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Old 08-03-2015, 10:16 AM   #1981
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Yes Thanks that is great



I have been helping a friend with some fiberglass work and trying to learn as much as I can

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Old 08-03-2015, 10:49 AM   #1982
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On friends boat helping him with a hard top and hard sides

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Old 08-03-2015, 11:58 AM   #1983
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Sweet. Well I hope it works out and don't use my job as an example or to gauge your job mate. There's better examples on the net :-)


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Old 08-04-2015, 11:08 AM   #1984
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Hi All,
Has anyone got any feedback on these machines?

I'm weighing up my options and I think I'm going to do my own upholstery and make my own cushions and covers and all of the sewing for everything etc etc etc.

I've spent many hours on the sailrite website watching their videos.

This machine seems pretty good for what I need and nothing local is available so I'll have to import.

Appreciate any feedback from people that have used these machines

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Old 08-04-2015, 11:52 AM   #1985
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Sailrite walking foot sewing machines are awesome! I can sew through 4 layers of leather and canvas without a problem.
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Hey Hendo

The Sailrite's are purpose made so I don't think you can go wrong if you want to spend the money. The wife is the seamstress, sailmaker, upholsterer around here. I bought her an ancient Singer walking foot sewing machine that she uses to do boat canvas etc. $250. She likes it 'cause it's all metal gears, no plastic sh*t. Had a neighbor who did boat canvas for a living. He had an ancient Joku industrial machine. Boat anchor must of weighted about 200 lbs but it would sew anything together. The fella that does canvas around our area now uses a Sailrite so it's gotta be good. Guess what I'm saying is there are others that'll work too without spending a gronicle or two to buy.
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Sailrite walking foot sewing machines are awesome! I can sew through 4 layers of leather and canvas without a problem.

Sweet. I've heard nothing but great things about their products. I've been emailing some bloke called Eric Grant from there and he's been really helpful so just wanted to touch base with everyone on here first before I went ahead and bought one.


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The Sailrite's are purpose made so I don't think you can go wrong if you want to spend the money. The wife is the seamstress, sailmaker, upholsterer around here. I bought her an ancient Singer walking foot sewing machine that she uses to do boat canvas etc. $250. She likes it 'cause it's all metal gears, no plastic sh*t. Had a neighbor who did boat canvas for a living. He had an ancient Joku industrial machine. Boat anchor must of weighted about 200 lbs but it would sew anything together. The fella that does canvas around our area now uses a Sailrite so it's gotta be good. Guess what I'm saying is there are others that'll work too without spending a gronicle or two to buy.


Hi mate.
Thanks for the feedback. I've been looking around here for a little while and for a second handy but some of them are more than the sailrite so I figured I'd go new.

Good to hear that pro's are using them!


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She's ordered and on her way

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You bought well Mate, will be no disappointment there
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Thank you sir! ... Now I'll never get to sleep; between work, sanding and now sewing lol. Ah well, you're a long time dead hey!


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Hendo's Randall 35 Cray Boat complete rebuild, Perth, Western Australia

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Siestakey this ones for you mate!

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There's probably about $80 worth of filler and epoxy and hardener here. Might package it up into little bags and sell it to the local crack heads haha

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Hi All,
Has anyone got any feedback on these machines?

I'm weighing up my options and I think I'm going to do my own upholstery and make my own cushions and covers and all of the sewing for everything etc etc etc.

I've spent many hours on the sailrite website watching their videos.

This machine seems pretty good for what I need and nothing local is available so I'll have to import.

Appreciate any feedback from people that have used these machines

Cheers



Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1 PREMIUM 220V (European Plug) Walking Foot Sewing Machine


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We bought one last year same model but 110volt not the 220

same package we also got the Ultrafeed Collapsible Sewing Table

easy to store on the boat

Wife says the machine improves after a little use and the customer service is great
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[QUOTE=Hendo78;355379]Couple of hours after work sanding

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Siestakey this ones for you mate!

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There's probably about $80 worth of filler and epoxy and hardener here. Might package it up into little bags and sell it to the local crack heads haha

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We bought one last year same model but 110volt not the 220



same package we also got the Ultrafeed Collapsible Sewing Table



easy to store on the boat



Wife says the machine improves after a little use and the customer service is great

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Thanks for the feedback mate. I saw the tables but opted out on that. The cost for freight was at $395 just for the machine.

I did however buy a table off eBay. It's a desk actually. Nice and big and will be great for working on the larger items like the external covers and clears for the boat.

I'll have to do a quick modification to the desk and router out a hole to sink the machine into so the working face is flush with the desktop but it should work out good, and it was cheap

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Thanks mate. Hope your project is going well.


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Hendo's Randall 35 Cray Boat complete rebuild, Perth, Western Australia

This afternoon I finished off the sanding and applied some Jotun Jotafair to the vertical internal corners, external edges and some sections of the 50mm horizontal fillets. The Jotafair sands finer and fills pinholes.

Nothing works quite like the index finger when filleting the vertical internal corners.

Once I rub this all back that will be it until the high build primer goes on. There's still pin holes in various places but it's hard to see atm and I could spend days trying to find them and fill them. Once it's sprayed they will stand out like tits on a bull and then there will be some more Jotafair filling and sanding before more coats of HB Primer.

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Looking good Matt. This is the most rewarding part of the whole job. It's hard work but it's called 'finishing' for a reason LOL. Congratulations on reaching 2000 posts!!
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Looking good Matt. This is the most rewarding part of the whole job. It's hard work but it's called 'finishing' for a reason LOL. Congratulations on reaching 2000 posts!!

Thanks blue! ... Appreciate your support mate. Good to see the bayliner is getting some miles up on her! ... Seeing Chelles posts on FB help drive me to get AXE done!


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