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Glad you found a commercial sewing machine that fits your bill. I guess the extra we paid for the sailrite (pseudo machine?) was for the portability and the ability to pack it and take it in a small hardened shell traveling case when we are cruising and cannot fit the table the other machine is mounted on in our sailboat. We have used that when on a long trip to do sail or canvas repairs on the spot when a long way away from home. The hand crank and heavy wheel have come in handy and was worth a couple hundred dollars more. The sailrite has always fit our humble needs.

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Glad you found a commercial sewing machine that fits your bill. I guess the extra we paid for the sailrite (pseudo machine?) was for the portability and the ability to pack it and take it in a small hardened shell traveling case when we are cruising and cannot fit the table the other machine is mounted on in our sailboat. We have used that when on a long trip to do sail or canvas repairs on the spot when a long way away from home. The hand crank and heavy wheel have come in handy and was worth a couple hundred dollars more. The sailrite has always fit our humble needs.

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Now Dave please quote me correctly I said "pseudo commercial machine" NOT "pseudo machine". The Sailrite LS & LZ's are AWSOME little machines but they are not commercial duty machines like the Sailrite 111 is or a Consew 206 is and no one, including the Grant's, would argue that. If they were commercial machines Sailrite would not sell an entire commercial line because they would have no need..

When we set off cruising I'll be bringing a LZ too but for home use I wanted a robust machine with a larger throat, large bobbin capacity & with speed, power and the ability to sew as slowly as I needed and still have more than enough power in reserve.

I've owned a portable blue Sailrite & that's why I wanted a true commercial machine this time. Unless I buy the QE II I won't be bringing this machine on a boat....

The only reason I referenced it that way is because I purchased this machine for less money than the lowest priced Sailrite "non commercial" machine and was trying to make the point that good deals can be had if you are patient with Craigslist, eBay or any of the other sources... I was not trying to insult the Sailrites and was only comparing value.. Perhaps pseudo was a poor word choice but I though my point was understandable that I found a true commercial machine for less money than a non commercial...
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Halekai,

Sorry to have misread you. I rad your comments and advice on here regularly and find it spot on most of the time. You are one of the few regulars who shows respect for others and does not denegrate others comments or opinions.

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Halekai,

Sorry to have misread you. I rad your comments and advice on here regularly and find it spot on most of the time. You are one of the few regulars who shows respect for others and does not denegrate others comments or opinions.

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Thanks Dave! I try to never insult if it can be avoided because it does not lead to anything productive. Occasionally I have been dragged into the banter but I do try and avoid it! Sorry for the word choice of "pseudo" I should have just used "non"! I could edit my original post but I think this banter between you and I explains it....

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Haleaki.

I agree about Craigs list. I never have anything to sell at the neighborhood garage sale as I have lucky on craigs list to have takers for my stuff.

Always have loved the CS brand you have. They make great well made boats

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Good place to sell IF

you want to dump it dirt cheap.

I have tried to sell 2 boats and like post #8 states have gotten nothing but tire kickers and people wanting to know if i would sell it for 10 cents on the dollar.

Have bought a couple of non boat related things for a good price though, like a 8 HP Troy-built rototiller for 150.00.

MainSail needs beat up every once in a while, it keeps him humble..
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you want to dump it dirt cheap.

I have tried to sell 2 boats and like post #8 states have gotten nothing but tire kickers and people wanting to know if i would sell it for 10 cents on the dollar.

Have bought a couple of non boat related things for a good price though, like a 8 HP Troy-built rototiller for 150.00.

MainSail needs beat up every once in a while, it keeps him humble..

Oh but I agree Stillraining there are TONS of tire kickers lurking on CL! I learned my lesson with my first CL ad. I now combat these tire kickers by writing an add that is very clear, concise and bluntly to the point. I end it with this:

I have priced this item very fairly and this is a FIRM, FIRM, FIRM price do not waste my time or your time calling, emailing if you think you can offer less. There is NO LOWER PRICE!



This has worked very well for me and weeds out the losers quite well. In the last few weeks I've sold over 2k worth of goods on CL and not one person showed up with less cash than my asking price.
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Bought 2 kayaks, a car and a summer home! Not all at once. First got the summer home near the Peconic Bay and decided I would have some fun in a kayak. Bought one and a year later got a tandem for my wife to join me. Then bought an Outback Wagon to help carry stuff back and forth from the two houses. We were replacing an old Camry.

Looking for a sailboat now but am not sure what I want. Probably something in the 22' range that can be singlehanded. I am a relatively new sailor. Any suggestions? Any strong feelings on Catalina vs Oday vs Hunter or C&C?
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Ill try that Mainsail

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