After my capsize on 29 July, I had my tiller in the boat while pulling/pushing/swimming it through mud and trees to the boat dock. I used it in order to pull in the mast forestay that was trailing behind the boat. I have not been able to find it since I got home. To make another I used a .... posthole digger handle ..... They are 48 inches long and made of oak or possibly hickory and with a little sanding the square end fits the rudder just fine. If I remember correctly when I bought it years ago, they were about $8 each. Don't know what the Capri tiller costs but if this one runs away I can do it again. Just thought I'd pass that on as I figure that others wouldn't mind being able to replace the tiller quickly and cheaply. Steve P.S. I think I'm going to put a large innertube or air mattress into the cuddy to help keep up the air/water ratio in the event of another little unplanned swim.