There’s usually one critical line to get ashore when you return to your home berth, and far too often the job can be a nightmare, particularly in marinas beset with tidal streams. The whole business of someone having to leap ashore and grab a turn can be removed with this setup perfected by a YM reader. The vital first permanent shoreline is secured to the relevant cleat, then the bight is laid through a rowlock mounted on a stalk of some sort. All the crew need do is stand by the appropriate cleat on board, lift the rope off as they go by, bend down and make it up. No jumping, and less stress for the skipper too. If the yacht’s a foot too far out, they can still reach it with the boathook, so long as they keep one handy for those days when the driver is off form.