It is a common event amongst boaters to travel to new destinations to sample fishing that you cannot do at home. Whether you are in a larger boat traveling by water or trailering your boat and keeping it in a rented slip once you arrive, you will be tying up your boat in a strange slip.
It takes a little while to adjust your lines for the size of the slip or the local tidal fluctuations, but once your confident in the placement of the lines, you can mark them temporarily for the rest of your stay.
In a hometown slip, we take the time to put the loop ends of the rope on the boat side and tie the other end accordingly, but when travelling, we put the loop end on the piling, leaving the single end and extra line on the boat.
You can take electrical tape and mark the rope by wrapping it tightly around the spot where the rope first touches the cleat. Now when you come back from a day of fishing, you can retie the boat in seconds in the previously adjusted position without guessing and having to adjust all over.
You should use different colors for bow and spring lines, as they will likely be on the same outer piling. Or you can put one mark for bow and two wraps for spring lines if you only have one color tape.
This quick tip can prevent damage to your boat when visiting new fishing locations.