We’re So-fish-ticated…..

Hook, Line, and Thinker…

So the kids are back in school, and maybe all the after school activities have you running around the county. Well, we have just the thing you need to slow down and relax. How about a day on the lake with just a hook in the water?

Fish cooler

Something’s fishy in Vermilion…

As anglers have stopped to get fuel at Romp’s Gas Docks, we know the walleye have been monsters this year, yet we are starting to see a little more perch in their coolers. That is a good sign for both the folks who love to eat perch and tarter sauce sales. Now may be the time to get the rod and reel out and fill some coolers of your own.

By the way what did one fish say to the other?
Keep your mouth shut and you’ll never get caught.

jaws

Free Sunsets…Just add water.

Or maybe fishing isn’t your angle, there are plenty of free sunsets left to enjoy, as well as a Lake that is still near 70 degrees. Put that together with a forecast in the mid 80’s and we have another great weekend on tap at your Family Fun Marina.

For folks starting to think Pull-Out, oil change orders are out and being completed this week and next. If you would like to put your boat to bed with fresh oil, please let us know. Our crew would be happy to get your service taken care of. We have additional Oil Change orders in the store if you need assistance.

R oil change

We hope to see you dockside at our Lake Erie Marina.

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Sunny.
Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT…East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. Mostly clear.
Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY…South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Mostly sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…South winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves
1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day,
then showers likely Sunday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

Late Summer has us hanging with our grill friends.

How to avoid pier pressure.

A little bit of this, a little bit of that in “R” news this week.

Of course with much of our staff back to school Dairy Dock is closed for the season. We thank everyone for a terrific 2019 and all the support. Double D will be back before you know it. Also, the gas docks will be self serve during the week, including pump-outs, so please plan accordingly. We will have staff here on weekends if you need assistance.

Now on to the good news, the weatherman has issued a SPF alert for this weekend with temps near 80 or better for both weekend days. The picture below was taken this week; what a flat lake.

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What has one foot (or less) and no socks?

Your weekend forecast. Sunday looks like a great day to get out on the lake and take the boat for a trip. The water is still warm enough to enjoy a dip at the beach. It should be the best of both worlds this weekend with pleasant temps and sunny days. You can go out and get that last big walleye.

sunset

Or just hang out at the dock with your grill friends…

Sunrise marina

It’s ABOAT time…

We all deserve a little more Summer..Here’s hoping you get yours at Romp’s lake erie marina. We hope to see you dockside.

Your weekend Forecast (NWS):
TODAY…Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15 to
20 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms early, then a
slight chance of showers late this morning. Waves 2 feet or less
building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
FRIDAY…Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south. Showers
and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west.
Showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of
showers and thunderstorms overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY…West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Waves
1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet, then subsiding to 2 feet or
less.
SUNDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Waves
1 foot or less.

 

 

“R” Hours and yours…The Fall Schedule.

The times are a changing…

Well it was a pretty good run, but with the passing of Labor Day Weekend and much of our staff headed off to school we also want to pass along information about “R” fall schedule.

"R" hours

First, up Putter Port is now closed for the season. We thank all those who stopped by and enjoyed their time with us. We really appreciate the support! Please note that the Pools last day is Sept 8th.

Next up, our store/gas dock hours will revert to the fall schedule as well: Store/Office/Gas Dock open 9-5 daily.

Dairy Dock Closes soon…

DD hours

Also, the Dairy Dock will be wrapping up operations as September 8th will be the last day of the season for the stand. We really thank everyone who visited the dock this year, we are very grateful for your business.

dd-ld

So we hope to see you dockside!

 

Celebrate Labor Day by Avoiding Work!

 Close down, Log Out, Switch off, Relax and Boat….

laborday

President Abraham Lincoln once said that “Labor is the superior of capitol” and boy did he get that right. As all the hardworking folks who dock at Romp’s can attest, this weekend is well deserved time off from the daily grind and, more importantly, time to relax and have some fun.

Labor Day also brings with it a change in seasons at our home-port. The Pool will be weekends only starting  Tuesday Sept 3rd and will close for the season Sept 9th. So we hope you get out and make a splash!

pool

Finally, we also have to add that Putter-Port will be open from 1pm to 10pm Sat-Sun-Mon this weekend, then will close for the season as well. So now is the time to get the crew onto the back 9.

Putter Port

Whether your just chill’n or grill’n…

We hope you enjoy your weekend at your Family Fun Marina.  We hope to see you dockside!

mum

Your weekend forecast (NWS):.

REST OF TODAY…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Sunny. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
FRIDAY…West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 5 to
15 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or
less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast.
Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves
2 feet or less.
SATURDAY…East winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers
Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY…East winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers. Waves
2 feet or less.
MONDAY…Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Waves
1 foot or less.

Life is cool by the pool…Plus sooo much more!

Chlorine is the new perfume…

So the weather forecast is calling for a bit of a cool down here at your homeport, yet the pool heat is always on. So get the crew ready for some splashdown on what will be a pleasantly cool, yet sunny weekend with temps in the mid-70’s.

