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Ah, so to be clear, you have to essentially get in the water to your knees or so in order to get on the kayak? That doesn't sound so hard. But, that makes it much less desirable as a tender, unless you're always willing to get wet.
You are right - the sit-on-top kayak is not a dry ride.
We tried a regular kayak from a boat with a swim platform. You stayed dry, but it was awkward getting in and out.
I think we use the kayak more for recreation than for anything practical.
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay
Visualize the vastness of the oceans; the infinity of the heavens; the fickleness of the wind; the artistry of the craft and the frailty of the sailor. The oneness that may be achieved through the harmony of these things may lead one to enlightenment. - Flying Welshman