Advice From the Dock
*The first line to toss is your spring line, with loop fed through your boat's cleat.
*Loosely coil lines, making sure there are no tangles, then toss gently, aiming over one shoulder of the dock staff.
*Make sure the lines are at least the length of your boat.
*Use boat hooks to retrieve lines dropped in the water, or the opposite end of the hook to fend off other boats when a bump is coming.