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.
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)
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.
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.
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):
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….
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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…
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.