At Mystic Seaport, when a vessel is in good trim, things are where they belong, and the ropework is all as it should be, they call it "yar".
In Edgartown, when a yacht is bright, the fiberglass is clean and the lines are all coiled down where they belong, they call it "Bristol fashion."
In Newfoundland, when a window in the pilothouse breaks, they stuff a rag in it... that's not yar.
A traditional doubled-thread whipping with barrel stitches to seize a splice is yar. An electrician's tie wrap is not.