Yeah, I've done a few searches
To repair my Winter Cover (Heavy Taurpaulin) and maybe get it fitted a bit better in places.
I have a very good sprayhood / dodger
(on a s/s frame). and also two good (rear) cockpit
covers......the problem is that they are clearly from a former sprayhood - so neither joins up (nor come close) to the current
sprayhood, but all of them too good to throw away........the answer is quite simple by adding a 3rd panel in the middle (I will revisit that word simple in later months
A couple of dodgers each side might be nice.
Some semi fitted throwovers for the saloon
would be a painless make over (not looking to actually get into making berth cushions
.....and maybe even some curtains........
None of the above really desperate, just on my "nice to do" list..........
Thereafter, maybe some "just in time" sail repairs
- but no making sails
, nor anything commercial
Most of the work would be done ashore (in the warm
and with space) - but would be useful (no power on my mooring) if I could use it afloat for adjustments / 5 minute repairs
(whether that be by hand power / battery
power - or bring her alongside a power point in the harbour).
Capable of being kept onboard (so size is
Available s/h in the UK (E-Bay).
I like the look of the older Singer models.........but not totally wedded to them. Anyway, this is what I have come up with as what I need
- A floating Foot
- Knee or foot operated
- Consumables still readily available
- Electric (and Manual?)
- Zig Zag Stitch.
Not a big Spec
Anything I have missed? I am always torn between simplicity (KISS) and flashing lights and bells............but on this I feel KISS is the way forward for me........and a few actual model names / numbers would be useful.........budget is always a consideration, especially for things like this that won't have much long term use (just very handy when it is needed).
FWIW as a kid I did have a couple of goes on an electric sewing machine
- but never really understood WTF was going.........and nor did my "teacher"
......mostly seemed about constantly untangling thread and going blind re-threading needles......