I've got a wooden tiller and then the metal extension. I believe the wooden tiller to be toast where the extension attaches. It's pretty thin and dry on the sides where the extension mounts and chunks have started to break off of it. So I think it'd be best to just get a piece of wood, shape it, drill it, finish it, and then go sailing. What type of wood you reckon it is or that I should replace it with that isn't too expensive? I don't expect it to be too bad. It's basically a stick.