Originally Posted by SueCherry
There is that logic though that you don't want a plaining hull on a creek because it won't role off rocks, but have a tendency to pin instead. I'd like to hear more about that.
I don't believe it is that significant a problem. I creeked for 3 seasons in an old Pyranha H2. Loved it. I have a Burn now (planing hull) and I haven't had a chance to paddle anything scary with it yet but I think I'm going to love it too.
The only problem I've ever had with a planing hull in a creeky situation was one time on low water SSV. I was tired, paddling lazy, and going sideways in shallow water. The hull caught a rock and my head did a "crack the whip" on the bottom when I was suddenly flipped. I don't think a "real" creek boat would have done that.
I have a "real" creekboat too but, to be honest, I haven't gotten the hang of it yet. I am so hooked on planing hulls. I am going to force myself to paddle the creekboat as much as possible so I can improve my skills but when it gets pushy and more river-like than creeky, like meaty Black Rock, then the Burn is going to be my boat of choice.
I want to demo an Ammo too. I am thinking about getting one and calling it my wife's boat because I don't really have an excuse for getting another one for myself.