I put mine just aft of the forward stanchion base. My stanchion's are removed and it was just easy to put the eye there. I have seen em even further aft and further forward, but that spot works for us. Twings are 1/8" spectra with a smallish RWO Carbine Hook (http://www.apsltd.com/c-157-HooksLinksC ... mmels.aspx
) tied to the end and lead through a RWO bullseye R2932 (http://www.apsltd.com/c-1149-bullseyes.aspx
)to to a micro clam cleat C209 (http://www.apsltd.com/c-1023-clamcleats-open.aspx
) to the the flatish spot behind the stays on the edge of the cockpit. Never needed more than that, clean easy and light. If you are gung ho I have seen other more elaborate setups with 1/4" tapered line led to snatch blocks etc etc etc, but we have never needed more. May go to a tapered line and cam cleat setup next year though as the line is a bit small to grab as we are getting older.......
at times but I have never had any real problems in 15 or so years with this setup.