Happy St. Patrick’s Day…It ain’t easy being green!

We want to wish all of our captains and crews a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s hoping the road does indeed rise up to meet you, yet the lake lays down before you. Here at your home-port we are getting more and more excited to start the boating season. So chase your rainbows, and soon you can chase the Sun.


Despite cool temps and gray weather folks will be out in big numbers, so be please be careful when you celebrate. And for those who are looking for a place to drop anchor, we are open Saturday from 10-3 and we will have coffee ready for the day after. See you dockside!

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This weeks forecast… Cloudy with a chance of floating docks!

Sure that may sound silly, but we get pretty excited here at your home-port when we hear that splashing sound of docks going back in the water.

And while the photo above will not win any awards for color or photography in general, it sure looks great to us because it signifies the beginning to what we look forward to the most…. The boating season.

Of course we hope you are now making plans to do some splashing of your own this coming summer, and we have just place for you anchor those family plans.

So stop by and see all that we have to offer your crew this boating season.

We are now Open Saturday’s from 10-3 to serve you better….We hope to see you dockside here at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina.

Now Open Saturdays….So “March” On In!

First some news we are proud to share; this past week we were awarded the Ohio Clean Marina designation for the 10th year in a row. Why is this important? Well it shows you our voluntary commitment to preserving the environment so everyone can enjoy clean water for boating and fishing activities.

That said, with each passing day we are also inching closer and closer to seasonable temps, and with it plans for a spring launch. Right now we are working on launch orders so we can get them in the mail in hopes that when the thermometer goes up, the docks can go in. While it may seem early yet to talk of launching boats, these things have a way of sneaking up on the unprepared.

After all, it won’t be long and the river will look like this again!

So if your out and about and you want to talk spring and launch, or if your new to boating and your looking for a place to call your home-port stop in and see why Romp’s is Lake Erie’s Family Fun Marina.

We’ll have the coffee on for you!….We hope to see you dockside.

Open 10am to 3pm Saturday!

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Wishing our Captain’s and Crews a very Happy New Year!

Here’s hoping that the 2017 boating season is a great one. We are very blessed as a family to have the best Captain’s and Crews on Lake Erie, and we also hope that your New Year’s Resolution involves more fun in the sun with family and friends!

So here’s hoping that this year is every bit as good as the very best. Our family wishes all of our dockers a very safe and prosperous 2016 and can’t wait to get past these cold months and get the boating season underway!
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Happy New Year from the whole crew at your favorite Lake Erie marina at Romp’s!

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.)

“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.