Shaefer mainsheet fiddle – anyone have one they don’t need? Home › Forums › Hardware & Setup Technical › Shaefer mainsheet fiddle – anyone have one they don’t need? This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by SWG 3 years, 1 month ago. Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts December 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm #2006 SWGKeymaster Does anyone have one of the original Shaefer mainsheet fiddle blocks they don’t need? December 15, 2014 at 8:08 pm #3613 Bruce HubbleParticipant Not so sure those are original. Those don’t have enough purchase to trim the main properly! My opinion! December 15, 2014 at 8:09 pm #3614 Bruce HubbleParticipant Also, the strength is suspect. December 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm #3616 SWGKeymaster i believe some boats came with a shaefer 4:1 mainsheet using this block at the top. http://www.sailpix.com/email/olson30/2010/4600.html http://www.sailpix.com/email/olson30/2010/4601.html we currently have a 3:1 6:1 using the original fiddle at the top and a double fiddle w/cleats at the bottom. like the image below but instead of the double block at top we have the fiddle. http://www.mauriprosailing.com/Harken/images/pi/HAR332.jpg our setup slightly cobbled together but not bad. if we had another one of these shaefer fiddles we could split them apart then put them back together making the top fiddle a double and increase the purchase to 4:1 8:1. it would be a bit cleaner too. Author Posts Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.