The toughest part of mothershipping is getting in and out of the kayak. To launch, -attach a bow rope to the kayak, drop it in stern first and pull it alongside the boat. While the mate holds the bow rope, I swing my legs over the side with my belly on the gunwale. When my feet find the kayak, I stand in it. Once I have my balance, I drop into the seat. Then my friends hand me rods, gaff and paddle. To get back in the boat, reverse the -process. Hand over rods, gaff and paddle, stand in the kayak and grab the gunwale. When I feel a wave lifting me up, I use the momentum to roll over the gunwale and flop onto the deck.