So Hot, Stay cool…We have what you need to beat the heat!

Ohio may be doing its best imitation of a ready bake oven, but to boaters here at Romp’s it’s gravy for the goose. Today offers another day in the 90’s, but more importantly another flat lake in which to swim, fish or ski.

So if your at home and feeling a little toasty, bring the kidos down to the pool for a splashing good time. Or by all means “go jump in the Lake” as a cool down is on tap for this weekend. So we’ll be here if you need a way to beat the heat, after all cool is the rule at your home-port!

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Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms early…then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms from late morning on. Waves 1 foot or less.

TONIGHT
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY
North winds 10 knots or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT
North winds 10 knots or less becoming south. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.

SATURDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Waves 2 feet or
less.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3
feet.

Work a bummer?…. Come enjoy Summer!

Don’t let the confines of an office spoil your week, as soon as the work day ends come enjoy Summer at your home port! Because sometimes you just have to make your own rainbow (thanks Heather I for the pic).

We are busy getting the marina ready for more fun in the sun and hope you get to take time out from life’s busy schedule to relax and recharge with your family in the great outdoors.

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

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers and
thunderstorms this morning…then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms early this afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms
likely late. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall late.
Waves 2 feet or less.

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Showers
and thunderstorms likely in the evening…then a chance of
showers and thunderstorms overnight. Some thunderstorms may
produce heavy rainfall in the evening. Waves 1 foot or less.

FRIDAY
West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest. Partly
sunny. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming north.
Mostly cloudy in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Waves
1 to 3 feet.

SATURDAY
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. Waves 2 feet or less.

SUNDAY
West winds around 10 knots becoming north. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.

 

 

Short week = Boating Sooner….

So you’re thinking that it’s tough to get back to work after a four day weekend in which the weather was very friendly toward boaters. And you would be right; though looking at the glass as half full we say three days and it’s back to the boat!.. Yey!

Now that we have got the days counted we can start to do the same to the fish we’re starting to see in coolers at the gas dock…

 

So hang in there..it won’t be long before see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
Light and variable winds. Partly sunny. Waves 1 foot or
less.

TONIGHT
Light and variable winds becoming southwest 5 to
10 knots. 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 and
thunderstorms in the morning…then showers and thunderstorms
likely in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest.
Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening…then showers
likely overnight. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

SATURDAY
Northwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming west. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.

SUNDAY
West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest. A chance of showers Sunday night. Waves 1 foot or less.

Happy Birthday America!… How boating gave birth to a nation…

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

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

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Followed shortly by the Mayflower full of Pilgrims looking for a new home and freedom.

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 a couple of years ago we were celebrating the Bicentennial of The Battle of Lake Erie where Commodore Perry outmaneuvered 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 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!

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Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. A slight chance of
showers this morning. A chance of showers and thunderstorms this
afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

FRIDAY
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning…
then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Waves
2 feet or less.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Showers and
thunderstorms likely in the evening…then a chance of showers
and thunderstorms overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.

SUNDAY 
West winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

MONDAY
West winds 10 knots or less becoming east. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or
less.

TUESDAY (America’s Birthday!)
East winds 5 to 10 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day. 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. Thank you for your understanding.

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Some days are good…Summer better!

Officially summer has begun! We did have a good start to this week despite a forecast for the weekend that we may have to keep an eye on. Of course we will still get the marina ready for your family fun no matter the circumstances because the pool is a balmy 83 degrees and the drinks are served cold, that forecast you can count on!

Here’s what the early part of the week looked like here at your home-port:

So here’s hoping that you have a chance to get some Lake Life in and just get away from the stresses of an everyday routine, no matter the weather.

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After all, it’s never too late to get some greenery, in your scenery…We hope to see you dockside at Romp’s Lake Erie Marina!
Your Weekend Forecast (NWS):

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

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to
20 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to
3 feet.

FRIDAY
South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. Showers
and thunderstorms likely. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4
feet.

FRIDAY NIGHT
West winds 5 to 15 knots. Showers and
thunderstorms likely in the evening. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding
to 1 to 3 feet.

SATURDAY
West winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Waves 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4
feet…then subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

SUNDAY
West winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day…then a chance of
showers Sunday night. Waves 2 feet or less.
Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

 

It’s Fish Festival weekend in Vermilion, and it arrives with a BANG!

