Re: Questions about bulkhead replacement
Sounds like a tough situation. I'd say that the original shape is what you want/need. If you 'jack' the deck to return to the right shape will you be able to get the bulkheads in place? Will that mean that the compression post will fit again too?
No reason I can see not to try to regain the original dimensions if you're certain you've reproduced them. But it may not be that easy to do.
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