A lot will depend upon how your boat, i.e. cockpit
and house were designed.
Avoid friction. Consider which lines are best left forward. For instance with a genoa
or jib that lives on roller furling
it may not be important top bring that halyard
aft. Also, if you have an autopilot
you could consider leaving the main hal on the mast
also. You will find that you can hoist the main at least half way up by hand easily then go the last few fet on a winch
. Also, when you are reefing it is almost always necessary to go to the gooseneck so why not have the main hal there? That way you avoid a lot of friction. It is nice to have everything dump into then cockpit
but it comes at a price
. Most of the time I assume that if you are going to fly a chute you will have help on board and it's nice to have someone forward watching the chute go up so a spin hal is often best left on the mast
. Probably the best way to start the process is to try and get out on a few other boats so you can see how their deck
set up works. Like someone said already, there are many ways to do it right. A lot will depend upon your own style of sailing.