I have been giving a lot of thought lately to recovering a MOB. Thankfully its not something I have had to do but clearly I should know how. In light winds it seems rather straight forward assuming the person is not injured. Drop my boarding ladder off the stern and they can climb back on. But what about in heavy seas and high winds? Things like a sling that attach to your boom seem less than useless in these circumstances and appear to present significant danger to those attempting the recovery.
What are you using in high winds and rough seas? Is it better to use a halyard than a block attached to the boom. How quickly can you deploy your system? If you were sailing with your family could they get you back on board?