Put a little….WOW…in your weekend!

Below are some pics to BOUY you spirits…

With a hot and sunny 4th of July Wednesday already making this a great week, we now look forward to this slight cool down before the Summer temps return for the weekend. In the meantime, our staff here at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina has sent us some pictures taken this week to make sure you don’t get left dockside.

First up Jeff sent us this awesome sunset…

Jeffs sunset

From the picture is worth a thousand words dept:

Then, as if not to be outdone, Kyle has sent us this pic of the boat lights in rriver traffic taken at night using still photography. Begging the question how did they go that fast without making a wake?

Kyles river pic

Finally, here’s your Weekend Forecast (NWS):

TODAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots. Sunny. Waves 3 to 6 feet.
Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
TONIGHT…North winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast 10 to
15 knots. Clear. Waves 3 to 5 feet, subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet.
SATURDAY…East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
southeast. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Waves
1 foot or less.

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.

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!


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.


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.

We’re “March”ing toward spring…

“R” hours and yours….

With the coming of March within days of today, we are changing hours here at your home-port. Starting March 3rd we will be open in the marine store Saturdays from 10-3, to serve you better.

Romps gas dock

Looking to make a splash?

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 you boat would like spend the summer. Launch is drawing closer by the day.

first boat in romps marina

Plus the coffee is on us…

"R" Coffee

For up to date business hours visit “R” Hours Page…..We hope to see you dockside!

The New Romps.com v/ 7.0 … “R” Internet Journey.

The times, they’re a changing…

Just like the cartoon of Sherman and Mr. Peabody, we like to get into our own version of the Wayback Machine as we update our web presence here at Romps.com. With required updates to our website this week (making viewing it more secure) we thought it would be fun to take a look back all the way to 1996 with the first Romps.com and beyond.

The World Wide Web that we weave….

Above you can see Romps.com v. 1.0. This would be our basic site for another three or four years and served us well. The docks actually bounced when you put your mouse over them.  One mistake we would later regret was having our email in plain text on the surface. Alot of spam came our way.

Next up was Version 2.0 pictured below.

rwp v2

We stuck with this site from the late 90’s to the early 2000’s.

Around 2003 we shifted gears and styles with a fresh paint job and Romps.com v. 3.0 (below) was born. This site was actually done by a graphic artist we found online in Germany of all places. The images rotated every second in the pic on the right.

Of course v. 4.0 (below) was next, with Bloging/News added to the front page. This was in May of 2013.

Next on deck was v/ 5.0, our personal favorite. The fish in the background swam as you scrolled down and a worm on a hook would drop down as well. This site served us from 2014 until 2016. But sadly, the author of the page template no longer offered updates.

Which led to v. 6.0 in 2017… And a more back to basics approach. This site was easier for phone and tablets to view.

And finally v. 7.0 for 2018. Why the switch so soon? Well, the new requirements of internet safety have us using a more secure system to display our content for you. Notice the “Secure” feature in the address bar. This will become more important for small businesses sharing information like ours in the future.

We hope you enjoyed our brief trip down memory lane and look forward to you stopping back here often for news and updates.

Till then, we hope to see you dockside!

Have a Sweet Valentine’s Day…

And another week closer to spring…

With a blanket of white on the ground and some seasonably mild temps, why not take time to enjoy Valentine’s Day with that special someone. We always look forward to this day as a countdown mark on our march toward spring and the boating season ahead.

winter tower heart

Say something sweet, maybe with some candy..

This little tidbit below was sent to us and we found it both funny and sweet (pun intended). Though as a word of advice, you may want to get something a little less humorous as an actual gift.  For the romantics in all of us…

funny boating candy

Finally, we just want all of our Captain’s and Crew to know that we are working toward getting the marina ready so at the very first sign of spring we can get back to boating. In the meantime if your wondering where your boat would like to spend the summer, give us a call we would love to show you all we have to offer.

boat couple

After all the saying goes, “All you need is love, but a little boating never hurts”;

We hope to see you dockside!