cruising all I can
Join Date: Apr 2007
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yea,sailrite sells them they start at about $900 and go up from that.
I have 2 aboard and they seem to do the job. last year I made porthole
awnings,sail covers,grill cover,9' umbrella,recovered deck chairs and a complete cockpit enclosure w/ zip-out windows,screens and shades.
I've cut down sails,repaired sails,made inflatable dinghy chaps,etc.
So,to me it was a worthwhile investment.
I've also done repair and fabrication for other sailors we've met along the way.
Other folks I've talked to have had differing opinions about the models I have,some have said they were difficult to adjust or dropped stitches, but I
think it was an adjustment and operator issue.
To do sail work you will want one w/ zig-zag stitch capability.
Overall it's a decent machine for the money, and I'm pretty frugal.