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Old 05-28-2017, 01:27 PM   #1
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SL 555 chain stripper

I bent my chain stripper a while back . This is a heavy duty windlass but the chain stripper is kinda light weight , just a 10 mm rod sticking up to strip out the chain . I made another one and bent it also . Has anybody ever seen or made something more substantial to rip out the chain ? I was thinking of a block that gets the rod closer to the gypsy .It could be that my chain is not matched up the windlass , but it seems to lay in the gypsy right .
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:31 PM   #2
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Does this look right ?
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Does this look right ?
The chain looks small for the gypsy but I'm not familiar with your windlass.

Here's a picture of ours. It's a Lighthouse 1501.
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What's the function of your "stripper"? Does Joy know about this?

Seriously, my windlass powers down and up. Does the stripper cause the gypsy to release the chain for free-fall deployment?
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:01 PM   #5
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What's the function of your "stripper"? Does Joy know about this?

Seriously, my windlass powers down and up. Does the stripper cause the gypsy to release the chain for free-fall deployment?
Yes she knows about the stripper. She is the one that told me to get a good one next time even if I have to pay double .
The stripper keeps the chain from wrapping around the gypsy ,allows it to free-fall I into the anchor locker when taking in chain.
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The chain looks small for the gypsy but I'm not familiar with your windlass.

Here's a picture of ours. It's a Lighthouse 1501.
That's a sweet windlass . I have another gypsy that looks like a better fit . Without the chain stripper it takes two people , one cranks and the other keeps the chain falling straight . If we're not careful it will wrap around the gypsy before you know it , then it gets goofy and a bad place to to get a finger caught .
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Pack Mule, all the links should basically be tight, as in no play between the teeth of the gypsy. When you free fall your chain you control the speed how? With the brake handle?
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Pack Mule, all the links should basically be tight, as in no play between the teeth of the gypsy. When you free fall your chain you control the speed how? With the brake handle?
Yes a brake handle slows the free-fall .
We are having a problem when taking in the chain and rode . The chain stays stuck in the gypsy and wraps . The rod (chain stripper) is supposed to peel the chain away from the gypsy.
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What's the function of your "stripper"? Does Joy know about this?

Seriously, my windlass powers down and up. Does the stripper cause the gypsy to release the chain for free-fall deployment?
No I'm sorry it's not used for deployment. It's used to strip out the chain for when we take it in . If it doesn't strip it out it just wraps around the gypsy. I went back and edited my post # 5
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Does this look right ?
X2 that your gypsy is the wrong size for your chain (or vice versa) - each link should nest neatly between the teeth of the link - only one link per opening.
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This 10 mm rod strips the chain out of gypsy when taking in chain . I've bent two
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Is there a gypsy size for your windlass between the 2 you have? It looks likes one is too big and the other is too small.
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Larry I'm not sure . I bought this windlass used and I'm not sure the size of either one of these . I'm really not sure what chain I have . I need to get educated on both.
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Here's a page for G4 anchor chain that gives the link dimensions. The site has the info for BBB and proof.

https://www.1st-chainsupply.com/chai...lass_chain.htm
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For what it's worth. When we bought Hobo, the seller told us up front that the windless was a a problem with the chain jumping off as you let it out. He was convinced, with the help of a few experts, that the angle of the chain on the gypsy since it was less than 90 degrees was the problem. Hobo has an upward slanting bow pulpit. His solution was to raise the windlass to get the chain on the windlass for that 90 degrees which fortunately he never got around to. I took a short video while deploying the anchor and sent it to the windlass manufacturer. Wrong gypsy. We installed the new gypsy. The seller lived with the wrong gypsy for 10 years.
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Thanks , I'll figure out my chain and then the gypsy . Do y'all think this is the reason the chain won't fall off the gypsy when taking in , even the gypsy that's too big for the chain ? I was thinking if I build a block to raise the support height of the chain stripper it would be more rigid instead of the rod out there on it's on .
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With the correct chain/gypsy combo, the weight of the chain falling into the locker will pull the chain out of the gypsy
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For what it's worth. When we bought Hobo, the seller told us up front that the windless was a a problem with the chain jumping off as you let it out. He was convinced, with the help of a few experts, that the angle of the chain on the gypsy since it was less than 90 degrees was the problem. Hobo has an upward slanting bow pulpit. His solution was to raise the windlass to get the chain on the windlass for that 90 degrees which fortunately he never got around to. I took a short video while deploying the anchor and sent it to the windlass manufacturer. Wrong gypsy. We installed the new gypsy. The seller lived with the wrong gypsy for 10 years.
I was gonna ask if the fact that my windlass is at such an angle if that could cause my problem . It deploys fine no issues there . When it wraps around gypsy it can be down right dangerous. I have to grab the chain , take out the wrap and let out the chain and get it back in the gypsy by hand before continuing hand ratcheting back in .
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