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Downhaul and Tuff Luffs?
A jib downhaul works only on hanked on sails. When pulling the jib down the hanks will slide down the forestay. The hanks also keep the sail from blowing over the bow when the sail is pulled down. You still need to go forward to gather and secure the sail, but you can do it at a time that is better for you. This arrangement has worked well on my Ranger 26 for many years.
With a tuff luff you are out of luck, since the sail has to be continuously pulled from the bottom. Even if a downhaul did work in pulling the sail down, the unattached luff of the sail would probably fly around like crazy, forcing you to go to the bow immediately.
You might look into removing the tuff luff and having hanks added to your sails. As far as I know the only other option is roller furling, which, in my opinion, only has benefits when the headsails get too heavy for one person to handle.