Happy Birthday Uncle Sam!

242 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!

Celebrate with a bang…

And although Vermilion has already had its fireworks season during the Fish Festival, there will be more from nearby Huron or Cedar Point for you to view if traveling on the water this weekend. All we need is some favorable lake conditions. On another quick note, Vermilion Road has re-opened for travel to and from your family fun marina, and just in time for the busy holiday.

America Boats Romps

Important Safety Notice:

As we all know the marina if full of boats that are also 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.

no fireworks

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

TODAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms early this afternoon. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast less
than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
WEDNESDAY…East winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves
2 feet or less.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south.
Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

Of Traffic Cones and Ice Cream cones….

Orange Barrel season hits close to your homeport….

We wanted all of our Captains and Crew to be aware that Vermilion Road (Right next to Dairy Dock) is closed at the Railroad Tracks for road repair and resurfacing. This will effect all inbound folks who use this path from Route 90/2.

Instead we want you to know you can still come by Baumhart Rd, Sunnyside Rd, and Route 60 north to Liberty Ave.

rd closed

Splish to the Splash of it….

That said, we are back in action here at your homeport as the season’s fishing has seen some great catches. Like this pic sent in from Lynn, talk about your smoked Walleye.

smoked walleye

Then tonight, (June 21st) is Third Thursday downtown with free live entertainment as bands of all sorts play their music and you get a free sunset. Join the festivities, fun for the whole family.

third thursday vermilion june 21 18

We hope to see you dockside!

This could be you...

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet.
TONIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots becoming east. Showers
likely with a chance of thunderstorms overnight. Waves 3 to
6 feet building to 4 to 7 feet, then subsiding to 3 to 6 feet.
Waves occasionally around 9 feet. Small craft advisory will be
needed.
FRIDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Showers and thunderstorms
likely. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers and
thunderstorms likely in the evening, then showers likely
overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Showers and
thunderstorms likely during the day, then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms Saturday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day. Waves 2 feet
or less.

Summer Hours and Yours…

Winter’s a bummer, Schools out for Summer…

With kids finally released from the classroom, we can get about the business of family fun here at your homeport.  Which also means our staff returns to help you at the dock. Our hours now go to our summer schedule which means we are ready to live the “Lake Life” full time.

"R" office hours

Kids just want to have fun…

After a year of being stuck behind a desk, now is the time to get the kidos out of the house and on the water. To help Mom and Dad, our Pool will open daily starting this weekend, the Store and Gas Dock hours will also be expanded to 7pm every day. Putter Port will also open daily at 1pm and close at 10pm (note last T-time is 9:30pm). Dairy Dock opens from 11:30am to 10pm daily as well.

(For “R” hours of operation click here)

Kids B

Totally Tubular…

So whether your taking the kids tubing or just a dip in our heated pool. we hope you enjoy your time dockside.

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Partly sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east. Partly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…East winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY…East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Showers
and thunderstorms likely during the day, then a chance of showers
and thunderstorms Saturday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY…East winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

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!

 

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

 

 

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

We hope you March on in!

Docks start their natural migration back to water…

The sun is out, albeit it is a bit cool, yet we have had a great week here at your home-port putting the docks in as we take another step closer to Launch Season.

sunrise at Romps

We’re making a splash…

With every passing day the marina starts to look like the boating season is just around the corner. Note that even though it may take awhile before we can turn dockside water on due to freezing temps, dockside electric is on.

Dock boxes will start to be delivered in the next week. Boaters should also start to receive their launch orders as they go out today.

romps gas docks

The gas docks are in, but the gas pumps have not been hooked up yet, so stay tuned for updates as we work toward getting things back in order.

From the “You can never be too prepared” Dept….

Ohio State Watercraft will be offering a FREE one-day Ohio Boating Education Course this Saturday, March 24, from 9am to 5pm. There are multiple courses all over the state. Preregistration is required visit  http://bit.ly/2FeiFBD for details.

boat safety

Flaky start to March… It’s quite an OAR-deal!

Snow kidding….

Don’t worry about the light coating of white stuff on the lawn, we are in the home stretch as far as Winter is concerned with the official start to Spring slated for 20 March 2018. You know what that means; very soon docks will start to make a splash at your home-port.  (last year in March pictured below)

Romps docks Launch

Live, Love, Launch..

Once the docks go in, the Launch Orders will start arriving at a mailbox near you. As the official start to the Launch season is April 1st (weather permitting), though we always recommend you hold off till the later part of April or into May as Mother Nature can still throw us some curve-balls temperature wise.

Lyman Life

What can you do in the meantime?

Think warm thoughts!.. That and make sure you have a dock secured for your boat if you haven’t already. We are now Open Saturdays from 10am to 3pm and have a good selection to choose from.  Also, now would be a good time to check on things like your boat registration as those expire on March 1st,  best to get your paperwork done now so your boat is ready for the open seas. Contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.

Vermilion Sunrise

The Sun will soon rise on a new boating season…

And we can’t wait, hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!