With over 25 years of furling experience, Schaefer has cultivated a jib furling and reefing system that is not only durable but easy to control, smooth and dependable.
Designed to perform and built to last the System 2100 builds upon Schaefer's 1100 System features with a robust bearing package for low friction, low maintenance furling for larger cruising boats. The 126 tough Torlonﾙ bearings ride in specially shaped round races for maximum contact area, and require no lubrication. These bearings will not corrode and ride in open, easily accessible races. They have a proven, high compression strength, provide low friction, and need only periodic flushing with fresh water. Schaefer's system utilizes you existing headstay and turnbuckle resulting in full turnbuckle adjustability, optimum performance at a reduced cost. The heavy duty base toggle articulates to absorb side loads that might otherwise cause turnbuckle fatigue. Powerful, large diameter drums provide you with the mechanical advantage you need for high sailing loads. Standard split drum plates allow for easy conversion to a full length headsail.
Schaefer's CNC machined metal construction resists ultraviolet rays and abuse from anchor chains and poles mounted near the stemhead fitting.