Theoretically speaking, it seems to me that the greatest difference between the two techniques in the real-life conditions will be the ready availability of and easy access to the deck lines and toggles for both the rescuer and the paddler being rescued. The cardinal safety rule, a sea kayaking Commandment of sorts, is to hold on to one's boat and paddle after a wet exit. 'Exactly how critical is that?' you may ask. Consider this: two of Chicago's elite sea kayaking coaches got married so they could merge their last names—all just to emphasize the point for you the paddlers! The dynamic duo is known as 'BPs' and the acronym stands for "Hold on to Boat and Paddle Stupid!" Noticed the missing letter for 'Hold?' So did they... Took a while but their firstborn promptly got a name that starts with 'H.' So now you have no excuse!