To maintain a tightly held line in the cleat I attached the micro-tensioner (m-t) "backwards". Tied a double overhand knot about 6" from the hammock ends to arrest the m-t. The point of the m-t faces the tree. So the working end of the ridgeline comes back from the tree to the m-t. Tighten by pulling ridgeline toward the hammock. The drawback is the 10ft of line give you only ~5 working feet minus the line needed to wrap around the circumference of the tree. In most situations should have enough line.