Or Treat Yourself to the taste of summer…

Life’s too short, eat desert first the old saying goes, because you can always find some “Cone-vincing” things to do while dockside. Maybe try a new flavor at the Dairy Dock. We have more then just vanilla (not that anything is wrong with vanilla). Have a Delicious Day!

Ice cream

Season’s cleanings

So your boat isn’t quite up to the same old speed as the summer months pass; we have the cure. Let us get your ship back in shape with a good boat bottom cleaning. This will save you money, because it will save you gas. Don’t let the rest of the season be a drag; contact the office to arrange your spruce up as the boating season still has a couple of months left to go.

clean boat

We hope to see you dockside!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY…North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms early, then a chance of showers. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
FRIDAY…Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet.
SATURDAY…Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east 10 to
15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY…Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

 

Every summer has a story…

What is yours?

Is it the fishing? Or a dip at the beach? Or even just relaxing at the pool or a cookout in a picnic shelter; summer is in full swing at your homeport. As the dawn breaks on yet another seasonably mild day, the forecast for weekend boating is another good one.

Enjoy, relax, soak, and unwind…rinse, repeat.

We know the back to school bug has hit and many folks are busy with their family life, yet there is so much warm weather left to be enjoyed. Get outside now, there will be plenty of time to be indoors much later in the year.

Sunsets Lake Erie

We hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. Patchy fog
early. Isolated showers and thunderstorms through early
afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

 

 

Enjoying summer one splash at a time!

Oh buoy!

This is going to sound like a broken record, as the weekend forecast is once again Sunny Skies and Calm Seas. Plus, as a bonus, the temps are going to be on the mild side for your dockside enjoyment.

dockside at romps

Life’s a Beach, enjoy it!

Did you know that not to very far from us there is a public beach right in the center of town? Just go to Main Street and hang a right. Walaa… a big pubic beach for the sand castle builder in all of us. Of course it’s BYOBC (bring your on beach chair), but the temps will be perfect for flip-flopping in the sand, and the water a balmy 78 degrees.

V-beach

A lot of sunsets left…

There are a lot of sunsets left, just ask our friend Bob Moss (his picture below). Now it the time to take advantage of some of this great weather and get outside with nature. We hope to see you dockside at your favorite Lake Erie Marina.

bob moss sunset

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots. A slight chance of showers this morning, then a slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms early this afternoon. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT…West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
FRIDAY…Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or
less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear.
Waves 2 feet or less
SATURDAY…Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest.
Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Waves
1 foot or less.

Take a “Sea-battical” from life….

Water your plans this weekend?

The thing about northern Ohio is we have all winter to be stuck inside. So get out from the A/C and enjoy a great combination of sunshine, calm seas, and mild temps, which is just the right mix for a great weekend.

boat on lake

Life is cool by the pool

Let’s face it, we were made for sunny days and this weekend’s forecast looks to be swim-pressive. So pull up a chair, order a drink and just relax.

R pool

The Sun has set on July, onto August!

Or, you can take the whole crew downtown Vermilion where there is a great public beach, fine dining, and nautical shopping to be had. This Saturday there will be a Farmer’s market in the park downtown. All within walking distance of your dock. After all, there is a lot of summer left, we will have the marina ready for your enjoyment, and hope to see you dockside!

night pic

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or
less.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Mostly
clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY…Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or
less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Northeast winds 10 knots or less. Mostly clear.
Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY…Northeast winds less than 10 knots becoming north.
Waves 1 foot or less.
SUNDAY… North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. Waves 1 foot
or less.

Summer is a wake!

You can “Sea” what we mean?

The sun has been out for quite a while now and the temps have been very favorable here at your home-port. To add to that, Anglers have seen one of the best Walleye seasons we have ever had, but that’s just the beginning.

Wake-up2

Summer is really just getting started….

Being out on the lake whether swimming of fishing, tubing or skiing, is only part of the equation. There’s a whole bunch of dockside fun to be had as well. For instance, you can hit the links…

Putter Port

Or make a splash…

Of course, if that’s not your speed you can just relax in the blue waters of “R” pool while enjoying you favorite beverage.

Pool

 

Plus there’s always some great drinks and dinning within walking distance in downtown Vermilion usually with bands and other live entertainment sprinkled throughout the downtown restaurants for your enjoyment. Either way, we hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Your weekend forecast (NWS)

TODAY…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Mostly
sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Mostly
clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

Ho-Ho-Hot Holiday..Christmas in July!

 I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. – The Grinch (Dr Suess)

We know that you must think we have tangled our tinsel, but this weekend we are going to spread some Christmas Cheer as it is Christmas in July here at your homeport!

santa-pool

The Who What Where…

Who: Romp’s Boaters and their families

What: Mid-Summer Christmas Party

Where: East End Picnic Pavilion

When: July 20th, 4pm till 11pm

Starting at 4pm we will have a Decorated Picnic Table contest, followed by Smoked & Deep Fried Turkey Dinner at 6:30 (bring a dish to share). After dinner a White Elephant Gift Exchange, and a Decorated Boat contest to close out the evening. Plus prizes for best Christmas outfit. To sign up stop by the marine store and have a Holly Jolly Good Time!

Santa boat

The “No chance of snow” forecast (NWS)…

TODAY…Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Partly
cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Partly
sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY… Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.

christmas in july