Came across this on trying to find info on an old kayak I owned. The link is broken or old:
just read an article on a Maine Kayak company's site that claims different colors have different weights and affect performance. Anybody ever heard such a thing?
The gist of the article is that certain colors "weigh" more or less, and can impart significant handling characteristics. For instance, the article claims white is the lightest color and white kayaks float high and speed over the water. The same kayak with a black hull and white deck would be "balanced" and inherently more stable, as though the black hull acted as ballast. Yellow kayaks are supposedly the heaviest and most sluggish...Then I thought about those big black VCP hatch covers. Heated flotation air makes sense, I remember the big black plastic bag we filled, tied a knot in and tethered outside our 7th grade science class window. By the end of the class, the sun had heated the air and the bag was floating a few inches off the field.
But overall color? Thoughts?