Originally Posted by Randaddy
People run black rafts. It's not enough surface area to make a huge difference I bet. Plus homeboy lives in Oregon.
Really? I've never seen one. I have a bright green Aire and a rafting buddy has a much darker green Maravia, and his boat gets too hot to touch it when in the full sun (it doesn't always rain here, especially on the east side). I can only imagine that a black raft would be much worse. I'm sure they look pretty badass though, just like the OP's boat would look with a black frame. Just don't touch it with the back of your leg when your rowing!