There is nothing that can't be adjusted or fixed.
And while I definitely agree with that sentiment. . . there are limitations to making it worthwhile!
Hypothetically, if I had to rip out the whole rudder system and replace it with a new one, how much would it be? $200? $500?
It is my hope that it is a simple fix, but having talked with the guy at the shop who said they couldn't get the issue fixed even after speaking with Hobie directly, it sounds like they have ruled out the "simple" fix. More than likely parts will need to be replaced, but I won't know before purchasing the boat and really digging in there!
I just don't want to get stuck with a jacked up rudder and it ending up costing more than a new PA to fix!
As always though, I appreciate your help!