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Cottrell`s Cove Sunset

 
 
              WIRE TO ROPE HALYARDS---OUR SPECIALTY!
 
We have been a manufacturer and supplier of Wire to Rope Halyards and wire/rope Furling Lines for over 40 years. Our customers include many marine supply outlets, sailmakers and rope makers in Canada plus we have a loyal following of retail customers that we have built up over the years.
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.

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 industry.

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 20 years ago.

We 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, 48 years ago
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For our American friends there should be an advantage buying your halyards in Canada. The Canadian dollar's value sits at about 72 US Cents. We will quote  you a price in Canadian dollars and you can pay by Paypal in Canadian dollars.




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
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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
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Main Halyard for Soling. Click on pictures to enlarge

Halyards and Runners for race winning J35
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Vectran/polyester with special YCR Core Splices

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12 strand Dynema spliced to wire pigtail.......

DRIFT ICE FILLS COTTRELL`S COVE... May 8, 2014
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New Heavy Ice but no seals or icebergs to be seen.....

Icebergs in the Cove on June 28, 2014
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Just a lovely day to view Icebergs from the hill on the main road.

Icebergs at Moores Cove
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Drift Ice or Pack Ice but no Bergs Apr. 15, 2012
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Click on picture to enlarge Ice for 25 miles

June 2009 --------- Icebergs at Cottrell`s Cove
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Lots of 10,000 year old ice cubes in this Berg!!

HEAVY SEA ROLLS IN ON NEW BAY HEAD
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RECREATIONAL FOOD FISHERY ON AUG. 2, 09

Ice in the bay on April 1, 2013 --click to enlarge
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Great weather but lots of pack ice after the Easterly winds last week..

CS 36T #2332 from Halifax moored in Fortune Hr.
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Fred G. on his sail "Around the Rock" in 2013................ Click on picture to enlarge.

Contessa 26 in Lewisporte Marina
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Built by J. J.Taylor in Toronto

CLICK ON ALL PICTURES TO ENLARGE
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TEN HALYARDS FROM OUR STANDARD STOCK

Lists of standard sizes and colours
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Custom length and size combinations available


CONTACT INFORMATION

YATES CUSTOM RIGGING
BOX 111
COTTRELL`S COVE
NL. CANADA
A0H 1L0

PHONE OR FAX 709 485 2944

Email> wilson@yatescustomrigging.com

2016 Iceberg
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Right here in Cottrell`s Cove.

Shark 24 -- Main and Jib Halyards Apr. 2015
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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
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Halyard for Wayfarer Dinghy, Nov. 5, 2014

CS 36T Main Halyard, 3/16 7x19 T316 -- 7/16 RLS
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Made Mar. 14, 2014 With yellow tracer as original

Special order for customer in Manitoba
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40 ft of 5/32 stainless wire and 50 ft of 3/8 RLS Braid

Main and Jib Halyards for CS 27
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Custom made------- March 2012

Special Order mailed to Ont. Customer, May 6, 2013
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5/32 wire type 316 with 3/8 RLS tails

For Steve Killing Designed Express 30 in Ontario
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Main and Jib Halyards - Nov. 2012 Original Replacement

Main and Jib Halyard for C & C 37R
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Made June 2016 for customer in Nova Scotia

3/16 Wire ----------7/16 RLS Polyester
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Custom made for customer in Vancouver, BC

Proudly made by YCR in Atlantic Canada
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Standard Halyard with Blue Tracer

Limited edition with solid colour tail
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Wire to Rope Halyard with LS Brite Polyester tail

Special Order 1/8 ---7x19 ss with 3/8 Brite tail
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Santana 23 Main Halyard May 2009

The original wire to rope halyard splice! Jan 2013
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Made for a classic wooden boat in the USA using a spun twisted polyester tail.

 





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