I think the hole through the bows is the easiest way, I have glued in a tube on previous boat, but drilled the current ones oversize and filled and then drilled to the right size again. Make the hole big enough for loop of dyneema type rope then use tail to stop the loop pulling back through, makes rigging quicker, than setting length each time.
I have used both the pulley into the pole and the plastic end cap with hole in it for tack line, haven't noticed much difference in drag, most of it is kite in the chute. So I think either way is ok, but whatever you do, put a end cap on for safety.
Last edited by thricebitten; 02/19/14 01:15 AM.