That’s a wrap, Gas Docks now closed for the season.
For everything there is a season, and as we enter November with all the boats on shore at your homeport it closes the book officially on the boating calendar for 2018.
So, with the winds howling, and the boats all prepped on land for their long winter naps, we have some changes to update you on dockside.
First and foremost is that the Gas Docks are now closed for the year. We thank everyone who supported us this year and can’t wait to get right back on the water in 2019, your business is very much appreciated.
“R’ hours and yours
Next up, our Store/Office hours will revert back to the winter schedule which is:
Monday – Tuesday -Thursday – Friday 10am to 4pm.
The Service Dept is open weekdays from 8 am to 5pm.
If you need to pay a bill, just give us a call, we can take your payment right over the phone.
Also note, if you are interested in dockage for 2019, just email us or call us and we can arrange to meet you any time that is convenient for you. During or after business hours. We are always right nearby.
We hope to see you dockside!
And then there was one….
As we get closer to wrapping up another week of pulling boats we wanted to make sure our Captain’s and Crew knew that our schedule will once again be changing with the seasons.
Last Call for Pull-Out and “R” Gas Docks…
If you still have not made your winter plans, this weekend will be the last for scheduling pull-out at Romps. We will be closed weekends starting November 3rd (still available weekdays). This weekend will also be the last weekend for “R” gas docks, so please plan accordingly. We will close the dock and begin Gas Dock disassembly the first week of November as we prepare the marina for the Winter ahead.
If you need help or have questions regarding pull-out we will be open this weekend from 9am to 5pm both days, and are happy to assist you.
You don’t want to be this guy….
For those of you still in the water, here is your….
Weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and variable.
Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.
TONIGHT…East winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. Mostly
cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.
FRIDAY…Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. Cloudy.
Waves 2 feet or less.
FRIDAY NIGHT…East winds 10 to 15 knots. Rain likely. Waves
1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY…Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 10 to
15 knots. Rain likely. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet,
then subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.
SUNDAY…North winds 10 knots or less becoming northwest.
Showers likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
Temps that go boo in the night…..
The real October has started to rear it’s true temps here at your homeport as another week of Pull-Out comes to a close. It can be a spooky time of year for Captain’s who have yet to make their winter plans.
No tricks, all treat at your homeport…
We are open both Saturday and Sunday for those Captains who need to stop by and get their Winter Storage plans in ship shape, as always we are happy to assist you. One important note to share, our dockside water will be turned off and winterized today as cold evening temps have brought the threat of freezing temps in the coming days ahead.
Of Ghosts and Goblins…
This weekend also marks the start to the Halloween season in Vermilion as various non-profit groups and businesses host Halloween related events. Even though the official Trick or Treat is not until the 31st, we wanted to get an early start on asking everyone to keep an eye out for costumed kidos as events are planned in town from the 19th (Family YMCA Halloween) 28th from (Quaker Steak) through the 31st ( full City), various links here and more here.
Scariest picture of all….
We hope to see you dockside!
Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY…Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Sunny this morning, then
becoming partly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to
30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 4 to
7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
SATURDAY…West winds to 30 knots becoming northwest 15 to
25 knots. A chance of waterspouts. Showers likely with a chance
of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to
3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT…Northwest winds to 30 knots diminishing to
15 to 25 knots. A chance of waterspouts in the evening. Rain
showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening,
then rain showers likely overnight. Waves 5 to 8 feet. Waves
occasionally around 10 feet.
SUNDAY…Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest and
diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to
1 to 3 feet
A season of Pumpkins and Spice, plus Perch on ice…
The first full week of Pull-Out season has come and gone yet we are just getting started in the Boats to Land dept. This week saw some unseasonably and very warm temps, then a cool down by weeks end. It is the time of year where the weather can be unpredictable as it transitions from one season to another. Yet, we always look forward to the colors.
Leaf here feeling happy…
With the lake temps still in the high 60’s it has been a challenge to find our Perch friends and invite them to dinner. If the coming weeks could bring some cooler weather it would help in the hook-line-and-sinker dept. Of course while we wait on the next big catch, there is no better time then now to start planning your fall pull-out needs.
Temps will eventually fall with the leaves..
The one thing we can all count on, is in the near future the temps will fall; the question is will you be ready when that day comes? Just stop by and let us help you get in ship shape before the “end of October” rush. We are open both Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm and Weekdays from 9am to 5pm as well.
We can walk you the various options of Pull-out so you can rest easy knowing that your boat is all ready for its Winter slumber.
Because in Ohio, there’s always another season around the corner….
Till then…. We hope to see you dockside!
Here is your weekend forecast (NWS):
TONIGHT…Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east. Partly
cloudy. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Waves
occasionally around 7 feet.
FRIDAY…East winds 5 to 15 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 1 to
FRIDAY NIGHT…East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south. A chance
of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
SATURDAY…South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. A chance
of showers and thunderstorms during the day, then a chance of
showers Sunday night. Waves 1 foot or less.
We’re chill’n……Falls always thrill’n.
The leaves are turning and so are the temps as we went from 90 degrees the previous week to more fall like temps in the mid 60’s this week. This is good news as the Lake cools down, the Perch fishing is much more likely to heat up. Looks like a sunny and cool weekend forecast at your Family Fun Marina.
Of course this week was also the very first week of Pull-Out and as you can see below the first boat is already winterized and tarped as a sign of things to come.
Pull-Pull-Pull the boat, gently spray with steam….
With Pull-Out season arriving, we thought we would get you started with a check list of sorts. We recommend the following steps to get you started in the right direction
- First off, now is the time to Complete and Turn in your Oil Change order (last call this week)
- Then Complete Pull-Out order and carefully check services you require (Need help? Please stop and see us for assistance or questions.)
- Circle the week you would like pulled out of the water (so we can get you scheduled).
- Please Indicate if you need to be present (though you do not need to)
- Also, please label Keys with your name and turn into office (or indicate where we might find them if elsewhere)
- Inspect your cradle or jacks for repairs that may be needed (for those without trailers)
- Then drop off your trailer the weekend prior to your pull-out date, please remember to put your name on the front of your trailer (we get alot of trailers dropped off)
- Then Pump out your head (toilet) (very important that it is as empty as possible)
- Your Gas tank should be at 3/4 full. (too little gas leads to condensation and too much may lead to venting)
- Check your battery’s charge (just make sure the boat starts).
- It is best to remove all non-essential materials/electronics from boat (best to be stored in dry warm environment)
- Please provide engine access (sometimes there are so many items stored on the engine hatch that work has to be delayed)
- Check your tie lines so they may be removed (any screws or elaborate knotting can cause issues)
- Please empty your dock box so we may store it for the winter
Do it yourself(ers)
- This is very important: Draining of oil should be done into proper containers then sealed and cannot go into the trash, or dumpster, please see us for proper handling and disposal.
- Use EPA/environmentally approved products (especially antifreeze).
That should get you started. If you have any questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to ask, we here to help every day from 9am to 5pm, including Saturday and Sunday if you would like to stop by.
We hope to see you dockside!
Your weekend forecast (NWS):
THIS AFTERNOON...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly sunny.
Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet.
TONIGHT…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest. A
chance of showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet.
Waves occasionally around 6 feet. A small craft advisory will be
SATURDAY…Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Mostly
sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
SATURDAY NIGHT…West winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves
2 feet or less.
SUNDAY…South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A chance
of showers during the day. Waves 1 foot or less.