With the frost on the ground and the occasional snow flake in the air, it things are already working toward next season here at your home port.
In the shops the guys are busy painting boats, rebuilding outdrives and grinding docks, so when the weather is ready, we will be as well.
That said, we also will be shortening the hours for the office crew. Starting Tomorrow, Tuesday December 1st we will be open in the Store/Office from 10-3 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Of course we will be in Service from 8-5 Monday through Friday if you want to stop in, pay a bill or need other assistance. In fact, we can also arrange to meet you here during off hours if your work does not allow you time during the hours listed. Just call or email for an appointment.
We hope to see you dockside!
We would like to wish all of our captains and crews a very safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday. We certainly are thankful for all we have been blessed with this past boating season, and look forward to many more to come.
(below: the first Romps Thanksgiving imagined)
We will be closed Wednesday through Sunday this week to spend time with our families. We will be in and out of the marina throughout the holiday so if you need assistance please feel free to call or email us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
What a great way to start November! With temps constantly in the low to mid-seventies, we were able to get the last of the boats to shore and start working toward removing docks, all under a sunny sky.
While it is tough to take boats out when the Lake is that flat, we know that in a matter of hours the weather can change this time of year into something a little more seasonal at any time. Below you see a somewhat sad sight in that it is a boat-less marina.
We do want to thank everyone for a great pull-out season. Your cooperation and preparation helped make this one a very good one. If you did not get a chance to empty your dockbox, we have put them in storage and left the ones with goods still in them accessible. Please call for details. It is also a good idea to come out and remove any lines, fenders, steps or corner pieces as you probably don’t want those out in the weather all winter.
Enjoy the sun while you can, and we hope to see you dockside!
It’s that time of year, not only to keep an eye out for ghosts and goblins, but for the leaves and temps to fall as well. As we get down to the last week of Pull-out we want to wish all of our Captains and Crew a safe and happy Halloween week.
We also want you to know if you have not turned in a Pull-Out order yet, make sure to contact us to get on the schedule. We are here to help.
Also, as with the change of the season and the boats migration to land, our hours will be changing to our Winter Schedule as follows.
Starting Oct 31st, the Marine Store/Office will be open Weekdays from 10-4, and will be closed Weekends. The Service Department is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need additional assistance.
Well, tis the season. As boats start their migration toward shore and our staff leave us during the week to further their education here’s what you need to know about what that means for all of us at your family fun marina.
The Store-Office will be open from 10 am – 4 pm Every weekday.
Also, the office and gas docks hours are now 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please note the change if your coming out for pump out or fuel services. Gas docks are self serve weekdays and full service on weekends only.
So as the temps fall this week it may be a good time to get your pull-out order filled out and turned in so we can get you on the schedule. If you need assistance with your order feel free to stop by we’d be glad to help..
After all, things are always looking up at your homeport!
It’s that time of year, when we switch our thoughts from tubing, skiing and fishing on Lake Erie; to Cider, Autumn colors and Pumpkins as well as Pull-out. Which also means that if you want to be one of the last hold outs trying to get one more day on the Lake, be sure you don’t miss out on getting your ship in shape for the winter months that are soon to follow.
Be sure to let us know how we can help you protect your favorite investment from the cold. Our award winning Service Department has already serviced hundreds of boats and we are at the ready to get yours taken care of as well. Stop in and see why Romp’s should be your Home-port for this winter and the summer that’s right around the next corner. Because it’s never to early to plan for cold or the next season’s fun.
Till then, here’s your weekend forecast:
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTH. MOSTLY
SUNNY…BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING…THEN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET
WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING…THEN PARTLY CLOUDY
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
The Vermilion Woollybear festival and parade takes place this weekend downtown. Visitors have numbered near the 100,000 mark during peak years when the weather is cooperating. We know there is a bit of a soggy forecast for Sunday but want our boaters and guests alike to be ready for this event and the large number of visitors it may draw to town.
Our boaters should know that the marina will be accessible throughout, there will be members of the local Soccer Club parking cars for the public here on the property. This will not effect Romp’s customers as parking will remain open and unhindered.
However, with that many people coming to visit we recommend that you either come to the marina early, before 9am, or after 1pm as the hours between will be peak traffic times on Vermilion’s streets.
While we wait for the official Woolly Worm forecast, here’s the official one from the National Weather Service, (hint: Bundle up, it’s going to be a cool one)
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
EAST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST GALES TO
35 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 7 TO 10 FEET.
NORTHEAST GALES TO 35 KNOTS BECOMING EAST TO 30 KNOTS
OVERNIGHT. CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 7 TO
EAST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. WAVES
5 TO 8 FEET.
EAST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KNOTS. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING…THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. WAVES
2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
It’s been a couple weeks now since Labor Day, and we have to admit the weatherman has been very cooperative. Even though the temps are supposed to Fall with the leaves, the Sun has shown most every day and we are thankful for it.
So while there certainly will be more chances to get out on the water before you have to Pull-Out, now is the time to get prepared. We are here to help you with the whole “Get ready for winter” process. Stop in and see us if you have any questions about what to do to get your ship in shape before the leaves fall.
Let us make your fall as hassle free as possible. We hope to see you dockside!
Your weekend forecast (NWS)
EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST AND
INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
20 KNOTS. SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
(for up to date forecast click here)
Sure the Summer may be winding down a tad as we send out your Pull-Out information so you can get a start on planning your fall layup. Yet, Mother Nature has seen fit to sprinkle in some nice days for Perch Fishing and some really pleasant boating earlier this week.
Even though we know we’re a couple of weeks from starting Pull-Out, and despite a so-so weekend forecast we hope you get a chance to get out one more time soon, and enjoy some of the best fall weather before the leaves turn and the boats start their migration toward shore.
Because you never know what you might get hooked on at your homeport!
Your weekend forecast:
REST OF TODAY
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
10 KNOTS OR LESS. PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS INCREASING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN
SHOWERS WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. WAVES
3 TO 5 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
With the passing of Labor Day Weekend we know that the inevitable would happen. Kids go back to school, families start to get busy with all kinds of activities and the summer fun starts to wind down a bit. And even though we just had a weekend for the ages, it’s time to look ahead.
While the sun may not have completely set on the boating season, as there is a lot of fishing left to be done with the perch season upon us, we do have changes to announce.
The first of which is that both our Putter-port and Pool are closed for the season. We thank everyone for their generous support as the mini-golf season was a great one.
Next, up will be Dairy Docks last night, which is Sunday Sept 13th. So be sure and get your sweet tooth the last treat of the season.
Finally, our store/gas dock hours will be reduced due to our staff heading back to school and being involved in many school activities. The store and gas dock are now open 9-5 seven days a week (during the week the gas dock and pump-out are self serve)…
We really hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the late summer as much as we did. It has been a terrific run here at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina of late, and we hope to see you dockside!