If you have a dock and the top of your yak is about at the top of it, you can use your paddle as a brace-one hand locks the shaft behind your cockpit the other hand reaches as far up the dock as possible. You stabilize the yak to the dock or slightly elevated shore and slide your but across the shaft and on to the solid surface. I dry exit this way when ever possible from my sit in yaks.
btw, you'd have to have a death wish to be in any boat in waders without the safety belt cinched as high up as you can comfortably stand it. I use them with caution (low wind, low waves, slow rivers) and always with the belt. Always.
Touring Kayak Paddles
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