Water we talking about?
Warm temps and sunny days as this week was just a taste of things to come. We were once again able to put another couple of dozen boats in the water, and the marina is really starting to take shape. So much so, that we can’t wait for another couple of weeks when the Vermilion River will start to look like this.
It’s not really de-“bait”-able…
Though we tried to “Hook” you with that heading, you should know that fishing is already underway out on Lake Erie as Walleye catches already are better then last year at this time. So there’s that to look forward to as well.
Another sign of summer approaching, our neighbors across the street at the Quaker Steak and Lube have opened their dockside patio with great views of the river. Seen at the end of the parking lot both below and in the pic above.
Live, Love, Launch..
So that gets us down to launch. If your already in the water then your in good shape, if your still holding out or undecided on what you would like to do with your boat, let us help. Just stop in the office any day of the week between 9am and 5pm and we will be happy to go over the whole process for you.
We hope to see you dockside!
Your weekend forecast (NWS):
THIS AFTERNOON…East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a slight
chance of showers late. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet.
TONIGHT…East winds 20 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely
in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms
overnight. Waves 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
SATURDAY…Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers and
thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers and
thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY…Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north less than
10 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day.
Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
Painting quite a picture of things to come….
The sun is out, the temps are back to normal and the boats, well, the boats are making quite a splash around here. Launch season is in full swing at your homeport. Soon the place will look pretty as a picture like the one below.
Our spirits are “Bouy-ed” by recent temps…
We are working hard to get the pool in shape and even the Putter-Port will soon undergo a season opening cleanup so both will be ready for Memorial Day Weekend.
Launch Orders and You…It’s all about “Oar”-ganisation
Now, if you haven’t already, you may want to get your ship in shape by planning what you need for launch. Then check off what services you want on your launch order, and pick a week to make your own splash down.
We will take it from there. Have questions or need to help filling out your order? We’re here to help. Just contact us or stop by, we are open weekends (both days ) from 9am to 5pm. We hope to see you dockside!
Your weekend forecast (NWS):
THIS AFTERNOON…Southwest winds to 30 knots becoming west and
increasing to 35 knot gales. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 5 to 8 feet.
TONIGHT...West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet
subsiding to 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming
south. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
SUNDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms during the day. Waves 2 feet or less building to
2 to 4 feet.
Yellow object in sky puts “Spring ” back in our step…
Though we have had a pretty soggy week, good fortune is right around the corner. Boats continue to head toward their summer resting places dockside and the Sun has finally come out as the temps steadily warm up.
What does all that mean to you? Now is a good time to take a minute and plan for what your boat needs prior to going in the water. Just review your Launch order, select the services your require or bring it by the office and we will be happy to go over your options with you. Then once you have decided just pick a week and turn in your order to get on the schedule. It is really that easy.
Now Open Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm to serve you better…
Still have questions or need to make a payment, just contact us by phone or email. We are here to help. Hope to see you dockside!
Your Weekend Forcast (NWS)
TODAY…West winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT…East winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Mostly
clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY...South winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest. A
chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming
southwest. Showers likely. Waves 1 foot or less.
northeast. Rain showers likely. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots. A chance of rain showers during the day. Waves 1 to
SUNDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to
15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
A flurry of activity at your home-port..
We had quite a week to work through but that hasn’t dampened our spirits. In fact, just the opposite, as we are back to launching boats. There was even a chance to uncover the pool and get it up and running (though not heated yet).
As you can see below, Wednesday we had snow,… But snow what…
Today the Sun has finally arrived!
And if your day starts like this (pic below taken 7:40am this morning) it usually is very good sign.
Launch the boats, Launch the Boats, Launch the boats….
The above is our work schedule for today. If your out and about this weekend and looking for dock space for your crew, please stop by and let us show you what we have to offer. With each passing day the forecast looks like Spring may finally get going, and we hope your thinking warm thoughts as more and more boats head to water.
We are open both Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm and hope to see you dockside!
Cone-gratulations are in order…
Within roughly 24hrs of now, an annual Vermilion tradition returns signaling the official start to our “Sweet Season” here at your home-port as this Thursday Dairy Dock opens (April 12th) at 11:30am.
Because Sprinkles are for winners!
It won’t matter if your a chocolate or vanilla kind of person, we hope you are just ready for some well deserved treats after a long winter break.
You don’t have to be a reporter to get this scoop!
So hang in there because soon you can hang out with us, at the dock.
Have a Delicious Day!
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