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    Posted: 16 January 2013 at 1:41pm
I would like to build the luff tape of a mainsail (with a 10mm rope and 7oz tape of 100mm) and I would like to know if you have a video of the way to do it, what kind of foot do you use for it.
I have done some trys with this foot on my machine (see the picture), but there are some wrinkles between the cloth and the rope, the result is not nice. Is there any special foot and procedure for it? do I have to tune  the pressure foot at the max pressure?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2013 at 8:16am
I bet the issue is that you are using a left zipper foot. What you need is the same type of foot but with a needle hole on the right side. This put the sail to the left (outside of the machine) and the needle right next to the boltrope so you get a very tight install. Check our videos on sailmaking at I am sure we have one on building a mainsail where you would be able to see us stitch a rope into a sleeve on a sail.
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