I finished my shearwater all varnish, deck and hull. It was real pretty on day 1.
It is getting a lot of use, scratched everytime out one way or another. This does not bother me much (I thought it would!). I am enjoying paddling this kayak too much to stress out over scratches and gouges.
I predict by the end of the summer, it will be looking pretty bad (or well used) and will/may need a tune up over the winter.
What is the hardest finish for the hull? Is it varnish or is the paint harder? If paint, one part or 2 part any different from one another as far as hardness for the finished product?