Hi, B Hunter
Oiling these machines is pretty easy. You tip it off the box so you can see inside, and everything that moves on another piece of metal wants a drip of oil
(no affiliation) sells an oiling bottle with a long very fine nipple that is really good at getting your drops where you want them to go. Then, every hole on the top of the machine, where you see metal that moves underneath it, also wants a drop, and usually there's an oil
port just forward of the balance wheel
My old Pfaff Manual went with the machine when I sold
it, but if you want to learn stuff about how to fold cloth to blind hem, I can probably describe that well enough for you; and I'm sure there are directions on the internet
for flat felled seams of different kinds, for different uses.
There is also a Sewing Group on CF, Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Sewing Group. Boat canvas projects
, but it is not too active.
Also, I heartily recommend working out a way to use PTFE thread, as it is extremely UV resistant, and will outlive your Sunbrella whatever you choose to makes.