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Sewing Machine: Long Arm worth the extra $?

I'm looking at making at a minimum:
- jib
- mainsail
- 8 large cushions
- large custom dodger
If those projects are fun and turn out well, I'll do some future work on the side and try and make it a hobby with positive cash flow (unlike the boat).

I like Sailrite's machines. Question: should I consider the long arm? Does the longer arm make those larger projects that much easier--I'm thinking yes it does.

1. I will not be on long voyages that require the machine to be onboard.
2. I'm not very worried if this doesn't pan out. The resale of the machines is very high and the lost capital will likely be almost matched the difference from having a pro build all that canvas as opposed to doing it myself.
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