View Poll Results: What is your favorite raft color?
Bright / light BLUE 18 15.65%
Dark Blue 5 4.35%
Dark Green 5 4.35%
Teal Green 6 5.22%
Lime / light Green 16 13.91%
Orange 12 10.43%
Gray 15 13.04%
White 14 12.17%
Red 9 7.83%
Yellow 18 15.65%
Purple 11 9.57%
Pink 0 0%
Black 3 2.61%
Tan / Dessert 3 2.61%
Other 2 1.74%
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Old 07-29-2015   #11
East of the Pine beatle, Colorado
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Originally Posted by elkhaven View Post
I like that color a lot too, except when it was on the wall of the first house I bought... we called it "institution green" harkening back to grade school for me and hospitals for my wife.
It's a little lighter/softer in person. When I lived in florida, my first flats boat was that color. Boat's named "Largo"

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Old 07-30-2015   #12
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Old 07-30-2015   #13
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If you vote "other" please let us know what color it is. I'm interested in what I missed. Thanks everyone.
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Old 07-30-2015   #14
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Originally Posted by elkhaven View Post
My boat is orange and I like it a lot, but I tried REALLY hard to get sotar to make me a tan SL - that would be ultimate for me. I really liked their tan color, but no go. They just wouldn't do it - I really never got a good reason why. My orange is great, not overly affected by the sun, easy to see, easily identifiable - great second choice.
I could have bad intel on this but I think they had a certain amount of the tan material and when they ran out, that was it. I don't think they have any of it anymore. I could be wrong. I can't find color choices on their new website to confirm that.
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Old 08-03-2015   #15
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Originally Posted by ppine View Post
Bright colors are a lot easier to see and find in a wrap.
I bought an Aire cat that is purple. It would not be my first choice, but it is not bad.
Trying to imagine this scenario. Hey bob I just wrapped my raft you seen it anywhere? For the guy asking about the tan sotars.They had a government contract in the early 2000s and bought a couple thousand yards of that material. What was left they sold as the sp line for 20 percent off their standard colors. They are ugly as hell but float. Just looking at mine pisses me off. Then again that new aire puke green is pretty bad too.
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Old 08-03-2015   #16
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SOTAR-Tan-Military contract - yeah, I've heard that story, but when I wanted them to make one they wouldn't - they didn't say they were out, just said it was only for SP's...which they didn't even market at the time. I thought it was strange they wouldn't do it. As for ugly - that's an eye of the beholder type thing. I hunt out of the boat abit and that tan blends in well with the dead grass lining the rivers around here in the fall but no matter now - they can see me from two miles away - gives 'em fair warning!
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Old 08-03-2015   #17
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I'd like to see the outcome of that infamous military contract.....

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Old 08-03-2015   #18
Steamboat, Colorado
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I think raft color should be semi-dependent on what type of cooler you're using, as well as cooler placement, and whether or not you drain the excess water.
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Old 08-03-2015   #19
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I had a camo raft and absolutely loved it. I paid a little extra to get it. It has some advantages and disadvantages. I had to hitch a shuttle while alone a few times and it was nice to be able to hide all my gear better. Of course every 3rd person has to make a dumb joke about how they can't see you. I'm shocked so many people like a blue boat. Boring! I have one, but that's just because that was what they had, it was ~$500 less as a closeout.
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White, not as fun as purple or orange or yellow, but the tubes stay SO much cooler in the sun!

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