My project has gone very well.
I've steam bent in approximately 30 new ribs into my 17' center console. (only broke 2)
I'm mainly using #10 silcon bronze screws. Although some screw heads will be covered by wooden plugs most will not. What kind of putty should I use to cover the screw heads?
I took several digital photos and if I can figure out how to post them I'll do so later today.