, or hand winch is one of the most common tools used for installing shade sails. A come-along is comprised of a body and lever arm. The body contains a fixed end and a running end. All movement comes from the running end. The running end is moved as the wire rope is wrapped around the spool in the center of the body. Spooling is achieved by pivoting the lever arm and utilizing the latches. There are two latches. The first is found on the body, which prevents the spool from unwinding while applying tension/force to the running end with the lever arm. The second latch is found on the lever arm of the come-along and advances the spool to coil the wire rope on the spool. Finally, the wire rope that exits the body on the running end terminates with a hook. We use a modified come-along with a pulley with a quick-link along that length of wire rope, as shown in the video. This helps bring the sail closer to the connection point than we would otherwise be able to.