Happy Birthday Uncle Sam!!

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244 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!

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This land is your land…

And although Vermilion would normally have its fireworks season during the Fish Festival, recent Covid precautions have cancelled that event and the fireworks as well. There will still be some fireworks from Cedar Point for you to view if traveling on the water this weekend as they celebrate their 150 year anniversary. 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.

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Oh, and remember sunscreen!

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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.

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

TODAY…North winds 10 knots or less becoming onshore. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming west. Clear.
Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear.
Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Waves 1 foot or less.
SUNDAY…South winds 10 knots or less. Waves 1 foot or less.
MONDAY…Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Waves
1 foot or less

It’s O-Fish-cially Summer….

All you need is a little Vitamin Sea…

The Sun has been shining all week and fortunately the seas have been calm as well. Even the fish are cooperating as the Walleye hauls continue to amaze us. All in all the beginning of Summer was just as it should be.

Sunny morning romps

Here at the marina, we have been busy with oil changes, various service requests and of course keeping the place in ship shape for your enjoyment this weekend.

We can tell the sun is out when the visitors to the pool have big teethy smiles on their faces…

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If your weekend plans do not look like this… You may be missing the boat!

So without further ado..

Here is your weekend forecast (NWS)

TODAY…Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms late. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to
3 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT…West winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Waves 1 foot or less.

Make Father’s Day Reel Awesome….

Happy Fathers Day — don’t worry, be Poppy…

Here we are with a forecast that really looks like summer. The lake is flattening out, the fish are biting, and the beer is cold. So get Dad out to the dock for a Father’s Day he will never forget.

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We do “Knot” know what we would do without him…

In fact you don’t even have to leave the dock, Dad can hang out at the pool, cookout on a grill or just relax in a picnic Shelter swapping fish stories about the one that got away. Or take the whole gang for a splash at the beach… It’s Dad’s Day!

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We hope to see you dockside with Dad in tow..Well not being towed but you get the idea.

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
THIS AFTERNOON…Light and variable winds northeast less
than 10 knots. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…East winds less than 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves
1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 knots.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. Mostly
clear. Waves 1 foot or less.
SUNDAY…South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.

Get into the swing of things…Putter Port Opens Saturday.

They say the artificial grass is always greener…

Putter-Port opens from 11am to 10pm this weekend for everyone who enjoys a little time on the links. We will have to follow “Social Distancing” guidelines so we ask everyone to be patient as we will be required to space out our golfers 6 feet apart.

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Make a splash this weekend…

Of course the pool and the rest of the marina will be ready to enjoy as well. Cooler temps and sunny days are in the forecast for the next couple of days. The pool deck is in direct sunlight so that should help those in need of a little tanning. Just remember to SPF your BFF…

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We hope to see you on the greens…

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For a blast from the past visit youtube video of.. Putt-Putt circa 1960’s

Your Weekend Forecast (NWS):
THIS AFTERNOON…Northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north.
A slight chance of showers late. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to
1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly clear.
Waves 1 to 3 feet.
SUNDAY… Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

June arrives just a boat time….

Meanwhile at the dock…

Well, we still have some remnants of spring as there are a couple of boats are holding out on land. Yet most of the fleet has already been chasing the sunny rays of summer, as well as the Walleyes.

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Have a delicious Day!

We have some good news as Dairy Dock has an expanded menu which now includes orange – orange swirl – chocolate – chocolate swirl.. As adjustments have been made so we can serve  you more of your favorites. Here are the treats now available. (click to enlarge)

Dairy Dock June Menu

Your ship has come in…

In other news; the pool is now open 7 days a week. Of course “Social Distancing” rules apply. So please be careful to keep yourself spaced properly. The gas docks are open 7 days a week during store hours. We are open 8 am to 6 pm 7 days a week. We hope to see you dockside.

docks at romps

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…West winds 10 knots or less becoming southwest. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. A
slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves
1 foot or less.
SATURDAY…Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or
less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast.
Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY… North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast. Waves
2 feet or less.

Memorial Weekend arrives…Your weekend update.

A little bit o’ this..A little bit o’ that..

Well, we made it. From one of the craziest springs, through Pandemics and a fairly soggy start, we can finally sit back and enjoy some well deserved play time. OR, time outside as many of our captains and crews have been in the brig sheltering for a month. Below is a pic of the marina from yesterday by a docker posted to google.

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Some news you can use…

Because of the circumstances this year, both timing and otherwise, you will see several boats on land. We have relaxed our launch policy to help folks so bear with us. There is still plenty of parking.

Also note that we are required to social distance in the building, and outside as well. Please do not gather in large groups, but distance yourselves per guidelines. We have 17 acres of space so this should not be a problem.

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In other news…

Due to current regulations, the pool will not be able to open this weekend, but will soon be open afterward. We will update you as soon as next week.

The restrooms are open and we will be cleaning them every two hours during business hours (if not more frequent). But note that after hours access is private for docker’s very urgent or emergency needs as we will not have a night staff.

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Your weekend forecast (NWS):

REST OF TODAY…Northeast winds 10 knots or less. Showers
likely, then a chance of showers late. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and
variable. A chance of showers in the evening. Waves 1 foot or
less.
SATURDAY…Light and variable winds becoming east 5 to 10 knots.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT…East winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast.
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Waves
2 feet or less.
SUNDAY
South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Waves
2 feet or less.
MONDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 1 foot or less.

