Pull the boats, Pull the boats, Pull the boats…Your weekend update.

Now is the best time to get your pull-out planned before the temps fall with the leaves…

We know that the boating season ends way to soon for some folks. Even with the pleasant temps we have had this past several weeks, we would be remiss if we didn’t remind our Captains and Crew that what soon follows can be some pretty frosty temps.

We have been busy pulling and prepping boats this week in anticipation of the cooler days ahead, and hope you have had a chance to review your needs and have charted your course to shore.

The cradles are out and ready for your boats long winter nap.

Now, if you have not made plans, please don’t delay. Contact us so we can help you plan your Winter Storage needs. There’s only two weeks left, best to get on the schedule now so you can relax and enjoy a hassle free pull-out knowing you have got all the bases covered.

We don’t want you to get left out in the cold!

Your weekend forecast(NWS):
TONIGHT
Northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming south. A slight
chance of light rain this evening. Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY
South winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds less than 10 knots. Partly cloudy.
Waves 1 foot or less.
SATURDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot
or less.
SATURDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
SUNDAY
Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms during the day. Waves building to 4 to 7 feet Sunday. Waves subsiding to 3 to 5
feet Sunday night.

Woolybear Weekend and Wonderfull Weather….

This weekend could be a “Bear”, and that’s a good thing.

Well, it’s that time of year again. The Woolybear Festival arrives in Vermilion and with it some terrific temps for boaters.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Woolybear festival it started as a small project of Dick Goddard involving the forecasting of winter, and grew over the years to nearly 100,000 folks visiting our little town.  The Woolybear Caterpillar is said to be a great predictor of the upcoming winter season. The thicker the coat, and varied dimensions of the Woolybears rings the harsher the winter and then again the lighter the coat and coloring the fairer the cold conditions are said to be.

Of course it’s more then just about bugs, there will be entertainment, food stuffs and all kinds of family friendly activity throughout the downtown.

This all takes place Sunday the 24th.

What this means for Romp’s Dockers

Not much will change here at Romp’s. You still will be able to access the marina like usual, and your dockside parking will not be affected. There will be kids out front of the marina parking cars for Vermilion Soccer club. They will let any marina dockers pass without issue.

The only thing you need concern yourselfs with will be traffic. There will be a lot of folks coming into town, and a parade at mid-day closing downtown. So if your coming out to the boat, our suggestion is come early and avoid the rush.  More on Woolybear activites here…@ http://vermilionchamber.net/

That said the forecast could not be better for both Bears and Boaters

Your weekend forecast:
TODAY
South winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Sunny.
Waves 1 foot or less.

TONIGHT
Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast.
Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY
Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and
variable. Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less.

SATURDAY
Light and variable winds. Waves 1 foot or less.

SUNDAY
Light and variable winds. Waves 1 foot or less.

“R” hours and yours…The Fall Schedule.

The times are a changing…

Well is was a pretty good run, but with the passing of Labor Day Weekend we also mush pass along information about “R” fall schedule.

First, with the passing of Labor Day both the Pool and Putter Port are now closed for the season. We thank all those who stopped by and enjoyed their time with us. We really appreciate the support!

Next up, our store/gas dock hours will revert to the fall schedule: Store/Office/Gas Dock open 9-5 daily.

Dairy Dock Closes soon

Also, the Dairy Dock will be wrapping up operations as September 10th will be the last day of the season for the stand. We really thank everyone who visited the dock this year, we are very grateful for your business.

Road Work Ahead…

Finally we will be performing some basic maintenance on the marina drives, by having the drives sealed, as a result the marina road will be closed Sept 18th-19th-20th. If you plan on boating during that time, just stop in the store and we will bring your boat to the gas dock for you. The marina drives will be inaccessible until the sealant drys.

Please call us if you have any questions, we appreciate your understanding and hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina.

The Times…They’re a changing.

Well it’s that time of year again, the “Back to School” bug has hit us, as it does every year at this time. As a good bit of our staff head back to further their education, we here at your home-port need to update you on what that means for “R” business hours.

