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Schaefer Tuff Luff Aero Foil

Schaefer Tuff Luff Aero Foil

The Tuff Luff Aero represents a major evolution of slotted headstay systems. Its unique aerodynamic shape has been wind tunnel tested to ensure that its shape lowers friction to enhance sail performance and provide at least 9% more lift than a traditional headstay foil. This foil also features faster win reattachment to the sail, with less turbulence, allowing you to get the maximum performance and horsepower out of your headsail.

The Schaefer Aero foil is engineered from a custom polycarbonate material that is lighter, stronger and more durable than comparative systems. This material is also engineered for high impacts (i.e. from your spinnaker pole), so there is no need for bumpers. The fine finish surface reduces friction between the foil and the sail, resulting in faster sets and douses. Complete Kits include the prefeeder, spacer tube (bottom and top), extrusion (foil).

Part #: Overall Length Extrusion Length Max. Headstay Length Max Wire Max Rod Luff Tape Weight (per ft.)
ft m ft m ft m in mm dia in mm lbs kg
SCA170646 50 15.2 46 14.02 50 15.2 5/16 8 -17 6/32 #6 0.15 0.22
SCA170659 63 19.2 59 18 63 19.2 5/16 8 -17 6/32 #6 0.15 0.22
SCA250659 63 19.2 59 18 63 19.2 3/8 10 -25 6/32 #6 0.18 0.27
SCA250672 76 23.2 72 22 76 23.2 3/8 10 -25 6/32 #6 0.18 0.27




Schaefer Tuff Luff

Schaefer Tuff Luff

Racing sailors the world over consider Tuff Luff the only real choice in performance headstay systems. This proven concept is used in everything from one-design racing to the Americas Cup, Admirals Cup, Round-the-World, and all other grand prix regattas. Tuff Luff is a classic example of a simple idea, executed brilliantly. No moving parts. No complicated schemes. Just a few basic design principles realized through superb engineering and the highest quality materials. Whether you are a club racer competing on summer evenings or a round-the-world sailor facing the gales of the lower latitudes, you can rely on Tuff Luff to help you finish first. Complete Kits include the prefeeder, spacer tube (bottom and top), extrusion (foil), tape, knife, and instructions.

Already have a complete system? Is your Tuff Luff extrusion cracked, bent, or just worn out? Do not put up with hard to hoist/douse sails or chance a luff pull-out. You do not have to replace the whole system - we will sell you the extrusion only. Reuse your prefeeder, spacer tube and end feeder. Easy to install. Check out the Extrusion Only part numbers in the chart below.

Complete Kit Extrusion Only Extrusion Length Max Headstay Length Max Wire Luff Tape
ft m ft m in mm
SC120525 SC120525EXT 25 7.60 29 8.85 1/4 6 #5
SC120536 SC120536EXT 36 11.00 40 12.20 1/4 6 #5
SC120546 SC120546EXT 46 14.00 50 15.25 1/4 6 #5
SC170646 SC170646EXT 46 14.00 50 15.25 5/16 8 #6
SC170659 SC170659EXT 59 18.00 63 19.20 3/8 9 #6
SC220672 SC220672EXT 72 22.00 76 23.20 3/8 9 #6
SC300780 SC300780EXT 80 24.40 86 26.20 7/16 11 #7
SC480795 SC480795EXT 95 29.00 101 30.80 9/16 14 #7
SC6008110 SC6008110EXT 110 33.50 116 35.40 5/8 16 #8
SC7608130 SC7608130EXT 130 39.60 136 41.50 5/8 16 #8


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SC120536 Tuff Luff - Complete Kit, #5: 36' Price: $565.60 SC120536EXT Tuff Luff - Extrusion Only, #5: 36' Price: $354.40
SC120546 Tuff Luff - Complete Kit, #5: 46' Price: $615.20 SC120546EXT Tuff Luff - Extrusion Only, #5: 46' Price: $455.20
SC170646 Tuff Luff - Complete Kit, #6: 46' Price: $697.60 SC170646EXT Tuff Luff - Extrusion Only, #6: 46' Price: $462.40
SC170659 Tuff Luff - Complete Kit, #6: 59' Price: $744.00 SC170659EXT Tuff Luff - Extrusion Only, #6: 59' Price: $599.20
SC220672 Tuff Luff - Complete Kit #6, 72' Price: $868.00 SC220672EXT Tuff Luff - Extrusion Only #6, 72' Price: $703.20
SC300780 Tuff Luff - Complete Kit, #7: 80' Price: $2,637.60 SC300780EXT Tuff Luff - Extrusion Only, #7: 80' Price: $2,167.20
SC480795 Tuff Luff - Complete Kit, #7: 95' Price: $3,192.00 SC480795EXT Tuff Luff - Extrusion Only, #7: 95' Price: $2,577.60
SC6008110 Tuff Luff - Complete Kit, #8: 110' Price: $3,608.00 SC6008110EXT Tuff Luff - Extrusion Only, #8: 110' Price: $2,916.80
SC7608130 Tuff Luff - Complete Kit, #8: 130' Price: $5,760.00 SC7608130EXT Tuff Luff - Extrusion Only, #8: 130' Price: $4,068.00



Schaefer Tuff Luff Parts

Schaefer Tuff Luff Parts Tuff Luff feeders are precision engineered and made of high quality stainless steel. The feeder guides the sail luff into the extrusion for a flawless hoist every time. Tuff Luff pre-feeders have oversized bronze rollers that smooth out the sail on its way to the feeder. assuring a perfect set and eliminating the need for crew to hand feed the sail.

SCTL120501 Genoa Pre-Feeder Price: $66.40 SCTL120502 Feeder: Stainless Price: $138.48
SCTL120511 Main Pre-Feeder Price: $87.76 SCTL170602 Feeder Stainless Price: $139.60

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