I get hooked up
extend the hiking stick
Set my traveler, which is normally already set!
grab hold of the mainsheet line
drop my butt off the side
put either foot on the cross bar and push out
once I am out on the wire, keep the mainsheet tight in your front hand
throw the extra sheet line back on the tramp to keep it out of the water
It is nice to have a hiking stick that is long enough you can hold it under your arm and use both hands to get your mainsheet situated.
Hope this helps, I learned to trap while my dad sailed and I got comfortable on the wire, getting in and out, then I practiced staying while I was at the helm but w/o the mainsheet, then finally I got it all and have never looked back!
Authorized Hobie/Vanguard Dealer
Hobie Division 15 Chairman
Panama City Beach, FL