In looking at river kayaks I was wondering if certain colors had advantages/disadvantages - for instances do certain colors of the rotomolded plastic show the scratches or scraps more? Do the white and blue kayaks end of looking dirty sooner because of the white plastic. Or do the two tone red/black or green/black get softer sitting on the car top because of the dark colors. I have read post that say the two tone kayaks are weaker - but I don't really see why this would be the case.
Blue/White - Pretty easy to spot in the muddy darker river water. Should stay pretty cool due to the light colors. Just wonder if after a year or so if the white is going to look kind of brown from the dirt in the water and sand/mud on the banks.
Red/Black or Green/Black - Look really neat but I would think they would be harder to spot in the darker water and lower light. They may also be warmer in the sun and get hotter on top of the car. Probably hides the dirt better.
Yellow/Orange - Visible on the water and pretty light so I would think it would be less likely to get hot on the car top or on the river during the summer.
Or the old standby red. I really like the blue/white but I don't want a dirty looking kayak after a few uses. I almost seems like the yellow/orange may be the best compromise.
What has your experiences been with kayak colors? Softening due to the sun on the car top, visibility in the water, ability to stand up to and hid scratches, etc.