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.

Treat yourself this weekend!…

Well the Mother Nature has been pretty good to boaters thus far, as the rain has been reserved to weekdays and the sunny days to weekends this summer. Along with a fishing season touted as one of the best in the last decade, we count that out of the first 9 weekend days to start the summer 7 of them have been very good for boating, here’s hoping this weekends weather stays on pattern.

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We know many folks will be taking vacation for the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday weekend, so we hope that the sun will stick around for that as we get the marina ready so you can relax at the pool or play a round of putter-port, or even get yourself a delicious treat!

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After all, what better way to spend your time off then with family at Your Family Fun Marina!

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 KNOTS OR
LESS. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST.
WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTHEAST. WAVES
1 FOOT OR LESS.
FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

 

 

TGIF…Weekend arrives just in time to make a splash!

Another work week passes and we have another pretty solid forecast to look forward too. Though there are some lingering showers forecast for today, the weather man predicts they will lessen tomorrow and by tomorrow night we’re back in the 2 feet or less territory. So if our forecast is correct, it looks like another trip to the Lake may be in order.

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So bring the kidos out for a splash, after all no one should spend their summer at the dock!

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Your forecast (from NWS):

THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH 
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.
TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. 
SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 KNOTS OR
LESS. PARTLY SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET OR LESS. 
SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 15 KNOTS.
 WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.

As far as Days of the Year go…Summer are better than others

It has been a very nice start to summer at your Homeport. For anglers, the fishing is off to the best start in a decade or so, and for pleasure boaters they have seen most every weekend deliver the goods weather wise. Pleasent temps, flat lake has been the norm for several days now.

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On top of that Vermilion continues to have great events downtown, like this upcoming Third Thursday Event, where musicians will be playing downtown and the public is welcome to join them for free to celebrate the flowers and sunset that has made our North Coast Town so desirable.

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All we need now is continued cooperation from Mother Nature.

Your weekday forecast:

REST OF TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING
NORTHEAST. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. WAVES 2 FEET OR
LESS.
TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING EAST 5 TO
15 KNOTS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS. 
THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET. 
THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES
1 TO 3 FEET.

Somethings Fishy in Vermilion this Weekend!

This weekend Vermilion hosts the Fish Festival downtown, and it all starts today with fun on Main Street followed by Fireworks off of the breakwall tonight. So boaters please note that the channel will have some safety restrictions click here for boater details. For those interested in Festival events, click the link for the Fish Festival schedule of events.

While we currently have a cold front passing through today, the forecast for the weekend looks terrific!

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So make sure you take time to visit your homeport, because we are within walking distance to all the fun booths and food, plus, you’ll have an excellent opportunity to enjoy a dip in the pool or a day of fishing out on the lake. This is what we like to call a Win-Win weekend!

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Your weekend Forecast:

TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS MORNING. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KNOTS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET.
SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
WAVES 2 FEET OR LESS.
SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. WAVES 1 FOOT
OR LESS.
SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH. WAVES
2 FEET OR LESS.