Well, a buddy of mine was in a pretty bad financial bind so I bought his boat (he never used it anymore anyway). Upon removing the motor, seats and carpet, I see that the floor in the back is rotted out. I plan to cut/grind out the bad stuff and replace/reglass with new. My question is regarding the narrow 'openings' next to the runners. Can I run the new wood all the way to the runners without a problem? I would obvisously have to leave access where the motor mounts are, but right now those areas are full of grease, dirt and water. I think this is where the original problem started because it's the most rotted out. I've never done this type of work before so any tips would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.