If you order a "ShoreMaster" cover be sure to include this rope ratchet lock with your order. It makes securing the rope sewn into the cover a snap. Just feed one end through the ratchet lock, burn the end of the rope (stops it from unraveling, also tie a knot in the end to keep it attached to the rope), hook the ratchet lock through the loop in the other end, pull tight and tie off tag end. Holds securely and releases with the push of the release tab. So much easier than trying to tie a knot that will be easy to untie yet hold securely while traveling. I would have given it a 5 if it were easier to feed the end through the ratchet. You only have to do this on the initial setup. Great idea.