Be Safe..Have Fun..You can do both.

Summer fun, safety, and you….

This week the Governor of Ohio has pleaded with the public to wear masks and keep practicing social distancing for everyone’s safety. Here at your homeport we have plenty of space to keep your distance from others and relax at the same time.

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You will notice we have the pool furniture limited and separated well over 6 feet apart, plus cleaned and sanitized whenever unoccupied. The same with the Restrooms, we have them on a tight cleaning schedule as well. Plus, most of the marina activity is outdoor and in open space for you to enjoy. We just ask you add a little caution to your plans until things get back to normal.

Here is a great way to social distance..

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We hope you enjoy this great summer weather… We all deserve some time away from life’s stresses.

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Your weekend forecast (NWS):

 TODAY…Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Patchy fog early. Waves
2 feet or less.
TONIGHT…Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south.
Partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday night.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet, then subsiding to 1 to
2 feet.

It’s Sooooo hot…(Your weekend forecast).

That even the Walleye are wearing sunscreen…

What a week here at your homeport as temps have been in and around 90 for several days now. Of course that also means that the lake has been as flat as Aunt Bee’s pancakes. Even the fisherman have had success as the Walleye continue to be plentiful despite the warmth.
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You call it a jet ski. We call it a boater-cycle…

With a forecast like the one we have for the coming days it is definitely time to make a splash. So tune out, turn around, and drop by the dock for some well deserved time off from these crazy news cycles.

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We hope to see you dockside!

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Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms late this morning. Showers and
thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a
chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms
overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY…Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. A
chance of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
SUNDAY… West winds 10 knots or less becoming north. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.

 

Happy Birthday Uncle Sam!!

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244 is a lot of candles….

Happy Birthday America, you look great for any age; to the greatest country on earth we salute you. Freedom and Independence built this country and we hope you get a chance to enjoy a day of both here at your home-port this holiday!

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This land is your land…

And although Vermilion would normally have its fireworks season during the Fish Festival, recent Covid precautions have cancelled that event and the fireworks as well. There will still be some fireworks from Cedar Point for you to view if traveling on the water this weekend as they celebrate their 150 year anniversary. All we need is some favorable lake conditions. On another quick note, Vermilion Road is southbound only for travel to and from your family fun marina, so take note on this busy holiday.

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Oh, and remember sunscreen!

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Important Safety Notice:

As we all know the marina has docked hundreds of boats that are full of gasoline, our environment is not suited for any type of fireworks. So we ask that for the safety of all of our Captain’s, Crew, Guests and their property; that fireworks on Romp’s Property are strictly prohibited.

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Your All American, Star Spangled,  Wednesday through the weekend, Birthday, celebration forecast (NWS):

TODAY…North winds 10 knots or less becoming onshore. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Clear.
Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear.
Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Waves 1 foot or less.
SUNDAY…South winds 10 knots or less. Waves 1 foot or less.
MONDAY…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Waves
1 foot or less

It’s O-Fish-cially Summer….

All you need is a little Vitamin Sea…

The Sun has been shining all week and fortunately the seas have been calm as well. Even the fish are cooperating as the Walleye hauls continue to amaze us. All in all the beginning of Summer was just as it should be.

Sunny morning romps

Here at the marina, we have been busy with oil changes, various service requests and of course keeping the place in ship shape for your enjoyment this weekend.

We can tell the sun is out when the visitors to the pool have big teethy smiles on their faces…

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If your weekend plans do not look like this… You may be missing the boat!

So without further ado..

Here is your weekend forecast (NWS)

TODAY…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms late. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT…West winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Waves 1 foot or less.

Make Father’s Day Reel Awesome….

Happy Fathers Day — don’t worry, be Poppy…

Here we are with a forecast that really looks like summer. The lake is flattening out, the fish are biting, and the beer is cold. So get Dad out to the dock for a Father’s Day he will never forget.

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We do “Knot” know what we would do without him…

In fact you don’t even have to leave the dock, Dad can hang out at the pool, cookout on a grill or just relax in a picnic Shelter swapping fish stories about the one that got away. Or take the whole gang for a splash at the beach… It’s Dad’s Day!

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We hope to see you dockside with Dad in tow..Well not being towed but you get the idea.

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
THIS AFTERNOON…Light and variable winds northeast less
than 10 knots. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…East winds less than 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves
1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 knots.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Mostly
clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
SUNDAY…South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.

Get into the swing of things…Putter Port Opens Saturday.

They say the artificial grass is always greener…

Putter-Port opens from 11am to 10pm this weekend for everyone who enjoys a little time on the links. We will have to follow “Social Distancing” guidelines so we ask everyone to be patient as we will be required to space out our golfers 6 feet apart.

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Make a splash this weekend…

Of course the pool and the rest of the marina will be ready to enjoy as well. Cooler temps and sunny days are in the forecast for the next couple of days. The pool deck is in direct sunlight so that should help those in need of a little tanning. Just remember to SPF your BFF…

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We hope to see you on the greens…

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For a blast from the past visit youtube video of.. Putt-Putt circa 1960’s

Your Weekend Forecast (NWS):
THIS AFTERNOON…Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north.
A slight chance of showers late. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to
1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly clear.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY… Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

June arrives just a boat time….

Meanwhile at the dock…

Well, we still have some remnants of spring as there are a couple of boats are holding out on land. Yet most of the fleet has already been chasing the sunny rays of summer, as well as the Walleyes.

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Have a delicious Day!

We have some good news as Dairy Dock has an expanded menu which now includes orange – orange swirl – chocolate – chocolate swirl.. As adjustments have been made so we can serve  you more of your favorites. Here are the treats now available. (click to enlarge)

Dairy Dock June Menu

Your ship has come in…

In other news; the pool is now open 7 days a week. Of course “Social Distancing” rules apply. So please be careful to keep yourself spaced properly. The gas docks are open 7 days a week during store hours. We are open 8 am to 6 pm 7 days a week. We hope to see you dockside.

docks at romps

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…West winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. A
slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves
1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or
less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast.
Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY… North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Waves
2 feet or less.

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.

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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 – 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…

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