As pointed out previously, using a plate under your existing mast step would be the simplest way to do this, and lead to the fewest holes in the cabintop. Most cabintops are cored, and having fewer holes is generally a good idea.
On my boat, I have the following lines led aft:
1) Main Halyard
2) Spinnaker Halyard
4) Topping Lift
5,6) First reef, tack and clew lines
7,8) Second reef, tack and clew lines
9, 10) Third reef, tack and clew lines
11) Boom brake
This allows me to raise, reef, lower the mainsail from the cockpit.
That would work great but I'm not sure how I would put it on the boat. There is a plate on the boat and one on the base of the mast that fit together when the mast is up. I have pics but can't seem to post them.
Could I attach stand up blocks to the deck right next to the mast plate I have?
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