Saturday, 26 October 2013

Two years and a day...

Exactly one day beyond the two years we have been fitting out Dee O Ghee, she has passed her Boat Safety Test on the first attempt, we are so pleased. Next step is to get her in the water, probably in the next couple of weeks.
We've decided to move to a marina before the weather turns bad, even though a few cosmetic finishes still need to be completed.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Boat Safety...

Fingers crossed for this Saturday's boat safety test. Everything should be ok, just hope we haven't missed something silly. Only have three evenings left to do the final checks.

Saturday, 19 October 2013


The electrics were completed on Friday by Ken Wheeler. No more trailing extension leads through the bow doors, we are now connected to a shoreline. The webasto works and soon warms the boat up. Its another step nearer to finishing. Next job is to get our boat safety certificate.

Saturday, 12 October 2013


The stove was lit today and we tried out the new ecofan purchased from Midland Chandlers on their last 20% off freaky Friday, definitely felt a difference down the boat. The hot spot around the stove disappeared and the heat spread quicker, wasn't long before I was down to my tee-shirt. 

The brasses haven't been cleaned for nearly two years and needed a good work over, not quite got there yet but they are certainly looking better.

A visitor from our friends boat moored nearby, shep comes and says hello whenever we are about.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Naming day has arrived...

We have kept the name very hush hush! just in case it changed, but saying that we've had Dee O Ghee pretty much decided on for at least a year now.

Why Dee O Ghee. Well we wanted a name that was unique and we think we may have managed that, we both love dogs but naming it after Charlie sounded like it had probably been used countless times before. Dee O Ghee came from when we used to tried to fool Charlie, If we mentioned the word dog he would jump up and either think it was time for his walk or one of his four legged friends was walking down the street, we then tried spelling it out like dee o ghee not (gee), it didn't take him long to catch on but we stuck with spelling it out. As a joke one of us said why not call the boat Dee O Ghee and that we did.