Dock sales are Marching along…

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

It’s kinda difficult to imagine it, yet the days are getting longer and 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.

If your in the market for a dock, you may want to give us a call. We are getting close to selling out so don’t get left at the shore this summer. Launch is getting closer by the day.

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

February means love at frost sight…And a month closer.

Walking in a winter punderland…

So the thick of Winter is upon us, what with the cold, snow and ice, but so what. There is no need to get discouraged, as we are one month closer to the good stuff. Like sitting dockside enjoying a refreshing cold one with your friends.

summer time

It deep-ends on your point of view..

Sure the Sun rarely makes an appearance this time of year, yet under that blanket of grey you can rest easy knowing a splashdown and sunshine is getting closer with the passing of each day.

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We lake you a lot!

So just imagine if you will, what a view like the one below would cost? When your out on a boat, you get million dollar vistas that land owners fight over.

boating sunset lake erie

So we hope this cheered you up as much as it has us. When we look back, we can’t help but think forward. Hang in there the boating season is getting closer every day!

 

New Year – New boating season just around the corner…

Our vision for a great boating season is 2021…

Well it was a very mild Christmas to New Year’s break, and we hope everyone enjoyed their time with family where possible. We certainly had fun with ours in a limited capacity as well, and thank all who sent well wishes and season greetings our way.

Of course we are back in the garages getting the boats and docks ready for another splashdown. If you need assistance or want to secure a dock for 2021 and can’t make the hours shown below, just call we can meet you at most anytime convenient for you.

Store Hours10am to 3pm Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri
Service Hours – 8am to 5pm Weekdays

boat paint

Even on break, we are still boaters…

Some folks have asked us what we do for fun? Well, it is easy to guess. Though some of us did go south for a bit, we still make time to social distance on a boat no matter the body of water.

fla-2019

What they call a lake, we call a pond…

In comparison and at the end of the day, it still is not boating on Lake Erie. Between the record Walleye catch and the vastness of boating destinations, a day on the lake beats most on vacation elsewhere. After all, our captains get a whole summer of sunsets.

sunset

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you dockside!

We give thanks in difficult times….

Turkey Day arrives just in time.

We want to take a minute to thank all of our Captains and Crew for a great boating season. With Thanksgiving week arriving, we hope you get a chance to enjoy your time with family and friends, even if done via internet screen. We also hope that any travels you may have are safe and not too much of a hassle.

Below is the first Romp’s Thanksgiving (imagined)

Turkey time

We think those may be Cleveland Indians…but we kid of course, but one of things we do need to share with you is the Marina’s hours will be a little different this week.

Romp’s will be closed Weds through Sunday to celebrate Thanksgiving.

However, if an urgent situation arises and  you need assistance just call us and leave a message or email us and we will get back to you. We are in and out of the marina several times a day even when on break.

We will be back at it on Monday.

Turkey2

This is a season of thanks, and we here at your homeport are very grateful, we hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving!

 

That’s a wrap…”R” Winter Schedule.

That’s a wrap, Gas Docks now closed for the season.

For everything there is a season, and as we enter November with the boats on shore at your home-port it officially closes the book  on the boating calendar for 2020. We will be pulling some docks next as we have to finish in the coming weeks, but wanted you to know “R” hours are changing with the seasons.

gas dock closed

So, with the sun shining, and the boats prepped on land for their long winter naps, we have some changes to update you on dockside.

pull-out

With the Gas Docks now closed we would like to thank everyone who supported us this year and can’t wait to get right back on the water in 2021, your business is very much appreciated.

“R’ hours and yours

Next up, our Store/Office hours will revert back to the winter schedule which is:

Monday – Tuesday -Thursday – Friday 10am to 3pm.

The Service Dept is open weekdays from 8 am to 5pm. If you need assitance or would like to pay a bill just give us a call, we can take credit cards right over the phone.

In the meantime…Stay Safe…Stay Happy!

gas dock sunset

 

Of Pullout and Pumpkins….

Happy Halloween!..and thank you all for a great boating season.

halloween

While you may be visited by all kinds of Ghosts or Goblins today or tonight, don’t forget that this is the very last week of Pull-Out starting Nov 2nd.

We will be changing to Winter Hours starting Monday, hours will be 10am to 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We will be close Wednesday and Weekends. We are in the Service Department from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday if you need us, and check our email multiple times a day as well.

Halloween

Dockside water will be turned off and winterized this coming week, so please take note if you need any last minute cleanup on the boat please plan accordingly.

After the last of the boats are out, the docks will soon follow so please empty your dock boxes as soon as possible so we can take them to storage to make room for the docks on land. Also note that you should remove your dock lines and fenders so they do not get worn or weathered. We wish you all a safe and happy off season and look forward to doing this all again next year at Romps Lake Erie Marina!

crane and docks

Pull-Out and What you really Autumn know..

