I have a 1924 Singer machine, and am on the cusp of turning it into a hand crank.
Would this old single-stitch, long-bobbin machine be suitable for life on a sailboat? That is, would it be strong enough to sew through sailcloth reliably?
Does one need zig zag to repair sails?
(I do not sail, myself, but would like to re-home the machine to a sailboat, maybe!)