Hours? I don''t think it would be funny after 20 MINTUES
Anyway, the thought of hoisting myself up via electric winch never crossed my mind. I''d definately require having total personal control over my ascent/descent.
And I was wondering about using a rock climbing climbers assist. Same principle, just different market (and pricing).
Using the headsail/spinnaker halyard makes all the sense in the world now that I think about it.