By the way, I appreciate all of the input. I did call Dudley Dix and he was very informative. And just for the record
for anyone else with interest, he did say, "As long as I left a remaining 4" of the existing bulkhead wall where it is secured to the vessel, it would be fine."
I have removed the section I was interested in removing and epoxied the remaining bulk head
to the hull
on both sides of the remaining wall to the hull. As soon as I finish up with the rest of my repairs
I will dropp a couple of pics on here to check out.
Thanks again everyone.