NDK Romanys on a trailer

The Impact of Color on Boat Performance

Do you know how much of an impact boat color can make on boat speed, performance and stability?

The color of the boat has, in the past, been a personal choice, and largely an aesthetic decision to most boat buyers. Your boat color can make you happy, appreciating your craft whilst it glides across the water; it may make you more noticeable before getting run over by larger water users, or could speed up the chances of needed rescue attention.

contact tow on foredeck

Contact Tows

Safety gear that we bring every time we launch our sea kayaks includes a contact tow.

A contact tow is a short tow line set up to perform a wide variety of functions. It is attached to the deck kayak safety gearlines in front of your cockpit, where it can be easily reached. It should connect quickly and simply with wide gate stainless steel carabiners. Being able to vary the length of the contact tow line allows you to tow different length boats. As with all towing systems, some method of quick release is essential. A contact tow can be used to tow short distances; it can also be used to bring a boat to a swimmer, which is easier than towing a swimmer to their boat.