I've been furling sail and launching sail from the port cabin top. It's actually fairly convenient, but on rougher days there's nothing to prevent the sail and occasionally the boom from trying to take a swim. I've also got to gather the sail as it comes down by hand, which is in short supply when handling a halyard and wrangling the yard. I also intend to make a junk rig for this boat after I have the balanced lug all figured out. The junk REQUIRES the lazy jacks to function as it should.
It was pretty quick and simple. I put a pad eye on the rear of the mast above the dumb sheave for the halyard. I tied rings on to each end of a 10ft piece of 3/16 paracord, and did a cow hitch loop in the middle of it at the pad eye. 2 more pad eyes on each side of the boom, another pair of lines with spring clips attached using Albright knots that can slip but have a fair amount of friction. That way I can slide the knots and raise the whole bundle higher when it's furled to get it out of my way.
It's really simplified both raising and dropping sail single handed. the bundle tidies up fairly nicely with just a few ties after it's furled. The lazyjacks just happened to come out a nice length where I can clip the hooks together and store them on the mast belayed around the halyard cleat.
The other thing I've done to simplify single handed raising and lowering is put in a Paradox style steering loop in the cabin. 4 fairleads in the corners and a simple chunk of rope tied to the tiller end, works well. I'll have to get some pictures of that up as well.