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Re: Simpson Lawrence gypsy not matching chain

Originally Posted by MarinaOnMaui View Post
Thank you very much for your reply. Actually My operation manual says it handles BBB and G4 (HT), as well as American Proof Coil and a few other European types, on the same wildcat. I have the RC162 wildcat.

Is there a difference between G4 and calibrated G4? Are there two such chains?
I have a very similar manual with my windlass. It says it will work with about 15 different sizes and types of chain but that is complete nonsense. I even discussed it with the guy that bought out all the old SL parts and designs who was an engineer at SL and he confirmed it.

If your gypsy works with 3/8" BBB like mine it will work will 5/16" G4 HT. It will definitely not work with 3/8" G4 as the links are longer and will jump out of the pockets.
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