I've got some pretty big timbers to redo the deadwood and stern post on my Concordia. I also have some additonal smaller pieces for laminating frames and floor replacement. I was ripping the smaller pieces this week into 4" and then 1/4" so they could dry quicker. While doing the 4" rips, the pieces furthest away from the heart bent away from the heart as they were being ripped. This wont matter for the floors and lamination pieces because the lengths are short enough that I can cut the pieces square again. But I'm worried about the three 6" by 39" by 9' pieces. If I rip the heart out of them, are they also going to warp? If they warp enough, I may not be able to use them (at least in 9' lengths) fo rthe deadwood. These pieces are about 30% moisture content right now.