This is over analytical, but what are message boards for? I was curious about your observations or experiences about kayak color selection benefits. I appreciate the great look of red and blue and safety/looks of bright colors such yellow, orange, and lime green. But From a non-aesthetics standpoint, what utility aspects beyond safety can be offered in color selection? For example, I have enjoyed my sand colored recreational kayak, and am thinking about custom ordering a new LL WW crossover boat in the available sand color, for the following reasons, which are not that big a deal, but I figure, all things equal, why not?:
- Every once in a while, I have hidden my sand colored yak in the woods while I go on a hike or whatever. The kayak becomes practically invisible and don’t have to worry about someone trying to take it. I am thinking about some various overnight trips where this could come in handy.
- Although not really a nature boy, I like thinking that I might get one or two more seconds to view wildlife in a sand colored boat than if I were in a brightly colored boat.
- In my experience with my sand colored boat, it doesn’t seem to show scratches as much as say a blue boat. I think maybe yellow boats also don’t show scratches much. Scratches are part of the fun, but this old speckled sand Pungo I have shows almost nothing after years of beating.
So I think my new spring boat purchase will also be sand/natural colored, but I wanted to see if anyone thought I could be missing something.
Thanks in advance for your insights,