Boat shuttles typically range in length from 11 to 13 inches with either solid or open bottoms.
Solid bottom shuttles glide across the warp easily and are ideally suited for those just starting to weave.
Open bottom shuttles permit using a finger to stop the bobbin / quill. This is especially useful with narrow warps that can generate little loops of weft on the selvedge.
Thinner yarns and threads do well with shorter (11-12”) and slender shuttles with a 5” spindle length while bulkier yarns need longer spindles (6” or more) and a longer shuttle. Longer shuttles (13-15”) will also travel easier across wider warps. The added length also helps throwing the shuttle on a straight path.
If you don't find exactly what you want, or would like a boat shuttle recommendation, please call the shop directly at 800-441-9665 or contact us for assistance.