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post #26 of Old 09-02-2019
jballou
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Re: Simpson Lawrence gypsy not matching chain

I have exactly the same problem as the OP. Had BBB chain but it was rusted badly where the bitter end sat in the anchor locker. A LOT of rust! So I checked out the SL 555 manual and it clearly states either BBB or Hi Test, both 3/8”.

Found some G4 (Hi Test) and installed it yesterday. And – it skips just like the OP says.

Diameter of long side of both BBB and G4 links are the same, but inside diameter differ, as others have mentioned, is larger on the G4 than the BBB.

So why does the manual say both G4 and BBB will work? Have measurements chained? (haha)

So what is the resolution besides having to by 200’ of 3/8” BBB? Might Simpson-Lawrence replace the gipsy. Are they still around?

Any ideas?

Last edited by jballou; 09-02-2019 at 12:06 PM.
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