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Old 01-12-2015, 18:12   #1
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Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

This Simpson-Lawrence/Lewmar manual windlass came included with (but was not installed) on my Albin Vega. It is a very lightweight solution for bringing in anchor chain. I believe it is a 5/8" chain gypsy.

Includes what is seen in the photos. Ratchets smoothly, looks good. Very simple and reliable design - uses a standard winch handle to operate.

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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

5/8" chain gypsy seem kind of big for a manual windlass. Now if this actually fit 5/16" chain then I would be very much interested in checking this out.


Please PM me if fits 5/16" chain.

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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

You are correct, it's not 5/8". Upon re-inspection I noticed a marking which indicates this is a 1/2" gypsy.
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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

Might want to take the windlass down to your local chandlery and see what chain actually fits. 1/2" chain would be way larger than this windlass could be expected to handle. These winches were designed for use on smaller boats and 1/2" chain would be what you'd expect on a 50' plus boat.
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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

Thanks for the tip, unless the marking on the gypsy is incorrect, this is for 1/2". If it helps to bring anymore sense to it, the boat was being outfitted to tank-like specifications.



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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

combo rope/chain gypsy, might be 1/2" rope... 1/2 chain is more like 80 feet than 50
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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

Here is a link to the manual that I believe should cover your windlass.

http://slspares.co.uk/pdf/Website%20...n%20Manual.pdf

Do you see anything on your gypsy like "RC152", "RC162", or "RC172"? That should tell us what your Gypsy is designed to handle.
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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

Where are you? If close by we can check it out with my chain. We are travelling down through Florida.
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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

You mean horizontal? What is in the picture is a light weight model for small boats. Very little leverage, unlike the vertical windlass where you have a long bar to provide a mechanical advantage for heavier anchors. Its worth about $25 at a used marine supply house, or even less at most boat flea markets. No way at $250. For that price, you can get the real deal.
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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

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combo rope/chain gypsy, might be 1/2" rope... 1/2 chain is more like 80 feet than 50
Might be correct, I hadn't considered that

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Here is a link to the manual that I believe should cover your windlass.

http://slspares.co.uk/pdf/Website%20...n%20Manual.pdf

Do you see anything on your gypsy like "RC152", "RC162", or "RC172"? That should tell us what your Gypsy is designed to handle.
Nice link, thanks! I looked for the stamp but didn't see one (only a 'V' and a '1/2"', I'll try disassembling, maybe it's hidden

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Where are you? If close by we can check it out with my chain. We are travelling down through Florida.
Thanks for the offer, I'm on the left coast - Los Angeles, CA. If I'm unable to reach a conclusion based on markings I will take it into a chandlery as previously suggested and figure it out that way.

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You mean horizontal? What is in the picture is a light weight model for small boats. Very little leverage, unlike the vertical windlass where you have a long bar to provide a mechanical advantage for heavier anchors. Its worth about $25 at a used marine supply house, or even less at most boat flea markets. No way at $250. For that price, you can get the real deal.
Your input is appreciated, though you may want to check your info. Everything I have read indicates this is a vertical windlass. My price is based on what I saw comparable units sell for on ebay.



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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

If you look carefully at your photos, looks like 172 on the bottom of the gypsy.
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If you look carefully at your photos, looks like 172 on the bottom of the gypsy.
Good eye - that was the marking that I believe says 1/2". It's possible it is meant to be a 172 stamp, but if so the top of the '7' is definitely incomplete. At any rate, there are two line/chain combo gypsies, and of the two it's RC172 that is compatible with 1/2" line. So either the stamp is meant to say 172 or 1/2", but either way it'd indicate the same gypsy.

Long story short: all evidence indicates this gypsy is designed for 5/16" BBB chain, 1/2" line.
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You are correct in your use of the terminology. A horizontal windlass the shaft holding the drum or gypsy is horizontal. Vertical windlass that shaft is vertical. I have a horizontal S-L and it's a nice unit.
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Re: Simpson-Lawrence Manual Vertical Windlass

Thanks for all the interest and help. This is sold, pending payment
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