I am currently trying to find some EPO rudders but cant afford new ones for 450 each!! I have found some red EPO2's for $260 slightly used. I originally wanted to find Some cheep EPO1's for $75 or so but they are hard to find. We already have some older hobie fiberglass rudders but are pretty scratched and the leading edge is starting to split and wear out. So my question is, Is it worth it to find EPO1's and fix them up, or fix my fiberglass rudders? Or just buy the EPO2's and not have to repair any of them. Any help would be great!! thanks a lot guys!!!
How much is your time worth, and how bad are your fiberglass rudders? I'd promote new sails over new rudders, I just raced with some older plastic rudders this weekend, and they was some spongy tiller feel, but speed wasn't as far off as I would have expected. If you're bottoming out, and have something that only needs a bit of work and you've got some time to spare... don't buy fancy rudders that'll probably continue to get damaged. Buy stuff that'll last.