Schaefer Roller Furler systems are quite robust. They are slightly more expensive than Harken for instance and have mostly metal parts and wont damage easily. Schaefer Marine’s Snapfurl is designed to fit over a small boat’s forestay which aids in assembly. The System 750 and up are for larger sailboats.
- System SnapFurl for Boats 16′ to 24′ (4.9 – 8.5m)
- System SnapFurl CF-700 for Boats 24′ to 28′ (7.3-8.5m)
- System 750 for Boats 20′ to 28′ (6.1 – 8.5m)
- System 1100 for Boats 27′ to 31′ (8.2 – 9.5m)
- System 2100 for Boats 30′ to 42′ (9.1 – 12.8m)
- System 3100 for Boats 41′ to 55′ (12.5 – 16.8m)
- System 4100
Description Schaefer 2100 Roller Furler
Bearing Design: Open For Life Schaefer’s Torlon bearings cannot corrode and ride in open, easily accessible races that don’t require lubrication. These proven, high compression strength bearings provide low friction, and need only periodic flushing with water.
Headstay Adjustment: No Compromises Schaefer Systems utilize your existing headstay and turnbuckle for reduced cost, full turnbuckle adjustability, and optimum performance.
Heavy-duty base toggle/link articulates to absorb side loads that might otherwise cause turnbuckle fatigue. Turnbuckle is attached to the base toggle/link and is housed by the system, easily accessible.
Drum Design: Powerful, Open, Metal Our powerful, large diameter drum provides you with the mechanical advantage you need for high sailing loads. Standard split drum plates allow for easy conversion to a full length headsail.*
Attractive, stainless cage is open to give easy access to the furling line.
Schaefer’s CNC machined metal construction resists ultraviolet rays and abuse from anchor chains and poles mounted near the stem head fitting.
Schaefer has many bearing races, this and the round foil makes it easier to start furling. The foils are connected via rivets which cannot back out, and Schaefer invites you to put the furler line on a winch if needed.
|Schaefer Roller Furler Features|
|Pros||Heavy Beefy sections, bullet proof robust construction|
|Cons||No tack swivel|
|Warranty||Schaefer Marine, Inc. warrants its standard catalog products to be free from factory defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years|
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