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Can you really get on and off a kayak from a sailboat? I have a tough enough time with the dinghy. Sorry for the hijack, thought the OP might want to consider your replies. Haven't done it myself, but can't figure how I would step on and sit down without awesome circus act balance.
I have a dive ladder that extends two steps below the surface. I can step onto the lowest rung and sit side-ways on the kayak. It's a simple matter of lifting my legs onto the kayak and I'm off. The kayak is more than stable enough to do this. To re-board my boat I just reverse the process.
I'm pretty sure I could do the same thing with my boarding ladder, but, as it doesn't go quite as deep it would probably be a bit trickier but certainly do-able.
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Yves Cousteau