If you are short on strength, buy a pair of electric
winches. You will only get weaker with age. If we hadn't installed electric
winches (and getting weaker as i got older never crossed my mind) when we bought our 44 ft cat, I was 55 then and 70 now, I would have had to retrofit electric winches, hopefully before i gave myself a heart attack, or sell the boat
or give up sailing and just motor
around. I cross sheeted the port jib
and run the boat
by myself. If I would be looking to my 65 yr old Admiral to crank it in, well that would have been the end of it all. She picks up the mooring
and that is it. To say that electric winches saved my marriage and my life would be putting it mildly.