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Sailrite Machines in Aus

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Created by LostDog 6 months ago, 16 Apr 2020
LostDog
WA, 445 posts
16 Apr 2020 9:11AM
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Folks, this seems like the right forum for this question!

Have any of you DIY'ers bought a SAILRITE machine in Australia? If so, from where please?
(Keen to lay my hands on a LSZ-1)

Thanks

Jolene
1261 posts
16 Apr 2020 11:34AM
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I bought mine from Queensland Sewing Machines.
Their service was and still is Outstanding

www.qldsewingmachines.com.au/

plev
QLD, 170 posts
16 Apr 2020 6:55PM
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Sailrite are now only selling direct to the public i.e. from Covid Central. Queensland Sewing Machines do have an approx. equivalent arriving soon from Canada branded "Reliable".
Same size and spec but lower price.
PLEV

garymalmgren
572 posts
16 Apr 2020 5:41PM
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This would seem to be a great product for hire or leasing.
1 month= $100 plus freight and sure for of assurance.

Also group purchase.
Something like the Seabreeze Granny's Sewing Circle.


gary

TKNick
NSW, 112 posts
16 Apr 2020 8:15PM
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garymalmgren said..
This would seem to be a great product for hire or leasing.
1 month= $100 plus freight and sure for of assurance.

Also group purchase.
Something like the Seabreeze Granny's Sewing Circle.


gary


Great idea, I have been considering hiring mine out for a small nominal fee (to cover wear and tear) as it sits idle most of the time. Just worried it might end up sailing off into the Pacific and not seeing it again. Need to be careful as I don't want to break forum rules so if I do it will not be through Seabreeze unless given approval.

Stockie
NSW, 281 posts
16 Apr 2020 9:50PM
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I bought mine from Sailrite, the LSZ1. Deluxe, very happy with the machine and Sailrite really are helpful and geared around the DIY sewing enthusiast. plenty of projects and how to do info on their site. There is a cheaper version, but I'd prefer to support Sailrite, they seem like nice people.

Yara
NSW, 1078 posts
17 Apr 2020 10:11AM
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plev said..
Sailrite are now only selling direct to the public i.e. from Covid Central. Queensland Sewing Machines do have an approx. equivalent arriving soon from Canada branded "Reliable".
Same size and spec but lower price.
PLEV


Posts on PBO forums suggest that all the machines are made in China, and the Reliable brand is basically the same as the Sailrite.

LooseChange
NSW, 2088 posts
17 Apr 2020 10:31AM
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Yara said..

Posts on PBO forums suggest that all the machines are made in China, and the Reliable brand is basically the same as the Sailrite.


According to this lady the Reliable Barracuda 200ZW is a lower quality copy of the sailrite. As always, in the end you get what you pay for.

www.yachtmollymawk.com/2018/06/barracuda-200zw-v-sailrite-lsz1/

Microbe
WA, 72 posts
17 Apr 2020 11:34AM
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Lost Dog - I notice you are in WA like me. A few years ago I looked in to joining the Mosman Park Men's shed. They had an impressive array of tools and equipment - including an industrial sewing machine that someone had bought to sew up a set of sails and donated to the shed when they finished.

I'm not sure if they still have the machine, and I suspect the men's shed is closed until covid clears up, but it might be worth looking in to.

shane450
54 posts
1 Jun 2020 11:37AM
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I just bought a Sakura Stitch Sailmate from Queensland Sewing Machines , so far so good very nicely built bit of gear

claverton
NSW, 165 posts
1 Jun 2020 8:38PM
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I bought mine from Queensland Sewing Machines about 10 yrs ago. It's a fantastic machine. Currently using it to sew up my old discarded sails into all sorts of stuff. Soon to embark on the daunting process of making a new dodger. Biggest problem IMO for DIY's here is sourcing material. Sailrite is a one stop shop for materials for people in the US but we have nothing like that here. I've found Bainbridge to be very good and have provided me with good service, but trying to source stuff outside of basic stuff like Sunbrella takes some searching, time consuming and difficult. eg patterning material, leather, and all the odd bits and pieces you need

Stockie
NSW, 281 posts
1 Jun 2020 10:53PM
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claverton said..
I bought mine from Queensland Sewing Machines about 10 yrs ago. It's a fantastic machine. Currently using it to sew up my old discarded sails into all sorts of stuff. Soon to embark on the daunting process of making a new dodger. Biggest problem IMO for DIY's here is sourcing material. Sailrite is a one stop shop for materials for people in the US but we have nothing like that here. I've found Bainbridge to be very good and have provided me with good service, but trying to source stuff outside of basic stuff like Sunbrella takes some searching, time consuming and difficult. eg patterning material, leather, and all the odd bits and pieces you need


I have just renewed my clears in an existing Dodger, making a complete Dodger from scratch is Something I'll look forward to latter. I hear you on watching the Sailrite vids then trying to find some off the cool materials. I'm making new saloon squabs, and here are some suppliers that I've found useful in Sydney.
Nolans are great for Stratglass, Sunbrella, binding and marine fabrics.
Premier Upholstery for Innova Pacifica vinyl, and general upholstery items, zips, tools and foam. They also have needles and a large array of threads, I purchased some Coates Dabond and the lifetime Helios from them.
Daleys is another source, I found the mesh vinyl there, great for breathable material under the squabs.
hth Richard
PS. If you find the pattern making material that Sailrite use, let me know please.

