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.

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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!

 

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.

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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.

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

(our Covid 19 guidelines)

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Covid Updates – To keep you safe.

These are unusual times for all of us. Of course your safety is a top priority here at your family fun marina, so we have some policies to inform you about so we all can enjoy the marine environment and stay safe while we play.

Our Covid Policy:

  • We ask that if you are not vaccinated to please use a phone and call us at 440-967-4342 to handle transactions whenever possible.
  • Our Store/Office hours to receive calls are here
  • If you need to see us in-person please allow Social Distancing and wear a mask when inside. If you see someone else inside, please try to stay 6ft or more apart.
  • When visiting your boat, or working in the yard practice “Social Distancing” when possible with other dockers.
  • For your safety and ours, Romp’s service department is off limits to non-employees. We can perform services such as launch and other maintenance items but please contact the store/office to make service arrangements.
  • 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 safe distance and limiting close contact interaction from others who may not be vaccinated.  For this to continue to be safe please follow the recommended guidelines.
  • Under current Health Department Regulations we have to limit 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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!

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

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March-ing in the right direction….

We’re on Daylight Cravings Time

With the days getting longer as daylight is extended with every passing hour, we here at your homeport are busy making plans for the boating season ahead. After all March is just another week away, and everyone knows that docks start to go back in the water mid-March.

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Put some Spring in your step….

We here at your family fun marina are also looking forward to our “It’s Almost Spring” Open House Party. We traditionally have this party in January but have moved it to March and closer to launch in hopes more snowbirds can join in the fun.

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Details as follows :

Spring Open House

March 14th and 15th – 1pm to 4pm.

Bring your family and join us for an “Almost Spring” Party, we will have fun food, door prizes and gifts. Catch up with your dockmates, share your favorite fish stories, and plan for the season ahead. We hope to see you there!

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