Originally Posted by leif
This is like three our four people here that seem ASHAMED of playboating, or ashamed of enjoying it, or talk about playboating like it's something you might have to endure and fight through in order to do some "real" kayaking. You guys are weird. Playboating is not a means to an end, it's fun all on its own.
That's because playboating is like SUP, jazz, and Viagra--it's what all 40-something-year-old men do when they start turning grey and questioning their sexual preferences.
Kidding aside, your first post on this confirmed what I was thinking--that a playboat is definitely the way to go in the winter. Paddling my main boat in a pool didn't help near as much as I wanted/expected it to, but a couple sessions in a playboat sure did. I dug the responsiveness of it and it really helped with my 'seat of the pants' feel which I'd lost with my bigger boat.
Wish I was closer to FC and could get a couple hours under your wing!