I have been shaping little foamy boats since I was a kid
That's awesome. When he was a "kid" (16 in 2002), he guided TBoner and I down the Green in one of his 5X-per-week, no-scout Green Race training runs. Only at the takeout did I realize how young he was. Great guy, and his eddy beta got me through every drop but the Monkey and Sunshine (high right line for me, indeed).
The boat kind of reminds me of a "skinny Phat"- they should call it The Oxymoron