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Re: leading the running rigging back to the cockpit
As has been mentioned, an under-mast base plate will be the best approach here, giving you plenty of options and places to place the turning blocks and without drilling holes in the deck!!. Generally a deck organizer in conjunction with these blocks, and the appropriate clutch/stopper(s)/winches/cleats will create an organized workable setup.
There's an unavoidable cost to all this hardware but often marine consignment stores (and even the boat yard/marina dumpster) can be goldmines.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)