Romps Lake Erie Marina

Lake Erie's Family Fun Marina Since 1957

Category: Lake Erie Marina News (page 5 of 8)

Turkey Time Approaches…Stay Frosty My Friends.

Frost is on the ground, though no ice covers the channel yet, the skies are showing signs of the weather to come. The chilly cold remnants of fall are setting in as we are out and about putting the marina to bed for the winter. Next will be several weeks of maintenance as we have some repair work to do dockside, yet we are already thinking of next season.

fall lake erie

Even though it’s dark earlier and earlier we try to remind ourselves it’s always darkest before the dawn and the sun never really sets on a great boating season.

tower sunset


As Cool Air, Seasonable Skies “Fall” in to Vermilion….

And, with Turkey Day coming up soon we have some schedule changes we would like to share with you.

The Marine Store and Service Dept will be Open This Friday 17th, Monday the 20th and Tuesday the 21st. 

We will be closed Wednesday through Sunday next week as we take our Thanksgiving Holiday and will be spending time with family. One of us is always in and out of the marina throughout the holiday so if you need assistance please feel free to call or email us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible Enjoy! We Give Thanks! If we don’t see you before then, Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Leaves falling, Autumn Calling….

With both the leaves and the temps falling, docks head to shore…

It’s a bittersweet time of year at your homeport, while we look back fondly on the season that was we also prep for the cold that’s about to arrive.

As you can see from the pic above, the docks are migrating to shore right after the boats. It has been a pleasent pull-out season as you can see we are enjoying quite a show of colors from what leaves remain on the trees.

But the weather forecast starting tomorrow is a cold one, so with that we just want folks to know we are back to our winter schedule which is the following

Marine Store/Office 

10am to 4pm Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday

Service Dept

8am to 5pm Weekdays

For those folks needing dock information, or wanting to drop off a payment please call us. We can accommodate payments right over the phone, and if you need dock information we can meet you most anytime, even after hours. Just contact us to pick a time.

We hope to see you dockside!


“R” Hours and Yours…Gas Docks now Closed.

 That’s a wrap, thanks all for a great year!

For everything there is a season, and as we enter November at your homeport it closes the book officially on the boating calendar for 2017.

So, with the winds howling, and the boats all prepped on land for their long winter naps, we have some changes to update you on dockside.

First and foremost is that the Gas Docks are now closed for the year.  We thank everyone who supported us this year and can’t wait to get right back on the water in 2018, your business is very much appreciated.

“R’ hours and yours

Next up, our Store/Office hours will revert back to the winter schedule which is:

Monday – Tuesday -Thursday – Friday 10am to 4pm. 

The Service Dept is open weekdays from 8 am to 5pm.

If you need to pay a bill, just give us a call, we can take your payment right over the phone.

Also note, if you are interested in dockage for 2018, just email us or call us and we can arrange to meet you any time that is convenient for you. During or after business hours. We are always right nearby.

We hope to see you dockside!

Spooktacular time of year at your homeport!

BOOoats head to shore this Halloween Weekend..

It’s that time of year when most all of the boats are prepped for the long winter nap ahead. With Halloween arriving as well, the best part is you can go to any event already dressed as a Captain or Crew.

Halloween tower


Starting with tonight, the town has the Vermilion American Legion Halloween Parade (Thursday, October 26th 6pm…Parade line-up at 6:15pm) at the Sailorway Middle School.  They are serving wickedly delicious donuts! That’s right,  here in the spooky streets of Vermilion, you may see a ghost or goblin running around, so please be on the lookout when your out and about.

witch vermilion

Creep it real.

Finally, for “R” dockers, October 31st marks the last day your boat can be at the dock, as we will start to pull the very last boats Monday, followed not to shortly by  the docks.

A side note: With much cooler temps arriving the dockside water will be shutoff and winterized Friday afternoon.

Also, if you have not had a chance to empty your dock box, please do so soon we hope to have them all collected and stored this weekend in prep of winterizing the rest of the marina.


Your Haunted Forecast (NWS):
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Mostly
sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to 15
knots. Partly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers. Waves
2 feet or less.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Showers likely during the day, then a chance of showers Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of rain showers

Boats migrate to their winter resting place at your homeport…

Now is the time to make sure your ready, and we can help.

Sure it looks like another mid-70 degree weekends on tap, and we appreciate an Indian Summer as much as the next guy, but we also know that the temps soon fall after the leaves do. Better to be prepared for the inevitable.

Boat pic

Though most Captains have made their winter plans by now, we want you to know that if your one of the last holdouts, we are ready to  assist you. Just give us a call or stop by.

Our in the water season ends on November 1st, and soon after we start to pull docks and get the marina ready for winter.

Because you don’t want to be this guy…

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Sunny.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.

West winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less than
10 knots. Clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
Light and variable winds. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves
1 foot or less.
South winds 5 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance of showers Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet

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