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Postby Tortilla » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:34 pm

I have a 1989 Miller 20' boat Kodiak three stage and a Hardin Marine 454. I am hoping there may be some information about these boats and engines, I have been searching the web but have not had any luck.
The engine runs very good but I will be replacing, I have a complete 406 that is ready to go when I get around to it. It has a 6.5 in bottom and seems pretty flat towards the back.

Any info from others that have owned a hull like this would be appreciated, I would just like to get the best performance from the hull as possible. Any specs on the engine would be helpful also.

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Re: Miller Marine

Postby rockchuckar » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:21 pm

I think Miller is still in business. Contact Lincoln, he knows where to find him.
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Re: Miller Marine

Postby Lincoln » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:42 pm

He's still doing a little bit. Few commercial boats occasionally. I noticed the shop number is no longer in service.
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Re: Miller Marine

Postby drmiller100 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:26 pm

Miller jet boats is not related to Miller marine in boise Idaho is it?????

Miller marine in Boise i Thought turned into High Mark Recreation. The original Miller marine guy I run into now and then at snowmobile events.
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Re: Miller Marine

Postby Lincoln » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:52 pm

I'm not aware of anyone at High Mark being involved in Miller Marine. I'm sure there are plenty of people around here that know the history better than I.

There are Miller Boats, the speed boats or whatever you call them, and Miller Marine Mfg the river boats. Unrelated companies.
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Re: Miller Marine

Postby wriver » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:36 am

His shop and home location is the NE corner of S. Cloverdale Rd. and Lake Hazel Rd., behind the gas and go station. I've not talked to him in a few years and not sure what he is doing.
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Re: Miller Marine

Postby m1ashooter » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:57 am

I drive by there and haven't seen any activity around his shop for a long time. :(
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Re: Miller Marine

Postby Tortilla » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:06 pm

I am trying to attach a few pictures but it keeps telling me they are to large
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Re: Miller Marine

Postby swampswimmingshrek » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:28 pm

Tortilla wrote:I am trying to attach a few pictures but it keeps telling me they are to large


I'm sending you a PM just E-mail them to me and I can post them for you.
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Re: Miller Marine

Postby Exactboats » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:17 pm

Tortilla: Upload your photos to photo bucket and resize them. Then copy and paste onto the forum it's an easy way to post photos.

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Re: Miller Marine

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Re: Miller Marine

Postby Tortilla » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:28 pm

SSS helped me with the pictures.

I really appreciate the info, I just want to make it a really nice performing boat, that can handle a load and run strong in the river. I do have that 406 that needs assembled and put in. What is this I hear about marine pistons?

I was able to get up on plane at Cascade lake last summer at around 4500 ft with 7 adults 2 coolers a kicker and two labs. It took some work but it did it. By the way it was really 8 people since the 454 is like another person standing on the swim deck as they say, the pump has a bullet and two number 2 impellers.

I will measure the bottom tonight so I am accurate, looking from the front back it looks kind of wider and flatter, does that make sense?

Thank you again
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Re: Miller Marine

Postby swampswimmingshrek » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:14 pm

I wouldn't worry about what the boat can do. The green boat is 96 miller basically the same as yours with a stock 350 and a 212. I seriously doubt your going to be doing this anytime soon. Your boat is plenty capable of doing pretty much what you want. I'm with you pulling the big block but that is just me. Miller probably put a bellie tank in that and evens out your weight pretty well. There was another guy on here with a miller that went through this too. i will find the thread so you can check it out.

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Re: Miller Marine

Postby swampswimmingshrek » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:24 pm

Here is the guy with the 89 and a 460.

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