I ordered 2 of these to replace one I thought I had lost (but found again a week later) so now I have three. That's OK though. Now I can lose 2 before I have to panic. It is possible to get enough out haul tension by wrapping the line around a stick but the tension required for down haul these days would be impossible for me without the 2 handed version of this tool. The cleats grab and release effortlessly. An indispensable part of my sailing kit even though I don't have to rig and un-rig my sail every day.