The builder finishes the tiller (on the right) by rounding the edges, hand sanding and oiling.The length of the hiking stick is just right to fit in the corner of the transom of the PT Eleven, for hands free steering when needed. It also folds and stows well. Tapering the tiller requires a router jig and so we offer this kit with most of the job done for you. We also offer untapered, 1" tiller stock, for the builder's who wish to shape their own. See the OPTIONS PAGE or the ORDER FORM on our website for prices.