May..You be happy.

Well, these certainly are some very tough times for everyone as we continue to contend with the COVID19 effects on our country. We hope this finds all of our Captains and Crews healthy and happy as possible under some difficult conditions.

We are pool half full kind of people….

Some signs of better days ahead at the marina as we took the time to uncover the pool and get it started, in the hopes we can use it someday soon.

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Launch..Launch…Launch the boats..gently down the stream.

Boats are making quite a splash at the marina these days as Launch season is now well underway. Our store/office will be open 9-4 Saturday and Sunday if you need assistance in filling out your launch order or if you have any questions we can assist you with.

Lyman Launch

Talk about your social distancing…

The Marina’s COVID19 Policy is here for those interested in the guidelines we must follow to remain open.  Also know that boating is a great way to get outdoors into some fresh air, and it will also allow you to distance yourself from the general public.

Here’s our idea of a safe distance…

distancing

Our family hopes you stay safe, and to see you dockside!

 

Back to the Future….

 A boat time we think of what’s next…

These are certainly some very difficult times; we here at the marina understand and are hoping things can get back to the “new” normal soon. Until then, we all have to do our part, including following the state’s guidelines as it pertains to boating (Please click here for our Covid-19 Policy). We do know distancing is important and boating, or more accurately, going out on a boat has the benefit of fresh air and offers separation from the public.

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Stay-cation’s on the horizon…

One of the plus’s to our area of the country, is once the weather warms up there is a lot of nature to enjoy. In our little town alone we have beaches, and large open parks. Plenty of space to get out and get some sunshine once the shelter orders are amended or lifted.

You won’t have to travel far to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Right here at your Family Fun Marina, we have 17 acres of green space. Plus, some nice sunrises and sunsets.

marina sunrise

Boats head toward the docks…

In the mean time, we will continue to launch boats and get the marina ready for a point in the future when the restrictions are eased and everyone can start to plan their summers.

boat launch

Stay Safe, Be Kind, and we hope to see you dockside!

(our Covid 19 guidelines)

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It’s April…We’re getting Closer.

With so much up in the air, we hope that all of our Captains and Crews are safe and sound. We are getting the marina ready for the post-“shelter in place” world, as we look forward to better days ahead.

In fact the first boat has made a splash here at your homeport…

first boat

Also note, dock boxes are out, dockside water and electric is on for your use, and picnic tables are at the docks.

That said, we are still under State Guidelines so that includes the following:

  • We ask that you please use a phone and call us at 440-967-4342 to handle all transactions whenever possible.
  • Our Store/Office hours to receive calls will be 10am to 3pm Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun
  • If you need to see us in-person please allow for one person (or couple) in the store/office at a time. If you see someone in, please wait outside or in your car until they have exited.
  • Restrooms will only be accessible during store/office hours and only through the main store entrance and will follow the one person at a time rule. Please wash hands as much as possible.
  • When checking on your boat, or working in the yard practice “Social Distancing” of 6ft minimum.
  • Our service department is off limits to non-employees. We can perform services such as launch and other maintenance items but please handle all details via phone call at the number above.
  • Please do not approach our employees when working outdoors in the marina. If it is urgent, try to keep your social distance intact. All normal transaction can be handled over the phone, by mail or email.
  • Our outdoor environment is a great place to get fresh air and exercise while keeping a distance and limiting interaction from others.  For this to continue to be safe please follow the recommended guidelines.
  • We will be enforcing the rule against groups or gatherings. These policies will only work if we all work together.

Marina’s are exempted per state order as “Essential Infrastructure” (click to enlarge):

essential

We have sent all non essential employees home and our office is just family. One of the reasons we are labeled as “Essential” is we do offer outdoor space to use and have ample acres to keep everyone separated, plus boat owners can further isolate by just going boating.  As it takes months to put the marina together we are grateful we have been given this exemption to prepare for “Post-Shelter” life.

We hope that you look forward to that time as well. Please stay safe, follow the recommendations, and we look forward to better times ahead.

 

 

 

Covid Updates – To keep you safe.

These are difficult times for all of us. Of course your safety is a top priority here at your family fun marina, so we have some changes to inform you about.

Our Covid policy:

  • We ask that you please use a phone and call us at 440-967-4342 to handle transactions whenever possible.
  • Our Store/Office hours to receive calls will be 8am to 6pm Daily and Weekdays
  • If you need to see us in-person please allow Social Distancing. If you see someone inside, please stay 6ft or more apart.
  • When visiting your boat, or working in the yard practice “Social Distancing” of 6ft minimum.
  • Our service department is off limits to non-employees. We can perform services such as launch and other maintenance items but please handle all details via phone call at the number above.
  • Please do not approach our employees when working outside in the marina. If it is urgent try to keep your social distance intact. All normal transactions or asking for assistance can be done right over the phone, by mail or email.
  • Our outdoor environment is a great place to get fresh air and exercise while keeping a distance and limiting interaction from others.  For this to continue to be safe please follow the recommended guidelines.
  • We will be enforcing the rule against groups or gatherings of 10 people or more, please keep your groups a safe social distance. These policies will only work if we all work together.

Marina’s are listed per state documents as “Essential Infrastructure”:

We hope that you look forward to that time as well. Please stay safe, follow the recommendations, and we look forward to better times ahead.

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