Schaefer Marine Designs New Lightweight Aluminum M-Series Blocks

For Immediate Release mseriesblocks_250
Contact: Steve Majkut
Tel: 508-995-9511

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. – September 7, 2006 – Schaefer Marine, located at 158 Duchaine Blvd. in New Bedford, Mass., announced today that they have developed new M-Series Blocks made from anodized aluminum.

“Our new M-Series Blocks are extremely lightweight yet strong as well while providing a distinctive, clean look,” said Fred Cook, President of Schaefer Marine. “They are made from computer-machined aluminum which maintains sideplate strength while minimizing weight, resulting in an incredible strength to weight ratio. The Torlon™ Rollers and Delrin™ Ball Bearings in the sheave handle high loads with low friction. These M-Series Blocks provide an exciting, new alternative for sailors who are interested in a lightweight choice.”

Schaefer’s M-Series Blocks will be available in January 2007 in 66mm, 82mm and 100mm sizes in Singles, Webbing/Lashing Singles, Stand-Up spring, Halyard Lead and Foot Blocks.

For over 35 years, Schaefer Marine has stood at the forefront of marine hardware design and construction, offering rugged, durable gear engineered to perform no matter how demanding the conditions. At Schaefer, we are committed to customers and dedicated to providing the highest levels of service and support in the industry. As a result, there is no name in marine hardware more trusted than Schaefer. For more information, please visit the website at:

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