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You really want to run the lines for the vang and cunningham aft to the cockpit, so you can adjust them more easily under sail. Can you add a plate to the mast step to attach blocks to? That's what I did. Here's a photo of the modified mast step on my boat. The advantage of adding a plate to the mast step is you have fewer holes to drill in the deck. As a bonus, the mast acts to keep the blocks down, where if they were attached to the cabin top, it would be just the strength of the backing plate and screws doing that.


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