I am replacing the coaming boards on my Cape Dory 25D. They are 96" long X 10" wide and 3/4" thick. My problem is that I need to bend the board about 2 1/2" in to conform to the boat. The board is pretty stiff and I am unsure of whether the screws will hold it in place. The board also had a 4" notch cut into each end to allow the board to fit onto the deck. Is there a way to coax the board into place without using so much pressure?