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The first difficult part will be to determine just exactly where, in fact, the leak is. Water can show up on the inside a long way from where it's first getting in.
I can't recall if an N28 has an overhead liner.... if so access to both identify and repair a leak may be difficult too.
This is a nasty one, but I'd be reluctant to glass from the inside without fixing the problem first. The inside seal will either trap moisture or cause it to show up somewhere else (which is why, of course, Brak said you need to do it all round).
Removing the toerail and grinding off and reglassing the deck edge from the outside is another possibility, but that too is a huge job with no guarantee that all the bolts will come out (or that the toerail will come off cleanly).
Failing all that your looking at SD's "take it apart and redo/reseal it" - no picnic either.......
But before you tackle anything like this make sure you KNOW where the leak really is.
Edit: Oops - lots of crossed posts here with similar ideas....
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