Here goes (by department):

Store/Office & Gas docks:

The Marina Store/Office will be open 8-6 weekdays and 8-7 Fri-Sat-Sun weather permitting, this also applies to the gas docks. Gas and pump-outs during the week may be self-serve.

Putter Port:

Will be open 1pm to 10pm weekends only starting Thursday Aug 24th. It will close for the season after Labor Day Weekend.

Pool:

Will be open 10am – 6:30pm weekends only starting Aug 24th. It will also close after Labor Day Weekend.

Dairy Dock:

The Dock goes to a school schedule, meaning open at 11:30am and closing 9pm on school nights 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

 

We appreciate your understanding and sure hope to see you dockside!

Some days are good…..Summer better!

Sure the pun could use some work, but the point is now would be the best time to enjoy these Summer Days and the great outdoors.  With back to school a first sign of a changing of seasons, and before the kids are stuck inside a building for months, there’s still time to  get out on the water in the fresh air!

Don’t worry about missing your hi-def tv because nature comes in hi-def. Who knows you may encounter some “Jawsome” wild life while your at it.

Or, you can just relax and enjoy the view, a little something for everyone.

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

Your weekend Forecast (NWS):
TODAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning…then showers
and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening…then
a chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Waves 1 to
3 feet.

FRIDAY
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to
20 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to
4 feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to
3 feet.

SATURDAY
West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 10 knots or less. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day.
Waves 2 feet or less.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Waves 1 foot or less.

 

There’s a lot of summer left!…

Just because the TV has started showing back to school ads doesn’t mean that Summer is over, far from it. After all, the Perch season hasn’t even started yet, and the Lake is a balmy 72 degrees, perfect for your families swimming, skiing or tubing.

 

The kids will be stuck inside school buildings soon enough, so for now let them get out in the great outdoors and make splash..or maybe hit the greens.

Either way, we are ready for some summer fun and have plenty of great sunsets left…

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

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
South winds 10 knots or less becoming variable. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Waves 1 foot
or less.

TONIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest.
Mostly cloudy in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Waves
1 foot or less.

FRIDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers in
the morning…then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 2 feet
or less.

SATURDAY
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north. Waves 2 feet or less.

SUNDAY
North winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Waves 1 foot or less.

We’re making a splash…How do you like our new look?

Did you know Romps.com started in and around 1998,(here is what it looked like then ). In the many versions since we have tried to show you not only what we have to offer, but what Lake Life is like for your family.

Whether it’s a series of great summer sunsets, or just kids having fun at the pool, we hope you have a chance to share the great outdoors with us.

Maybe we can sneak in a pic of some fish while we’re at it.

There is so much a summer on Lake Erie has to offer. We thank you for stopping by the all new Romps.com and hope that we get to see you dockside!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TONIGHT
South winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.

FRIDAY
South winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 feet. A small craft
advisory may be needed.

FRIDAY NIGHT
West winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy in the
evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet building
to 3 to 5 feet. Waves occasionally around 6 feet.

SATURDAY
West winds 15 to 25 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.

SATURDAY NIGHT
West winds 5 to 15 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. A chance of showers Sunday night. Waves 1 foot or less.

Cool is the rule at your homeport!

Life is just too short to be left at the dock, so this weekend you have yet another chance to get out in the Sun and enjoy the great outdoors with mild temps on deck. After all this Summer Weather will not last forever, make sure you get the SPF on your BFF and soak up some sun.

 

Even with some rough seas to start the weekend forecast still gives us a Sunny outlook on life at your homeport.

We hope to see your dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina, your home to family fun!~

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY
Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming north. A
slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Waves
1 foot or less.

TONIGHT
North winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less building to 2 to 4 feet.

FRIDAY
East winds 15 to 25 knots becoming northeast. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet. A
small craft advisory will likely be needed.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 15 to 25 knots. A chance of
showers overnight. Waves 3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around
7 feet.

SATURDAY
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north. Waves3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

SUNDAY
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming light and variable. Waves 2 feet or less.