Again, this is shore power
; we don't currently have an inverter on the boat. Well, we do, a cheap little thing to plug
into the cigarette lighter outlets in case of dire need, but not really.
The machine works fine on shore -- I just got back from using it all day --, but not from either of the two outlets closest to the panel. I didn't try any others. The drill, dremel, cabin
heater and computers
all seem to be fine.
As for the Husqvarna not handling big projects, I have done repairs
to our canvas
covers, including some reinforced with leather, made new winch
covers and am a little more than halfway through interior cushions
. I know I can't do any sail repair with it, but I when I bought it, I owned a 18' pocket cruiser
and thought I was a decade or more away from living aboard
. It was half the cost of a sailrite
, which is still considerable for a home machine, and is more appropriate for other projects, such as clothing
made of finer materials. Quite frankly, just with these interior cushions
it has already paid for itself, but it would be an even better value if I could use it on the boat.