Hope it helps. I see where you're going now. Two inches is a lot to move a seat - it'll change the design intent. Also, wouldn't that void the warranty as it pertains to the Phase 3 seat by relocating the fasteners... IDK just wondering.
I agree it's easier to reverse. But taking foam off a bulkhead ain't hard either. Most people make a template, cut it very precisely, and wedge it in there w. minimal glue.
you might want to to join the Yahoo group for Tempest owners.
Steve Scherrer who co-designed the Tempest, posts there a lot. You could ask him about moving the seat, and doing that and/or if foaming out the bulkhead would void the warranty. He'll know for sure.
Not to diss the kayak shop, but it would be good to hear from the designer's mouth, so to speak.
He posts as captain salty in the yahoo group and flatpick on paddling.net (tho he is not as frequently on paddling.net)
Good luck and let us know how it goes.