ColPaprika 2009 Fri 11 Jun 2010 16:10:46

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We have owned Paprika for 15 years now and she has changed a bit over the years. The original interior woodwork has gone to be replaced by a two cabin layout with a fixed stove and side lockers. Inevitably the keel needed replacing (big thank you to this site for the drawing and guidance!) and we have reverted to hanked jibs and a slab reef main. The No 1 has alovely red pepper painted on it, our own spinnaker. So if you see a floating salad on the Clyde do say hello. Here she is in Rothesay, a favourite overnight trip.

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Galley on a Manta

This arrangement replaces the standard under the bunk cooker and also adds lockers in place of the shelves. New cushions too, I hadn't realised how flat the old ones were getting! The moulded step has been replaced by a lift up lid with pan stowage under it

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And two cabins

A bulkhead on the mast hoop makes the saloon very snug, but for two it gives a separate heads/ store fwd and a very cosy cabin

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Ready to go

Here she is on our mooring in the Gareloch ready to go. Scottish weather is always like this!

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Round Bute

This summer Paprika and I sailed round Bute non stop to raise money for a friend who supports a hospital in Ghana. It was worth it for the sunset just off the south tip of Bute.

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