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    Posted: 03 May 2007 at 5:43pm
 When repairing a sail I am having trouble getting the sail under the needle at the original setting.  How do I raise the needle when needed?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2007 at 8:57am
Hi, Usually it would be the presser foot that gets in the way of inserting the sail. The needle bar will have a defined range and rotating the balance wheel until the needle is at the top of its travel is the best that you will be able to do. Making an actual adjustment of the bar up would maladjust timing and result in stitching failure. Thanks, Matt
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rcolson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 2007 at 6:16pm
Thanks.  I thought as much.  What presser foot do I need to purchase if all I have is the original one that came with the LZ1 or is there a way I can adjust the foot I have?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2007 at 9:32am
Is it that you are having difficulty getting the boltrope under the foot of the machine? If so you can remove the foot to get over the rope and then reinstall it once you are in the body of the sail.
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I need to reapir a tear in the top of the Genoa (sacrificial canvas)  I can't get the fabric under the presser foot. 
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