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Bulkhead Mod and Compression Post

We have a relatively new-to-us 1969 Santana 22. The early model Santana 22's have a habit of needing additional mast support and this boat has a large metal post installed in opening of the bulkhead. While not looking to go out for a week or so we'd like to have some access to the v-berth (and the port-a-pottie in an emergency). With the added metal compression post we can barely squeeze in the v-berth to stow the sails. I've attached a pic where it looks like the bulkhead was modified (which is now the standard design) as well as a pic of our bulkhead and compression post. With the post in place, can I cut back the bulkhead to provide access to the v-berth without worrying about the deck or anything else being supported sufficiently?



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