Memorial Weekend arrives…Your weekend update.

A little bit o’ this..A little bit o’ that..

Well, we made it. From one of the craziest springs, through Pandemics and a fairly soggy start, we can finally sit back and enjoy some well deserved play time. OR, time outside as many of our captains and crews have been in the brig sheltering for a month. Below is a pic of the marina from yesterday by a docker posted to google.

sunsets at romps

Some news you can use…

Because of the circumstances this year, both timing and otherwise, you will see several boats on land. We have relaxed our launch policy to help folks so bear with us. There is still plenty of parking.

Also note that we are required to social distance in the building, and outside as well. Please do not gather in large groups, but distance yourselves per guidelines. We have 17 acres of space so this should not be a problem.

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In other news…

Due to current regulations, the pool will not be able to open this weekend, but will soon be open afterward. We will update you as soon as next week.

The restrooms are open and we will be cleaning them every two hours during business hours (if not more frequent). But note that after hours access is private for docker’s very urgent or emergency needs as we will not have a night staff.

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Your weekend forecast (NWS):

REST OF TODAY…Northeast winds 10 knots or less. Showers
likely, then a chance of showers late. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and
variable. A chance of showers in the evening. Waves 1 foot or
less.
SATURDAY…Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 knots.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast.
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Waves
2 feet or less.
SUNDAY
South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Waves
2 feet or less.
MONDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less.

Dairy Dock Opens Today.. Limited Staff and Menu

Ice Cream is back…

Due to COVID 19 guidelines by the local Health Department, we will be opening Dairy Dock with a limited staff, and a limited menu. Why does it matter? To open we have to “Social Distance” inside the building, which is a small space, meaning we cannot bring all of our staff in, without our full staff we cannot serve our full menu. There is just not enough space to keep everyone apart while making product.

For your safety and the safety of others, we also ask that our customers Social Distance outside as well, it is a requirement for us to remain open.

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Change is difficult..

We know we will not be able to offer everyone’s favorites in the beginning, and we wish we could, but this will not last forever. This is a difficult time for all of us. We thank you for your support and for your understanding until the rules change and allow us to get back to making everyone’s day a little more Delicious. We know you deserve it!

Open 1pm to 10pm Daily and Weekends. Stay Safe, Stay Kind, and We hope to see you at the dock.

Dairy Dock – and the New Normal

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A Different Kind of Dairy Dock…for now.

Due to the Coronavirus we have had to delay the opening of Romp’s Dairy Dock. It is our hope to return on May 14th.

At this time we are planning to open with a limited menu, limited staffing & limited hours to comply with current regulations.

We know change is hard and we hope that our customers will be understanding as we restructure to serve you in a safe manner.

We hope to be back to “normal” by July 1st. We will post an update early next week right here at Romps.com to let everyone know what the current health guidelines will be.

Thank you for your support in these difficult times

Stay Healthy,

The Innes & Gabriel Families.

 

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May..You be happy.

Well, these certainly are some very tough times for everyone as we continue to contend with the COVID19 effects on our country. We hope this finds all of our Captains and Crews healthy and happy as possible under some difficult conditions.

We are pool half full kind of people….

Some signs of better days ahead at the marina as we took the time to uncover the pool and get it started, in the hopes we can use it someday soon.

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Launch..Launch…Launch the boats..gently down the stream.

Boats are making quite a splash at the marina these days as Launch season is now well underway. Our store/office will be open 9-4 Saturday and Sunday if you need assistance in filling out your launch order or if you have any questions we can assist you with.

Lyman Launch

Talk about your social distancing…

The Marina’s COVID19 Policy is here for those interested in the guidelines we must follow to remain open.  Also know that boating is a great way to get outdoors into some fresh air, and it will also allow you to distance yourself from the general public.

Here’s our idea of a safe distance…

distancing

Our family hopes you stay safe, and to see you dockside!

 

Back to the Future….

 A boat time we think of what’s next…

These are certainly some very difficult times; we here at the marina understand and are hoping things can get back to the “new” normal soon. Until then, we all have to do our part, including following the state’s guidelines as it pertains to boating (Please click here for our Covid-19 Policy). We do know distancing is important and boating, or more accurately, going out on a boat has the benefit of fresh air and offers separation from the public.

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Stay-cation’s on the horizon…

One of the plus’s to our area of the country, is once the weather warms up there is a lot of nature to enjoy. In our little town alone we have beaches, and large open parks. Plenty of space to get out and get some sunshine once the shelter orders are amended or lifted.

You won’t have to travel far to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Right here at your Family Fun Marina, we have 17 acres of green space. Plus, some nice sunrises and sunsets.

marina sunrise

Boats head toward the docks…

In the mean time, we will continue to launch boats and get the marina ready for a point in the future when the restrictions are eased and everyone can start to plan their summers.

boat launch

Stay Safe, Be Kind, and we hope to see you dockside!

(our Covid 19 guidelines)

lake erie sunset

It’s April…We’re getting Closer.

With so much up in the air, we hope that all of our Captains and Crews are safe and sound. We are getting the marina ready for the post-“shelter in place” world, as we look forward to better days ahead.

In fact the first boat has made a splash here at your homeport…

first boat

Also note, dock boxes are out, dockside water and electric is on for your use, and picnic tables are at the docks.

