A great start to the season..Your weekend update.

Time to “Ski”-daddle to the Lake…

Memorial Day Weekend came in with a welcome double dose of warmth and sunshine, for those us of us in the boating community you could not have asked for better circumstances for a three day get away. We hope that weather trends continues and everyone has chance to make it dockside again this weekend.

sunset marina

Legendary Service, from a Living Legend…

This weekend also marks a watershed moment in Romp’s history as we  wish Chuck Sooy a very happy and well deserved retirement from full time service after 53 years. For those who may be unfamiliar with Chuck’s contribution to the boating community on Lake Erie we offer this (click article for larger view):

Chuck Sooy Legend

Stop by Saturday from 6pm to 8pm to visit with Chuck and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Then make a splash with the family….

romps pool

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of showers this morning, then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest. A
chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance
of showers overnight. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to
4 feet.
SATURDAY…North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY…East winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers during the day. Waves 2 feet or
less.

Memorial Day Weekend arrives..and brings Summer with it.

With gratitude, we remember…

First we start with remembering and honoring all the brave souls who died in the service of our country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from battle. We are truly grateful.

Now we get to celebrate and enjoy the very freedom so many have fought so hard for.

Anchor yourself right here this weekend!

Of course with the official start to the boating season we have some news to share, the Marina Store/Office will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8am to 7pm. Followed May 28th, when our weekday hours will be 8am to 6pm. The pool opens this weekend from 10am to 6:45pm, the pool will be weekends only until June 4th.

Romps Pool Shark

Putter Port will also open this weekend from 1pm to 10pm. Please note that Putter Port will also be weekends only until School lets out.

Romps PutterPort

Prop-paring you for the good news….

Have you seen the weekend forecast? It looks like Summer had finally arrived!

Your Weekend Forecast (NWS):

THIS AFTERNOON…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming
onshore. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less. (Temp – H77-L66)
TONIGHT…East winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Mostly
clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Sunny. Waves
1 foot or less. (Temp – H82-L64)
FRIDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 10 knots or less. Mostly clear.
Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 knots or less. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less. (Temp – H83-L66)
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 10 knots or less. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms during the day. Waves 1 foot or less. (Temp – H84-L66)

We hope to see you dockside!

 

Seas the Day!..Your weekend update.

Oh Bouy!..are we getting close.

The Sun is out, the temps are pleasant, and we are launching boats to make sure your at the dock and ready for the approaching Memorial Day Weekend.  One after the other you can slowly see the marina filling up in anticipation of some well deserved time to relax at the dock.

Romps marine store

Not to apply to much “Pier” pressure.. but.

If you are one of those Captains who has still not decided on a course of action, now is the right time. Just stop  by the marine store/office and lets us steer you in the right direction. You don’t want your ship stuck on land when all the rest are making a big splash. Just a reminder, there is only one week of launch left before Memorial Weekend.

In the meantime, we will be getting the Marina, Pool, and Putter Port ready for your arrival.

Romps Putter Port

Feeling Blue in a good way..

National Police Week

We would like to take a minute and thank the Vermilion Police Dept and all the Men and Women in Blue during National Police Week, for keeping us safe.

They should be visiting us soon for free Safety Inspections dockside.

 

 

 

Your Weekend Forecast (NWS).

TODAY…Northeast winds 10 knots or less increasing to 10 to
15 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy in the
evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet building
to 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
FRIDAY…Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of showers in
the afternoon. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet. Waves
occasionally around 9 feet.
FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to
2 to 4 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
SATURDAY…East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest less than
10 knots. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms during
the day, then a chance of showers Saturday night. Waves 1 to
3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
SUNDAY…West winds 10 knots or less becoming north. A chance of
showers. Waves 1 foot or less.

Back to the Future…

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.

Vermilion River

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.

Vermilion river too

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.

We’re looking forward to a colorful summer!

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.

romps lyman art

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.

"R" pool

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!

V-river art

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.

Launch the boats, Launch the boats, Launch the boats…Rinse..Repeat.

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.

Vermilion water tower

Live….Love….Launch.

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.

Romps Launch

 

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
3 feet.
SUNDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 5 to
15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.

 

The Sun WILL come out tomorrow…Your weekend update.

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…

snow pool

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.

sunny morning romps

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!

sunny docks romps

 

 

Dairy Dock is Back…Have a Delicious Day!

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!

Open 11:30am to 9pm Mon-Tues-Weds-Thurs-Fri
Open 11:30am to 10pm Fri-Sat

 

Out to Launch… A look ahead.

How to make a splash this Spring…

Well, despite the weather, we have the first boat in the water! The upside is that it this is just the start and a good sign of things to come for the beginning of Launch Season.

romps first boat 2018

Launch Season is here, and it’s a Shore thing…

With launch, we have started to get the marina ready for the upcoming season. Dock Boxes are headed out, and tables will soon follow.  As soon as the temps get consistently above freezing we will get the dockside water turned on as well.  The current forecast has temps warming by mid-week so there is a good chance that we can turn the water on this coming week.

Kids B

Here’s where you come in…

It’s still early yet, but you can do several things to make sure your launch goes smoothly. First check your Ohio registration stickers, those expired March 1st. It is much easier to put them on before your boat goes in. Next is go through your launch order and make sure you have checked services needed, added a launch date, and if you have any questions or need help just Contact Us. We are here to help.

weekends

Finally, we are now open both Saturday and Sundays from 10am to 3pm if you need assitance or are looking for a place for your boat to spend the summer! We hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina.

Have an Egg-Cellent Easter !

And a hoppin’ good Spring!

Here’s wishing all of our Captain’s and Crew a very Egg-citing easter weekend. We hope you enjoy your time with family and friends. Our office/store will be open for every bunny looking to find a dock for the summer, so we hope you Hop on in!

Put a little Spring in your step!

Of course launch orders have been sent out and we hope you have received yours. Please take time to review your service needs and let us know if we can help you fill out the order or answer any questions you may have.

Docks are in so those coming by water can arrive anytime. Please note for current dock holders: Romp’s does not provide steps or corner platforms, if your dock has items left on the dock from previous owners, or you feel items may be an obstacle and need removed, just let us know. For those folks attaching items, please contact us for guidelines so you do not damage your dock (drilling/fastening into the steel is prohibited).

We are always happy to help out.

Hop on over to Double D..

For Dairy Dock fans the beginning April means it’s that time of year.  We have tentatively slated April 12th for Opening Day. Now this could change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, so check back here for updates.

Have an Egg-ceptional Easter Weekend from your friends at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Romps Eggs