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    Default Sailrite sewing machine in Annaplolis

    Last edited by Brian Palmer; 10-13-2017 at 07:38 AM. Reason: Annapolis

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    Default Re: Sailrite sewing machine in Annaplolis

    Thanks for posting. I've wanted one of these for years.

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    Default Re: Sailrite sewing machine in Annaplolis

    They're good. Much similar to the old British Reads Sailmaker. Sailrite brought them out as a replacement for the Reads when Reads quit making them. Not an industrial sailmaking machine, but they are built very strong and will punch through canvas, Sunbrella and sail Dacron better than the wife's old Signature from Sears. I'm surprised by the price, though. I had no idea they'd gotten so expensive, even used. I paid a guy $100 for my Reads perhaps 30 years ago. It's still going strong, last time I checked. It's not something you'll use every day, but one of those things you are really glad to have when it comes to mending sails and boat covers.

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    Default Re: Sailrite sewing machine in Annaplolis

    I was stalled on the price of the Sailrite machine too but when the came time to sew up sails for my Eun Mara Marianita I decided to make the investment as my trusty old Necchi Bu just wasn't up to the task. I doubt I'll ever need to buy another sewing machine, it was worth the price of entry.
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    Default Re: Sailrite sewing machine in Annaplolis

    Price seems a little high. The basic is $750, with some goodies 950

    http://www.sailrite.com/PDF/2017-Mar...atalog-web.pdf

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    Default Re: Sailrite sewing machine in Annaplolis

    They often sell used for almost the price of new, albeit usually with some extras. If you find a good one cheap, I'd snap it up. I got an old early 60's Kenmore zig-zag machine recently that I saw on CL. Can do 4 layers of canvas and 6 to 8 in a pinch. Simple, all metal and easy to service yourself. Only cost me $60, though, so I'll do what I can with it for a while.

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