seems like what they said would work to me, nothing is going to make it back perfect. it is best to leave the edge intact so that it doesnt pull out at the splits. you will have to seal it someway to keep moisture from damaging the wood core. You could just glob some epoxy in it and ride, shouldn't affect you to much if its right on the end of the tail.
is that an arbor draft?
Dude, suckin at somethin' is just the first step to bein' sorta good at somethin'