If there is a shackle at the head of the sail and an eye at the other where does the ball fitting go?I am sailing a 14' dinghy. Not a big cruiser. Not sure if the setup is different on larger boats. I have a length of steel rope with a captive pin shackle that attaches to the sail head. At the opposite end there is an eye. I use a length of yacht rope shackled to the eye of the steel wire rope for a downhaul to hoist the sail.
There's a reason for the ball stop in a halyard. How does one add one, that works with a halyard lock, when replacing the wire halyard with amsteel?How would I use a stop for the halyard with rope instead of steel wire?