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Old 28-09-2019, 19:41   #106
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Hi all,

I am about to sew a new boom bag, using the old one as a template, as it is well thought out and works nicely. Sadly, it is the wrong colour and getting a little old now (20 years).

I have black Sunbrella cloth and I have a Singer 291U3 light industrial sewing machine which can handle this job in its sleep.

Now I need to choose a thread. I am working from the Sailrite site, which seems to have the best prices and options.

It does look like Tenara is the way to go, but I cannot decide if I should go with black, white or clear thread.

Also, it seems that the Tenara only comes in VERY big spools (8 oz), whereas I can get Profilen on a 4 oz spool, which I think should be plenty.

Finally, I am not sure about thread size. The Profilen only seems to come in V-92, whereas the Tenara comes in V-92 and V-138. I assume the V-92 will be strong enough, but I really am not sure.

Can anyone guide me on this one?

Matt
Hi Matt,
I am looking to do the same so this has been a timely post. I also am in Australia. Can you please confirm where you bought your material from as I am only reaching wholesale suppliers? Also interested to know what type of sewing machine you are using as I am looking to hire one for the job. Many thanks in advance.
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Hi Matt,
I am looking to do the same so this has been a timely post. I also am in Australia. Can you please confirm where you bought your material from as I am only reaching wholesale suppliers? Also interested to know what type of sewing machine you are using as I am looking to hire one for the job. Many thanks in advance.
Hi mate,

I used my ABN to buy from a wholesaler, I just setup a business account with them.

The machine is a 1960's Singer 291U3, you should be able to pick one up on Gumtree or Ebay for well under $500. But be warned, they are a straight stitch machine, no zig-zag or other stitches.

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