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.
No 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.
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.
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
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
FRIDAY…West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.
East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Waves 2 feet
South winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms Sunday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
“Cone”-gratulations are in order…
Within a couple of hours of now, an annual Vermilion tradition returns signaling the official start to our “Sweet Season” here at your home-port as Today, Thursday Dairy Dock opens (April 11th) at 11:30am.
Because Sprinkles are for winners!
It won’t matter if your a chocolate or vanilla kind of person, we hope you are just ready for some well deserved treats after a long winter break.
You don’t have to be a reporter to get this scoop!
So hang in there because soon you can hang out with us, at the dock.
Open 11:30am to 9pm Mon-Tues-Weds-Thurs-Fri / Open 11:30am to 10pm Fri-Sat
Have a Delicious Day!
We’ve been waiting on the sun…then it dawned on us.
We are excited to say boats are in the water here at your home port. Who was the first boat in at the dock your ask?
Well, there are actually two firsts. Sloppy Joe of Nite Bite Charters was first in the water and at the dock as he ramped his own in. Our first launch of the season belongs to the Helm’s Crew , pictured below on the way to the water.
More sun on the way, more boats to float…
With any luck the cold grip of winter has finally given way to the hope and warmth of Spring. Meanwhile dockside, dock boxes are now out ready to stow your gear, dockside electric is on.
UPDATE -4-5-19: The dockside water is on. The forecast looks like freezing evening temps may finally be over, so we were able to turn on water systems this week for your convenience.
Also, the gas docks are now open during Store/Office hours.
“R” Hours and Yours…
With the start of April our current hours are 10 am to 4pm seven days a week at the marina. The Service Department is open from 8 am to 5pm as the service crew is very busy this time of year out fixing boats. If you need service please call or stop by the office, we can schedule your work. Or if you have questions feel free to visit us on the weekends as well. We are here to help.
We hope to see you dockside!
Need to see a dock? No appointment needed…
The boating season is just around the corner here at our lake erie marina, in fact you should be getting your launch orders any day now. Plus, the docks are in, Gas Docks soon to follow as we get excited to put the marina back toward “Summer Mode”.
Live, Love, Launch…
Next up will be launch orders arriving in your mailbox. Please take the time to carefully review the items you may need us to perform, then just return them and we will get you on the schedule. If you need assistance filling them out, we are NOW OPEN WEEKENDS 10am to 3pm, BOTH SATURDAY and SUNDAY. Feel free to stop in for a visit, we are happy help.
Where would your boat like to spend the summer?
If your looking for a place to take the whole crew for the summer, we hope you give us a visit. Your family fun marina has plenty of great docks available and now is the time to make plans for the summer ahead. Stop in a let us show you what we have to offer.
We hope to see you dockside!
Are you Febru-weary? Maybe time to see a dock!
It’s kinda difficult to imagine it with the white stuff falling from the sky, but better days are just around the corner here at your favorite Lake Erie Marina. We can’t wait to go from this (left) to this (Right).
Now Open Saturday’s…It’s quite 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.
Snow Joke, we’ll be here!
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!
We hope to see you dockside!
A big “THANK YOU” to the City and Ice Breaking Crews..
As we awoke today, for the first time in several weeks we found the Vermilion River to be free of ice and for that we are grateful. Winter can be a tricky time to navigate within the river community, we are especially thankful that the City of Vermilion and South Shore Dredge and Dock have worked very diligently in keeping the ice flows under control.
Pictured below the last of the ice flowing out.
Breaking up is hard to do…
As you can see the crew from South Shore really had some work to do chomping up the ice as it passed.
All’s well that ends well…
Here at your homeport, you can see what ice in the channel is melting on it’s own under some of the mild temps this week. Now, we can look forward to the approaching spring!
We’re up to Snow Good….
We all know that the cold weather just makes us appreciate the warm that follows. Before you know it, we will start to think about putting boats in and hopefully forget all this single digit frigidness of the past week. That said, we are Snow Happy to see you, so.
There’s Snow Place Like Home!
So what can we do about this in the meantime? How about a little get together for all of our Captain’s and Crew to reassure and remind us all of better days ahead.
Join us at Romp’s Open House (aka “It’s the Snow Life” Party) this weekend January 26 & 27 from 11am to 2pm. We will be serving Hot Dogs, & Ice Cream Sundaes (yes, Dairy Dock Ice Cream in the winter as we will have a machine up and running) and all your favorite beverages. Plus, door prizes every half hour and even a little gift full of treats.
So mark you Calendar because its a Snow Day (for Boaters)!
Also, new Captains and Crews looking for a place to drop anchor next summer, please feel free to stop by, we would like to show you all we have to offer. We hope to see you dockside!
New Year, New Boating Season…
Everyone here at your homeport wishes you a great 2019, and can’t wait to get the season started. Year after year folks start a new year’s resolution right about this time. but what if we told you we have a healthy one that the whole family can enjoy!
Resolve to go boating!
That’s right, forget the fad diets and signing up for a year at the gym when you will only go a time or two. This time resolve to get the whole family into the great outdoors, and really take advantage of all the things our area has to offer on the water.
Or just keep it reel!
Or maybe just resolve to spend some quiet time away from all those electronic gadgets. Now is the time to plan, and to stop wishing, start thinking fishing! Just you and some peace and quiet out on Mother Erie.
Rock the Dock…
You don’t even have to leave the marina to enjoy some time in the sun! You can make a splash with friends and family this year!
New Year, New You…
So resolve just to relax, and enjoy what is already here, here’s hoping we see you dockside!
From the “Stitch in Time” dept…
So the short days of Winter have started to show up along with some chilly temps at your home-port. Among the top questions we get this time of year is “What do you do in the winter, go to Florida?“.
Repair, Repaint, or Replace..
Florida? well, not exactly, in fact we are busy grinding, welding and painting docks, repairing boats and upgrading the marina in various ways from lighting to equipment repairs, and so much more.
You can see we really “Scrape” by…
Every year we take pride in getting the Marina ready for the next great boating season. As well as getting some of our captains in ship shape for the voyages ahead. Though we do take some time off at Thanksgiving and Christmas, the rest of the time we are right here at your home-port prepping for the days to come.
There’s a reason we’re thinking of next season…
So we hope this answers the question of what a marina does in the off-season. The answer is look forward to the ON season (as in ON THE WATER) . Thanks for stopping by!
Docks are out, and now is time we give Thanks!
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.
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.
As Cool Air and 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/Office will be closed from the 19th through the 26th, for “R” Thanksgiving Vacation.
“R” Service Dept will be closed Wednesday through Sunday next week as we take our Thanksgiving Holiday and will be spending time with family.
Don’t worry, 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 We Give Thanks….If we don’t see you before then, enjoy your family this Thanksgiving!