the above suggestions and threads. The main thing is to learn all the techniques you can and then apply the one(s) that make most sense at the moment you are there. Wind
, current and obstructions can all be your friends if
you use them correctly in your solution.
Just for the heck of it, I'll post what comes to mind to me just from the diagram. (With no current/wind info)
I'd have 3 lines handy for the initial maneuvering. And of course others handy for emergencies and final tie-off.
Line 1: from cockpit
, through port bow cleat, then back to where you can get it.
Line 2: from cockpit
through a cleat, hopefully about 1/3 forward from the stern, port as well. then back to where you can get it.
Line 3: hard to say exactly, but probably from the port stern.
Approach with port almost perpendicular to the shore. Put lines 1 and 2 on post 2. Start backing in. Use post 2 as a pivot. Use line 2 to control pivot and line 1 to keep bow from swinging too far to starboard. When you can, put line 3 on post 3 both to hold the stern to port, and to keep from backing into the wall.
If your boat prop-walks to starboard dramatically, you may want to reverse this. In that case, lines 1 and 2 to starboard. But with the lack of a rear post on that side, I'd leave line 3 to port and get that one tied off before the stern swings back to starboard. When prop-walk is moving you away from your target (post 3 in this case), do it slow, aim to the wrong side. Using the lines, stop the boat when you are almost touching, then either put the line on right then, or let the prop-walk move the stern to the side, and let it go back as soon as you are clear. If you try to correct too soon, you may have to go forward again to get you stern back to that side.
Pay attention to what directions the conditions make it easy to achieve and try to stay away from that. Wow, could I say that any worse? So here's an example - if it's easy to move the stern to port, keep your stern as far to starboard as you can since you know you can easily move to port if you get too far.
EDIT: I should have said, this is all supposing you have a rub rail that can handle sliding on the post.