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Re: Simpson Lawrence gypsy not matching chain

That is an old windlass and the gypsy is probably pretty worn, so it is possible that the new chain sits a bit higher in it than the old and is skipping on the top of the worn teeth.

The RC162 SL Horizon gypsy could use 3/8" BBB but not 3/8" HT (G4) chain. The RC172 could take either 5/16" BBB or 5/16" HT. We had both and found the RC172 could also handle 10mm BBB in a new gypsy, and the RC162 could also take 5/16" proof coil.

If you really were previously using 3/8" G4, my bet is that your gypsy is worn, or that your previous chain was 10mm and not 3/8".

Mark

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