I was doing a test-fit of my coaming rim and it partially cracked at the forward end from bending. I've heard you can soak plywood to make it bend easier, and I was thinking of doing this before I glue the rim to the spacers. Here are my questions:
1. How do you soak the wood? In a pan of water, or do you just set moist towels over the wood?
2. How long does it need to soak to be easier to bend?
3. If the wood is wet, will the resin mixed with silica still bond to the wood, or do you have to clamp the wet wood into place and wait for it to dry to the proper shape, then unclamp it and apply the resin/silica glue?
Thanks in advance,