I have an H21 SE hull # 401 and mostly use it for recreational sailing. It is time to spend money on rudders as mine are splitting and delaminating and I feel I can no longer continue to patch them up.
When looking in Hobie catalog, I see that the H21 SE and H18 use the same upper and lower rudder castings so the rudders must be very similar. I imagine that they are the same thickness and width but possibly different in length. Does anyone know for sure?
The H21 SE part number is 30490001 and is priced at $346 while the H18 rudders are $132 for white nylon and $220 and $250 for white or carbon EPO rudders. Quite a difference in price for a recreational sailor that is retired and looking at costs. I guess at either price it beats buying gasoline for a swith to power boating.
I would appreciate comments as to whether the H18 blades will do Ok on a H21 and what issues I might be facing. Thanks.....
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