Originally Posted by Sailormon6
.....Attach the spring line to your bow cleat, then lead it around the cleat on the dock and back through the bow chock on your boat. Then lead the bitter end back to the cockpit. ....
Good concept but you'd need to pack an 80' dockline to rig it in that manner... And the truth is you don't need to be able to release the linet from the helm. With a doubled dockline the lenght of the boat, you can get fifteen feet away from the dock before the spring line would fetch tight. You just need to power down when ten feet off, and walk forward to recover the line...