Schaefer Mainsail Handling
Schaefer Halyard Restrainer
Compatible with all systems, Schaefer's pre-feeder is helpful if you intend to change sails often. Aligns your luff tape before it enters the stainless steel feeder. Avoid halyard wrap on your sailboat with the addition of a Schaefer halyard restrainer. The likelihood of the halyard becoming entangled or "wrapped" around the furler extrusion is a function of the angle of the lead out of the masthead sheave in relation to the upper swivel unit.
Schaefer Jiffy Rigging
Schaefer Jiffy Reefing allows an entire "slab" to be quickly removed from the mainsail to reduce sail area and power in "heavy-air" conditions. With the mainsheet and main halyard eased, Jiffy Reefing lines pull the aft reef grommet tight to the boom. A separate reef line attached to the forward reef grommet is then tightened, pulling the sail tight and flat at the gooseneck. The halyard is then tightened and the mainsheet is trimmed with a new reduced sail area. It is also possible to create a single line system with Schaefer's unique block selection.
Schaefer Lazy Jacks
Lazy Jack Kits from Schaefer are designed to control the mainsail when reefing or dousing. They easily tame today's Full Batten Mainsails and work well with more conventional sails. Schaefer's Lazy Jacks "funnel" the sail down to the boom and retain it, keeping you safe in the cockpit to properly secure the sail when you are moored. Schaefer's design allows for the use of an existing sailcover without the need for extensive modifications. The use of thimbled eye straps attached to the bottom of your boom keep the hardware away from the cover and enable you to tuck your sailcover under the lazy jack control lines.