& Curved Base Cheek Blocks & Pads
Base Cheek Blocks: Flat, stainless base plate
distributes loads to a larger surface area than other designs
that place loads on mounting bolts only. Use on spars and
deck to lead sheets, halyards, reefing gear, and any control
requiring a strong, smooth lead.
Base Cheek Blocks: Unique curved base plate fits up
to 2” (51mm) dia. spar section for easy mounting.
Excellent for control line leads on dinghys and small daysailors.
Block Pads: Shaped to fit most common spar sections,
these convenient pads allow quick and easy mounting on masts
or booms. Made of UV Treated Molded PVC with the ability
to withstand extreme compression loads and temperature ranges
foot blocks are Computer Machined to provide the strength
needed in such high-stress applications. Choose from either
elegant Stainless or Anodized Aluminum Top Plates.
Universal Circuit Sheave Package provides a durable and
smooth delivery to the cockpit. Our unique ”Strip
from the Top” design allows for complete disassembly
without removal of the deck mounted base plate. Countersunk
fasteners and a unique anti-rotation sheave pin keyed into
the underside of the top plate provides a smooth surface
to eliminate chafe and fouled lines.
your best foot forward with Schaefer's handsome, low profile
design which combines a clean look with Schaefer's Legendary
Loaded Blocks on Slides: Spring loaded blocks offer
a wide flexibility in sheeting angles allowing for up to
a 45° lead variation to each side of the track. "Spring
Cap" design fully
supports blocks under any conditions. 1" and 1-1/4"
versions feature polyethylene liners held ”captive”
within the slide allowing for years of trouble free and
friction free service. Choose from brilliant Stainless Steel
or Hardcoat Anodized Aluminum cheeks both using UV resistant
Lead Blocks: This rugged, "offshore" design
provides a low winch lead while spreading sheet loads over
several track fasteners for maximum strength. Set pin location
in the center of the block prevents snagging and accidental
release. Designed to articulate up to 45° to either
side of the track, Half-Moon lead blocks are often used
to provide a proper lead angle to foot or turning blocks
near the cockpit. Stainless, bolted construction provides
a brilliant finish, and allows complete disassembly for
inspection or maintenance.
Sheet Lead Blocks: Schaefer's
Twin Sheet Lead Blocks allow for twin sheets through it's
wide flared sheave permitting easy sail changes. The Cage
and Slide body are computer machined resulting in incredible
strength and precision. Each Block provides a low profile
articulating sheave for a proper lead from the sail through
the block and into your cockpit. Sheaves are hardcoat anodized
aluminum running on our low friction Nomex™/Teflon™
Bearing. Double your sheeting flexibility today!
The Top Blocks
to bring control lines over the forward edge of cabin houses,
coamings or rails. Perfect for Raised Salon designs. Low
Friction ball bearing sheaves lead lines easily.
from computer-machined aluminum allowing for gentle, smooth
curves, our totally new M-Series Blocks are extremely light.
Combine light weight with Schaefer's legendary quality and
the result is an incredible strength to weight ratio.
blocks feature Torlon™ rollers and Delrin™ Ball
Bearings. The machined aluminum side plates will stand the
test of time and will outlast most blocks made of plastic
or composite material. M-Series Blocks are available in a
variety of configurations to fit any application.
blocks are one of the most versatile tools available for
cruising or racing. The flexibility of these blocks makes
them ideal for use as genoa leads, spinnaker controls or
short sheet leads.
Snatch Blocks use an investment cast snap shackle attached
with a Ball joint enabling 360° rotation as well as
15° tilting action. This flexibility allows for quick
attachment. Urethane cheek covers protect your deck from
damage. Each block has an integral bail allowing you to
”hang” the block with a shockcord. Strength,
Flexibility and Schaefer's reputation allow you to sail
easier and safer.
Removable Ferrule head allows low profile
"Utility Blocks" to be mounted anywhere for extremely
low line leads. Use wherever regular shackle head design
may interfere with line leads. Offered in brilliant Stainless,
or tough Hardcoat Anodized versions with Delrin or aluminum
Choose from our
standard Wire Blocks with narrow heads and sheaves or our
Eye-Jaw Wire blocks. Either are perfect for use with Control
Lines or Halyards. Stainless cheeks offer high abrasion
and chafe resistance as well as opening to accept swaged
or nicro pressed wires. Eye Jaw Wire Blocks are easy to
use with Runners, Backstays or any area requiring strong
wire support. They also use our Nomex/Teflon Bearing for
high load/ low friction application.