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The deck stay will have to be custom fitted as well, some go right to the mast step, others attach to the mast just far enough down from the overhead to make room for a turnbuckle so it has some adjustability. Of course all and any through deck connections must be properly backed up.
Another possibility might be to attach the turning blocks (or the collar) to the mast itself just above deck level, that would alleviate a lot of the lifting moment on the deck.
Any competent rigger would be able to accommodate you but I suspect this could end up costing you a bit...
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