Well it is a little more involved
First the halyard can run thru a clutch
but I usually open it and then run it thru a block at the base of the mast
. I have run directly to the windlass but prefer a block. As stated in my earlier post I drop the lazy jack on the leeward side and fall off 2 to 5 degrees . I have an auto pilot and I set it so I am alittle off head
. Then I use the windlass with one wrap. Then I can raise the main or lower it,if a batten gets caught, from the windlass
I now have an electric winch and it makes things a lot easier as I seem to single
hand quite a bit.
Good luck and happy sailing .