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reenforce fiberglass from the top?
I think if the cockpit is just worn "thin" but is still solid and not soft or spongy feeling you could just apply a couple layers of glass and epoxy to build it back up. If it feels soft you might have some rotten plywood underneath or whatever they used to build it with. If that is the case then the new runners would need to tie into something solid, allthough extending the new glass up the sides would help some. If you plan on keeping the boat for awhile it might be worth the effort to tear out the sole, find out why it is soft (maybe the forward drains leaking) and fix it for good.