Ive got the same thing on my Pearson 36, just without the bulkhead problem. Mine was moved from the cockpit to the cabin roof. The problem with its new location is I can't install a dodger with its location. I've thought about moving it forward a few inches. One of the biggest problems with its location is its right over the hatch to enter the boat. That beam doesnt feel good when you wack your head on it. Im posting the best picture ive got of its location.