I would say yes to getting a heavy duty sewing machine
. We recently bought one of the Sailrite
ones to bring with us when set sail. We upgraded since we had to do sail and jib repairs
, and the old one just couldn't punch through the thick layers.
We realize doing some sail repairs
will be tricky because of space, but being on a mid-40s catamaran
will help. Other intended uses would be for clothing
, cushion repairs, etc., even helping out other cruisers with projects!