before 9am, or after 1pm as the hours between will be peak traffic times on Vermilion’s streets.

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Did you know that the thickness of the rings on the Woollybear is said to predict the severity of the winter?While we wait for the official Woolly Worm forecast, here’s the official one from the National Weather Service, (hint: Bundle up, it could be a cool one)

Your weekend forecast:

TODAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KNOTS.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET.
FRIDAY
EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
SATURDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SUNDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. SHOWER LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.