Hi, thank you for your response. Yes - I understand that the most ideal would have been to take out the doors but as of now i really don't have that alternative. What other alternatives do I have? Can I sand it down and seal the gaps with some kind of marine caulking, then use a piece of composite material to even out the area, reapply the gel coat (assuming that I can find the right color) and then recaulk the seams? Or, do I need to refiberglass the area? I really have no experience with fiberglass at all. Alternatively, could I use a piece of wood, cap it with aluminum and then gelcoat the aluminum to match the color? I just dont want water to seep through but I need it to also look aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Where can I get the gelcoat and the fiberglass if I need it? Can I try a marine store? Would appreciate advice. I live up North and people are predicting a bad winter so I will need to get this done soon. Thanks again.