Seas the day!..But check the forecast first.

We have had a good run thus far this summer. The fishing has been stellar, the Lake conditions have been favorable for most of the summer, and the best part is we have not been treated to those hot-hot days that August can some time serve up. Instead we have had some unseasonably pleasant temps to enjoy. So the question is what will this weekend bring? So check below for this weekends boating forecast as we will update it today and tomorrow.

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Of course with “Back to School’ looming, we also want you to know that the pool is still open and going strong and we still have a lot of outdoor family fun left to be had at your home-port before the kidos get stuck in the classroom this summer. So make sure they get a chance to make a splash this weekend!

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Your weekend boating forecast (NWS): Updated 8-15 Fri

TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. SUNNY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET
OR LESS. 
SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST. 
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

Life is better on the Lake…..Updated

They say August is the busy time of summer, and while families may have to contend with some back to school items they also know that it is the best time to get outside and onto the lake! After all, it won’t be long and the kidos will be stuck in concrete buildings so be sure before they go that they have had a chance to get some fresh air and sunshine along the way.

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We do have some minor hour changes to announce as we go on our late summer schedule. We will be open from 8am to 7pm as usual Fri-Sat-Sun. Monday through Thursday we are now open from 8am to 6pm so please plan accordingly.

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So without further ado, your weekend forecast (NWS): Updated – Fri Aug8th 5:46pm

TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET. 
SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
20 KNOTS. MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST.
PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET. 
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. MOSTLY SUNNY.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.

Welcome August..come see the dock for a prescription for fun!

With a few exceptions, this has been a summer for boaters thus far. Walleye are being caught at a near record pace and the perch season is just now getting started so anglers have been nothing but smiles. Even with a cool down this week, we have already had many weekends of boater friendly weather and are thankful for every one as we welcome August and hope it stays the course as well.

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So make sure your not left at the dock with many weeks of boating left this summer. Get the kids out and about before they have to go back to being stuck for many hours inside a classroom. We have just the ticket for your family fun at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina.

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Here’s your weekend forecast:

TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING EAST. PARTLY
SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.
FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHWEST. WAVES
1 FOOT OR LESS.

There’s a lot of summer left… Wake up your weekends!

We have been very luck this summer as weekend after weekend have been very boater friendly. The walleye dream season continues as anglers stop by the gas docks to show off their catch and top off their tanks to prepare for the next days haul. The cooler weather has made for some great evenings hanging out at the dock and heading out to catch some of the best sunsets seen anywhere.

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So here at your Romps Lake Erie Marina we’re hoping Mother Nature continues to cooperate and you can Wake-Up your weekend!

Your weekend forecast (NWS)

TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS. 
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTH. PARTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KNOTS.
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO
3 FEET. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

On the waterfront…Where work meets play!

What if we told you, you could work and play in the same exact location. Well here’s your chance. Romp’s now has office space available right on the river front.

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Above is the view from the office entrance, which includes a spacious deck.

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The inside of the office has just been reconditioned with new carpet and paint. Office size is 400 sg. ft. and includes a bathroom , water, electric, and gas. Private parking for one car provided with additional public spots as well.

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The office comes with two closets with lots of open space and lighting. Within walking distance to downtown Vermilion, including many fine restaurants and shops.

So don’t miss out on a once in a decade opportunity get in on the only spot in town where you can work, then walk outside right onto where play begins. Call us for pricing and other terms and conditions. We hope to see you dockside!

Fishing heats up as temps briefly cool down..

Anglers caught a mid-week break this week as the temps are taking a brief dip into some unseasonably pleasant mid to high 70′s. Of course this change came with some showers early on, but the sky has cleared and the Lake has once again calmed so the rod and reel gang are back at their favorite fishing spots with just enough breeze to drift fish.

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Of course this cool down is very temporary as the highs by mid week next week put us at near 90 by Wednesday if the forecast holds true. So for those of you coming to Vermilion tonight, remember we have the Third Thursday celebrations downtown as free bands and an awesome sunset welcome you to town.

So without further ado here is your boating forecast (NWS):

TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. MORNING CLOUDS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF A SHOWER...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
WATERSPOUTS THIS MORNING. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTH. MOSTLY
CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST. SUNNY.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS

Make a splash this weekend…

The weatherman went from a not so popular status this previous Winter to one of our favorite people this Summer as every weekend since Memorial Day has had at least one day of boater friendly weather. And guess what? They may have just done it again!

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So here at your home-port we are getting ready for some more fishing, swimming, tubing, and cruising on Lake Erie as the temps as waves could be very family friendly at least today and tomorrow, and we hope Sunday as well..

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Your weekend Forecast (NWS):

TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS. 
TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. MOSTLY
CLEAR. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST. MOSTLY
SUNNY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTH
10 TO 15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY OVERNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

 

What a weekend…Mother Nature brings the sunshine!

As we wrap-up the holiday weekend after several days of sunshine and calm seas, and despite a kick up of winds and waves on the lake this afternoon, we have to look back and be thankful that Mother Nature brought her A-game this weekend.

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So here’s hoping that this trend of rain only on the weekdays and sunshiny weekends continues.

Your through the week forecast (NWS) for those  our captains an crews on Vacation this week:

TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FEET.
TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

 

Happy Birthday USA!..How Boating Gave Birth to a Nation.

As everyone gets a nice end of the week break to spend time with family and friends as we celebrate our country’s birth, we thought we would remind all how boating played a key role in shaping this nation.

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In fact, boats and boating are part of the American fabric. It took some sturdy wood for Columbus to land in the new world and get credit for discovering our continent.

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Even our founding fathers got in the act using rowboats to move an army and catch the British off guard, helping give birth to our Democracy. Of course this is but one example of America’s illustrious nautical history.

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Why just last year we were celebrating the Bicentennial of The Battle of Lake Erie where Commodore Perry outmanoeuvred and out-gunned an opponent with superior numbers, forever reminding us that you “Don’t Give Up The Ship”, ever.

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So you see this 4th of July as we enjoy the time off and celebrate our Nation’s Birth, doing it with a boat would only be the historically correct thing to do. Enjoy!

Special Notice: Due to safety factors such as proximity to fuel, fireworks of any kind are strictly prohibited at Romp’s.

 

4th of July Weekend paints quite a picture…..

This is what we call a short week at Romp’s as we prep for the upcoming 4th of July holiday this Thursday. For those needing parts or Service Department assistance please note that our service staff will be off on Friday in addition to the weekend as they get to spend some much deserved time with family.

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But fear not, the rest of our staff will be here serving you on the 4th and throughout the weekend as we celebrate America’s Birthday with full weekend staffing. So come out and relax and enjoy time with your family at your home-port this weekend!

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And paint some fun summer memories of your own!

Your Weekend Forecast (NWS):

TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH. MOSTLY
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST. MOSTLY
SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. 
FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO
10 KNOTS OR LESS. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. 
WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS. 
SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

Special Notice: Due to safety factors such as proximity to fuel, fireworks of any kind are strictly prohibited at Romp’s.