One of Gesine's previous owners has confirmed the boat I own was called Gesine ( not Gisine as I first thought ) and that she did spend many years down on the Deben.
I have been told by the boat builder's that her rudder is finished and she is 'ready to go outside'. This means out of their ultra-secure workshops into a yard where I can finally get to her 'out of hours' and do some of the work myself.
Now all I need is to finish putting eyelets into her new boat cover then arrange to get the cover, lots of rope, Gesine and me into the new yard at around the same time. This is going to be a bit of a challenge as I am still working full time and the secure bit of the site is never open outside working hours.