There are a few cboaters here and it's kind of sad there aren't more. Convert your boat and when the tour rolls around next year, track down Jordan Poffenberger, Dane Jackson, and Jake Ament (and any other cboaters at the fests) and pick their brain, go paddling with them.
On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.