I weigh 250 pounds. My wife is half that. If I fall overboard it will be hard for my wife to bring me aboard by herself. I am assuming she can run a line through a block (I don't know from where) and she could take some of the load on a winch.
This thread has been a good discussion... so, let's now be a little lighthearted. As John Pinette might say, if you lose 50 lbs, and your wife gains 50 lbs, would that solve your problem?