Awesome, keep up the good work and posts. Following!
Thanks. It is what I had. It wasn’t ideal but I thought I could make it work. I am going to cut some thinner pieces and do a lamination.I'm no boat builder but I've bent some wood . Quartered , straight grain wood will bent better than flat sawn. Looking at the broken pieces , I can see the break is following the grain . I'd do a glued-up bent lamination if I couldn't fine straight grain wood( steam helps too) . My apologies if this seems condescending. I barely skimmed through this thread