Allwood Sails in Sydney make custom spliced halyards, tack lines, sheets and other ropes for skiffs, dinghies and yachts for $100 per hour on top of supplying the rope.
Allwood Sails use and sell LIROS ropes. We mostly use D-Pro, a single braid SK75 Dyneema and Magic Pro, a dyneema cored, polyester covered, double braid rope that is readily tapered.
Please see the LIROS Rope Catalogue for more information.
We sell rope by the metre and at a discount for a 100m spool.
Our best value rope is LIROS D-Pro 3mm for $2.5 per metre and 4mm for $4 per metre.
For easier tapering, we sell LIROS Magic Pro 4mm for $4 per metre, 5mm for $5.5 per metre, 6mm for $7.5 per metre and 8mm for $13.5 per metre. This is obviously not the cheapest rope around so I suggest you consider your needs and the alternatives before choosing this option.
For example, this is great stuff for a 505 or Flying Dutchman spinnaker sheet which doubles as a brace where stretch is critical and a tapered rope is very nice. However on my 12 foot skiff spinnaker sheet I use LIROS Nautic which I sell for $1 per metre. Archie Massey and Dan Wilsdon, the current I14 world champions also use this light, economical option which floats and does not absorb water. Great stuff.
Please email me or call me outside business hours if you would like to buy custom tapered ropes, rope by the metre or a discounted 100 metre roll. I am happy to discuss the options and recommend rope for your needs, particularly for skiffs and dinghies. I can also give a few tips on minimising costs if you are keen on making your own tapered halyards.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0433 546 356.
If you prefer to order immediately online, I suggest you buy from my supplier Deckhardware. Unlike me, DeckHardware answer their phone during office hours (phone (02) 9905 9400) and their website www.deckhardware.com.au is a lot more sophisticated than mine with plenty of other great products presented.
Mel, Phil and Robyn are great to deal with and are keen sailors and supporters of sailing, who give a lot to the community as race officials and their support of the Australian Sailing Team and others. Here are their contact details.