note Just don't put yourself in over your head...
I think that's the general message here (and no pun intended). Paddling your creek boat because it's what you have and what you like is awesome, and using it to step up into bigger water that you wouldn't be comfortable in a playboat in is fine too. Just make sure you have a good crew who has the experience to show you down that tougher line or river, and then get a playboat because they're fun and you'll learn to be a better boater in them.
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