Finally getting to the point of rigging on my little Bolger Gypsy. I've gone with a 72 sq.ft. lug sail instead of whatever under-powered sail was originally drawn.
Some say to drill a hole athwartships. Others attach hardware running fore-and-aft. It would seem that if the halyard that hangs the yard comes on the aft side of the mast, then which ever tack you were on would have equal tension from the twist of the yard. On the other hand, it sounds like some people use the "good" tack as their primary run. In that case, running the hole athwart would give consistency on that good tack.
And what about holes versus hardware? I'm not talking about a traveler. I'm talking about a bee hole versus a stainless U-bolt, versus a pulley.
If only the plans had come with all of this information...