Have had same problem
Posted by: redmond on Dec-05-12 11:12 AM (EST)
Got tired of supplying the folks at the take-out with a comedy routine.
I've switched to SOT's for this very reason.
I've done the straddle which helped getting in. It was lifting myself out that was hard.
Using the paddle helped some, but you're still sitting on the paddle, which is very low. Rising up from that is difficult.
I had thought of designing a walker-type contraption that would straddle the boat and give me a handhold to pull myself up. My arm strength is pretty good, it's my legs that don't work so well anymore.
Instead of that, I went to SOT's but canoes would work also.
Getting older ain't for sissy's!!