I recently bought a 2002 getaway in decent condition after trying a newer model while on vacation. The one thing that really bothers me about my boat vs the newer one is the rudder system. Every place I have launched from is too shallow to mount the rudders with the nose of the boat on the beach; I have to push the boat aways out into the water and mount the rudders while sitting on the stern, which is a pain in any decent wind. It was so easy to set up and launch the newer boat with the EZ Loc system. I am seriously considering upgrading, if this is possible, but I had a few questions.
First, is it possible to switch, or is the mounting hardware on the stern different on the new boats?
Second, what parts do I need to buy to make the switch? Is there a kit, or do I need multiple parts, or what?
Third, are there advantages to the old system that I should consider, reasons to not upgrade?
Anything I'm overlooking?