Originally Posted by exterra
Hello. I know this is an old post but the photo and your comments are great. We have something similar to the plate with two bales on top of our mast and are trying to figure out how to use it to rig our new asym spinnaker. It looks like you have a block attached to the bale. Is the halyared from the sheave fed through the block? If so......how do we get the halyard that runs up the mast and out through the sheave into the block? This sounds like a stupid question but we are newcomers to this wonderful sport.
If you have internal hallyards you should have (or make) an opening in front of the mast aproximatly 1m (3 feet down the mast).
So the hallyard go into the mast at (or near) the bottom of the mast, inside the mast, exiting the mast at the opening close to the top, through the block at the top down to the deck (this end attaches to the sail)
Picture is better
Closeup of the exits close to the top
Exit close to the deck