Just another Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Thanked 431 Times in 409 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Unfortunately by wedging a brick under the post you are not likely to have restored the proper height.. the rig will still need to be removed to properly repair this situation. You may prevent further damage, and that's good, but in reality the rig does have to come off now so that you can assess what's happend to the cabintop and be able to repair the floors and the post support step properly (the compression post should also be removed for the duration of this job)
As for your bulkheads you might want to go in under the settees and probe the wood with a sharp awl to see how sound it really is.. appearances can be deceiving, and freshly painted or not, now is the time to address that issue if it exists.
This is not a small job, and it's one that has to be done properly to preserve the integrity and safety of the boat and the rig.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)