Originally Posted by Trim50
I have a real big problem with the chain getting bunched-up as it comes off the gypsy...about every 10 feet.
Bunching as described, may indicate that the gypsy and the chain are not matched.
measuring a length of say 12ft (stretched tight) and counting the number of full links + the measurement of the partial link . Then doing the same with someone else's chain. (both chains of the same link diam) if different result is obtained this may indicate mismatch in your combo.
- another method is to count off say 120 links and measure and do the same on someone else's chain.
Whatever, it does sound like a mismatch. which if so , then if the chain is still in good nick, measure a length of length of links together with the link diam, give to the supplier of a new windlass for them to confirm the chain ok for their gypsy.