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I have been thinking of the same thing and have heard of a variety of such ideas involving padding, zap straps, and conduit. As for installing through the mast-head, I don't know about your boat, but on mine, the top of the masthead can be removed without unstaying the mast. This is important for maintenance of halyard sheaves etc; have a look at yours.
Sadly I have no wires running to the mast head, just a running light on the front of the mast about halfway up, so I have to unstep the mast to get at the wires.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27