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Since 1966, 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.

2007 brings an exciting new line of products that continues the Schaefer tradition of Legendary Strength. Our M-Series blocks feature Torlon™ Rollers, Delrin™ Ball Bearings and Machined Aluminum Construction for a strong, light, easy on the eyes block. The new Tuff Luff Aero has been wind tunnel tested for optimum shape with greater lift and less drag. The new Fast Entry Cam Cleat provides you a wider range of angles to fasten your control lines.

Our entire line of products, from blocks to furlers, are built of the finest materials available and designed with a real-world understanding of the forces at work on a sailing yacht.

Just as solid is our commitment to our customers. At Schaefer, we are 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.

Our Products:
Schaefer Marine products are designed and intended for use on sailboats for specific stated applications. Other non-sailboat applications or uses in other industries is not recommended without prior approval from Schaefer Marine.

Stainless steel, aluminum, and plastics can be degraded over time without much external evidence due to the effects of environmental exposure. We recommend that you inspect your hardware regularly for deformation, wear, cracks or corrosion. We will be happy to inspect any Schaefer fitting free of charge to determine if repair or replacement is necessary.

Contrary to common belief, stainless steel is not totally rustproof. All stainless steel will rust to a certain degree due to a natural chemical reaction to air and salt water particularly where there is abrasion, friction or welds. The problem though, is mainly cosmetic and is solved with metal polish and frequent fresh water rinsing.

Vessel construction methods and quality are highly variable. Proper reinforcement in the boat or mast and correct fastener size is essential to insure proper attachment of all fittings. Consultation from the boat manufacturer or a naval architect is recommended for any questionable applications.

Prudent seamanship dictates that all of your marine hardware and blocks receive regular inspections for deformation, wear, cracks or corrosion. Even if your boat has had little use, corrosion or the endless rocking action of the boat at the mooring may cause damage that could affect the strength of the fitting. If, after inspection, you are in doubt about the integrity or safety of any of your Schaefer fittings, send them to our factory and we will inspect them at no charge.

Our Guarantee:
Schaefer Marine, Inc. warrants its standard catalog products to be free from factory defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase, unless otherwise stated in this catalog or any other Schaefer Marine catalog.

At any time within five years of the demonstrated date of purchase, Schaefer Marine, Inc. will remedy any factory defect in material or workmanship (at no charge to the original purchaser) if the product is returned to Schaefer Marine, Inc. The buyer shall be responsible for shipping and insurance charges, if any, on the products returned for repair under the terms of this warranty. Schaefer Marine, Inc. will pay shipping for products returned to the buyer. Return of defective products must be accompanied by a letter giving name, address, proof of purchase, type of boat, and description of malfunction of the gear.

This warranty extends only to defects in material or workmanship of products in normal use. It does not extend to damage caused by accident or abuse, or to any consequential or incidental losses or damages arising from the products or their use. There are no other warranties, including that of merchantability, expressed or implied, other than those set forth herein which extend beyond the period of this warranty.

This warranty is in lieu of all other implied, express and statutory guarantees, and in no event shall Schaefer Marine, Inc. be liable for special, incidental or consequential damages.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, nor the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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