If you’ve been around boats for a while, tying up to a dock cleat or affixing a mooring pennant to a cleat on your boat is second nature. But when confronted with the need to secure your boat to a piling, how many of us are at something of a loss? What’s the best way to tie off at a piling, knowing that your boat will still be there when you get back from lunch?
Thanks to our friends at Salt Water Sportsman for a simple,easy to understand illustration of the proper technique. Go ahead. Tie off to a table leg to see how it works. Come summer you’ll be glad you did.