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Originally Posted by Joel73
As another newbie around here i found this thread quite interesting... a good one to revive because of safety. We don't have an emergency tiller so that has become the next project... I wonder what kinds of wood i should consider? Oak is good and solid... would that be a good choice?
You could easily make the rudder out of pipe stock...since it is an emergency tiller it would probably make far more sense to make it out of something that won't degrade in storage. Most wood tillers will eventually need far more maintenance, and being a piece of emergency gear, it will probably be out of sight/out of mind...and fail to get it.

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