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Wood filler/epoxy around sill

The PO of my current boat put sunbrella window covers on the inside of the window sills on my Catalina 27. I began removing them this weekend and have realised where my last couple of water leaks originate. When I removed the plastic sill it exposes the plywood of the hull. It appears that some of the wood has chipped away and some has warped over time. I am planning to go out this week to remove the windows and re-caulk for a better seal, but my question is about the wood- is there a wood filler or an epoxy anyone can recommend I use to fill the gaps in the wood and also a white paint to paint over the filler when it is dry? I would like this to look as good as possible but also to prevent the current leaks from coming back.

Any recommendations?

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Chris
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Dig out all of the rotten wood all around the frame. Make sure you don't have a bigger problem with rot than just around the ports. Fill with epoxy...if a large area use microbaloons mixed in. Re-drill and re-caulk.
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