FWIW, my lashings are connected to 4:1 blocks that are connected to a padeye just in front of the aka... The line from the 4:1 comes into the cockpit just ahead of the aka and through a rope clutch. I pair of rachet blocks are mounted under the center of the traveler so that the lines can be put on a winch if necessary (not normally).... When we want to tighten the shrouds, we just reach down and pull the line. It is actually a mast canting system, but on our lake with tacks every couple of minutes, we never cant. But it sure is nice and we don't have to retie the lashings every time we fold / unfold the boat. Probably overkill for ya, but there are other ways.