Every summer has a story…

What is yours?

Is it the fishing? Or a dip at the beach? Or even just relaxing at the pool or a cookout in a picnic shelter; summer is in full swing at your homeport. As the dawn breaks on yet another seasonably mild day, the forecast for weekend boating is another good one.

Enjoy, relax, soak, and unwind…rinse, repeat.

We know the back to school bug has hit and many folks are busy with their family life, yet there is so much warm weather left to be enjoyed. Get outside now, there will be plenty of time to be indoors much later in the year.

Sunsets Lake Erie

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

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. Patchy fog
early. Isolated showers and thunderstorms through early
afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

 

 

Enjoying summer one splash at a time!

Oh buoy!

This is going to sound like a broken record, as the weekend forecast is once again Sunny Skies and Calm Seas. Plus, as a bonus, the temps are going to be on the mild side for your dockside enjoyment.

dockside at romps

Life’s a Beach, enjoy it!

Did you know that not to very far from us there is a public beach right in the center of town? Just go to Main Street and hang a right. Walaa… a big pubic beach for the sand castle builder in all of us. Of course it’s BYOBC (bring your on beach chair), but the temps will be perfect for flip-flopping in the sand, and the water a balmy 78 degrees.

V-beach

A lot of sunsets left…

There are a lot of sunsets left, just ask our friend Bob Moss (his picture below). Now it the time to take advantage of some of this great weather and get outside with nature. We hope to see you dockside at your favorite Lake Erie Marina.

bob moss sunset

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to
20 knots. A slight chance of showers this morning, then a slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms early this afternoon. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT…West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
FRIDAY…Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or
less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear.
Waves 2 feet or less
SATURDAY…Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest.
Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Waves
1 foot or less.

Summer is a wake!

You can “Sea” what we mean?

The sun has been out for quite a while now and the temps have been very favorable here at your home-port. To add to that, Anglers have seen one of the best Walleye seasons we have ever had, but that’s just the beginning.

Wake-up2

Summer is really just getting started….

Being out on the lake whether swimming of fishing, tubing or skiing, is only part of the equation. There’s a whole bunch of dockside fun to be had as well. For instance, you can hit the links…

Putter Port

Or make a splash…

Of course, if that’s not your speed you can just relax in the blue waters of “R” pool while enjoying you favorite beverage.

Pool

 

Plus there’s always some great drinks and dinning within walking distance in downtown Vermilion usually with bands and other live entertainment sprinkled throughout the downtown restaurants for your enjoyment. Either way, we hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Your weekend forecast (NWS)

TODAY…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Mostly
sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Mostly
clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

Ho-Ho-Hot Holiday..Christmas in July!

 I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. – The Grinch (Dr Suess)

We know that you must think we have tangled our tinsel, but this weekend we are going to spread some Christmas Cheer as it is Christmas in July here at your homeport!

santa-pool

The Who What Where…

Who: Romp’s Boaters and their families

What: Mid-Summer Christmas Party

Where: East End Picnic Pavilion

When: July 20th, 4pm till 11pm

Starting at 4pm we will have a Decorated Picnic Table contest, followed by Smoked & Deep Fried Turkey Dinner at 6:30 (bring a dish to share). After dinner a White Elephant Gift Exchange, and a Decorated Boat contest to close out the evening. Plus prizes for best Christmas outfit. To sign up stop by the marine store and have a Holly Jolly Good Time!

Santa boat

The “No chance of snow” forecast (NWS)…

TODAY…Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest
10 to 15 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Partly
cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west. Partly
sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to
10 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY… Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.

christmas in july

 

Happy Birthday Uncle Sam!

unclesam

243 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!

Romps Flag

This land is your land…

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 is southbound only for travel to and from your family fun marina, so take note on this busy holiday.

Oh, and remember sunscreen!

bl_creature_pool2

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.

no fireworks

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

TODAY…West winds 10 knots or less becoming north. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds less than 10 knots becoming east.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
THURSDAY…Southeast winds less than 10 knots becoming
northeast. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
THURSDAY NIGHT…East winds less than 10 knots becoming south. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 1 foot
or less.
FRIDAY
South winds less than 10 knots becoming west. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY
Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day. Waves 1 to 3
feet.
SUNDAY
Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Waves
2 feet or less

Some days are good…Summer Way Better!

We’re bug’n

The circle of life has hit at your homeport, the very food our great fishing season depends on has arrived by wing as the MayFlys are here at last. While they can be a little anoying, they are a sign of a healthy lake and, more importantly, the food that next years Perch and Walleye depend on. Plus, their visit is short, just a day or so.
mayfly

Sometimes all you need is a little Vitamin Sea….

Have seen the weekend forecast? Let us show you a preview of coming attractions. Below is an image taken last night by our own Jeff B. We’re hoping it’s enough to “tide” you over until you can leave work and get dockside for your own sunset cruise.

 

Summer day

Did you know?

We thought you might also find this interesting, below you will find the importance of boating to Ohio’s economy. Boating and Lake Erie make up a sizable portion of our state’s income. As you can see that the majority of boat owners are not the rich and famous, but working class folk like us enjoying the great outdoors. Of course you will also notice the percent of Power Boats in the chart below,  a source of pride here at your family fun marina. From our friends at the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

 

Now onto the good news..

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY…Light and variable winds. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…East winds less than 10 knots becoming south. Partly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…South winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Mostly
sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 10 knots or less. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY… West winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY... West winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Waves
1 foot or less.

Please note: Vermilion Road remains Southbound only, all Northbound traffic should use Baumhart Rd, or Rt 60 to Liberty Ave. Thanks!

It’s Officially Summer..Keeping it Reel.

