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Re: Simpson Lawrence gypsy not matching chain
For those who don't have experience with Simpson-Lawrence gypsies, they have a unique design that makes them the most tolerant and broadly accepting gypsies I've come across. So it isn't unusual for them to take a wide variety of chain standards, sizes, and dimensions - where many other gypsy brands are far more restrictive and severe in requirements.
I have an older SL windlass and that is definitely my experience. The links per foot and link diameter between 3/8" BBB and 5/16" G4 are close but certainly not identical but both work perfectly in my gypsy.