We Give Thanks…Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Day arrives just in time for family and fun.

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. 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)

 

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, Nov 27th.

thanksgiving boat

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

 

Turkey Time Approaches…Stay Frosty My Friends.

Frost is on the ground, though no ice covers the channel yet, the skies are showing signs of the weather to come. The chilly cold remnants of fall are setting in as we are out and about putting the marina to bed for the winter. Next will be several weeks of maintenance as we have some repair work to do dockside, yet we are already thinking of next season.

fall lake erie

Even though it’s dark earlier and earlier we try to remind ourselves it’s always darkest before the dawn and the sun never really sets on a great boating season.

tower sunset

 

As Cool Air, Seasonable Skies “Fall” in to Vermilion….

And, with Turkey Day coming up soon we have some schedule changes we would like to share with you.

The Marine Store and Service Dept will be Open This Friday 17th, Monday the 20th and Tuesday the 21st. 

We will be closed Wednesday through Sunday next week as we take our Thanksgiving Holiday and will be spending time with family. One of us is always in and out of the marina throughout the holiday so if you need assistance please feel free to call or email us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible Enjoy! We Give Thanks! If we don’t see you before then, Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Leaves falling, Autumn Calling….

With both the leaves and the temps falling, docks head to shore…

It’s a bittersweet time of year at your homeport, while we look back fondly on the season that was we also prep for the cold that’s about to arrive.

As you can see from the pic above, the docks are migrating to shore right after the boats. It has been a pleasent pull-out season as you can see we are enjoying quite a show of colors from what leaves remain on the trees.

But the weather forecast starting tomorrow is a cold one, so with that we just want folks to know we are back to our winter schedule which is the following

Marine Store/Office 

10am to 4pm Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday

Service Dept

8am to 5pm Weekdays

For those folks needing dock information, or wanting to drop off a payment please call us. We can accommodate payments right over the phone, and if you need dock information we can meet you most anytime, even after hours. Just contact us to pick a time.

We hope to see you dockside!

 

Boats migrate to their winter resting place at your homeport…

Now is the time to make sure your ready, and we can help.

Sure it looks like another mid-70 degree weekends on tap, and we appreciate an Indian Summer as much as the next guy, but we also know that the temps soon fall after the leaves do. Better to be prepared for the inevitable.

Boat pic

Though most Captains have made their winter plans by now, we want you to know that if your one of the last holdouts, we are ready to  assist you. Just give us a call or stop by.

Our in the water season ends on November 1st, and soon after we start to pull docks and get the marina ready for winter.

Because you don’t want to be this guy…

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Sunny.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.

TONIGHT
West winds 5 to 15 knots diminishing to less than
10 knots. Clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
FRIDAY
Light and variable winds. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves
1 foot or less.
SATURDAY
South winds 5 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance of showers Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet

Pull the boats, Pull the boats, Pull the boats…Your weekend update.

Now is the best time to get your pull-out planned before the temps fall with the leaves…

We know that the boating season ends way to soon for some folks. Even with the pleasant temps we have had this past several weeks, we would be remiss if we didn’t remind our Captains and Crew that what soon follows can be some pretty frosty temps.

We have been busy pulling and prepping boats this week in anticipation of the cooler days ahead, and hope you have had a chance to review your needs and have charted your course to shore.

The cradles are out and ready for your boats long winter nap.

Now, if you have not made plans, please don’t delay. Contact us so we can help you plan your Winter Storage needs. There’s only two weeks left, best to get on the schedule now so you can relax and enjoy a hassle free pull-out knowing you have got all the bases covered.

We don’t want you to get left out in the cold!

Your weekend forecast(NWS):
TONIGHT
Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A slight
chance of light rain this evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY
South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds less than 10 knots. Partly cloudy.
Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot
or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
SUNDAY
Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms during the day. Waves building to 4 to 7 feet Sunday. Waves subsiding to 3 to 5
feet Sunday night.

Woolybear Weekend and Wonderfull Weather….

This weekend could be a “Bear”, and that’s a good thing.

Well, it’s that time of year again. The Woolybear Festival arrives in Vermilion and with it some terrific temps for boaters.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Woolybear festival it started as a small project of Dick Goddard involving the forecasting of winter, and grew over the years to nearly 100,000 folks visiting our little town.  The Woolybear Caterpillar is said to be a great predictor of the upcoming winter season. The thicker the coat, and varied dimensions of the Woolybears rings the harsher the winter and then again the lighter the coat and coloring the fairer the cold conditions are said to be.

