Wow...have we hashed and re-hashed this topic! I've owned two Sailrite machines... sold the heavier one after a couple of years and bought the lighter one (blue) Whatever machine you decide on you need 1) a walking foot-this is necessary to MOVE the fabric. It is impossible to push or pull the fabric and make a decent stitch 2) IF you get a Sailrite machine you really need the monster wheel. Personally I think they should make that standard for all their machines because without it the machine surges and you are constantly having to stop and repair and adjust Have fun and enjoy!
"The God's do not subtract from man's
(or woman's) allotted time the hours spent in sailing."