I went up the mast to replace the main and jib halyards two Saturday's ago but failed. It was pretty scary being up there and April was having lots of problems with overrides on the winches. When I get up there I couldn't figure out how to get the new halyards led through the blocks at the top, but I think that's just because I was too scared to think straight.
I got back up there on Sunday. I had Len tension my lines over a cleats. There were no overrides at all which made it go a lot faster. I'm sure glad he didn't accidentally let go.