Re: winching up the mast,
We've always re-led a halyard to the primary sheet winches, but have friends that do the same to the anchor windlass....
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"