Shell-abrate good times…

One can only hope that the soggy spring is behind us as tomorrow starts the official beginning to Summer and with it, we hope, a sunny disposition. Like this sunset from just this last Friday…

R sunset

You light up my life…

Here at your homeport we did manage to have a couple of winners in the Festival of the Fish boating contests. One of our favorites is the winner of the lighted boat parade, the Rini family and their festive Lyman luau boat, complete with hula dancers.

lyman luau

Now the Big Bang theory…

Our service department shared with us a cautionary example of what happens when a boat owner leaves boat batteries hooked up all winter, allow them to go completely dead then force a charge into them. Lets just say we are glad it worked out, fortunately no one was injured and R crew was able to get this boat back on the water with minimal damage.

We are always happy to check out batteries prior to launch, or better yet, have us store and install them for proper care. Take the worry out of boating

batts too

Another “We’re Hooked on Success” story…

Last but far from least, here is yet another example of what happens when you have hard work, determination, a boat, and plenty of worms; all summed up in a pic. Below is a successful day Walleye fishing from the Ferut gang. As you can see there was some heavy lifting to do, plus the expense of extra tartar sauce loomed heavy after this day on the lake. Congrats!.. and thanks for sharing.

Ferut fishing at romps marina

Your weekend forecast (NWS)

TODAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north. Showers
with a chance of thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 feet. 
TONIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 10 to
15 knots. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the
evening. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. 
FRIDAY...Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Sunny.
Waves 2 feet or less. 
FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 knots or less. Partly cloudy. Waves
1 foot or less.

 

We’re hooked on June!…

First up, Cops and Bobbers…

With the Summer just starting and only the second weekend of June coming up, we want all of our Captain and crews to be stay safe on the water. Emphasis this time of year with various law enforcement will be safety checks for proper equipment and life jackets; but also with a keen eye out for impaired boaters. Alcohol coupled with high temps can lead to accidents which may otherwise be avoided. So be safe out there, and know that you can stop by our local Vermilion Police Boat when officers are present and they will perform a safety check free of charge so you are well prepared for Summer fun.

Because Sun days are meant to be fun days…

marina dock

Stop wishing, Start Fishing

This already has been a season for the ages with some very big walleye seen in coolers all around the marina. Case in point… Look at this whopper.

walleye
Fishing has been so good, that we are now accidentally catching them with our travel lift (see below)… Don’t worry we put him right back in the water, and he swam away unharmed.
fish travel lift
Keep ’em Afloat… 

Romp’s Lake Erie Marina recently asked for donations of life jackets for YMCA Kids Day Camp, and within two days every kid had a jacket donated. We would like to thank the following for their generous support.

Ferrry Legal LLC, William Ferry, Westlake Ohio
ACC Adult Home Care, Melva Sherwood, Vermilion
Bulan’s Boatyard, Eileen Bulan, Vermilion
Julie Mac, Vermilion
Joyce Sherwood, Vermilion
plus Vita Plate Distributors, for discounted pricing on jackets.
We are also happy to contribute to this great cause. Thanks so much everyone.

kid life jacket

“R” hours and yours..

Just an FYI our Ships Store and Office are now open 8am to 7pm every day of the week. Please arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to closing if you are coming for fuel. We hope to see you dockside..

Your Weekend Forecast (NWS):
TODAY…Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Patchy fog this morning.
Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 15 to
20 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to
4 feet.
SATURDAY…East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally
around 6 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT…East winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
SUNDAY…East winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

Somethings Fishy at your homeport….

From the “R” orange cones are better then theirs dept..

First up, we wanted all of our Captains and Crew to be aware that Vermilion Road (Right next to Dairy Dock) is southbound only for road repair and resurfacing. This will effect all inbound folks who use this path from Route 90/2. So beware the orange cones.

dd cones

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

Onto the Splish to the Splash of it….

walleye

Spare the rod, spoil the reel..

That said, we are back in action here at your home-port as the season’s fishing has seen some great catches. Here’s a keeper Caught by Jay Telzrow. (10 Pound) while aboard Dick McDermott’s boat, Marilee II. May 24, 2019. One m. west of V. 26′

We hope to see you dockside!

This could be you...

Your weekend weather forecast (NWS):
.TODAY…Light and variable winds. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms early, then showers and thunderstorms from late
morning on. Waves 1 foot or less.
.TONIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY…Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming east. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest.
Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

Live…Love…Launch!

We’ve got sunshine, on a cloudy day!

Finally, after days and days of soggy conditions the Sun came out and helped us get a great week of launch in. The marina is filling up and more captains are headed toward the water with every passing day.

launchNo need for an appointment to see the Dock… 

That said, there are still have several boats under shrinkwrap who may need some help, and that’s where we come in. Just stop by the ships store and let us help you fill out a launch order and get your ship in shape of the season ahead. Memorial Day Weekend will be here before you know it.

"R" docks

Moor often then knot…

Speaking of weekends, The weekend forecast looks great, here’s hoping that we finally have moved on from the wet season and can start to work on our tan lines at your favorite Lake Erie Marina. Also, for those looking for our LINKS page, it has been moved to here.. https://romps.com/about-us/resources/
Our Links/Resources page now includes a link to the Vermilion Ohio Lake Erie Camera at Main Street Beach. We hope you have a chance to check it out.

boat helm

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest.
Partly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
THURSDAY…Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Sunny in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Waves 1 foot or
less.
THURSDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
15 to 20 knots. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers
likely with a chance of thunderstorms overnight. Waves 2 feet or
less.
FRIDAY…West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY
East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Waves 2 feet
or less.
SUNDAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms Sunday night. Waves 2 feet or less.