The Rebuild


I bought the 35’ High Sheer Duffy WESTLAKE from Ed Miller’s family back in September. The goal is to Commercial Fish and Charter the boat for the 2021 season on Long Island – predominantly Freeport although I move the boat around. The boat needs to be comfortable enough to cruise as well.

The boat was laid out great and had the correct Karma – but it needed Love. The goal which we will hit is to have the boat ready by Spring 2021.

I partnered with Baldwin Harbor Marine 516 - 223-1176 (Steve and Sons, Eddie) to help with the refit – they are a hidden gem in the Freeport area. Baldwin Harbor has deep finishing and mechanical ability and are great to work with. They are working closely with me and I’m able to do some of the work as well. The heavy mechanical, construction and finishing is being done by them. Steve was part of the buying process as he looked at the boat with me and committed to the project.

I can’t say enough good things about Steve and his crew – it’s turned into just a great effort.

Basically we are replacing everything on the boat

  • Remove the Bridge and reshape the house

  • Wheelhouse Station

  • Replace Electrical, Fuel, Steering

  • Update running gear, replace rudder shaft, dripless

  • Rebuild the 375 3208, gear

  • Replace Deck

  • Generator

  • Air Conditioning, heat, microwave, comfort

The Rebuild


Bilge Motor and Bridge

Demo House and Below Deck

Rebuild Under the Deck

Above the Deck Construction