Spinnaker foredeck downhaul question
I acquired hull 115 built in 1958 that was solid but her finish was in very bad condition. I refinished her hull and deck, bought new sails and race rigging items to bring her up to date. I have several questions about the foredeck spinnaker pole downhaul ? I have a wooden pole that does not have a center ring or bridle for it to attach to or is it suppose to attach the outboard end of the pole? Should I seize a ring to the center of the pole for attachment? There was a rather large stainless open hook with the spinnaker gear, I assumed it was for the downhaul attachment to the pole, is this correct?