Right... I'd forgotten it had rail caps.
You know, I did splice together rails caps on one of the other Veazis I did a few years ago. I cut 'em at 45deg from the top to get more area to grip. Used TightBond.
And I believe I've showed you the electric heating pad I use to help bend wood - I've mentioned the technique several times here. Gets to about 200+ deg I believe - steam is created if there's moisture. I'm thinking I'll get some Sapele, shape them, then soak 'em in the pool for a week or so, and try to bend them using the canoe (or a form) with the heating pad. Might work... Could make an one & split it for the caps.