Originally Posted by Chotu
It pulls rope of sufficient size on the chain side. Thatís a V shaped groove in the centerline of the Gypsy.
I have the same one and my rode transitions from chain to rope rode. My transition could have been done better so it doesnít handle that part well, but itíll pull rope rode all day.
Our Lofrans Falkon handles rope on the chain gypsy - itís designed for that with the extended v-groove. As long as the rope is about the size of the chain. If itís smaller, such as with Dyneema
line, it will slip and youíll have to use the rope drum.
Ordinarily the rope drum would be used if you have a majority rope rode, or are hoisting a sail or someone up the mast