We build new Wire to Rope Halyards and wire/rope Furling Lines using type 316 stainless wire and low stretch braid tails.
We have wire sizes from 3/32 to 1/4 dia. and we stock rope in various tracer colours from 1/4 to 5/8. To speed up delivery
we have a stock of pre-made halyards with longer tails to fit most standard boats with winches back on the cabin top. Please
click on the picture to your right to view our quality product.
We have some solid colours in 5/16 and 3/8 for
tails on furling lines and smaller halyards. We can also do repairs like new tails on your own wire or make a splice using
customer supplied material.
If you have a special requirement or a problem with your halyards we would be glad to
advise. Many sailors have a problem with "meathooks" in halyard wire caused by the wire moving across stainless steel guides
at the masthead or by riding across stainless wearbars at the exit boxes. The use of galvanized wire instead of stainless
steel should be considered. Many sailors that have switched to hi-tect materials for halyards have once again replaced them
with new wire to rope halyards like the originals because of durability and lower price. If you have trouble trying to find
a replacement ROPE TO WIRE HALYARD for your boat we are still making new ones every day like we have done for nearly 50 Years.
We also carry a limited amount of spectra/dynema in small diameters for halyards with pigtails. We developed over
thirty years ago a special core splice for hi-tect materials like kevlar and vectran that is now used by others in the marine
Our Wire to Rope halyards have been tested by experienced sailors in both club races and in long distance
ocean races throughout North America. Cruising boats using Yates Custom Rigging Wire to Rope Halyards have made many ocean
crossings. Today we are just renewing many original halyards on production boats that we made over 30 years ago.
have done random strength testing on our halyards over the years and we have always seen more than 80% of breaking strength
of the wire. Sometimes we have seen 3700# wire break at more than 3400#. We make all halyards as if we were using them to
go aloft ourselves. The strength is directly affected by the amount of taper thus the reason for the longer splice on the
outside. Most wire to rope halyards today have to take heavy sailing loads with the wire cut short to use modern rope clutches.
Having wire on the winch nearly disappeared when we started using braided rope for tails.
If you are shopping around for Wire to Rope Halyards, just remember all halyards are not created equal.
Compare the halyard you are buying with any marine supplier selling YCR Halyards in their store or on the internet. Price
is not all that matters, I make every one as if it might be taking me up and down the mast for years to come. I made my first wire
to rope halyard in April 1968, 49 years ago. Yesterday I made a new Jib Halyard for a CAL 36 and that American Classic
has been out of production for a very long time.
For our American friends there
should be an advantage buying your halyards in Canada. The Canadian dollar's value sits at about 76 US Cents. We will quote
you a price in CDN dollars and you can pay by PAYPAL in US dollars..
|Replacement Halyards for Classic C&C 25
|New- April 2019 for customer in Nova Scotia
REPLACEMENT LIFELINES FOR SAILBOATS
We also have a motorized Kearney Swaging machine
and have the capacity to do "renew" on lifelines. We carry Plastic Coated type 316 wire, colour white only, in 1/8 x 1/4 and
3/16 x 5/16 sizes and have stock of most parts and access to more studs and fittings so we can re use many parts that you
have on your old lifelines. This machine is portable and we can go to your boat at dockside for local people needing replacements
in our area. We have custom made thousands of sets of new and replacement lifelines on sailboats over the past 40 years. We
can supply you with instructions on how to measure your boat for replacement lifelines or just to copy the old ones using
new wire and swage studs where possible for the turnbuckles and other parts.
We also do splicing for the local
fishing industry like end to end splicing on seine purse lines and heavy marine double braid from 3/4 to 2 1/4 inch diameter.
| Nylon Double Braid Mooring Pennants
|1 inch dia. custom made Pennants for 30 ft. Boat
We also make smaller dock lines with galvanized thimbles and whippings on the
bitter ends. Many yacht clubs use this type where boats are required to be shackled to the dock. We make custom
lengths in 1/2 and 5/8 dia. braid.
We also do end to end splicing in double braid for
two speed mainsheet systems used on many racing sailboats.
|Custom made for customer in NS. Feb. 2016
|Main Halyard for Soling. Click on pictures to enlarge
|Halyards and Runners for race winning J35
|Vectran/polyester with special YCR Core Splices
|Click on picture to enlarge
|12 strand Dynema spliced to wire pigtail.......
|DRIFT ICE FILLS COTTRELL`S COVE... May 8, 2014
|New Heavy Ice but no seals or icebergs to be seen.....
|Right here in Cottrell`s Cove.
|Icebergs in the Cove on June 28, 2014
|Just a lovely day to view Icebergs from the hill on the main road.
|Drift Ice or Pack Ice but no Bergs Apr. 15, 2012
|Click on picture to enlarge Ice for 25 miles
|June 2009 --------- Icebergs at Cottrell`s Cove
|Lots of 10,000 year old ice cubes in this Berg!!
|HEAVY SEA ROLLS IN ON NEW BAY HEAD
| RECREATIONAL FOOD FISHERY ON AUG. 2, 09
|Ice in the bay on April 1, 2013 --click to enlarge
|Great weather but lots of pack ice after the Easterly winds last week..
|CS 36T Anchored securely near Lewisporte, NL 2016
| Click on this picture to enlarge
|Contessa 26 in St. John`s, NL.
|Built by J. J.Taylor in Toronto
|Custom made for customer in USA July 2020
|Wire to rope splice
|CLICK ON ALL PICTURES TO ENLARGE
|TEN HALYARDS FROM OUR STANDARD STOCK
|Lists of standard sizes and colours
|Custom length and size combinations available
|2-- 45 ft - 5/32 wire with 60 ft. - 3/8 RLS in our stock
YATES CUSTOM RIGGING
TELEPHONE > 1 709 485 2944
Wilson Yates at Yates Custom Rigging
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|Made for customer in USA ---- Feb. 2020
|Main Halyard for Tanzer 7.5
|Shark 24 -- Main and Jib Halyards Apr. 2015
|1/8 wire, 5/16 Braid Custom made for customer in Ont.
|35 ft. 3/32 7 x 19 ss --- 40 ft. 1/4 RLS braid
|Halyard for Wayfarer Dinghy, Nov. 5, 2014
|CS 36T Main Halyard, 3/16 7x19 T316 -- 7/16 RLS
|Made Mar. 14, 2014 With yellow tracer as original
| Special order for customer in Manitoba
|40 ft of 5/32 stainless wire and 50 ft of 3/8 RLS Braid
|Pull line special to attach messenger
|Showing 3/8 halyard tail with # 5 flag halyard messenger
|Block Pennants made with Hi- tect materials
|For block attachments replacing wire... May 2020
|Special Order mailed to Ont. Customer, May 6, 2013
|5/32 wire type 316 with 3/8 RLS tails
|For Steve Killing Designed Express 30 in Ontario
|Main and Jib Halyards - Nov. 2012 Original Replacement
|Main and Jib Halyard for C & C 37R
| Made June 2016 for customer in Nova Scotia
|3/16 Wire ----------7/16 RLS Polyester
|Custom made for customer in Vancouver, BC
|Proudly made by YCR in Atlantic Canada
|Standard Halyard with Blue Tracer
|Limited edition with solid colour tail
|Wire to Rope Halyard with LS Brite Polyester tail
|Special Order 1/8 ---7x19 ss with 3/8 Brite tail
|Santana 23 Main Halyard May 2009
|Iceberg in mid summer- August 2015
|Taking a day off for the Food Fishery
|Douglas 32 Halyards
|Made for customer in Ont. in July 2017
|Zig Zag gets new halyard Tails
|CS 36T at CBYC Toronto
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