SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: sewing machines Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
02-27-2002 10:11 AM
sewing machines

We have SailRite''s long arm. We''ve used it for sails, cushions, covers and numerous projects for ourselves and boating friends. A real dream machine, at least that''s what my wife, the seamstress, says. The price was about $1600 (Annapolis Boat Show). It''ll sew through seven+ layers of Sunbrella and leather patches don''t even slow it down.
02-26-2002 10:10 PM
sewing machines

Sailrite makes a GREAT machine. I have the LSZ-1 and wouldn''t part with it for anything!!! I also purchased the large torque wheel so I can hand spin it if no power is available. So far that has not been an issue yet, I run it on a 200watt converter from my house battery & it works just fine! The LSZ-1 is the zig-zag version, the have just the straight stich version also. I think I paid about $650 new for mine. They are at
Happy sailing!!!!
02-24-2002 09:18 PM
sewing machines

It seems everyone has a story to tell aboutsewing machines.
Mine is... I tried my wifes machine... it left a lot to be desired.
I purchased a Phaf 230 converted to handle heavy duty canvas did a pretty good job, but wasn''t up to feeding 7.8 oz sailcloth or several layers of sunbrella through for a neat stich.
I finally bit the bullet and bought a sailright "sailmaker" machine. The diference was worth the nearly 2K price I paid for the machine.

Lesson get what you pay for when it comes to sewing machines.

sv mon ami
02-21-2002 03:27 PM
sewing machines

depends on what you intend to do. i talked to a couple who said any of the old steel machines that had a metal bobbin would sew sailcloth. my mother has an old singer metal unit i intend to check out sometime.
02-14-2002 11:17 AM
sewing machines

The sewing machine is a bit worn out.It has been done on every board including SSCA.SSCA seems to favor the PHAFF 130, this board indicated a preference for the Sailrite,the CWBB board was split and the Lats.board said what a sewing machine!hell! give me another brewski!So you pays your money and takes your choice.I have a really little used PHAFF
130 with all sorts of extras.I''ve used it three timew for a total of about 45 minutes.
I bought it from a company which did nothing but service sewing machines in San Francisco.They were having a going out of business sale and had three I had my choice and picked the best and got all the extras.
You want it? contact me by e-mail I respect the fact that this is a non-commercial site!

02-14-2002 09:56 AM
sewing machines

any advice for a liveaboard sewing machine? the best, the worst, how much, and where to buy one. thanks delrae.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome