It is rather difficult to monitor a boat's refit from 7700 kilometres away. Fortunately, with today's easy communications, we can keep an eye on her in Harlingen while we remain in Vancouver. Here are some recent photos showing the progress of work. We see that the new aft window has been installed and that some of the wiring has been pulled from the engine room to the place where the new monitoring and control panel will be fitted.
From the cockpit, we see the newly built double-glazed window matches the elegant curves of the roef. Its inward opening feature will allow a nice cross breeze with the opening skylight above the galley and the six opening portlights forward.
Another interior shot shows the sliding pocket-door to the heads, as well as the beautifully designed and crafted interior. We are anxious to move aboard.
On the technical end of things, we see that the stern tube has been fitted and is awaiting the propeller shaft, which is awaiting the installation of the new Perkins M92B engine and PRM transmission.
In the engine room we see that the Victron inverter/charger has been fitted in place, but looks to be not yet hooked-up. This will handle the 24 volt house bank of traction gel cell batteries.
All technical and interior work will be paused next week as Zonder Zorg is loaded on a flatbed and transported down the road to the painting contractor's shed to be dressed in her new colours. We eagerly await new photos.