Join Date: Feb 2011
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Re: Choosing a Domestic Sewing Machine
I also used a domestic machine to make some covers. The trouble is, I had to make too many compromises. Not as many layers as I wanted, couldn't use the strong binding, no leather or vinyl. Compared to the commercial grade covers that the boat already has, which are very sturdy, the ones I made are not very robust. The domestic machine struggled to even repair the commercial covers.
Then I bit the bullet, so to speak, and bought the LSZ-1. Since then I've been re-doing some of the repairs, and will probably re-make some of the covers I made.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay