There is a performance/esthetics/chafe vs convenience/safety compromise on sailing with lazy jacks up vs forward. There is reasonable argument for both points of view. Probably you want your design to nicely allow both and you can then choose day to day.when so many people here told me that this is not correct/not optimal.
tiny turning blocks that simply attach to the mast.
Our lazy jacks went up to tiny micro blocks about a foot (? would need to dig up a photo to be sure of how far) out the spreaders. This opened up the slot between the lazy jacks to help them avoid snagging on our full batten ends when raising from a reefed position to full hoist.
One thing I had to come to terms with was setting the lazy jacks a bit looser and a bit lower, which made the flake into them less neat than I wanted, but reduced hassle during use. To get a proper CCA flake, I would slowly drop the main without the lazy jacks while motoring into the wind, or do a quick drop into the lazy jacks but when we anchored dump the mainsail out and flake it by hand (if I remember when you sailed with me, we did a quick anchor drop just to flake the mainsail properly before going back into the slip). I was OCD about mainsail flake because when I tried to shortcut, I could always hear my sailing mentor in the back of my head saying 'no, that is not proper'.