Originally Posted by firehoser75
How does one deal with all of the material (in the small distance between the needle and the machine body) when repairing the middle area of large sails (36 foot boat)? Is one machine better than another in this regard? Thanks, Tom
Find the closest edge and roll it up as tight as possible. Then use something to keep it rolled up tight. Clamps, line,etc. The pros use machines with a long throat giving them more clearance. They are very pricey. I use a Sailrite LZ. Will need zig-zag for sails and other applications where there will be large pulling forces on the stitches.