Of course it’s more then just about bugs, there will be entertainment, food stuffs and all kinds of family friendly activity throughout the downtown.

This all takes place Sunday the 24th.

What this means for Romp’s Dockers

Not much will change here at Romp’s. You still will be able to access the marina like usual, and your dockside parking will not be affected. There will be kids out front of the marina parking cars for Vermilion Soccer club. They will let any marina dockers pass without issue.

The only thing you need concern yourselfs with will be traffic. There will be a lot of folks coming into town, and a parade at mid-day closing downtown. So if your coming out to the boat, our suggestion is come early and avoid the rush.  More on Woolybear activites here…@ http://vermilionchamber.net/

That said the forecast could not be better for both Bears and Boaters

Your weekend forecast:
TODAY
South winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.

TONIGHT
Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY
Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and
variable. Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

SATURDAY
Light and variable winds. Waves 1 foot or less.

SUNDAY
Light and variable winds. Waves 1 foot or less.

“R” hours and yours…The Fall Schedule.

The times are a changing…

Well is was a pretty good run, but with the passing of Labor Day Weekend we also mush pass along information about “R” fall schedule.

First, with the passing of Labor Day both the Pool and Putter Port are now closed for the season. We thank all those who stopped by and enjoyed their time with us. We really appreciate the support!

Next up, our store/gas dock hours will revert to the fall schedule: Store/Office/Gas Dock open 9-5 daily.

Dairy Dock Closes soon

Also, the Dairy Dock will be wrapping up operations as September 10th will be the last day of the season for the stand. We really thank everyone who visited the dock this year, we are very grateful for your business.

Road Work Ahead…

Finally we will be performing some basic maintenance on the marina drives, by having the drives sealed, as a result the marina road will be closed Sept 18th-19th-20th. If you plan on boating during that time, just stop in the store and we will bring your boat to the gas dock for you. The marina drives will be inaccessible until the sealant drys.

Please call us if you have any questions, we appreciate your understanding and hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina.

The Times…They’re a changing.

Well it’s that time of year again, the “Back to School” bug has hit us, as it does every year at this time. As a good bit of our staff head back to further their education, we here at your home-port need to update you on what that means for “R” business hours.

Here goes (by department):

Store/Office & Gas docks:

The Marina Store/Office will be open 8-6 weekdays and 8-7 Fri-Sat-Sun weather permitting, this also applies to the gas docks. Gas and pump-outs during the week may be self-serve.

Putter Port:

Will be open 1pm to 10pm weekends only starting Thursday Aug 24th. It will close for the season after Labor Day Weekend.

Pool:

Will be open 10am – 6:30pm weekends only starting Aug 24th. It will also close after Labor Day Weekend.

Dairy Dock:

The Dock goes to a school schedule, meaning open at 11:30am and closing 9pm on school nights 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

 

We appreciate your understanding and sure hope to see you dockside!

Some days are good…..Summer better!

Sure the pun could use some work, but the point is now would be the best time to enjoy these Summer Days and the great outdoors.  With back to school a first sign of a changing of seasons, and before the kids are stuck inside a building for months, there’s still time to  get out on the water in the fresh air!

Don’t worry about missing your hi-def tv because nature comes in hi-def. Who knows you may encounter some “Jawsome” wild life while your at it.

Or, you can just relax and enjoy the view, a little something for everyone.

We hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Your weekend Forecast (NWS):
TODAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning…then showers
and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening…then
a chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Waves 1 to
3 feet.

FRIDAY
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to
4 feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet.

SATURDAY
West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 10 knots or less. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day.
Waves 2 feet or less.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Waves 1 foot or less.

 

There’s a lot of summer left!…

Just because the TV has started showing back to school ads doesn’t mean that Summer is over, far from it. After all, the Perch season hasn’t even started yet, and the Lake is a balmy 72 degrees, perfect for your families swimming, skiing or tubing.

 

The kids will be stuck inside school buildings soon enough, so for now let them get out in the great outdoors and make splash..or maybe hit the greens.

Either way, we are ready for some summer fun and have plenty of great sunsets left…

We hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
South winds 10 knots or less becoming variable. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Waves 1 foot
or less.

TONIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest.
Mostly cloudy in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Waves
1 foot or less.

FRIDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers in
the morning…then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 2 feet
or less.

SATURDAY
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Waves 2 feet or less.

SUNDAY
North winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Waves 1 foot or less.