Re: Halyards to cockpit?
I think there is lots of good stuff in this thread, but my favorite post by far is Chuck's advice to do nothing and sail your boat for a while first. The boat is brand new to you and your feel for what you want and need will be so much different after a season on the bay sailing in a variety of conditions. Even if that turns out to be a "lines led aft" solution, you will still benefit from the experience at the mast because no system will free you entirely from the need to go forward. Can't wait to start seeing your "I just got in today" posts!