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Hey all -

First time poster here. Looking for (preferrably first hand) info about a rare boat, the Miller 28. Story goes the Miller family built boats on in Washington on Bainbridge Island in the 70-80's. Apparently only 8 of this style boats were built.

Anybody have any first hand info about these boats? Anyone sailed on them before? I'm in a position to pick one up for really cheap, but I don't want to get burned on it. Obviously I'll get it surveyed and go over it with a fine toothed comb, sail it at least once, etc..., but it would be great to have somebody tell of their experience of owning one...
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Welcome to Sailnet. I'd highly recommend you read this POST to help you get the most out of sailnet. I'd also recommend you read the Boat Inspection Trip Tips thread I started, as it will help you determine whether the boat is even worth going forward on, saving you the price of a survey if it isn't.

Can't tell you anything about the Miller 28 though, however it was mentioned on the iBoats forum recently.
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Thanks for the welcome Sailingdog. I'm planning on running over the boat with a fine tooth comb (including a shakedown cruise) and *then* getting a survey as well.

More information: Apparently Miller 28's were built by the same folks who made Jason 35's. Anyone know anything about those boats?
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I have a Miller 30 (that's what they told me, but could be a 28, I haven't measured). I acquired last June in Bellingham. I don't know much about sailing and am learning. She seems to be in good shape with nice but work wood work in the cabin. Nice lines and rigged for solo. I do have blisters. A bunch of little ones, not big ones.

I am happy to answer any questions.
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