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post #5 of Old 04-05-2009
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My chain from the new, horizontal windlass 'hopped', because roller on sprit too high. I got a chain pawl, and used a SS pipe over the pin (without the pawl claw) as a roller just forward of the windlass, as a "fair lead" that held the incoming chain lower. It worked! Now the chain links sit low enough in the gypsy head to not slip or hop.
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