As others have already pointed out this is a solution for THAT boat and that dock
. I could not do this from my after helm
position on my 36' sailboat and this would likely apply to most sailboats with a tiller as well.
I use a mid ship cleat on the boat and take it around a post or a cleat to stop.. slow the boat. This works for most fuel
docks which have dock cleats
I use one fuel
dock with pilings and have to take a loop around the piling and use that to slow the boat and then some half hitches to secure it.
However I MUST leave the helm
and often the boat to get the line on the cleat. I always take the boat out of gear
and attempt this when making no way.... by giving a shot of reverse which will slow the boat and kick the stern toward the dock.
of going into a slip is the hitting the boat to one side or the dock in front with the bow. So the object is to go straight in and not have the bow or stern swing and stop the boat before the bow reaches the pier. Cross wind
and cross current
complicate this.... and so I use a mooring
and a dink. I don't care for slips. They're expensive... no privacy... less ventilation and noisy neighbors are a few feet away. There are advantages, but the negatives outweigh them for me.
Clever device for his boat and his dock. YMMV