I haven't seen these mentioned;
Run a line through a fender, then under your boat to the bottom of the other side fender (opposite fenders, but not tight) to stop the fenders from riding up and being useless while the boat is banging both sides of the dock.
if your on a mooring, run lines from the stern or midship cleats (both sides) and tie it to the bow lines (forward on the mooring line, not on the bow cleat) to take some strain off the bow cleats and it stops the strain from ripping the bow cleats out. carabiners or shackles along a slotted toe rail help here. lifelines might be in the way.
Ken, East Prov., R.I. Bootlegger, PY26 Paceship
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