Kankama
NSW, 288 posts
2 Jun 2020 7:17AM
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When I was a young kid helping out at a sail loft we used pattern mylar. I use it still for window cutouts and more. You can get it here but sailmakers have it in 1 metre wide rolls and I bought some from the local guy. Have a squiz around and you may find the metre wide stuff.

www.ozquilts.com.au/heat-resistant-mylar-template-plastic-30cm-x-1metre-roll-by-ozquilts.html

Microbe
WA, 72 posts
19 Aug 2020 1:27PM
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Lost Dog - did you ever find a supplier for Sailrite LSZ-1 (or similar) in Aus?

Stockie
NSW, 281 posts
19 Aug 2020 9:13PM
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I don't think Sailrite have distributors, I bought mine direct and it was an easy transaction. Basic LSZ1 machine is $895. Or the full premium package with all the goodies is $1395. Us plus freight.
do some googling on Sailrites site, interesting article on how they developed these machines, honestly I think They are worth every cent.

cheers Richard

Yara
NSW, 1078 posts
20 Aug 2020 9:22AM
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Stockie said..

claverton said..
I bought mine from Queensland Sewing Machines about 10 yrs ago. It's a fantastic machine. Currently using it to sew up my old discarded sails into all sorts of stuff. Soon to embark on the daunting process of making a new dodger. Biggest problem IMO for DIY's here is sourcing material. Sailrite is a one stop shop for materials for people in the US but we have nothing like that here. I've found Bainbridge to be very good and have provided me with good service, but trying to source stuff outside of basic stuff like Sunbrella takes some searching, time consuming and difficult. eg patterning material, leather, and all the odd bits and pieces you need



I have just renewed my clears in an existing Dodger, making a complete Dodger from scratch is Something I'll look forward to latter. I hear you on watching the Sailrite vids then trying to find some off the cool materials. I'm making new saloon squabs, and here are some suppliers that I've found useful in Sydney.
Nolans are great for Stratglass, Sunbrella, binding and marine fabrics.
Premier Upholstery for Innova Pacifica vinyl, and general upholstery items, zips, tools and foam. They also have needles and a large array of threads, I purchased some Coates Dabond and the lifetime Helios from them.
Daleys is another source, I found the mesh vinyl there, great for breathable material under the squabs.
hth Richard
PS. If you find the pattern making material that Sailrite use, let me know please.


Stockie could you please provide more contact details for the suppliers you nominated. Thanks.

Craig66
NSW, 2040 posts
20 Aug 2020 4:58PM
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qldsewingmachines.com.au/

googled

Stockie
NSW, 281 posts
20 Aug 2020 7:06PM
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Craig66 said..
qldsewingmachines.com.au/

googled


They google Sailrite but they try and sell you a Barracuda

Stockie
NSW, 281 posts
20 Aug 2020 7:07PM
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Yara said..

Stockie said..


claverton said..
I bought mine from Queensland Sewing Machines about 10 yrs ago. It's a fantastic machine. Currently using it to sew up my old discarded sails into all sorts of stuff. Soon to embark on the daunting process of making a new dodger. Biggest problem IMO for DIY's here is sourcing material. Sailrite is a one stop shop for materials for people in the US but we have nothing like that here. I've found Bainbridge to be very good and have provided me with good service, but trying to source stuff outside of basic stuff like Sunbrella takes some searching, time consuming and difficult. eg patterning material, leather, and all the odd bits and pieces you need




I have just renewed my clears in an existing Dodger, making a complete Dodger from scratch is Something I'll look forward to latter. I hear you on watching the Sailrite vids then trying to find some off the cool materials. I'm making new saloon squabs, and here are some suppliers that I've found useful in Sydney.
Nolans are great for Stratglass, Sunbrella, binding and marine fabrics.
Premier Upholstery for Innova Pacifica vinyl, and general upholstery items, zips, tools and foam. They also have needles and a large array of threads, I purchased some Coates Dabond and the lifetime Helios from them.
Daleys is another source, I found the mesh vinyl there, great for breathable material under the squabs.
hth Richard
PS. If you find the pattern making material that Sailrite use, let me know please.



Stockie could you please provide more contact details for the suppliers you nominated. Thanks.


Sailrite in the US. They will ship a machine and or spares and supplies. Good people

Oceannomad
NT, 5 posts
23 Aug 2020 12:55PM
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Queensland Sewing Machines were the Australian distributors for Sailrite until Sailrite decided to only ship direct to Australia. QSM still help me with any problems with my machine, providing an excellent service, but now only provide that service for those of us who bought their Sailrite from QSM. Fair enough. I can't talk highly enough about the guys at QSM!
If you buy a Sailrite from the US, assume all service will also need to come from the US.

vk4xx
1 posts
16 Oct 2020 10:21AM
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LostDog said..
Folks, this seems like the right forum for this question!

Have any of you DIY'ers bought a SAILRITE machine in Australia? If so, from where please?
(Keen to lay my hands on a LSZ-1)

Thanks


Hi I have an LZ1 for sale, just made the decision to part with it, not yes taken the dust off the top, about 4 years, in excellent condition
includes heavy ss flywheel for really heavy stuff or hand operation, hope this helps, located Samford or Scarborough harbor Qld

Cheers



tugboatPhil
1 posts
18 Oct 2020 7:05AM
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I am keen to maybe buy a Sailrite LSZ-1 if there is a used one for sale.

sailabroad
1 posts
18 Oct 2020 5:40PM
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vk4xx said..

LostDog said..
Folks, this seems like the right forum for this question!

Have any of you DIY'ers bought a SAILRITE machine in Australia? If so, from where please?
(Keen to lay my hands on a LSZ-1)

Thanks



Hi I have an LZ1 for sale, just made the decision to part with it, not yes taken the dust off the top, about 4 years, in excellent condition
includes heavy ss flywheel for really heavy stuff or hand operation, hope this helps, located Samford or Scarborough harbor Qld

Cheers





@vk4xx I pmd you



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