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    Thought I would start this since there seems to be several people with issues.

    Here is my VERY UGLY bow set up. I feel that having the V-Pad on the bow is not correct. It is my gut feeling that the support in fact stresses the hull, and it should be sitting strictly on the boards. Does this sound right?
    I know my flatty had just the floater bar, and the Hydro has only the bar also.
    My plan is to cut ALL that crap off the front and fab up a float bar while the boat is in place. Does that sound right?
    My first Miller had the original little "tab" that the eye slipped into, it worked but the bow would bounce on it while trailering.




    As is visible, the boards extend up to the bubble area on the deck, Is that sufficient for support of the whole boat?
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    Tommy , most Millers I've seen prior to 76 used Competetives or ? as I recall with traditional floater bar setups , Then they started having custom trailers built locally in Santa Maria , The one for my first boat (76) was very nice with all box rails and thier classic molded fiberglass fenders However they always employed a "funky" hard to hook up bow eye capture device ,never cared fo it and found it tough to get hooked when the boat ramps were was busy (choppy) Tom

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    Here's my bow set up. The make on my trailer is a Crase. Don't know if it's the original trailer that came with the boat. My fenders are a bit different than most of the others I have seen from Miller.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldawg art View Post
    Here's my bow set up. The make on my trailer is a Crase. Don't know if it's the original trailer that came with the boat. My fenders are a bit different than most of the others I have seen from Miller.

    I have mine set up like this also. Sure makes it alot easier than just a floater bar. Plus you don't have the bounce going down the road because the front is supported. Just my 2 cents.

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    I built one for my trailer like what Bulldawg has on his boat. It used to be just a post that had a slit cut through it that the bow eye slipped through. Was supposed to have a rubber pad that sat between it and the bow but was gone when I bought the boat. Used to beat the crap out of the boat. What I have is ugly but for now it works. You can kind a see it in this pic.


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    a little trick i used for my tarva - ( works slick ) is i utilized a (Dock bump ) off a semi trailer . It is located before the floater bar set up . It does a couple of things - It keeps my boat scratch free from the trailer and on rough days at the lake - i drop my trailer in shallow and grab a hold of the bow eye with my finger and pull the boat up on the pad and it will half ass hold it against the waves while you put your floater bar on ! I also put a limiting chain on my bar . my .002 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldawg art View Post
    Here's my bow set up. The make on my trailer is a Crase. Don't know if it's the original trailer that came with the boat. My fenders are a bit different than most of the others I have seen from Miller.

    Damn that's a nice boat and trailer. Do you have any more pictures of it?

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    It appears that most Millers use a bow support, I guess I will just re-design mine and try to clean it up some what.
    BTW- Nice boats all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Damn that's a nice boat and trailer. Do you have any more pictures of it?
    Thanks Squirtcha. Not bad for my first boat. I have a few pics somewhere.

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    I remember my 76 miller had a trailer that floated when I launched. Anyone elses' boat trailers float??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalKev View Post
    I remember my 76 miller had a trailer that floated when I launched. Anyone elses' boat trailers float??

    Take the tie downs off before you launch it

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    I'l l try to find pics of it. And there weren't any transom clips on my boat either.

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    I've heard alot of miller owners say their trailers floated, never really sure why. Maybe its the fenders that allow them to float.

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