Docks head toward the water…a sign of better days ahead!

The week may have started with local schools having a snow day, but it slowly is shaping up. When we came to work this morning it was finally warm enough to get things started here at your home-port.


So we put on our work gear, fired up the crane and started to put the docks in. One by one the sound of floats splashing down was like music to our ears. Though we are just getting started we made some pretty good progress.


More will follow tomorrow, so if you haven’t decided where your boat would like to spend the summer, make sure you stop by and see what’s available. After all, once they go in docks start getting filled quickly so don’t miss the boat!

Feeling Blue? Reduce, Re-use, Recycle..Shrinkwrap how-to’s

Shrinkwrap is one of the best protections your boat can have against the elements when stored in the off-season. Over the years it has become the predominant form of winter cover over canvass and other tarp materials. The problem is once it became so popular someone had to come up with a way to save and reuse all that plastic material versus just filling up our landfills in a wasteful way.

Enter the Ohio Sea Grant’s Ohio Clean Marina program. Within the last decade we have had the pleasure of being one of the early adopters of the Ohio Clean Marina program and with it the ability to see all the shrinkwrap material used at the marina recycled for the good of the environment.

If you are a user of shrinkwrap while storing at our marina, please follow these easy steps to have your plastic tarp recycled.

While stored at Romp’s, instead of step 5 above. Just leave the bundle in secured under the front of your boat and we will collect it for you!

Remember, save your wrap and save the planet!…