I recently acquired an ‘85 H18 for parts and it came with a set of fiberglass rudders. First can anyone confirm whether they’re EPOs? They’re black w/ white fibers showing, weigh about 4lb 4oz, no flex.
If they are in fact EPOs, I think I’m pretty clear about the general refinishing process thanks to Jeremy’s video, but have a couple specific questions. What’s the fix for this crack above the mounting hole? It doesn’t flex at all when pressed, but I don’t trust it. And the rudders look like they were previously drilled and filled with what looks like bondo. Should I drill out that old hole and fill them both?
Also, the tips look like they were patched long ago. Should I grind/sand that all off and build it back up? If so what do I use? Epoxy w/ chopped glass? Strips of glass mat? Thanks, Pete