Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-12-2012, 11:01   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6
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.
Have an amazing Day!
__________________
3sailingjacks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-12-2012, 11:23   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
senormechanico's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2003
Boat: Dragonfly 1000 trimaran
Posts: 5,827
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
__________________
Memento,homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.
senormechanico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-12-2012, 16:09   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6
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.
__________________
3sailingjacks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:16.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.