Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain twisted in the locker after using some times
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I believe that I have bad news for you.
The "ISO standard" 10mm chain has a "pitch" of 30mm and the "DIN standard" 10mm chain has a pitch of 28mm.
Pitch is the distance inside the chain loop on the long side. I privately emailed you a page from my Amel Book which explains this.
Here is the bad news:
The Lewmar V5 with 203 Gypsy is "ISO standard" for 10mm chain and is designed for a "pitch" of 30mm. Amel always installs ISO Standard chain.
The Stainless Steel chain on your boat is "DIN standard" with a pitch of 28mm.
This will cause multiple problems including the one you described.
You need new gypsies for DIN standard 10mm chain.
The error the previous owner made is a common mistake, and it is never, ever checked by surveyors. My guess is that this email to you will ne "news" to many Amel owners.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
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On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:25 AM Rudolf Waldispuehl Rudolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: