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Thanks for all the great input everyone!
I do appear to have the Irwin type hull to deck type construction, there might be a slight indent of 1/4 to (I doubt) 1/2 inch where the toe rail is bedded, I am still not sure and won't be until I pull a piece of the rail up and lay eyes on it.
It seems to me that the aluminum rail would conform to the shape if I bolt either the forward or aft section on first, then just use the leverage the rail itself would provide by being so long (34'). I think I could just bolt one end down, then make the bend by pulling in one the opposing end, bolting as we go. What do you guys think?
Also, I made sure to look and verify that every single thru bolt is in a location that I can lay a wrench on, and they are (gotta love the Alberg).
I wonder if heat would help in making the bends if needed? Bad idea? I could have a torch handy and apply heat as we make the bend and bolt as we go..