Finally found a place to practice wet enty, but alas, I didn't do too well.
1st problem - can't reach across the boat! My arms are 22" from armpit to fingertips, so that 30" reach across the beam of the Sport is a problem. However, if I get myself on the port side, I can just reach the handle.
2nd problem - the odds are 50/50 whether I'm going to pull myself over the boat, or pull the boat upside down over me.
One time, I put the paddle over the back hatch/well/whatever-that-indentation-is-called and it seemed to help stabilize the yak. I need to try that some more. However, I'm not entirely sure that in a windy, wavy situation, I'll be able to mess about with the paddle. I didn't find a terribly secure way to attach the paddle across the hatch quickly while actually in the water.
tips? techniques? bright ideas?