Originally Posted by breakwater
Ok, next is to take an exacto knife and lightly cut away the remaining white decking material on there. Try and get all that junk out.
it's probably glued on, so be careful. The wood underneath is most likely balsa. It's probably sealed, but a slip with the knife and you'll cut deeply into it.
You could also put sandpaper (about 220 grit) on a putty-knife and run it up & down the gunwhale to get that stuff off.
All that stuff has to come off as you'll eventually re-seal Monokote to the deck, and it needs to adhere to that surface.
Shouldn't I try working on repairing and replacing the broken cross frames and gunwales before worrying about the decking prep?