That said, we are still under State Guidelines so that includes the following:

  • We ask that you please use a phone and call us at 440-967-4342 to handle all transactions whenever possible.
  • Our Store/Office hours to receive calls will be 10am to 3pm Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun
  • If you need to see us in-person please allow for one person (or couple) in the store/office at a time. If you see someone in, please wait outside or in your car until they have exited.
  • Restrooms will only be accessible during store/office hours and only through the main store entrance and will follow the one person at a time rule. Please wash hands as much as possible.
  • When checking on your boat, or working in the yard practice “Social Distancing” of 6ft minimum.
  • Our service department is off limits to non-employees. We can perform services such as launch and other maintenance items but please handle all details via phone call at the number above.
  • Please do not approach our employees when working outdoors in the marina. If it is urgent, try to keep your social distance intact. All normal transaction can be handled over the phone, by mail or email.
  • Our outdoor environment is a great place to get fresh air and exercise while keeping a distance and limiting interaction from others.  For this to continue to be safe please follow the recommended guidelines.
  • We will be enforcing the rule against groups or gatherings. These policies will only work if we all work together.

Marina’s are exempted per state order as “Essential Infrastructure” (click to enlarge):

essential

We have sent all non essential employees home and our office is just family. One of the reasons we are labeled as “Essential” is we do offer outdoor space to use and have ample acres to keep everyone separated, plus boat owners can further isolate by just going boating.  As it takes months to put the marina together we are grateful we have been given this exemption to prepare for “Post-Shelter” life.

We hope that you look forward to that time as well. Please stay safe, follow the recommendations, and we look forward to better times ahead.

 

 

 

Covid Updates – To keep you safe.

These are difficult times for all of us. Of course your safety is a top priority here at your family fun marina, so we have some changes to inform you about.

Our Covid policy:

  • We ask that you please use a phone and call us at 440-967-4342 to handle transactions whenever possible.
  • Our Store/Office hours to receive calls will be 8am to 6pm Daily and Weekdays
  • If you need to see us in-person please allow Social Distancing. If you see someone inside, please stay 6ft or more apart.
  • When visiting your boat, or working in the yard practice “Social Distancing” of 6ft minimum.
  • Our service department is off limits to non-employees. We can perform services such as launch and other maintenance items but please handle all details via phone call at the number above.
  • Please do not approach our employees when working outside in the marina. If it is urgent try to keep your social distance intact. All normal transactions or asking for assistance can be done right over the phone, by mail or email.
  • Our outdoor environment is a great place to get fresh air and exercise while keeping a distance and limiting interaction from others.  For this to continue to be safe please follow the recommended guidelines.
  • We will be enforcing the rule against groups or gatherings of 10 people or more, please keep your groups a safe social distance. These policies will only work if we all work together.

Marina’s are listed per state documents as “Essential Infrastructure”:

We hope that you look forward to that time as well. Please stay safe, follow the recommendations, and we look forward to better times ahead.

boat engine

 

 

Open Saturdays..with care.

These are some uncertain times, we want all of our dockers and future dockers to know that we are well aware of the current conditions and are continually monitoring the latest news and official coronavirus updates. In our ongoing effort to guard against the spread of COVID-19, and to best serve you.

That said, we will be Open Saturday from 10am to 3pm.. but know that visitors are infrequent this time of year and we will be keeping safe distances as prescribed; plus we are actively cleaning and disinfecting as well.

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On the plus side, as we look to the future post-virus, we were able to put the docks in, and at the beginning of next week we should have the river docks and gas docks assembled and out. So there is some progress being made.

coffee

So we hope you stop in, but please don’t be offended if we don’t shake hands. Also, the coffee is on us.

Hope to see you dockside.

“R” Open House Weekend…Hope you stop by.

Tis a bit chilly..but.

We all know that the chilly weather outside now just makes us appreciate the warm that follows. Before you know it, we will start to think about putting boats in and hopefully forget all this grey sky of Winter. In fact, here is a pic to help you think warm thoughts.

sunset on lake erie

Winter’s a Bummer, Can’t wait till Summer!

What can we do about this in the meantime? How about a little get together for all of our Captain’s and Crew to reassure us all of better days ahead. Yes, we are aware of the Corona Virus, and will ask our visitors to take some precautions, such as hand washing when they arrive. But this will be a small gathering and we will be conscious of keeping things clean and tidy. In fact, we take great pride in having clean facilities even during normal operation.

clean modern restrooms and showers

So we hope you can join us at Romp’s Open House (aka “Sunshine in March” Party) this weekend March 14 & 15 from 1pm to 4pm. we will have some Hors D’oeuvres and all your favorite beverages. Plus, door prizes and even a little Gift to take home.

So mark you  Calendar and join us for comradery and cheer.

We hope to see you dockside!

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Open Saturdays.. So March on in!

Are you Febru-weary? Maybe time to see a dock!

It’s kinda difficult to imagine it yet the days are getting longer, better times are just around the corner here at your favorite Lake Erie Marina. We can’t wait to go from the blahs of Winter to the sunny goodness of Launch Season.

launch

Now Open Saturday’s…It’s not an oar-deal.

Moreover, now is the time to start to “Think Spring” and get your plans ready. To help you find where your boat would like to spend the summer, we are now Open Saturdays from 10am – 3pm.

saturday

Deja Brew!

Plus, now that February has officially drawn to a close we are hoping you have a chance get out of the house and stop by and see what we have to offer. We would like to show you around and talk boating to see where your Crew wants to drop anchor. Launch is drawing closer by the day. Plus the coffee is on us!

coffee

We hope to see you dockside! (coming soon to a marina near you)

Sunrise marina