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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2019 08:39 
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Location: Maine/USVI
Someone here in the V.I. is offering us a Sailright "beige coloured" machine which I believe is straight stitch. I wonder if that's the one you're talking about. Seems like the other straight stitch was red and the zig zag blue.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 09 May 2019 07:46 
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Joined: 13 May 2017 05:33
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I made a new dodger and it was quite a project. I bought the Z stitch Sailrite and used my old dodger as the pattern. I decided not to replace the windows this time as I was on a limited budget. Iíd had too many holes and degraded seams in the old dodger so had to do the top. I watched the Sailrite videos on how to make a dodger and frankly should have followed them exactly rather than using the original as a pattern. Even though I was using the exact same frames, it didnít fit quite right when done and I had to rip a seam and redu it to prevent it from sagging in the middle. Iím happy with the result and have gotten really good with the machine allowing me, for the $1k or so in investment (machine, bobbins, thread, material, etc.) to also make a dozen stitching repairs on my jib, mainsail cover, wheel cover, and completely repair a previously defunct spinnaker. Iíll try cushions perhaps this winter and will make a Bimini at some point too. Itís been a real education learning to use this machine well. The best advice I can give is pay attention to not putting horizontal stress on the needle to thus avoid ďneedle strikes.Ē If you do get a strike, remove the bobbin mechanism and look for nicks, and sand them down with Emory papery. Otherwise your thread will get shredded while sewing.

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