I have a 1976 Santana 22 that I have been restoring. I repaired the hull
blistering and gave her a fresh new barrier coat and ablative. Next I am turning my attention to the interior
I cut out the rotten V birth to expose the bulk head
and noticed some rot
. I have seen some pictures of santanas that someone has cut down the bulk head
to within a few inches of the chain plate
. I would like to do this but I am concerned I would lose some strength in the boat. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I would like to go from the first image below to the second.