Tonight’s the night for the start of Vermilion’s Fish Festival so get ready. Tonight, June 16th, the Fish Festival committee will presenting the annual FIREWORKS kickoff! This exciting event will take place right off of Vermilion’s own breakwall at the entrance to the harbor.

(pic above by Scott Dommin courtesy of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, Fish Festival times and events here.)

Due to safety, and the fact it will be held at the mouth of the Vermilion River there are some issues that all boaters should be aware of. The details below were provided by the Festival of the Fish committee and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce:

  • Due to the safety of this event we are asking spectators and boaters to take a look at the map (below) of the area and please be aware of our safety zones that will be set in place.
  • The west entrance to the Vermilion River will not be accessible once the fireworks are placed on the break wall. We are asking that boaters use the east entrance to navigate both in and out of the Vermilion River .
  • There will be complete river closure starting at 9:30pm until 11pm.
  • The fireworks display is set to begin at 10:00pm.
  • There will be five to six temporary buoys set up 500’ around the detached break wall and boaters are permitted to watch the fireworks show on the north side of these buoys.
  • Both attached piers the one by Main Street Beach and the other by the lagoons beach will be off limits to spectators.
  • The fireworks display will be visible by personal boat on the Lake, Main Street Beach and Festival area.
  • Thank you in advance for understanding as we understand there maybe a few inconveniences.
(pic below just a generalized example for entertainment purposes).

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So get ready to get a real bang out of your summer!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Waves 1 foot or less.

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south.
Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 foot or less.

SATURDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves
1 foot or less.

SATURDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 15 knots. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms in the evening…then showers and thunderstorms
likely overnight. Waves 2 feet or less.

SUNDAY
South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to
15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms during the day…then a
chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday night. Waves 1 to
3 feet.

Hot-Hot-Heat at your Homeport…weekend temps are headed up!

Temps are going up and the time is right to make SPF your BFF because the weekend forecast is a hot one.

Sizzling temps and even hotter fun in the sun is on tap at your home-port this weekend. It may be time to get out of the office A/C you’ve been stuck in all week and let the kids make a splash.

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We hope to see you dockside as the pool is a balmy 83 and the drinks, well, they’re always ice cold.

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Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY
Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

TONIGHT
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms in the evening. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

SATURDAY
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves
1 to 3 feet.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
15 to 20 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Temps 85f/71f (high/low)

If your weekend doesn’t look like this… you may be missing the boat!

June arrived just in time and with it some sunshine and blue sky late in the week. We finally got a break from the wet days of May and with it some decent fishing reports. So things are looking up at your home-port.

We will start to post the boating forecast right here on the main page so you can plan your next get away.

So let your work week melt away with a classic V-town sunset; we hope to see you dockside!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):
TODAY
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west. Mostly
sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

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

SATURDAY
East winds less than 10 knots becoming northeast.
Mostly sunny. Waves 1 foot or less.

SATURDAY NIGHT
East winds 10 knots or less becoming south. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 foot or less.

Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

SUNDAY
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms likely during the day…then a chance of showers Sunday night. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

The water temperature off Toledo is 65 degrees…off Cleveland 60 degrees and off Erie 61 degrees.
(forecast for informational purposes only, for up to date forecast visit NWS)

 

Memorial Day Weekend arrives at last!….

As we take time this weekend to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country, we are also excited that the boating season arrives at last. Mother Nature may sprinkle in a pop up shower, but the time has finally arrived for some heat and the hopefully flat lakes of summer.

We have been busy as bees getting the marina ready as starting Saturday Putter-Port returns, the Romper Room opens, and the Pool opens as well. See the side column for “R” hours.

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Plus, we will always have your favorite flavor of Ice Cream here at your home-port! So be sure to join us this weekend as we celebrate and thank the servicemen and veterans for their service to this great nation and offer remembrance of those we have lost.

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We hope to see you dockside!….

Third Thursday Starts Tonight…and other things…

The beginning of Summer arrives tonight in downtown Vermilion with the town’s Third Thursday event tonight. For those of you not familiar with Third Thursday, it is  a celebration which has various musical performers stationed throughout the town and, of course, flowers along with a great sunset all totally free of charge!

Of course we are still launching boats with Memorial Day weekend fast approaching so if you need assistance with your launch order or have questions stop in the marine store and let us help.

We hope to see you dockside!