Shaefer mainsheet fiddle – anyone have one they don’t need?

 

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  • #2006
    SWG
    SWG
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    Does anyone have one of the original Shaefer mainsheet fiddle blocks they don’t need?

    #3613
    Bruce Hubble
    Bruce Hubble
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    Not so sure those are original. Those don’t have enough purchase to trim the main properly! My opinion!

    #3614
    Bruce Hubble
    Bruce Hubble
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    Also, the strength is suspect.

    #3616
    SWG
    SWG
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    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.

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