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Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats

Rig-Rite, Inc.
Phone: (001) 401-739-1140 -- FAX: (001) 401-739-1149          Ordering/Questions

Schaefer Rope Clutches

Schaefer Rope Clutches
Schaefer Rope Clutches (line stoppers) have been produced in 2 different designs, each was produced in 2 different sizes.*   Schaefer's original First generation (Type 1) unit, introduced in 1977, had stainless steel sides, and vertically mounted aluminum cams with SS rod handles screwed into them. Their 2nd generation stopper (Type 2), known as the E.G.R. (Easy Grip & Release), was introduced in 1983. It featured all aluminum (black anodized) construction, except for SS bolts and springs.
Schaefer has had no entrants in the rope clutch/stopper market since that time. 

*This does not include other variations of horizontally mounted First generation stoppers (mostly on Circuit boats), or the famous imported (German) Aardvark stopper which came only in a single, and worked wonderfully well on only 7/16" line.

Schaefer Type 1 (Stainless Steel) Rope Clutches
Schaefer Type 2 (Aluminum) E.G.R. Rope Clutches

Schaefer Spinnaker Halyard Stoppers
Schaefer SS (Type 1) Horizontal Line Stoppers

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