I should have done this a couple of years ago. My wife suggested this early on, but I resisted. How hard is it to just cleat off a line anyway? Now that we’ve changed our docking orientation to stern-first, it is apparent that permanently set lengths for the mooring lines are going to add a considerable measure of convenience to getting in and out of the slip.
I had a relaxing hour of conversation with fellow boat owners at the marina picnic table while I spliced loops in our three-strand nylon dock lines.