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Question Sewing Machine

Hi: I'm in need of purchasing a sewing machine for sail covers and such. I have done some research on Sailnet and the Sailrite seems to be over whelming the #1, but after going to the Sailrite Forum there seems to be a lot of problems. I received a catalog from Sailmaker Supply and they have a Mini Brute. Anyone have any imput on this one? Thanks for any help.
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You might be better off looking for an older Pfaff sewing machine. These were very heavily built machines and are quite capable of tackling most of your boat-related sewing projects. You can often find a Pfaff 360 or 260 in good shape for under $300.

The owner's and service manuals for a lot of the older Pfaff machines is available on-line for free or at very low-cost. Maintenance on them is fairly simple too, since they don't have any electronic "brains".
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