Careful with the sailrite look alikes. Years ago i bought one on Ebay(Alpha sew). Looked identical to a LSZ-1. Lasted a month before pot metal parts
exploded! I did put it to the test. At the time i was in the middle of a job making emergency rudder
bags for a windvane
manufacturer. .Good thing i had several table machines handy.
For small onboard portables ive had a pfaff130, Singer 20u, and Kenmore 158. Currently have an old sailrite sailmaker
which is a gem. Be aware that some machines are more finicky than others and need constant attention. . If your looking for a cheap
and easy to use basic canvas
machine the 80s vintage Kenmores(Japanese) are great. Ideal for beginners and kids
. For minor sail repair, canvas
, sheet vinyl -sailrite lsz1 works ok. .dont expect to go thru many layers of sail cloth >5oz, like corners. .
If your into thread, check out Coats Helios P. They make a v138 equivalent which is awesome.