I use when singlehanding, put a dock line on a stern cleat, use the hook to run the line thru a dock cleat and tie it off on the stern cleat. Put the out side engine in gear to bring the boat in against the dock and tie off the mid cleat. Works better than trying to lasso the dock cleat.
Ron on Northern Lights II
I don't like making plans for the day because the word "premeditated" gets thrown around in the courtroom.