Schacht boat shuttles are beautifully shaped and well balanced. They are sanded smooth and then given a hand-rubbed Danish oil finish. Four sizes are available: 9″, 11″, 13″, and 15″.
The smallest boat shuttle, the 9″ mini, is styled after a Japanese silk shuttle. This duck-nosed shuttle is wonderful for narrow widths and fine yarns. The 9" uses 4" Schacht bobbins.
The most popular Schacht boat shuttle, the 11″ boat shuttle, is offered in slim and regular models with closed-bottom and open-bottom styles.
The 11" styles use 4" Schacht bobbins.
Schacht's two largest boat shuttles are 13″ and 15″ long and can handle fine to medium-weight yarns. Because of their extra length and yarn capacity, weavers often choose these shuttles for wider weaving widths. The 13" shuttle fits the 5" Schacht bobbins and the 15" uses the 6" Schacht bobbins.
Schacht also offers slim and regular double-bobbin boat shuttles that are ideal for doubled weft threads. Two separate bobbin shafts make it possible to remove one bobbin at a time. The Schacht double shuttles have been designed to accommodate the 4" bobbins.
All boat shuttles are available in hard maple and some models are also available in cherry.