a couple of weeks ago I realized that my new purchased Vee Jay 2 had some sort of aluminium and plastic tiller extension that wouldn't have lasted a hour off shore. For 25 years I had a straight tiller with the nice strong SS extension.
Sadly that SS ladder tiller extension appears to no longer be made, but I put a call out on this site and two people offer up their spares.
Koos Louw, owner of #79, gave me one. But then I realized that that extension wouldn't work on the nice new curved laminated tiller I had to upgrade to ...
Koos, an architect by profession, solved that problem for me and said bend it to shape. 2x4 at each end of the shaft inside the welds and two full 155lb hops on the center seem to do the job.