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Peter Whiting

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Ahoy from Anacortes, WA
« on: June 27, 2020, 03:02:12 AM »
My wife Jan and I are new members and (almost) Beaver owners.  We pick up our new (to us) 2008 Beaver Contessa Pacifca 40 next week.  This is our first motor coach to own.  Back in 2010, we borrowed our kids' 34' gas motorhome, put a tow bar on our Jeep Grand Cherokee, and spent 10 weeks and 11,000 miles touring the US.  We went from Washington State, across to Massachusetts, down the East Coast to Fort Lauderdale, then back across the Southern States to San Diego, then back up the coast to Washington.

We are fairly familiar with coach systems as we are in the boat business. The only real difference is the coach doesn't float and the yachts don't do well on land.  We sometimes say a motor coach is just a yacht that ran aground and can't return to the water.

Later this summer we are going to head East again and retrace our route of 10 years ago. This time, however, we plan to stop and smell the roses between business stops.   

Anyway, we are happy to be members and hope to meet many of you as we travel. 
2008 Beaver Contessa Pacifca 40
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Bill Lampkin

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Re: Ahoy from Anacortes, WA
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 03:40:33 AM »
All the best to you in your travels, and welcome! Just spent a beautiful week in Anacortes, a little rain, a litle sun; Just right!
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Re: Ahoy from Anacortes, WA
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 09:58:22 AM »
Peter
Welcome to the club and the forum.  Big step from a borrowed gas rig to a diesel.  Go slow and read everything you can in the manuals.  Post any questions here and someone will help shortly.
Enjoy your trip and congratulations
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Safe travels and
May God bless!
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Jerry Carr

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Re: Ahoy from Anacortes, WA
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 02:10:15 PM »
Welcome Aboard Peter, we hope you enjoy your Beaver. The best thing we have to offer in the BAC is fellowship meeting new friends along your route! Try some of our rallies its the best way to make friends along the way. 
Regards,
Jerry Carr
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Bill Sprague

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Re: Ahoy from Anacortes, WA
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 05:45:13 PM »
Welcome Peter!   

"The only real difference is the coach doesn't float and the yachts don't do well on land. "

Only "sort of"!  We had a SeaRay with a comfortable 20 to 25 knot cruise speed.  It took about three years to go to all the places in Puget Sound we wanted.  Loved it. 

We sold it when we bought our Beaver.  It took about three years to figure out that the USA and Canada have endless places to go.  There are cultures, communities, histories, cuisines and on.  I miss the intrigue of knots, cleats, lines, anchors, etc.  But, I won't be going back to boating!

Members of the yacht club can call me "trailer trash", but I don't mind a bit.
Bill Sprague
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Re: Ahoy from Anacortes, WA
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 05:50:53 PM »
Hey Peter, congratulations on your new rig. We’re just east of Mt. Vernon with an ‘07 Contessa so don’t hesitate to contact me if you need some Contessa questions answered.
-Will
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Jerry Pattison

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Re: Ahoy from Anacortes, WA
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 07:09:40 PM »
Welcome, Pete!!  Enjoy your travels, and use the Forum if you have any issues.  Plenty of help here!!
Jerry Pattison
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