We have a new machine and what a beauty she is? I never used to be into sewing machines, but this one really is the business. It is purpose built for sail making, making easy work on the thicker sails. I have mended a few sails in my time and have used some of the large sail loft machines which was, quite frankly, scary, but even a complete novice like me can use this machine (not that I will be allowed to!).
Marcia loves this machine and it is now a new member of the family. Her old Toshiba machine is still going strong and I see a day when we have a whole range of machines (lucky us).
Anyway, back to cutting and sewing sails.
For the sewing machine nerds out there, some tech spec:
Shuttle: oscillating (cam & rocker arm driven)
Power: 1/10th hp, 110 volt, AC motor, 1.5 amp
Max. sewing speed per min: 600 stitches
Max. straight stitch length: 6mm
Max zigzag width: 5mm
Needle bar stroke: 34mm
Bed: 14 1/2” x 7” Underarm: 7” x 4.5”
Thread take-up lever: link type
Instrument Quality Case: 21 3/8” W, 14 1/4” H, 10 3/4” D
Carrying weight: 44 lbs.