12 foot sears fleetwind project

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Hi,
I am relatively new to the whole sailing scene. A friend and I just acquired a sears fleetwind 12 foot. The hull is solid, and it sails decently. The top deck had the v-shaped guard just before the mast removed, and there was a really shoddy patch job done (the top layer has literally turned to dust). How do I repair that area? Also, we were looking into painting the top deck so what paint should we use?

Thanks
 
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