We arrived back in Harlingen midday on Monday after our weekend shake-down cruise. With us we had a short list of arisings that needed attention. While Zonder Zorg is a hundred-and-five years old, that is on the outside only; inside, she is completely new. As with many new installations, there are tweaks and adjustments necessary that are discoverable only with use. We found several. One of these was the hand sink in the heads; in the standard Dutch fashion, it was plumbed for cold water only. The easy fix was to add a mixer to its feed line under the galley sink.
Another item was that a right-hand propeller had been installed instead of the left-hand I had requested. I much prefer a left-hand screw because of the ease of handling alongside starboard-side-to. When the engine is put astern, the stern kicks to starboard, nicely pulling it alongside. When leaving, the forward turning screw pulls the stern to port, moving it nicely away from the wall.
We motored Zonder Zorg around to the travel lift to be hauled and have the propeller exchanged.
The last few details are being addressed and it appears that we will be ready to head out tomorrow morning. We look forward to many years of zonder zorg cruising in Zonder Zorg.