Rigid Systems

Strength is just the beginning of why a Schaefer furler is the best system available.

From years of research, we’ve developed a combination of features that rival any furler, at any price. That’s because we’ve designed in, and improved, all the useful features of the world’s best rated furlers, and eliminated the ideas that just didn’t make sense.The results is a furler that’s not only strong, but easy to control, smooth and reliable. A proven design with thousands of miles of blue-water cruising – including the grueling Around Alone Race.

Whether you’re upgrading your present boat or outfitting a new one, you’ll have confidence knowing you’ve chosen the best jib furling/reefing system available. A furler with the trusted Schaefer name.

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.Our heavy-duty base toggle/link articulates to absorb side loads that might otherwise cause turnbuckle fatigue. Your 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 stemhead fitting.

System 1100
Extrusions: (6) 6’ (1.83m) round, twin groove accepts #6 (3/16”, 5mm ) luff tape
Bearings:   3/8” (9.5mm) Torlon tm (34 in upper and lower double race bearings)
Drum Design: Open / Split 3-1/8” (79mm) diameter
Line Capacity:   50’ (15.3m) 1/4” (6mm) line.   38’ (11.6m) 5/16” (8mm) line.
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs. (12kg) packaged furler, 36 lbs (17 kg) packaged extrusions.

 

System 2100 Details
Extrusions: (7) 6’ (1.83m) round, twin groove accepts #6 (3/16”, 5mm ) luff tape
Bearings:   3/8” (9.5mm) Torlon tm (63 in upper and lower triple race bearings)
Drum Design:   Open cage / Split drum.   3-1/2” (89mm) diameter
Line Capacity:   70’ (21.4m) 5/16” (8mm) line.   50’ (15.2m) 7/16” (12mm) line.
Shipping Weight: 28 lbs. (13kg) packaged furler, 38 lbs (18 kg) packaged extrusions.

 

System 3100 Details
Extrusions: (8) 7’ (2.13m) round, twin groove accepts #6 (3/16”, 5mm ) luff tape
Bearings:   3/8” (9.5mm) Torlon tm (78 in upper and lower triple race bearings)
Drum Design:   Open cage / Split drum.   4-3/8” (111mm) diameter
Line Capacity:   90’ (27.4m) 3/8” (10mm) line.   65’ (19.8m) 7/16” (12mm) line.
Shipping Weight: 43 lbs. (20kg) packaged furler, 67 lbs (31 kg) packaged extrusions.