Originally Posted by Jim Cate
You could try reading post #6 above where the OP says:
"It's not a frac rig so flicker not applicable. Just need to move the backstay out about 4"-6".
It is a masthead rig so a mod would have to be very strong. Better to fab entire new unit but how to mount."
Oh, sorry about that
And you sound angry , frustrated
Concerning the OP
To accommodate large roach mainsails itís common to eliminate the aft mast crane completely and move the backstay down
The stainless insert and compression
tube in the photo
Two running back stays
For a cruisers This setup works best with aft swept spreaders
You might run this setup by a rigger who can examine and comment on the engineering of your present masthead
You might ask the rigger to use the main halyard
sheeve axel as the runner dead end