Chris´black Black Pearl after refinishing
Chris Russo´s Black Pearl, delivered from Dan Caouette at Clear Stream Fine Woodworking with a light grey waterbased marine finish, had to return to the shop for refinishing, after problems with peeling paint (some of my paddling collegues will remember me contaminating a pool with paint flakes from my prototype BP).
Dan has now decided to go back to two pot urethanes - the same as I and most other builders use (Dan´s discussion on the paints shortcomings and the refinishing procedure). It is a pity that the waterbased finishing system does not deliver - I really appreciated the freedom from aggressive solvents. For the refinish Chris decided to joint the dark side - with a black Black Pearl.
Chris´ pearl at delivery