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Unfortunately, the chain would probably damage the rail if there's any serious wind. The owner of the dock would probably not be too happy about that.
Originally Posted by Cruisingdreamspress
Here's an off the sea wall idea. Carry with you a lenght of small chain that is long enough to form a loop aound the rail by using any kind of a clip at one end of the chain. To protect your line from chaffe, cover the chain with a flexible hose. When docking and with bow, stern or spring line in hand, after you have stepped on the dock, haul in as much line as you need to position your boat alongside the dock. Loop the chain around the rail and fasten it together with a clip. Then form a loop in say the bow line and pass that through the chain loop. Tie two loop half hitches, snug them tight and coil the extra line on the dock.
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