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Re: Simpson Lawrence gypsy not matching chain
The link size is different between G4 and BBB, so there seems to be a mismatch. Many windlasses can interchange the wildcat (the part that grabs the chain) for different sizes and types of chain. Perhaps the manual is suggesting you could fit either wildcat, but I don't think it's trying to say it will do either universally.
You say you previously had G4 chain as well. Did it skip then too? I've heard rumor of mislabled chain, perhaps you have a BBB wildcat. Perhaps its not for 3/8 chain at all.
Just guessing. Bottom line, you don't want it constantly jumping, as you describe.
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