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Old 01-29-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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Cool New Airstreamers - old sailors.

My wife and I just sold our sail boat - a Cheoy Lee 48 - we sailed for the last six years in the British Virgin Islands and bought our first Airstream - a 2005 Safari SS 25. Our inaugural trip was this Xmas when we spent a week at La Jitas down at Big Bend National Park. Great fun...

We are looking forward to our first rally next week in Houston. Maybe we'll see you on the backroads of Texas.

Two Red Raiders in Georgetown.
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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My wife and I just sold our sail boat - a Cheoy Lee 48 - we sailed for the last six years in the British Virgin Islands and bought our first Airstream - a 2005 Safari SS 25. Our inaugural trip was this Xmas when we spent a week at La Jitas down at Big Bend National Park. Great fun...

We are looking forward to our first rally next week in Houston. Maybe we'll see you on the backroads of Texas.

Two Red Raiders in Georgetown.
Hi and welcome to the forums. Those Cheoy Lee's are gorgeous boats...how are you enjoying the downsizing

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Old 01-29-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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Welcome Red Raiders!

Lots of "old sailors" and pilots here.... you will find references now and then to sailing terms or flying terms. We are "old sailors" as well. Our sailboat wasn't nearly as spacious as yours... we had a 30 ft. Ericson. Kept it in Monterey Bay for many years, only sailed locally and up to San Francisco but loved every minute (well, almost... I could have done without a few of the really scary weather times...).

I must say Airstreaming has a lot of the same good things. Different scenery, but you also meet great folks and have exciting and memorable adventures! As we have aged, we find trailering a little less taxing on our senior bodies...

Enjoy your Airstream...post pictures of your 'stream and your adventures!

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:30 PM   #4
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Welcome!

Yes, Welcome!!!

We're glad to have you with us, you'll love your airstream and all the new friends you'll meet because of it. Ask lots of questions, you'll be amazed at the wealth of knowledge of our members.

Ditto what Caddygrn said as to our member base.....while I don't think of myself as "old" just yet; and I'm even embarrassed to say what type of sailboats I own next to what you and Caddygrn once owned, I am a crew member aboard a replica 1812 tall ship here in the great lakes. Oh, and I'm a marketing director at an aviation museum. I'm still not sure how I got to be so lucky!!!!

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:33 PM   #5
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Hey there neighbor! Alas I left a 24 Rainbow in Valejo CA. Small but fast. Mostly I've just kicked around in an old stinkpot...aluminum at that. Only difference between my old boat and my old AirStream was where the water comes in. I still have to bail...but making progress Must admit, my cruising was limited to no further than 24 gallons of gas could take me.

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Old 01-29-2008, 08:12 PM   #6
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Just not so many bollards to tie off to, and its hard to lash a windsurfer on the deck.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:43 PM   #7
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Welcome Robmarholt.

We are also old sailors. Catalina 30 on Casco Bay Maine; great sailing area.

Currently landlocked in Illinois. We love the Airstream (Classic 30) because it has more of a feeling of a sailboat in the interior compared to any other RV we looked at. Like a sailboat it has an efficient interior. Powerboats just didn't have the same feeling as a sailboat. We feel the same way about Airstreams versus other RV's. Airstreamers are great people and have a common bond.

Again welcome aboard.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:57 PM   #8
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I moved from a Grand Banks 42 Europa to an Airstream Bambi 16 CCD. Am loving the life.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:00 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard. On the second half of 10k tour and in malibu at time of writing. All of our towing is in the winter,as we live in Holland Michigan and still into boating. Our friends have a Cheoy Lee but motorized. New and over 50 ft. Just beautiful and takes lake michigan on in MOST weather.

I travel and work over 15k/year in the Airstream. Always a challenge and beats motels anytime. Good Luck.
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My wife and I just sold our sail boat - a Cheoy Lee 48 - we sailed for the last six years in the British Virgin Islands and bought our first Airstream - a 2005 Safari SS 25. Our inaugural trip was this Xmas when we spent a week at La Jitas down at Big Bend National Park. Great fun...

We are looking forward to our first rally next week in Houston. Maybe we'll see you on the backroads of Texas.

Two Red Raiders in Georgetown.
Glad to have you aboard. I still own a sail boat, thanks to Katrina I am now rebuilding her. We own an 25 Safari SS and love it. Good thing about trailers they are not so weather dependent. If the weather is bad go inside and read a good book. The systems on the trailer are much simpler and a flat tire is not nearly as bad as a hole in the hull. No matter how expensive the repairs are they will never approach the price the pirates at the ship yards demand. One good thing you will not have to worry about leveling your trailer as you will never notice a little incline after 6 years on a sail boat. We have met so many nice people here on the forum and at rallies, very friendly group. You will also find out that some of the best cooks like to show off their best work at the pot luck gatherings. Hope to see you at a rally, check out the threads for the Can Opener Rally, only 11 months away.

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robmarholt, I too wish to welcome you to our great forums! Loads of information and friendly folks here. Hope to see you down the road. Happy Trails, Ed
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Welcome to the Forum!! We lived aboard a Passport 37 for 13 years, cruising 10 of those years... over 50,000 blue water miles under her keel. Living in Southern AZ. now in our 25 Safari FB while building the "last house"!
Enjoy your new "land yacht" and the forum.

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Welcome to the forum!!!

We sold our stinkpot and gave our slip back to the yacht club to join in on the fun.

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