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Old 25-12-2012, 10:01   #1
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Bringing my Megaquilter onboard

Afternoon and Merry Christmas!
I am planning to bring my Husqvarna Megaquilter on board and curious if anyone else has experience with this machine? The sunbrella is not a problem, it is the Sails that I have not delved into with this machine.
-Also, my Genoa has been restitched by someone (we purchased our Cat 2 months ago) at least 3 times from reviewing the sail. Suggestions on more repair or just replace at this point? I am leaning toward replace as we are heading to the Bahamas and then Carribbean.
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Old 25-12-2012, 10:23   #2
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Re: Bringing my Megaquilter onboard

1600 stitches per minute isn't going to help when you need to sew really heavy stuff like the corners of a sail.
For that, you need a machine that's slow, but has a ton of torque.

If you can find one in good condition, a Viking Husqvarna like this one is better suited for sewing sails as it has a high/low gear capability.
The machine in this link also has needle up/down capability, a real plus when turning corners.
BTW, I service machines for a living and although this machine is not mine, my wife used to have one exactly like it.

Royal Red Husqvarna Viking 6460 Sewing Machine | eBay
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Re: Bringing my Megaquilter onboard

Thanks! This was one of the concerns, the machine is great for sunbrella work but I would like one for all around purpose. I'm also looking at a sailrite.
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