Romps Lake Erie Marina

Lake Erie's Family Fun Marina Since 1957

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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!


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

Pull the boats, Pull the boats, Pull the boats…Your weekend update.

Now is the best time to get your pull-out planned before the temps fall with the leaves…

We know that the boating season ends way to soon for some folks. Even with the pleasant temps we have had this past several weeks, we would be remiss if we didn’t remind our Captains and Crew that what soon follows can be some pretty frosty temps.

We have been busy pulling and prepping boats this week in anticipation of the cooler days ahead, and hope you have had a chance to review your needs and have charted your course to shore.

The cradles are out and ready for your boats long winter nap.

Now, if you have not made plans, please don’t delay. Contact us so we can help you plan your Winter Storage needs. There’s only two weeks left, best to get on the schedule now so you can relax and enjoy a hassle free pull-out knowing you have got all the bases covered.

We don’t want you to get left out in the cold!

Your weekend forecast(NWS):
Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A slight
chance of light rain this evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
South winds less than 10 knots. Partly cloudy.
Waves 1 foot or less.
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot
or less.
South winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms during the day. Waves building to 4 to 7 feet Sunday. Waves subsiding to 3 to 5
feet Sunday night.

Woolybear Weekend and Wonderfull Weather….

This weekend could be a “Bear”, and that’s a good thing.

Well, it’s that time of year again. The Woolybear Festival arrives in Vermilion and with it some terrific temps for boaters.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Woolybear festival it started as a small project of Dick Goddard involving the forecasting of winter, and grew over the years to nearly 100,000 folks visiting our little town.  The Woolybear Caterpillar is said to be a great predictor of the upcoming winter season. The thicker the coat, and varied dimensions of the Woolybears rings the harsher the winter and then again the lighter the coat and coloring the fairer the cold conditions are said to be.

Of course it’s more then just about bugs, there will be entertainment, food stuffs and all kinds of family friendly activity throughout the downtown.

This all takes place Sunday the 24th.

What this means for Romp’s Dockers

Not much will change here at Romp’s. You still will be able to access the marina like usual, and your dockside parking will not be affected. There will be kids out front of the marina parking cars for Vermilion Soccer club. They will let any marina dockers pass without issue.

The only thing you need concern yourselfs with will be traffic. There will be a lot of folks coming into town, and a parade at mid-day closing downtown. So if your coming out to the boat, our suggestion is come early and avoid the rush.  More on Woolybear activites here…@

That said the forecast could not be better for both Bears and Boaters

Your weekend forecast:
South winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.

Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and
variable. Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

Light and variable winds. Waves 1 foot or less.

Light and variable winds. Waves 1 foot or less.

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