It is all about building a relationship with your boat. If you love her and she loves you it will be all good.
I had a creek boat (Pyranha Creeker 280) that I did not put in the time with. I got worked on some V's and I had to sell her. With my new baby I have been working on our relationship and she treats me so well.
Get a creek boat and paddle her 'til you two are on the same page.