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....
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. 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)