So Hot, Stay cool…We have what you need to beat the heat!

Ohio may be doing its best imitation of a ready bake oven, but to boaters here at Romp’s it’s gravy for the goose. Today offers another day in the 90’s, but more importantly another flat lake in which to swim, fish or ski.

So if your at home and feeling a little toasty, bring the kidos down to the pool for a splashing good time. Or by all means “go jump in the Lake” as a cool down is on tap for this weekend. So we’ll be here if you need a way to beat the heat, after all cool is the rule at your home-port!

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Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms early…then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms from late morning on. Waves 1 foot or less.

TONIGHT
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY
North winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

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

SATURDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Waves 2 feet or
less.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3
feet.

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)

 

Happy Easter from our family to yours!

We are hoping all of our captains and crews enjoy the upcoming Easter Holiday this weekend. We will be open both Saturday and Easter Sunday so if your out and about after Easter Services stop by if you want to add a dock to that Easter basket.

Dairy Dock will be open as well for those looking for a treat beyond the standard Easter Egg fare or Chocolate Bunny bits, so Hop on over we’ll have your favorite treats ready… Most of all be safe if traveling and enjoy time with family. We’ll see you dockside!

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We’re thinking warm thoughts…we hope you are too!

We know that this time of year can be a long stretch of days while you anxiously wait for the warmth of spring to arrive. So why not start planning your summer fun now?

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You can always start by going over your checklist of things you will need long before Summer arrives.

First and foremost, of course, is “Where would my boat like to spend the summer?” If you haven’t picked a home-port yet, make sure to give us a call. We would love to show you what we have to offer your family and friends.

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Then you may want to ask yourself questions about the basics like “Are my flares up to date?”, “Will I need my boat bottom painted or touched up?”, “Do I need a new lifejacket or two?”. It’s the captain who starts to think spring and make a list that has a leg up when the warm weather does arrive.

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So as the long days of February melt away into March and then April know that we are already thinking warm thoughts as we prep for a great boating season and hope that you are too.  We hope to see you dockside!

Happy Valentine…to the one that floats your boat!…

We would like to wish everyone a very happy St. Valentine’s Day this coming Tuesday. As everyone knows that there is nothing more romantic then long sunset cruises on Lake Erie during those great summer evenings, though you will have to remind your significant other that the boating season is not that far off.

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In a couple more weeks,  there will be plenty of time to start planning those great times together outdoors with loved ones. Maybe you can get them some flowers or candy as a reminder such as these.

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Either way, we know that it’s a good time for couples to show their appreciation for each other and wish everyone a great day. After all it was the Beatles that said, “Love is all you need”, and who are we to disagree with that, Enjoy!

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Happy Birthday….to us!….We celebrate 60 years of boating fun and business.

We are happy to announce that Romp’s Family Fun Marina turns a whopping 60 years old this year. That is a full six decades and three generations of Romp’s family, plus all of our great employees, and thousands of boaters who have spent their family time here at your home port. (our founders Rob and Peeps Romp on the left, Bill and Molly Romp on the right)

And we’ll share the secret to our success with you, it’s having the best customers in the world, as we well know a business is only as good as the customers it serves.

To read the whole Romp’s Story..click here.

So we give thanks to all things, big and small, that made the last 60 years such a great time for our family and employees, and look forward to many, many more serving your family. After all, we’re not just a business, we’re boaters! We hope to see you dockside!.

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Weekend Forecast calls for some serious fun in the sun!

The Cav’s are not the only bright spot in Northern Ohio, according to the weatherman we are headed back toward some very sunny days and nice seas this weekend. Another chance to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

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We hope that you get a chance to relax here at your home-port as we will be ready for you to make a splash dockside.

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Your weekend forecast:

TODAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS
MORNING…THEN PARTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET.
TONIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SATURDAY.
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SUNDAY
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.

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Fathers Day and Fish Festival…..Why two is better then one!

ffish2This weekend has a lot of fun on tap. First we have three days of merriment at Vermilion’s own Festival of the Fish presented by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce.

The fun starts with Fireworks Friday night, then follows with a weekend featuring fun food and booths of all type, a parade with Fire Trucks, a crazy craft race, and a lighted boat parade.

Plus you can actually avoid the bait and waiting for the bites and just buy a perch sandwich right at the festival!

Then, of course, we can’t forget Dad. Romp’s dockers stop by dockside and buy dear ole’ Dad a

 

Romps Famous Cheeseburger hot of the grill. And we’re not talking gas or propane, but old fashion charcoal like Dad used to make. Saturday the 18th at 11:30 till the coals get cold, in the Romper Room.

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So it’s all Fun, all weekend!

For a full schedule visit Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. Click image below to magnify it.

 

Father’s Day and Fish Festival Weekend combo coming up.

We know this weekend has a lot going on, so get ready to light up the end of your work week. On June 17th, the Fish Festival committee will presenting it’s annual FIREWORKS! This exciting event will take place right off of Vermilion’s own breakwall at the entrance to the harbor.

(pic above linked from Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, courtesy of Vermilion Photog Scott Dommin).
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 may be traffic interruption, click the chamber link above for details.
  • The fireworks display is set to begin at dusk.
  • 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 Lagoon’s 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.
  • Festival organizers thank you in advance for understanding and hope you get a chance to attend this event.

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

Launch Season Arrives… We have what floats your boat!

We’ll take it!..Temps have been at or near the mid-60 mark for several days this week, so several more boats set sail for fun.

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Well, to some it may seem a tad early to hit the water, but we have already seen several Captains splashdown as the early bird boaters are put in the water in some very unseasonably mild temps. Some already on their second or third fishing adventure on to the Lake.

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So for those of you still working on your Launch Orders our Captains and Crews know that if they need help filling out a launch order we are just a phone call away, or stop in, and let us help as we are now open 7 days a week.

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Also, “R” Service Department would like to make sure you know to put a launch date on your order before turning it in. We cannot schedule services without a date to work with, so please be sure to double check that before you make your request, it is much appreciated!

Till then, we hope to see you dockside at your favorite Lake Erie Marina!