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Piton risk increases this time of year as river levels drop and more nasty rocks are exposed. One method to avoiding ankle injuries is to cushion your bulk head with extra foam. I learned this outfitting technique from Pat Keller and I have walked away from some really, really bad pitons.
Many creek boats come with extra foam blocks for cushioning your bulk head. If not, pick up a couple blocks of mini-cell closed cell foam about 4-6 inches thick.