My old style rudder is developing a crack and since a new one with adapter costs more than my boat is worth I am considering trying to build a new one. Can someone tell me what kind(s) of wood would be best for that? Is this something commonly done? If not, why? I am not an experienced woodworker, but it does not appear to be very complicated since I have the old one to use as a model. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!