Got this strip built that had been "hanging" on a deck by a chain on the center thwart. Eventually the weight tore the other end of the thwart from the gunwale and the whole thing hung by this chain for 3 years outside. I have completely stripped the glass off inside and out with much deliberation and care and it now appears in good condition and re-glassable. EXCEPT! that the strips at that center thwart area have taken a severe memory. I was wondering if I soaked the wood in that area down about 5-6 strips and then made some type of clamp and brace device if it would bring that area back to conform with the natural configuration as it was constructed....I need some help on this one!