Is Summer better than autumn? That’s a fall-acy.

Okay, so the Summer Season is slowly ending what with near 80 degree temps last weekend. That is how you go out with fond memories. Despite much of our staff headed back toward educational pursuits, we were very excited to have all the activity dockside. Now this weekend is already shaping up into a warmer, yet seasonably pleasant forecast. One that could be perfect for, say, a sunset cruise.

Fall skies

“Fall”-O us….

Of course this coming week will also be the very first week of Pull-Out and so if you haven’t given the process a thought. Now is the time for captains to start planning, and we are here to help.

clean bottom

Pull-Pull-Pull the boat, gently spray with steam….

With Pull-Out season arriving, we thought we would get you started with a check list of sorts. We recommend the following steps to get you started in the right direction

  • First off, now is the time to Complete and Turn in your Oil Change order (last call this week)R oil change
  • Then Complete Pull-Out order and carefully check services you require (Need help? Please stop in and let us assist you or help answer your questions.)
  • Important step: Circle the week you would like pulled out of the water (so we can get you scheduled).
  • Please Indicate if you need to be present (though you do not need to)
  • Also, please label Keys with your name and turn into office (or indicate where we might find them if elsewhere)
  • Inspect your cradle or jacks for repairs that may be needed (for those without trailers)
  • Then drop off your trailer the weekend prior to your pull-out date, please remember to put your name on the front of your trailer (we get alot of trailers dropped off)
  • Then Pump out your head (toilet) (very important that it is as empty as possible)
  • Your Gas tank should be at 3/4 full. (too little gas leads to condensation and too much may lead to venting)
  • Check your battery’s charge (just make sure the boat starts).
  • It is best to remove all non-essential materials/electronics from boat (best to be stored in dry warm environment)
  • Please provide engine access (sometimes there are so many items stored on the engine hatch that work has to be delayed)
  • Check your tie lines so they may be removed (any screws or elaborate knotting can cause issues)
  • Please empty your dock box so we may store it for the winter

Do it yourself(ers)

  • This is very important: Draining of oil should be done into proper containers then sealed and cannot go into the trash, or dumpster, please see us for proper handling and disposal.
  • Use EPA/environmentally approved products (especially antifreeze).

That should get you started. If you have any questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to ask, we here to help every day from 9am to 5pm, including Saturday and Sunday if you would like to stop by.

plan ahead

We hope to see you dockside!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
THIS AFTERNOON…South winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Clear. Waves
1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or
less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…South winds 5 to 15 knots. Mostly clear. Waves
2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers Sunday night. Waves 2 to 4 feet
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

Happy Labor Day..Celebrate by not Laboring!

Just Chill’n and Grill’N

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.

laborday

Labor Day also brings with it a change in seasons at our home-port. This may be the last weekend of the season for the pool as it closes for the year sometime in the following week. So we hope you get out and make a splash!

R shark

Finally, we also have to add that Putter-Port will be open from 11am 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.

putt-putt

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!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west. Sunny.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT…West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Mostly
clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to
15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
MONDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south 10 to
15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

 

Tide Down? Go see the dock….

“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it.” — Robert Orben

Day after day of sunshine and hot temps has us on the water even more then usual this summer. As August winds down it leaves us with a month of great boating weather to remember it by. We can’t wait for September, and with it we hope the Perch make a comeback as we transition from tubing and skiing to fishing.

Dockside

Lower temps predicted for the weekend with a brief cool down…

Well it can’t be 90 everyday, sooner or later the weather man has to take a break from all this toasty summer and get us back to seasonal averages. This weekends forecast has the temps taking a brief spin in the high 70’s. Another opportunity to get out of the A/C and hang at the dock.

R Docks

We’re glad it’s finally hot enough to complain about how hot it is.

Though we know it will be changing soon enough. We hope you get to visit us here at your Homeport and enjoy the remaining Summer days ahead.

In the meantime here is your Weekend Forecast(NWS):
TODAY…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms this morning, then thunderstorms likely with a
chance of showers early this afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms
likely late. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall this
afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a
chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Some thunderstorms
may produce heavy rainfall in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest.
Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning. Waves 1 to
3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy.
Waves 2 to 4 feet.
SUNDAY… Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east 10 knots or
less. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.

Vermilion River

Sunshine on our shoulders…..

Makes us happy!

What a summer this has been already. We can’t remember when the last time we had week after week of sunshine and blue skies, plus very favorable lake conditions. If your weekend doesn’t look like this, you may be missing the boat.

chair

There is a chance of rain in the forecast, though it is only a chance so we hope you get out dockside and make a splash with your dockmates.

po0l

Without further delay, your Weekend Forecast (NWS) Enjoy!
TODAY…East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast and
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet
building to 2 to 4 feet.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east and
diminishing to 5 to 10 knots. A slight chance of showers
overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers.
Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day. Waves 2 feet
or less.
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