Originally Posted by chris.moody
When fully clothed and wearing sailing gear it is VERY difficult hauling yourself up a flexible ladder, it tends to wobble about as soon as you try and put any pressure on it with your feet. If you have ever tried entering a life raft from the water you will know how hard it is, it surprised me.
I guess that adds to the whole theme. How many of us, (who I assume are the main driver/boat handler), have voluntarily jumped out, and then tried to get back in?
Its relatively easy when diving, but you have fins on to lift you.
I'm with Chris, I have tried this in my drysuit, no fins. Its doable but its not easy and you need to work out a way to do it.
I guess worst case scenario, if you are recovering someone, you may well need to get in to give em a push from behind
, course you then will need to get yourself in as well.