Originally Posted by Bluewater gal
Thanks...I will check that out.
One more thing, all the windlass
makers I know offer different gypsy options on their windlasses so knowing the model number usually isn't sufficient. You need to check the model of just the gypsy to determine the correct chain. If you can find a number on the gypsy and contact Maxwell
(or read the manual if you have it) you should be able to learn which size and type chain that will fit.
In my case I can use 3/8" BBB or 5/16 G4 in my windlass. The key is not the inch size of the metal in the link but how many links per foot that determines if the chain works in your gypsy or not. 3/8" G4 has longer links than 3/8" BBB so both won't work
in the same gypsy.
All very confusing and I spent a few hours researching chain sizes, types, relative strength vs weight vs cost for different chains. For example I learned that 5/16 G4 is stronger, lighter and cheaper than 3/8" BBB.